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The Impenetrable Castle: Ancient City of Aleppo. ©NHK/UNESCO TV 1986
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The Impenetrable Castle: Ancient City of Aleppo

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Summary/Historical Context

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Located at the crossroads of several trade routes from the 2nd millennium B.C., Aleppo was ruled successively by the Hittites, Assyrians, Arabs, Mongols, Mamelukes and Ottomans. The 13th-century citadel, 12th-century Great Mosque and various 17th-century madrasas, palaces, caravanserais and hammams all form part of the city's cohesive, unique urban fabric, now threatened by overpopulation.

Place/country: Syria
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
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Credits: NHK, publisher. UNESCO WHC, producer ; UNESCO TV, producer.
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