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Medieval Era Archaeological Sites

Crusader Era Sites in Greater Syria

Aleppo / Haleb

ca. 963 to 969 Locals flee to citadel during Byzantine invasion under Nicaphorus

1024 Seljuk king Tutoush enters Aleppo

1095 to 1112 Seljuk king Radwan, son of Tutoush, rules in Aleppo

1117 Ilghazi Ibn Urtuk seized Aleppo

1128 Imad el-din Zangi captures Aleppo

1146 Nur al-Din comes to power in Aleppo

1167 Inscription on the mosque of Abraham attribute it to the reign of Nur al-Din

1193 to 1215 al-Malik al-Zaher Ghazi, son of Saladin, rules from Citadel

1210 Inscription on the iron door of the Citadel praises al-Malik al-Zaher Ghazi

1211 Entry Bridge system constructed

1214 Great mosque of citadel constructed during reign of Zaher Ghazi

1230 Al-Aziz builds a palace inside citadel

1260 Mongols entry Aleppo citadel and destroy its walls and buildings after a false promise of safety to its people if they surrendered

1292 Citadel and two entrance towers restored under Mamluk Sultan al-Ashraf Khalil

1300 Mongol attack

1301 Mongol attack

1303 Mongol attack

1304 Mongol attack

1367 Bath complex constructed

1400 Tamerlane destroys citadel after fillings its moat with his fallen soldiers

1507 Entry Bridge system restotred by Mamluk Sultan Qansawh al-Ghawri

1516 Citadel captured by Ottomans

 

David Hanlon fine art photography of ashlar blocks

David Hanlon fine art photography of Citadel Curtain wall

David Hanlon fine art photography of Citadel Entrance

David Hanlon fine art photography of Citadel Entrance

David Hanlon fine art photography of Citadel stairs

David Hanlon fine art photography of ruined palace

David Hanlon fine art photography of threshold in Citadel

David Hanlon fine art photography of Citadel mosque

Sorry... we do not have GPS coordinates for points inside the citadel. Maybe in 2003 or 2004.