Monday, April 21, 2008

Scenes from the Citadel, Aleppo, Syria (April 18-20, 2008)

The Citadel of Aleppo was primarily built during the 12th and 13th centuries, but archaelogists date certain structures on the site to as far back as the 3rd millenium BC. Over its many years of use, the Citadel has been inhabited by Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Zangids, Ayyubids, Mamluks and Ottomans.

The imposing entrance to the Citadel; where the stone staircase now stands, there was once a drawbridge
A group of school children wait to enter the Citadel
A classic Citadel photo
The ornate ceilıng of the banquet hall
A group of men walk through one of the Citadel's massive doorways

2 comments:

Bill D. said...

Wow, had no idea Syria is so cool. Looks like your trip is going great, Frances. Wander on!

Chhandomay said...

It's been a heck of a journey, Frances. I'm seeing it through your lenses. :-)