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Aleppo / Halab

facts in brief

Part of Henry Maundrell's map, 1703
Part of Henry Maundrell's map, 1703

Facts in brief:

Developed on crossroads of caravans; taken by Hittites 2000 BC; was Assyrian from 853 BC; taken by Muslims AD 638; recovered by Greeks 969; besieged by Crusaders 1118, 1124; sacked by Mongols 1260; captured by Ottomans 1517; taken by British & Arabs 1918.

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