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Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, is one of the longest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Created by: PICRYLDated: 2016
Aleppo from the castle showing moat & entrance
Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, is one of the longest continuously inhabited cities in the world.
From its early origins, Aleppo was a place where people grew wealthy. Cuneiform tablets from roughly four thousand years ago tell of a settlement called ‘Halabu’ — eventually Aleppo — that was even then a center for the manufacture of garments and cloth. Located not far from the Mediterranean Sea on one side and the river valley of the mighty Tigris and Euphrates on the other, the city found itself in the middle of ancient Egyptian and Hittite trade routes. The Seleucids, a Greek dynasty descended from one of the lieutenants of Alexander the Great, developed the area further, while certain colonnaded avenues and courtyard homes in Aleppo today bear the tell-tale signs of Roman craftsmanship and Hellenistic urban planning.
Following the advent of Islam and into the medieval era, Aleppo became a hub of the Silk Road, a giant entrepot pooling in all the riches of China and India for buyers further west, north, and south.
The city’s Great Mosque and Citadel is built by Turco-Arabs atop earlier Roman and Byzantine structures. The city was on the frontlines of the Crusades. In 1119, an army comprising Aleppans, Kurds and Arab tribesmen annihilated a whole Crusader force in a battle remembered by Latin chroniclers as Ager Sanguinis — “field of blood.” For centuries thereafter, Aleppo was a prize competed over by various warring Turkic and Arab dynasties. In 1400, the Mongol warlord Timur overran the city. One chronicler described the raid “like a razor over hair” and “locusts over a green crop.” Timur, according to accounts, piled high a mountain of thousands of skulls outside the city gates.
Aleppo endured, and would go on to be ruled for nearly four centuries under the suzerainty of the Ottoman empire and later, in the early 20th century, by French imperial mandate. It remained a busy mercantile center until Syrian civil war of 2010s.
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Surrender of Aleppo from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 317v

Surrender of Aleppo from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 317v

Detail of a miniature of citizens of Aleppo giving the keys of the city to the Turks. Image taken from f. 317v of Historia rerum in partibus transmarinis gestarum, in French, with continuation to 1231. Written in French.

Optocht van het schoenmakersgilde te Aleppo, voorafgegaan door een groep jongens met papieren puntmutsen
Forteresse d'Alep

Forteresse d'Alep

Fortress in Aleppo, Syria. Title from item. No. 1334. No. 155.

[Studio portrait of models wearing traditional clothing from the province of Halep (Aleppo), Ottoman Empire]

[Studio portrait of models wearing traditional clothing from the provi...

(1): Bedouin from the province of Halep (Aleppo); (2): Bedouin woman from the province of Halep (Aleppo); and (3): married Jewish woman from Halep (Aleppo). Title devised by Library staff. French caption from b... More

[Students, imperial military middle school Halep Mekteb-i Rüşdiye-yi Askeri-yi]

[Students, imperial military middle school Halep Mekteb-i Rüşdiye-yi A...

Title translated from album caption. Captioned in Ottoman Turkish and French. No. 41. In album: Imperial schools, architectural plans and student portraits, Ottoman Empire. Forms part of: Abdul-Hamid II Collect... More

[Ground floor plan, imperial military middle school Halep Mekteb-i Rüşdiye-yi Askeri-yi]
[Front, imperial military middle school Halep Mekteb-i Rüşdiye-yi Askeri-yi]

[Front, imperial military middle school Halep Mekteb-i Rüşdiye-yi Aske...

Title translated from album caption. Captioned in Ottoman Turkish and French. No. 40. In album: Imperial schools, architectural plans and student portraits, Ottoman Empire. Forms part of: Abdul-Hamid II Collect... More

[High school, Aleppo] / Sebah & Joaillier, Phot., Constantinople.

[High school, Aleppo] / Sebah & Joaillier, Phot., Constantinople.

Title translated from album caption. Captioned in Ottoman Turkish and French. No. 3. In album: High schools and student portraits, Ottoman Empire. Forms part of: Abdul-Hamid II Collection (Library of Congress).

[Students, high school, Aleppo] / Sebah & Joaillier, Phot., Constantinople.

[Students, high school, Aleppo] / Sebah & Joaillier, Phot., Constantin...

Title translated from album caption. Captioned in Ottoman Turkish and French. No. 4. In album: High schools and student portraits, Ottoman Empire. Forms part of: Abdul-Hamid II Collection (Library of Congress).

Castle, Aleppo
St. Simeon near Aleppo. Apse and choir.
[The citadel (castle), Aleppo]
[Bird's-eye view of a city, possibly Aleppo]
One of the finest mosques and Castle at Aleppo
Entrance gateway to castle at Aleppo
Train from Aleppo arriving at Homs
St. Simeon near Aleppo.
Entrance of gateway to Castle, Aleppo
Castle, Aleppo
A street of new Aleppo

A street of new Aleppo

Photo shows Azziziyya, a neighborhood of Aleppo. (Source: Kevin David Watenpaugh, Being Modern in the Middle East, p. 50)

Entrance gateway to castle, Aleppo
Aleppo. Khan el-Vezir
Aleppo from castle
[The citadel (castle), Aleppo]
Entrance gateway to castle [Aleppo]
[Bird's-eye view of city, possibly Aleppo]
Aleppo and castle from S.W.
Aleppo from castle
[Poor Jewish family of Aleppo]
German Baghdad Railway, 190_. Workers making woodwork for stations E. of Aleppo
Aleppo (Haleb) and environs. Interior of Jami el-Adliyeh
[Aleppo (Haleb) and environs. View of Aleppo from the castle]
Trees and shrubs. Pistachionut, Aleppo. (Pistacia vera L.).
Characters and industries, etc. Piling licorice root at Aleppo
Typical street in old Aleppo.
Aleppo (Haleb) and environs. Caravansary
Characters and industries, etc. Burghull (par-boiled wheat) mill
Characters and industries, etc. Curious carriages of Aleppo
Khan el-Vezir [Aleppo, Syria]
Greek Refugees at Aleppo
Carriage at Aleppo
Aleppo (Haleb) and environs. Entwined serpents over gateway to castle
Aleppo (Haleb) and environs. Court of the Great Mosque
Aleppo (Haleb) and environs. View of Aleppo from castle
German Baghdad Railway, 190_. The boundary between the French and German lines at Aleppo
Aleppo (Haleb) and environs. Entrance gateway to castle
German Baghdad Railway, 190_. Arabs working with picks E. of Aleppo
Aleppo (Haleb) and environs. Moselmieh, bee-hive village on Baghdad Railway
Aleppo (Haleb) and environs. One of the finest mosques and castle
[Aleppo (Haleb) and environs. Aleppo and castle from southwest]
Characters and industries, etc. Poor Jewish family of Aleppo
Characters and industries, etc. Stack of licorice root at Aleppo
Aleppo (Haleb) and environs. Mameluke tomb
Minaret in Market Quarter [Aleppo]
Aleppo (Haleb) and environs. Minaret in market quarter
Aleppo (Haleb) and environs. Arabic capital in Jami el-Adliyeh
Aleppo (Haleb) and environs. Public square
Piling licorice root at Aleppo
German Baghdad Railway, 190_. Mule hauling equipment on track near Aleppo
Aleppo (Haleb) and environs. Arabic capital in Khan el-Vezir
Aleppo (Haleb) and environs. Capitals among the Mameluke tombs
Entwined serpents over gateway to castle at Aleppo
Aleppo (Haleb) and environs. Finely carved Arabic window
Aleppo (Haleb) and environs. Khan el-Vezir
Stack of licorice [at Aleppo]
D5. Haleb.
Aleppo and castle from southwest

Aleppo and castle from southwest

View of Aleppo, Syria, man on horseback in foreground. No. 1759. Reference surrogate available in Prints & Photographs Reading Room: The Middle East in pictures / G. Eric Matson. N.Y. : Arno Press, 1980.(call n... More

German Baghdad Railway, 190_. Taking food to workmen by handcar E. of Aleppo (railyard)
Near East relief: Anatolian refugees, Aleppo, Syria

Near East relief: Anatolian refugees, Aleppo, Syria

Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Tree Identification - Pine, Aleppo, National Forest Service photograph.

Tree Identification - Pine, Aleppo, National Forest Service photograph...

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Tree Identification - Pine, Aleppo, National Forest Service photograph.

Tree Identification - Pine, Aleppo, National Forest Service photograph...

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Aleppo from the castle showing moat & entrance
Aleppo from the castle
Aleppo. Shrine of Abu Bekir
Aleppo. The castle (not Crusader)
Aleppo. From the castle showing moat and entrance
Aleppo. Shrine of Abu Bekir. Closer view
Aleppo. Armenian weaving establishment
Aleppo. A narrow street in the old quarter; [Another view of a narrow street in the old quarter of Aleppo]
AST-16-1268 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project - Apollo Soyuz Test Project, Syria, Turkey, Aleppo, Hama, Homs, Jebel El Ansariye

AST-16-1268 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project - Apollo Soyuz Test Project, S...

The original database describes this as: Description: Apollo Soyuz Test Project (ASTP),Syria, Turkey,Aleppo,Hama,Homs,Jebel El Ansariye. Image taken on Revolution 71. Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) of Photo 201:10:... More

D5. Haleb.
Aleppo (Haleb) and environs. Aleppo and castle from southwest
Aleppo (Haleb) and environs. Aleppo and castle from southwest
Photographs of architectural monuments in Jerusalem, Syria, and Egypt

Photographs of architectural monuments in Jerusalem, Syria, and Egypt

Photographs show architectural monuments in Jerusalem, Syria, and Egypt. Album page image number: 1-19: (p. 1-21) Photographs in Jerusalem include: the Damascus Gate, St. Stephen's Gate, Saracenic arch at Bab E... More

Aleppo. A typical courtyard ; Aleppo, showing architecture in covered jewelry bazaar
Aleppo. A typical courtyard ; Aleppo, showing architecture in covered jewelry bazaar