Monday, February 21, 2011
Aleppo Citadel -- Ground Floor Plan -- Entrance Complex
(After Kennedy and Tabaa)
Much remains of Aleppo's medieval defenses, most notably the citadel. Nur al-Din (1147 -74) added an outwork or "fasil" to the city's existing curtain wall to join the already fortified but separate southeast suburb Qal'at al-Sharif to the main city defenses. Nur Al-Din's work also included a second circuit wall or "sur" in advance of the main city wall.
David Nicolle, "Saracen Strongholds, 1100 - 1500, The Central and Eastern Islamic Lands," Fortress 87, Osprey Pub., London, 2009