Monday, February 21, 2011

Aleppo Citadel -- Ground Floor Plan -- Entrance Complex

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(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.
(Allen 1996)


David Nicolle, "Saracen Strongholds, 1100 - 1500, The Central and Eastern Islamic Lands," Fortress 87, Osprey Pub., London, 2009

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