The citadel of Aleppo is considered to be one of the oldest and largest medievel palaces in the world. Located in the centre of the city of Aleppo, it dates back to the 3rd millenium BC and was occupied by the Byzantines, Greeks, Ayyubids and Mamluks. The Citadel of Aleppo is under the 1986 UNESCO world heritage sites. Unfortunately it was severely damaged amid the shelling and bombing in the Syrian Civil War.

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