Ancient City of Aleppo

CountrySyrian Arab Republic
UNESCO RegionArab States
CoordinatesN36 13 59.988 E37 10 0.012
Inscription Date1986
In Danger From2013
Property (ha)364
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history
All ThreatsWar
Unesco Reference Number21
State of Conservation Report
DescriptionLocated at the crossroads of several trade routes from the 2nd millennium B.C., Aleppo was ruled successively by the Hittites, Assyrians, Arabs, Mongols, Mamelukes and Ottomans. The 13th-century citadel, 12th-century Great Mosque and various 17th-century madrasas, palaces, caravanserais and hammams all form part of the city's cohesive, unique urban fabric, now threatened by overpopulation.
StatusWorld Heritage Site