Ancient City of Aleppo



CountrySyrian Arab Republic
UNESCO RegionArab States
LocationAleppo
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
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/21
State of Conservation Reporthttp://whc.unesco.org/en/soc/?action=list&id_site=21
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