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Aleppo citadel facade

Aleppo citadel facade


The monumental gateway to the citadel is perhaps its most impressive feature. The main building is connected to the street by an eight arched bridge - arriving at the citadel you have to make a hard turn to the right to enter the castle then another hard turn to the left then right in a series of five turns until you access the main enclosure of the castle. It was a brilliant technique of early Arab defensive military architecture that slowed down considerably a besieging army.