National Geographic : 1946 Dec
£va iIuIaaucugiapnl; ODuIULy Jxoaacnrome Dy ivaynara uwen williams Battle-weary, the Citadel Survives as a Monument to Aleppo's 4,000 Years Like a lonely skyscraper, this hilltop dominates the surrounding city. Since Hittite times it has borne a temple or fort. Ityielded toGreeks, Moslems, and Mongols, but stopped the Crusaders. Saladin's son, Malik ez-Zahir, built parts of the present structure. Now itisonly ashow place.