This Friday, September 16 the DGAM (Directorate-General of Antiquities & Museums), in partnership with Iconem, started to conduct a photographic survey on the site of the Citadel of  Aleppo.

This massive fortified citadel, overlooking the Old City of Aleppo, listed as UNESCO World Heritage, was built at the beginning of the XIIIth century.

The Citadel was damaged during the conflict: a section of the main walls collapsed following to the explosion of a tunnel located in the Old City below. It might also have been targeted by several shellfires.

We will soon deliver the results of the scientific analysis work carried out jointly by the DGAM and Iconem on the site.

The three drone-shot pictures below show the state of the Citadel and its monuments: the mosque, the baths, the throne room and several different kinds of historical buildings.