What is Aleppo now called?
Aleppo is located to the left and right of the Quwaiq River on a group of hills in Syria. According to a legend, it was here that Abraham milked his cow (ash-Shahba) and distributed the milk to the poor. The Arabic name of the city of Aleppo is “Halab” which means “milking”. In connection with the Abraham legend, the name “Halab” became the Syriac-Arabic name “Halab ash-Shahba”.
The city is located in the north of Syria, by car you drive about an hour to the Turkish border. Aleppo is the second largest city in Syria. Before the war, about two million people lived there – twice as many as in Cologne. The city first appeared in a text about 4000 years ago, at that time it was the capital of a long-lost state.
Since then, Aleppo has belonged to many different countries. Since the end of the Middle Ages, the city was part of the Ottoman Empire. Parts of it form today’s Turkey. After the Second World War, Syria became independent. Modern architects built large, new streets and residential quarters in Aleppo. In addition, there was an old town with many ancient buildings.
This ancient and historic city was first mentioned in the 19th century BC. At that time, Aleppo was still the capital of the then state of Jamchad. According to tradition, Aleppo was under Hittite rule until 1200. Sometimes as a capital and finally as a small principality …Numerous other peoples such as Persians, Arameans, Assyrians, Sassanids, Seljuks and finally about 64 BC the Romans took turns in the possession of the city of Aleppo. Further in modern times, armies of the Mongols made their way over Aleppo and completely devastated the city of fasst before Aleppo was allowed to call
itself part of the Mamluk Empire in 1260 – 1516. In 1517, Aleppo became part of the Ottoman Empire. Even in the 1st World War Aleppo made a name for itself – but rather in a negative way. Because at that time Aleppo was a center of the genocide of Armenians by young Turks.
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