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Between the main gate doors  
   

Between the main gate doors

This key future was meant to defeat the use of battering rams. Because the 2nd gate is aligned right next to the 1st, it would require the complete turn of the ram. This was impossible due to the tight space.
Aleppo and Syria's Fallujah

November 7th 2004
Aleppo was our first taste of Syria. I remember the first impressions where that all the buildings seemed to look alike, having the same gold sandstone material and giving an extremely homogonous feel to the city. We arrived around sunset, and would be leaving around lunchtime the next day. Not much time to check out the parts of the city left off the guided tour (basically anything to do with eve ... read more
Middle East » Syria » North » Aleppo

Syrian Flag Following the breakup of the Ottoman Empire during World War I, Syria was administered by the French until independence in 1946. In the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, Syria lost the Golan Heights to Israel. Syrian troops - stationed in Lebanon since 1976 in ... ... read more
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