Ancient Syrian city of Aleppo a victim of war | Archaeology News |

Residents fighting for survival wonder how they can save their heritage...

Aleppo, Syria: Ruled successively by Hittites, Greeks, Romans and Ottomans, Aleppo’s ancient city has survived violent change over thousands of years. But the modern weaponry of Syria’s escalating civil war is proving too much.


The stone walls are pockmarked with bullet holes, whole houses have fallen after air strikes, and small wooden doors decorated with metal filigree are cracked from explosions.