Bedtime stories

View from the palm groves to the south-eastern corner of Bel Temple

View from the palm groves to the south-eastern corner of Bel Temple

Bab as-Salam, the "door of peace" in the north of Old Damascus

Bab as-Salam, the “door of peace” in the north of Old Damascus

Entrance and minaret of as-Sibaʿiyya mosque, Damascus

Entrance and minaret of as-Sibaʿiyya mosque, Damascus

At-Takiyya as-Sulaymaniyya, domed arcade and behind it larger domes covering a range of rooms

At-Takiyya as-Sulaymaniyya, domed arcade and behind it larger domes covering a range of rooms

Monumental Arch and Colonnaded Street in Palmyra

Monumental Arch and Colonnaded Street in Palmyra

A part of at-Takiyya as-Sulaymaniyya, showing a vaulted arcade and the two minarets of the mosque

A part of at-Takiyya as-Sulaymaniyya, showing a vaulted arcade and the two minarets of the mosque

Archaeological finds from Raqqa, exhibited in the Damascus National Museum

Archaeological finds from Raqqa, exhibited in the Damascus National Museum

Gallery

General view of the Mediterranean sea in Baniyas

General view of the Mediterranean sea in Baniyas

Raqqa, Palace D, stucco decorations

Raqqa, Palace D, stucco decorations

Raqqa, Palace D, stucco decorations

Raqqa, Palace D, stucco decorations

A village with reed thatched roofed houses in al-Ghab Plain

A village with reed thatched roofed houses in al-Ghab Plain

A group of camels near as-Sabʿa Biyar, Syrian Desert

A group of camels near as-Sabʿa Biyar, Syrian Desert

Naʿurat al-Muhammadiyya (waterwheel), the biggest noria in Hama

Naʿurat al-Muhammadiyya (waterwheel), the biggest noria in Hama

Raising camels in the western part of Badiyat ash-Sham

Raising camels in the western part of Badiyat ash-Sham