A herd of sheep is drinking from a pool of water in al-Hawl area near Iraqian border

A herd of sheep is drinking from a pool of water in al-Hawl area near Iraqian border

Excavation work in Tall Brak

Excavation work in Tall Brak

Agriculture in the Syrian Jazira

Agriculture in the Syrian Jazira

An orchard in the Ghuta of Damascus

An orchard in the Ghuta of Damascus

Rural life in Qalamun mountains (Antilibanon): peasants returning home from grape harvest

Rural life in Qalamun mountains (Antilibanon): peasants returning home from grape harvest

Threshing in Sahl Hawran (Hawran Plain): farmers are separating wheat from chaff

Threshing in Sahl Hawran (Hawran Plain): farmers are separating wheat from chaff

Bedouin movement in al-Hawl area with donkeys, camels and a litter

Bedouin movement in al-Hawl area with donkeys, camels and a litter

Salt flats for salt production west of Jabal Jabisa (Jabisa mountain)

Salt flats for salt production west of Jabal Jabisa (Jabisa mountain)

Sahl Hawran (Hawran Plain), The traditional operation of threshing wheat

Sahl Hawran (Hawran Plain), The traditional operation of threshing wheat

Gallery

Grazing sheep on the Euphrates

Grazing sheep on the Euphrates

View of the Euphrates river with very shallow banks

View of the Euphrates river with very shallow banks

General view of Baalshamin Temple from the east

General view of Baalshamin Temple from the east

North-East Syria, Kurdish wedding celebration

North-East Syria, Kurdish wedding celebration

Citadel of Aleppo, general view of the south bastion facade

Citadel of Aleppo, general view of the south bastion facade

Citadel of Aleppo, main entrance gateway, hawker in foreground

Citadel of Aleppo, main entrance gateway, hawker in foreground

Citadel der Aleppo, main entrance gateway

Citadel der Aleppo, main entrance gateway

Khan al-Jumruk, detail of exterior facade of the khan's entrance

Khan al-Jumruk, detail of exterior facade of the khan’s entrance

Al-Madrasa as-Sultaniyya, exterior view of northern facade - entrance, minaret and garden

Al-Madrasa as-Sultaniyya, exterior view of northern facade – entrance, minaret and garden

East and south side of the cella of Bel Temple

East and south side of the cella of Bel Temple

View of the town of Halbun in the 1960s with gardens

View of the town of Halbun in the 1960s with gardens

Umayyad Mosque in Damascus - al-ʿArus minaret

Umayyad Mosque in Damascus – al-ʿArus minaret

View to the Qalamun Mountains from Halbun

View to the Qalamun Mountains from Halbun

An alley in Halbun town

An alley in Halbun town

General view of al-Qadmus Castle on a natural rocky hill

General view of al-Qadmus Castle on a natural rocky hill

View of the city of Saydnaya with its monastery

View of the city of Saydnaya with its monastery

A distant view of Masyaf castle and town

A distant view of Masyaf castle and town

Remains of the western entrance to the Temple of Jupiter, behind it the minaret of Qaytbay

Remains of the western entrance to the Temple of Jupiter, behind it the minaret of Qaytbay

Restaurant with terrasse and fountain in Mnin

Restaurant with terrasse and fountain in Mnin

Columns with Corinthian capitals, remnants of the Jupiter Temple

Columns with Corinthian capitals, remnants of the Jupiter Temple