in the Ghab plain: thatched mud houses, 1963

in the Ghab plain: thatched mud houses, 1963

Remaining stones of ancient building on the Jabal Haramun (Mount Hermon)

Remaining stones of ancient building on the Jabal Haramun (Mount Hermon)

General view of Jabal Haramun (Mount Hermon)

General view of Jabal Haramun (Mount Hermon)

General view to the lower parts of Jabal Haramun (Mount Hermon)

General view to the lower parts of Jabal Haramun (Mount Hermon)

Jabal al-ʿArab, Camel

Jabal al-ʿArab, Camel

Natural diversity in the Jabal Haramun (Mount Hermon)

Natural diversity in the Jabal Haramun (Mount Hermon)

The peak of Mount Hermon (Jabal Haramun)

The peak of Mount Hermon (Jabal Haramun)

Sahl Hawran (Hawran plain), Natural landscape and agriculture

Natural landscape and agriculture in Sahl Hawran (Hawran plain)

General view to the lower parts of Jabal Haramun (Mount Hermon)

General view to the lower parts of Jabal Haramun (Mount Hermon)

At the peak of Mount Hermon (Jabal Haramun)

At the peak of Mount Hermon (Jabal Haramun)

Tourists with a local resident at the Peak of Mount Hermon (Jabal Haramun)

Tourists with a local resident at the Peak of Mount Hermon (Jabal Haramun)

Agriculture on a mountain slope in Jabal al-ʿArab

Agriculture on a mountain slope in Jabal al-ʿArab

Irrigation fields of ʿAyn at-Tina in Qalamun (mountainous region in southwest Syria)

Irrigation fields of ʿAyn at-Tina in Qalamun (mountainous region in southwest Syria)

Irrigation fields of ʿAyn at-Tina in Qalamun (mountainous region in southwest Syria)

Irrigation fields of ʿAyn at-Tina in Qalamun (mountainous region in southwest Syria)

A truck transporting raw cotton bags stops at some bedouin tents in Raqqa-countryside

A truck transporting raw cotton bags stops at some bedouin tents in Raqqa-countryside

Aerial photograph of Palmyra mountain ranges

Aerial photograph of Palmyra mountain ranges

Ghuta of Damascus, an alley in one of the villages

Ghuta of Damascus, an alley in one of the villages

East of the Ghuta, rural houses in the Marj area

East of the Ghuta, rural houses in the Marj area

Ghuta of Damascus, artificial irrigation canal system

Ghuta of Damascus, artificial irrigation canal system

Ghuta of Damascus, olive trees in a grove

Ghuta of Damascus, olive trees in a grove

Nomad tents on the outskirts of the Ghuta of Damascus

Nomad tents on the outskirts of the Ghuta of Damascus

Jabal al-ʿArab, natural landscape of volcanic mountain

Jabal al-ʿArab, natural landscape of volcanic mountain

View of an orchard in the Ghuta of Damascus

View of an orchard in the Ghuta of Damascus

Ghuta of Damascus, aerial photograph of some orchards

Ghuta of Damascus, aerial photograph of some orchards

South-west Syria: Qalamun Mountains, the village of Maʿlula with its light blue or white house paintings

South-west Syria: Qalamun Mountains, the village of Maʿlula with its light blue or white house paintings

A view of fields in 'Afrin area

A view of fields in ‘Afrin area

A crowd in the 'Afrin, at the time of the cotton harvest

A crowd in the ‘Afrin, at the time of the cotton harvest

Fruit and vegetable growing in the Ghuta of Damascus

Fruit and vegetable growing in the Ghuta of Damascus

Darat ʿAzza, city located along the St. Simeon Monastery road

Darat ʿAzza, city located along the St. Simeon Monastery road

Yabrud, Residential house with covered terrace (riwaq)

Yabrud, Residential house with covered terrace (riwaq)