Informal (unplanned) settlements spread in the Ghouta, 1980s

Informal (unplanned) settlements spread in the Ghouta, 1980s

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, decorative niches on the wall of a room

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, decorative niches on the wall of a room

Tall Dahab, Bedding pile in the family's living and storage room

Tall Dahab, Bedding pile in the family’s living and storage room

Preparing dinner in the courtyard of a mud brick house in the outskirts of Raqqa

Preparing dinner in the courtyard of a mud brick house in the outskirts of Raqqa

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, clay decorations

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, clay decorations

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, Capital with plant motifs

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, Capital with plant motifs

Raqqa - Qasr al-Banat - stone decorations

Raqqa – Qasr al-Banat – stone decorations

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, documentation sheet of courtyard with northern Iwan

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, documentation sheet of courtyard with northern Iwan

ar-Raqqa - Qasr al-Banat, the courtyard surrounded by four iwans

ar-Raqqa – Qasr al-Banat, the courtyard surrounded by four iwans

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, courtyard with northern Iwan

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, courtyard with northern Iwan

Tall Dahab, Guesthouse of a village with sculptural decoration of the facade

Tall Dahab, Guesthouse of a village with sculptural decoration of the facade

Camels and camel herder on way home after transporting cotton sacks in the fields of the Euphrates valley

Camels and camel herder on way home after transporting cotton sacks in the fields of the Euphrates valley

Woman in the outskirts of Raqqa presenting an embroidered cushion sitting on the houses terrace

Woman in the outskirts of Raqqa presenting an embroidered cushion sitting on the houses terrace

Baking of bread in tannur near to a field of maize in the outskirts of ar-Raqqa

Baking of bread in tannur near to a field of maize in the outskirts of ar-Raqqa

Tall Dahab, Cement-fixed area where rinsing or washing is carried out, body washing may take place there too

Tall Dahab, Cement-fixed area where rinsing or washing is carried out, body washing may take place there too

Gallery

Tall Mumbaqa, Feast in a goat-hair tent during the excavation

Tall Mumbaqa, Feast in a goat-hair tent during the excavation

Tall Mumbaqa, Women prepare salad for the banquet of the excavation

Tall Mumbaqa, Women prepare salad for the banquet of the excavation

Tall Mumbaqa, View to the north: shore of Assad-Lake with pumps

Tall Mumbaqa, View to the north: shore of Assad-Lake with pumps

Palmyra, Baal Temple - Temenos wall with propylaeum and view towards the oasis

Palmyra, Baal Temple – Temenos wall with propylaeum and view towards the oasis

Ruin of a double room house in the village Qalʿat Najm

Ruin of a double room house in the village Qalʿat Najm

Street side of the homestead: a terrace in front of a house of Kurdish family in the Malkiyya-Region

Street side of the homestead: a terrace in front of a house of Kurdish family in the Malkiyya-Region

Raqqa, Raqqa, Bedouin family in their tent

Raqqa, Raqqa, Bedouin family in their tent

Habuba Kabira, preparation of the clay mass for the production of clay bricks

Habuba Kabira, preparation of the clay mass for the production of clay bricks

General view of the small palace of Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi

General view of the small palace of Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi

Pavilion, Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi

Pavilion, Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi

Temple of Bel behind palm trees

Temple of Bel behind palm trees

Marble head of Roman Emperor Marcus Julius Philippus  (Philipp the Arab), Shahba museum

Marble head of Roman Emperor Marcus Julius Philippus (Philipp the Arab), Shahba museum

The façade of the cathedral of Our Lady of Tortosa, the museum of Tartus today

The façade of the cathedral of Our Lady of Tortosa, the museum of Tartus today

Interior view of the cathedral of Our Lady of Tortosa, Tartus museum today

Interior view of the cathedral of Our Lady of Tortosa, Tartus museum today