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

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

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

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

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

Remains of 'Ayn Dara temple built of basalt stones

Remains of ‘Ayn Dara temple built of basalt stones

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

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

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

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

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

Tall Dahab, Back of the guest house with surrounding scultural ornamentation

Tall Dahab, Back of the guest house with surrounding scultural ornamentation

Ruin of a double room house in the village Qalʿat Najm

Ruin of a double room house in the village Qalʿat Najm

Tall Dahab, Central hall house - the width of the hall corresponds to the recess in the facade, the loggia is used for the stay

Tall Dahab, Central hall house – the width of the hall corresponds to the recess in the facade, the loggia is used for the stay

Tall Dahab, Woman carrying firewood

Tall Dahab, Woman carrying firewood

Bedouin girl with saddle bag, that was weaved by her mother

Bedouin girl with saddle bag, that was weaved by her mother

Raqqa, Raqqa, Bedouin family in their tent

Raqqa, Raqqa, Bedouin family in their tent

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

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

Waqf of Ibshir Mustafa Pasha, Coffeehouse, view on the roof

Waqf of Ibshir Mustafa Pasha, Coffeehouse, view on the roof

Tall Dahab, Central hall house , sleeping platform in the foreground

Tall Dahab, Central hall house , sleeping platform in the foreground

In al-Hayat/Balikh valley, procedure for calcination of gypsum (1st step), fuel is placed on a natural gypsum layer

In al-Hayat/Balikh valley, procedure for calcination of gypsum (1st step), fuel is placed on a natural gypsum layer

When milking a flock of sheep in the Syrian Jazira

When milking a flock of sheep in the Syrian Jazira

Shahba, View to the historic center of the town

Shahba, View to the historic center of the town

Monastry St. Sergius on the edge of the mountain plain overlooking Maʿlula

Monastry St. Sergius on the edge of the mountain plain overlooking Maʿlula

The historical centre of Maʿlula with St. Lawandius Church and hillside houses facing the valley

The historical centre of Maʿlula with St. Lawandius Church and hillside houses facing the valley

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

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

Raqqa - Qasr al-Banat - stone decorations

Raqqa – Qasr al-Banat – stone decorations

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, clay decorations

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, clay decorations