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

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

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

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

ʿAyn al-Khadra, Village school from mud bricks, not used any more

ʿAyn al-Khadra, Village school from mud bricks, not used any more

ʿAyn al-Khadra, Baby in a traditional wooden cradle

ʿAyn al-Khadra, Baby in a traditional wooden cradle

Nahiyat Tall Tamir, Small fledgeling shelters in the form of domes, to be closed by night with stones

Nahiyat Tall Tamir, Small fledgeling shelters in the form of domes, to be closed by night with stones

Nahiyat Tall Tamir, Street facade of a house in an Assyrian village, that still kept one domed room.

Nahiyat Tall Tamir, Street facade of a house in an Assyrian village, that still kept one domed room.

Raqqa - excavations at the site "East Raqqa" - the northern complex

Raqqa – excavations at the site “East Raqqa” – the northern complex

Raqqa - Glass discovered at the site "East Raqqa" - the northern complex

Raqqa – Glass discovered at the site “East Raqqa” – the northern complex

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Raqqa - excavations at the site "East Raqqa" - the northern complex

Raqqa – excavations at the site “East Raqqa” – the northern complex

Muzayrib - Ruins of an historical bridge

Muzayrib – Ruins of an historical bridge

Busra - Jamiʿ (msoque) al-Mabrak, the courtyard

Busra – Jamiʿ (msoque) al-Mabrak, the courtyard

Busra - Jamiʿ (mosque) al-Mabrak, the courtyard

Busra – Jamiʿ (mosque) al-Mabrak, the courtyard

Busra - Jamiʿ (mosque) al-Mabrak from the outside

Busra – Jamiʿ (mosque) al-Mabrak from the outside

Muzayrib - Ancient mill

Muzayrib – Ancient mill

Muzayrib - Ancient mill

Muzayrib – Ancient mill

Muzayrib - millstone within an ancient watermill

Muzayrib – millstone within an ancient watermill

Jamrin - The ancient bridge over Wadi az-Zaydi

Jamrin – The ancient bridge over Wadi az-Zaydi

Busra, Hammam Manjak, Restoration works

Busra, Hammam Manjak, Restoration works

Busra, Hammam Manjak, the fountain of the cold section (barrani)

Busra, Hammam Manjak, the fountain of the cold section (barrani)

Busra, Hammam Manjak before the restoration work

Busra, Hammam Manjak before the restoration work

Busra - Hammam Manjak - Restoration works

Busra – Hammam Manjak – Restoration works

Raqqa - "East of Raqqa" site - Western Palace - excavations

Raqqa – “East of Raqqa” site – Western Palace – excavations

Busra - Jamiʿ (mosque) al-Mabrak from the outside

Busra – Jamiʿ (mosque) al-Mabrak from the outside

General view of ʿAyn al-ʿArus

General view of ʿAyn al-ʿArus

Raqqa - "East of Raqqa" site - Tall Aswad - finds

Raqqa – “East of Raqqa” site – Tall Aswad – finds

Busra - Madrasat Abu al-Fidaʾ and (pool) Birkat al-Hajj, view from south

Busra – Madrasat Abu al-Fidaʾ and (pool) Birkat al-Hajj, view from south

Raqqa - the excavations of the site "East of Raqqa" - Eastern Palace

Raqqa – the excavations of the site “East of Raqqa” – Eastern Palace