Kafra, in the courtyard behind a huge central hall house

Kafra, in the courtyard behind a huge central hall house

Shahba, View to the historic center of the town

Shahba, View to the historic center of the town

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

Habuba Kabira, entrance side of a room half deepened into the grown soil (in local dialect: debabe)

Habuba Kabira, entrance side of a room half deepened into the grown soil (in local dialect: debabe)

Ruin of a double room house in the village Qalʿat Najm

Ruin of a double room house in the village Qalʿat Najm

Suq al-Buzuriyya: shops with candied fruit, sugar-coated nuts and other sweets

Suq al-Buzuriyya: shops with candied fruit, sugar-coated nuts and other sweets

In Suq al-Buzuriyya with its many small spices and remedy shops

In Suq al-Buzuriyya with its many small spices and remedy shops

Habuba Kabira, Interior of the last existing deepened house (debabe), which was later used only as storage space

Habuba Kabira, Interior of the last existing deepened house (debabe), which was later used only as storage space

Habuba Kabira, back side of a room half deepened into the grown soil (in local dialect: debabe)

Habuba Kabira, back side of a room half deepened into the grown soil (in local dialect: debabe)

Tall Tamir, Mews of a huge farmstead

Tall Tamir, Mews of a huge farmstead

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, courtyard with northern Iwan

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, courtyard with northern Iwan

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, courtyard with northern Iwan

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, courtyard with northern Iwan

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, Northern Iwan

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, Northern Iwan

The city of Raqqa - remains of the southern arcade of al-Jamiʿ al-ʿAtiq

The city of Raqqa – remains of the southern arcade of al-Jamiʿ al-ʿAtiq

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

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

Gallery

The village al-ʿAmarna, with the tall (left) and the Euphrates plain in the back

The village al-ʿAmarna, with the tall (left) and the Euphrates plain in the back

Citadel of Aleppo, Entrance Gateway

Citadel of Aleppo, Entrance Gateway

Bayt Ajiqbash, wooden decorated (ʿajami) ceiling in the iwan

Bayt Ajiqbash, wooden decorated (ʿajami) ceiling in the iwan

Bayt Wakil, iwan

Bayt Wakil, iwan

Ajiqbash house, view of the courtyard, south-east corner

Ajiqbash house, view of the courtyard, south-east corner

Khan al-Jumruk, general view of the mosque in the center of the Khan's courtyard

Khan al-Jumruk, general view of the mosque in the center of the Khan’s courtyard

At-Takiyya al-Mawlawiyya, western facade - al-Midan

At-Takiyya al-Mawlawiyya, western facade – al-Midan

Al-Madrasa al-Muqaddamiyya, the prayer niche

Al-Madrasa al-Muqaddamiyya, the prayer niche

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

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

Al-Madrasa az-Zahiriyya, view of the portico and the domes from outside

Al-Madrasa az-Zahiriyya, view of the portico and the domes from outside

Jamiʿ al-Khayr, arcade along the prayer hall

Jamiʿ al-Khayr, arcade along the prayer hall

Fragments of stucco, Kharab Sayyar

Fragments of stucco, Kharab Sayyar