Citadel of Aleppo, Temple of the Weather God, early 1st millennium BC

Citadel of Aleppo, Temple of the Weather God, early 1st millennium BC

Raʾs al-ʿAyn, streetview of a late ottoman residential house and a warehouse beside, situated on a slope

Raʾs al-ʿAyn, streetview of a late ottoman residential house and a warehouse beside, situated on a slope

al-Hayr al-Sharqi Palace, Inside of the early Umayyad desert castle with remains of vaulted rooms of the Western comlplex

al-Hayr al-Sharqi Palace, Inside of the early Umayyad desert castle with remains of vaulted rooms of the Western comlplex

al-Hayr al-Sharqi Palace, Inside of the early Umaiyad desert castle (Western complex)

al-Hayr al-Sharqi Palace, Inside of the early Umaiyad desert castle (Western complex)

Raʾs al-ʿAyn, view from the garden to the late Ottoman house, situated on a slope

Raʾs al-ʿAyn, view from the garden to the late Ottoman house, situated on a slope

Jabal ʿAruda southern foothills

Jabal ʿAruda southern foothills

Qalb Lawza, Basilica 5th c., view of main facade from south-west

Qalb Lawza, Basilica 5th c., view of main facade from south-west

Qalb Lawza, Basilica of 5th c., central view at nave and apse

Qalb Lawza, Basilica of 5th c., central view at nave and apse

House with mud decoration as door framing in the village of Qalʿat Najm, that was flooded by the Tishrin dam

House with mud decoration as door framing in the village of Qalʿat Najm, that was flooded by the Tishrin dam

View to the village north of Jabal ʿAruda, graves in the foreground

View to the village north of Jabal ʿAruda, graves in the foreground

Shahba, Exterior view of the Roman Theatre/ Philippopolis

Shahba, Exterior view of the Roman Theatre/ Philippopolis

Manmade caves in the Euphrates valley near embouchure of Sajur-river close to al-Awshariyya

Manmade caves in the Euphrates valley near embouchure of Sajur-river close to al-Awshariyya

View from boat to Jabal ʿAruda-massif

View from boat to Jabal ʿAruda-massif

ʿAyn al-ʿArus, Interior of a village mud bricks house, armenian owners

ʿAyn al-ʿArus, Interior of a village mud bricks house, armenian owners

ʿAyn al-ʿArus, view into the ceiling of a village mud bricks house, armenian owners

ʿAyn al-ʿArus, view into the ceiling of a village mud bricks house, armenian owners

Traditional house with reed hut ("sibat", arab.) in Euphrates valley at the national road 4/junction to ar-Raqqa

Traditional house with reed hut (“sibat”, arab.) in Euphrates valley at the national road 4/junction to ar-Raqqa

Raqqa, main shopping road with salesman of vegetables

Raqqa, main shopping road with salesman of vegetables

Bridge over the Euphrates at Raqqa

Bridge over the Euphrates at Raqqa

A group of columns, remains of the southern Roman baths in Busra

A group of columns, remains of the southern Roman baths in Busra

Hama, Waterwheels of Kilaniyya, al-Tawafira and al-Jaʿbariyya

Hama, Waterwheels of Kilaniyya, al-Tawafira and al-Jaʿbariyya

Palmyra, Hadrian’s Arch, , 3rd century A.D., view from south at the entrance to colonnaded street

Palmyra, Hadrian’s Arch, , 3rd century A.D., view from south at the entrance to colonnaded street

Graves upon Jabal ʿAruda

Graves upon Jabal ʿAruda

Dead Cities, Kirkbiza: A team of mule and oxen pulling a metal plough.

Dead Cities, Kirkbiza: A team of mule and oxen pulling a metal plough.

On september 14th at the Holy Cross Feast in Maʿlula, with the standard of the Holy Cross Youth

On september 14th at the Holy Cross Feast in Maʿlula, with the standard of the Holy Cross Youth

View of the old town from Maʿlula with its traditionally light blue painted facades

View of the old town from Maʿlula with its traditionally light blue painted facades

Maʿlula, the procession to the Holy Cross celebration also passes through the narrow alleys of the old town.

Maʿlula, the procession to the Holy Cross celebration also passes through the narrow alleys of the old town.

Vicinity of Tall Abyad, shell of the house with flattened domes and opening in one dome

Vicinity of Tall Abyad, shell of the house with flattened domes and opening in one dome

Maʿlula, St.Tekla Convent during the Holy Cross feast on september 14th

Maʿlula, St.Tekla Convent during the Holy Cross feast on september 14th

Raqqa - Qasr al-Banat, inner courtyard

Raqqa – Qasr al-Banat, inner courtyard

A shell of a new house with flattened domes in a village south of Tall Abyad

A shell of a new house with flattened domes in a village south of Tall Abyad