Tall Bdiri near the Khabur: pilasters are stabilizing the walls of the houses

Tall Bdiri near the Khabur: pilasters are stabilizing the walls of the houses

Nahiyat Tall Tamir, Today empty domed houses in an Assyrian village seen from the street side

Nahiyat Tall Tamir, Today empty domed houses in an Assyrian village seen from the street side

Near Tall Tamir, an Assyrian village, courtyard of a house with two later flattened domes of the original building

Near Tall Tamir, an Assyrian village, courtyard of a house with two later flattened domes of the original building

At-Turn, Double-dome house on the edge of the steppe close to Maskana

At-Turn, Double-dome house on the edge of the steppe close to Maskana

Habuba Kabira, construction of the base of a mud brick house

Habuba Kabira, construction of the base of a mud brick house

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.

Habuba Kabira, construction of the corner of a mud brick house

Habuba Kabira, construction of the corner of a mud brick house

Habuba Kabira, to make burghul (wheat grits) the wheat is cooked in a huge pot and then carried to a drying place

Habuba Kabira, to make burghul (wheat grits) the wheat is cooked in a huge pot and then carried to a drying place

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

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

Gallery

Raqqa - "East of Raqqa" site - Western Palace - vegetable stucco ornaments

Raqqa – “East of Raqqa” site – Western Palace – vegetable stucco ornaments

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

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

Raqqa - "East of Raqqa" site - Western Palace - painted glass

Raqqa – “East of Raqqa” site – Western Palace – painted glass

Raqqa - "East of Raqqa" site - Western Palace

Raqqa – “East of Raqqa” site – Western Palace

Raqqa, Tall az-Zujaj, Block of a semi-vitrified material

Raqqa, Tall az-Zujaj, Block of a semi-vitrified material

Bayt Ajiqbash, Ground floor plan

Bayt Ajiqbash, Ground floor plan

Busra, Hammam Manjak, interior view

Busra, Hammam Manjak, interior view

Busra, Hammam Manjak, exterior view

Busra, Hammam Manjak, exterior view

Busra, Hammam Manjak, niche in the hot section (juwwani)

Busra, Hammam Manjak, niche in the hot section (juwwani)

Raqqa, "East of Raqqa" site - Western Palace, vegetable stucco ornaments

Raqqa, “East of Raqqa” site – Western Palace, vegetable stucco ornaments

Cushions with a self-woven cover

Cushions with a self-woven cover

Villages and the fertile floodplain of the Euphrates valley, that were flooded by the Tishrin-Lake

Villages and the fertile floodplain of the Euphrates valley, that were flooded by the Tishrin-Lake

Raqqa - "East of Raqqa" site - Tall Aswad - glazed pottery

Raqqa – “East of Raqqa” site – Tall Aswad – glazed pottery

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

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

Raqqa - "East of Raqqa" site - Tall az-Zujaj - excavations

Raqqa – “East of Raqqa” site – Tall az-Zujaj – excavations

Chest of drawers in traditional inlay technique with mother of pearl in an old house in Maʿlula

Chest of drawers in traditional inlay technique with mother of pearl in an old house in Maʿlula

Staircase and old wooden door in a traditional House in Maʿlula

Staircase and old wooden door in a traditional House in Maʿlula

A farmer in the Badiyya shows the traditional pillows woven by his wife

A farmer in the Badiyya shows the traditional pillows woven by his wife

Raqqa - "East of Raqqa" site - Tall Aswad, excavation in 1985

Raqqa – “East of Raqqa” site – Tall Aswad, excavation in 1985

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

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