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Habuba Kabira, mixture of sifted raw loam, chaff and water to produce clay bricks therefrom

Habuba Kabira, mixture of sifted raw loam, chaff and water to produce clay bricks therefrom

Habuba Kabira, plastering of the domes after completion of the shell

Habuba Kabira, plastering of the domes after completion of the shell

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 from airplane to the upper reaches of the Sajur (mainly on Turkish territory, border strip of Syria visible at upper right)

View from airplane to the upper reaches of the Sajur (mainly on Turkish territory, border strip of Syria visible at upper right)

Corner of a Bedouin tent from goat hair during the desert festival in ar-Rusafa

Corner of a Bedouin tent from goat hair during the desert festival in ar-Rusafa

ar-Rusafa, Bedouin women cook sheep meat on open fireplaces on the occasion of the desert festival

ar-Rusafa, Bedouin women cook sheep meat on open fireplaces on the occasion of the desert festival

Habuba Kabira, maintenance of the house by a further exterior plastering

Habuba Kabira, maintenance of the house by a further exterior plastering

Manbij, Vegetable and fruit vendor in the centre

Manbij, Vegetable and fruit vendor in the centre

Habuba Kabira, shell of the dome house made of dried clay bricks with quarry stone base

Habuba Kabira, shell of the dome house made of dried clay bricks with quarry stone base

Habuba Kabira, the plastered new dome house and its garden

Habuba Kabira, the plastered new dome house and its garden

Habuba Kabira, the new dome house has received its first plaster layer

Habuba Kabira, the new dome house has received its first plaster layer

Habuba Kabira, view into a plastered cantilever dome with openings and decorative layer

Habuba Kabira, view into a plastered cantilever dome with openings and decorative layer

Roman bridge in at-Tayyiba over the course of the Wadi az-Zaydi

Roman bridge in at-Tayyiba over the course of the Wadi az-Zaydi

Habuba Kabira, construction of a dome house (foreground: room, that will have a flat roof)

Habuba Kabira, construction of a dome house (foreground: room, that will have a flat roof)

Habuba Kabira, during the construction of cantilever domes, the mortar is pulled up using a bucket

Habuba Kabira, during the construction of cantilever domes, the mortar is pulled up using a bucket

Habuba Kabira, Construction of the relieving arch, on which 2 cantilever domes are to rest

Habuba Kabira, Construction of the relieving arch, on which 2 cantilever domes are to rest

Habuba Kabira, master builder and his helper constructing the walls of a mud brick house

Habuba Kabira, master builder and his helper constructing the walls of a mud brick house

Habuba Kabira, in the courtyard clay bricks are lying out to dry

Habuba Kabira, in the courtyard clay bricks are lying out to dry

Habuba Kabira, construction of cantilever domes

Habuba Kabira, construction of cantilever domes

Habuba Kabira, construction of a relieving arch using piled bricks, which are later removed

Habuba Kabira, construction of a relieving arch using piled bricks, which are later removed

Habuba Kabira, the stacked bricks under the relieving arch are removed by the master bilder

Habuba Kabira, the stacked bricks under the relieving arch are removed by the master bilder

Habuba Kabira, how three cantilever domes are connected (two cantilever domes are posed on a relieving arch)

Habuba Kabira, how three cantilever domes are connected (two cantilever domes are posed on a relieving arch)

Habuba Kabira, inside the double-dome room with its relief arch

Habuba Kabira, inside the double-dome room with its relief arch

Habuba Kabira, View from the inside of the room while constructing the dome

Habuba Kabira, View from the inside of the room while constructing the dome

Habuba Kabira, building a cantilever dome house - in the foreground clay bricks, which are to be used soon

Habuba Kabira, building a cantilever dome house – in the foreground clay bricks, which are to be used soon

Habuba Kabira, upper part of a cantilever dome construction

Habuba Kabira, upper part of a cantilever dome construction

Habuba Kabira, view over cantilever domes during construction

Habuba Kabira, view over cantilever domes during construction

Daily life scene in the city of Raqqa

Daily life scene in the city of Raqqa

Horse harness manufacturer in the town of ar-Raqqa

Horse harness manufacturer in the town of ar-Raqqa