Shahba, Exterior view of the Roman Theatre/ Philippopolis

Shahba, Exterior view of the Roman Theatre/ Philippopolis

Habuba Kabira, water reservoir for field-irrigation, in the background motor pump of the well

Habuba Kabira, water reservoir for field-irrigation, in the background motor pump of the well

View from boat to Jabal ʿAruda-massif

View from boat to Jabal ʿAruda-massif

Jurn Kabir, inside a traditional living room, equipped with wooden door and window, water basin and felt carpet (lubbad)

Jurn Kabir, inside a traditional living room, equipped with wooden door and window, water basin and felt carpet (lubbad)

Guesthouse of a wealthy family in Maskana, attached is an iwan

Guesthouse of a wealthy family in Maskana, attached is an iwan

Jurn Kabir, wall shelf on which metal plates, cups and spoons are presented

Jurn Kabir, wall shelf on which metal plates, cups and spoons are presented

Wakil house, dome of the reception hall

Wakil house, dome of the reception hall

Jurn Kabir, construction of a room from quarry stones with clay mortar

Jurn Kabir, construction of a room from quarry stones with clay mortar

Habuba Kabira, screening of barley as seed by the grandmother

Habuba Kabira, screening of barley as seed by the grandmother

Jurn Kabir, the traditional type of the double room house, which is divided inside by a transverse wall.

Jurn Kabir, the traditional type of the double room house, which is divided inside by a transverse wall.

Manbij, Bakery of flat bread with oven

Manbij, Bakery of flat bread with oven

Jurn Kabir, a swift that was found on the ground

Jurn Kabir, a swift that was found on the ground

Bab Antakiya, general view of the gate with the city's wall

Bab Antakiya, general view of the gate with the city’s wall

Jurn Kabir, Woman demonstrating the production of a rod mat (arab. zarb) with the help of stone weights

Jurn Kabir, Woman demonstrating the production of a rod mat (arab. zarb) with the help of stone weights

Burj as-Saʿa, general view

Burj as-Saʿa, general view

Al-Madrasa as-Sultaniyya, facade and entrance of the prayer hall

Al-Madrasa as-Sultaniyya, facade and entrance of the prayer hall

Jurn Kabir, wooden door bar lock, seen from the interior side

Jurn Kabir, wooden door bar lock, seen from the interior side

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, Part of the western enclosure

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, Part of the western enclosure

Burj Alaʾ, general view of the southern facade of the tower with its machicolations and parapets

Burj Alaʾ, general view of the southern facade of the tower with its machicolations and parapets

Burj al-Ghanam, general view of the tower's west-south corner

Burj al-Ghanam, general view of the tower’s west-south corner

Al-Khubra lake in Jabal Says

Al-Khubra lake in Jabal Says

Part of the main façade of Roman South Temple in ʿAtil

Part of the main façade of Roman South Temple in ʿAtil

Al-Madrasa as-Sultaniyya, marble prayer niche

Al-Madrasa as-Sultaniyya, marble prayer niche

Remains of the façade, South Temple in ʿAtil

Remains of the façade, South Temple in ʿAtil

South Temple in ʿAtil, remains of the main façade (partially distorted at present by the transformation of the building into a residence)

South Temple in ʿAtil, remains of the main façade (partially distorted at present by the transformation of the building into a residence)

Safita, General view of the city showing the Donjon of the Templars

Safita, General view of the city showing the Donjon of the Templars

Krak des chevaliers (Qalʿat al-Husn), Gothic vaults

Krak des chevaliers (Qalʿat al-Husn), Gothic vaults

General view of Safita city

General view of Safita city

Gallery

Krak des Chevaliers, Gothic vaults in the loggia

Krak des Chevaliers, Gothic vaults in the loggia