Jurn Kabir: in 1998 brooms were still made by hand in some villages

Jurn Kabir: in 1998 brooms were still made by hand in some villages

View to the village al-Awshariyya on the northern shore of the Sajur near the junction with the Euphrates river

View to the village al-Awshariyya on the northern shore of the Sajur near the junction with the Euphrates river

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

Jurn Kabir, a typical old house of the Euphrates valley near Qalʿat Najm with a large log (willow) transverse to the longitudinal axis.

Jurn Kabir, a typical old house of the Euphrates valley near Qalʿat Najm with a large log (willow) transverse to the longitudinal axis.

Jurn Kabir, the only two school classrooms for children of the village

Jurn Kabir, the only two school classrooms for children of the village

Euphrates plain near the mouth of the Sajur, limestone massif on the south side ((before the flooding of lake Tishrin)

Euphrates plain near the mouth of the Sajur, limestone massif on the south side ((before the flooding of lake Tishrin)

Euphrates valley south of Qalʿat Najm as it looked before the flooding of lake Tishrin

Euphrates valley south of Qalʿat Najm as it looked before the flooding of lake Tishrin

Jurn Kabir, the fertile plain of the Euphrates with floodplain forest in the background before the flooding of the Tishrin Dam

Jurn Kabir, the fertile plain of the Euphrates with floodplain forest in the background before the flooding of the Tishrin Dam

The dome of Maqam Salah ad-Din al-Ayyubi

The dome of Maqam Salah ad-Din al-Ayyubi

Khan Qurdbak, courtyard and eastern portico

Khan Qurdbak, courtyard and eastern portico

General view of Damascus citadel from northwest

General view of Damascus citadel from northwest

An inscription on the wall of Damascus Citadel

An inscription on the wall of Damascus Citadel

The northern-eastern tower of Damascus Citadel

The northern-eastern tower of Damascus Citadel

Jurn Kabir, flatbreads are rolled out with a stick, so that they can become wafer-thin and can be baked on the tray over the fire.

Jurn Kabir, flatbreads are rolled out with a stick, so that they can become wafer-thin and can be baked on the tray over the fire.

al-Madrasa al-Jaqmaqiyya, Decorative details in the eastern facade

al-Madrasa al-Jaqmaqiyya, Decorative details in the eastern facade

Damascus, Sinâniya-mosque, fassade, built 1518

Damascus, Sinâniya-mosque, fassade, built 1518

Khan Sulayman Basha, view into the courtyard

Khan Sulayman Basha, view into the courtyard

Burj Alaʾ, general view of the tower

Burj Alaʾ, general view of the tower

Bimaristan Arghun, view of main courtyard

Bimaristan Arghun, view of main courtyard

Old rural house, Harran al-ʿAwamid

Old rural house, Harran al-ʿAwamid

Remains of the temple, Harran al-ʿAwamid

Remains of the temple, Harran al-ʿAwamid

Capital of a column- Temple, Harran al-ʿAwamid

Capital of a column- Temple, Harran al-ʿAwamid

Lower part of Temple colomns, Harran al-ʿAwamid

Lower part of Temple colomns, Harran al-ʿAwamid

General view of Qalʿat Salah ad-Din

General view of Qalʿat Salah ad-Din

Burj al-Ghanam, general view of the facade

Burj al-Ghanam, general view of the facade

The upper part of the minaret, Qashani tiles, as-Sinaniyya Mosque

The upper part of the minaret, Qashani tiles, as-Sinaniyya Mosque

Mosque of as-Sayyida Zaynab, Nahiyat Babbila

Mosque of as-Sayyida Zaynab, Nahiyat Babbila

The upper part of the entrance, as-Sinaniyya Mosque

The upper part of the entrance, as-Sinaniyya Mosque

Damascene painted tiles over the windows, as-Sinaniyya Mosque

Damascene painted tiles over the windows, as-Sinaniyya Mosque

Madrasat al-Firdaws, view to south - courtyard and arcades

Madrasat al-Firdaws, view to south – courtyard and arcades