2 pounds, 23 mm, 1996

2 pounds, 23 mm, 1996

Bab Qinnasrin (city gate), exterior view of the gate from south-west

Bab Qinnasrin (city gate), exterior view of the gate from south-west

Madrasat al-Firdaws, the main entrance

Madrasat al-Firdaws, the main entrance

Madrasat al-Firdaws, lobed octagonal basin in the centre of courtyard

Madrasat al-Firdaws, lobed octagonal basin in the centre of courtyard

Bayt Wakil, dome of the reception hall from the inside

Bayt Wakil, dome of the reception hall from the inside

Bayt Wakil, dome of the reception hall

Bayt Wakil, dome of the reception hall

Great Mosque, Minaret

Great Mosque, Minaret

Jamiʿ Aslan Dada, iwan of hall entrance

Jamiʿ Aslan Dada, iwan of hall entrance

Al-Madrasa al-Muqaddamiyya, the entrance

Al-Madrasa al-Muqaddamiyya, the entrance

Al-Madrasa al-Muqaddamiyya, a groin vault in the entrance

Al-Madrasa al-Muqaddamiyya, a groin vault in the entrance

Mari (Tall al-Hariri), the palace's cistern made of baked brick (beginning of 2nd millennium BC)

Mari (Tall al-Hariri), the palace’s cistern made of baked brick (beginning of 2nd millennium BC)

Remains of two-storey building, Sirjilla

Remains of two-storey building, Sirjilla

5 pounds, 24,5 mm, 1996

5 pounds, 24,5 mm, 1996

View of the Euphrates River, Raqqa

View of the Euphrates River, Raqqa

Gallery

Jamiʿ ash-Shuʿaybiyya, prayer hall

Jamiʿ ash-Shuʿaybiyya, prayer hall

Jamiʿ ash-Shuʿaybiyya, arcade and the prayer hall entrance

Jamiʿ ash-Shuʿaybiyya, arcade and the prayer hall entrance

Al-Madrasa al-Muqaddamiyya, an inscription above the entrance gate

Al-Madrasa al-Muqaddamiyya, an inscription above the entrance gate

Al-Madrasa ash-Sharafiyya, the dome from outside

Al-Madrasa ash-Sharafiyya, the dome from outside

A view in the Limestone Massif, near al-Bara

A view in the Limestone Massif, near al-Bara

Madrasat al-Firdaws, back iwan

Madrasat al-Firdaws, back iwan

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

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

Processes of the contemporary ‘Ajami handcraft: the application of metal foil

Processes of the contemporary ‘Ajami handcraft: the application of metal foil

General view in the Limestone Massif, near al-Bara

General view in the Limestone Massif, near al-Bara

Al-Madrasa al-Muqaddamiyya, a groin vault in the entrance

Al-Madrasa al-Muqaddamiyya, a groin vault in the entrance

A side of Kharbaqa Dam, spring

A side of Kharbaqa Dam, spring

An arched entrance, Qasr al-Hayr al-Gharbi

An arched entrance, Qasr al-Hayr al-Gharbi

Qasr al-Hayr al-Gharbi, seen towards the south

Qasr al-Hayr al-Gharbi, seen towards the south

Side of the Ruins, Sirjilla

Side of the Ruins, Sirjilla

Columns with Corinthian capitals in one of Sirjilla's buildings

Columns with Corinthian capitals in one of Sirjilla’s buildings