The Citadel of Damascus from the inside, 2003

The Citadel of Damascus from the inside, 2003

The Throne Hall in Damascus Citadel

The Throne Hall in Damascus Citadel

The south-western tower of Damascus Citadel

The south-western tower of Damascus Citadel

General view of Qalat Salah ad-Din

General view of Qalat Salah ad-Din

Jamiʿ al-Utrush, western facade - decorated window

Jamiʿ al-Utrush, western facade – decorated window

The north western corner of the peribolos wall, Temple of Bel

The north western corner of the peribolos wall, Temple of Bel

One of the entrances in Qalʿat Salah ad-Din (castle)

One of the entrances in Qalʿat Salah ad-Din (castle)

Citadel of Aleppo, general view of the Theater

Citadel of Aleppo, general view of the Theater

Bayt Ajiqbash, window stone decoration of the courtyard facade

Bayt Ajiqbash, window stone decoration of the courtyard facade

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

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

Busra, View into the Cathedral, 6th c. AD

Busra, View into the Cathedral, 6th c. AD

Busra, part of the citadel wall

Busra, part of the citadel wall

One of the towers of Damascus Citadel

One of the towers of Damascus Citadel

View into the courtyard of the Great Mosque of Hama

View into the courtyard of the Great Mosque of Hama

Hammam Yalbugha an-Nasiri, plan

Hammam Yalbugha an-Nasiri, plan

Al-Matbakh al-ʿAjami, detail of modern and re-used portal (spolia)

Al-Matbakh al-ʿAjami, detail of modern and re-used portal (spolia)

Az-Zawiya al-Hilaliyya, wooden cells inside the prayer hall's iwan

Az-Zawiya al-Hilaliyya, wooden cells inside the prayer hall’s iwan

One of the towers of Qalʿat Salah ad-Din

One of the towers of Qalʿat Salah ad-Din

Junblat house, the southern iwan decorated with marble and tiles

Junblat house, the southern iwan decorated with marble and tiles

Bayt Wakil (Aleppo-Zimmer), Painted wooden panel, Mary and Jesus

Bayt Wakil (Aleppo-Zimmer), Painted wooden panel, Mary and Jesus

Busra, Part of the citadel wall

Busra, Part of the citadel wall

View of the ablaq-decorated entrance of the Great Mosque of Hama

View of the ablaq-decorated entrance of the Great Mosque of Hama

Khan al-Jumruk, internal facade of the Khan's entrance

Khan al-Jumruk, internal facade of the Khan’s entrance

Bab al-Hadid, general view of the gate's tower from the outside

Bab al-Hadid, general view of the gate’s tower from the outside

Bab al-Hadid, inscription beside the door from outside

Bab al-Hadid, inscription beside the door from outside

Bab al-Hadid, general view of the gate's entrance from the outside

Bab al-Hadid, general view of the gate’s entrance from the outside

Documentation of a painted plaster fragment, Palmyra Syria

Fig.27_orthographic photograph with scale

‘ataba ceiling in the main courtyard, north wing of the Qasr al-‘Azm in Damascus, today known as the "Bride´s Room"

‘ataba ceiling in the main courtyard, north wing of the Qasr al-‘Azm in Damascus, today known as the “Bride´s Room”

‘Ajami decoration in Qasr al-‘Azm, Damascus

‘Ajami decoration in Qasr al-‘Azm, Damascus

‘Ajami decoration in Qasr al-‘Azm, Damascus

‘Ajami decoration in Qasr al-‘Azm, Damascus