Part of golden and coloured mosaic, Umayyad Mosque

Part of golden and coloured mosaic, Umayyad Mosque

Qal‘at Shayzar (castle), The stairs leading to the entrance

Qal‘at Shayzar (castle), The stairs leading to the entrance

Hammam an-Nahhasin, the warm section (wastani)

Hammam an-Nahhasin, the warm section (wastani)

Hammam an-Nahhasin, the cold section (barrani)

Hammam an-Nahhasin, the cold section (barrani)

Dome under maintenance in the village of Shaykh Hilal

Dome under maintenance in the village of Shaykh Hilal

Al-Bab, The minaret of al-Jamiʿ al-Kabir (the Great Mosque)

Al-Bab, The minaret of al-Jamiʿ al-Kabir (the Great Mosque)

Al-Bab, the upper part of al-Jamiʿ al-Kabir (the Great Mosque) minaret

Al-Bab, the upper part of al-Jamiʿ al-Kabir (the Great Mosque) minaret

View from Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas

View from Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas

Ruins of Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas on the edge of a mountain slope

Ruins of Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas on the edge of a mountain slope

A group of domed houses in the village of Shaykh Hilal

A group of domed houses in the village of Shaykh Hilal

Ruins of Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas on the edge of a mountain slope

Ruins of Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas on the edge of a mountain slope

View from the northeast, Temple of Bel

View from the northeast, Temple of Bel

Tall Brak, one of the earliest and largest cities in northern Mesopotamia during the 4th millennium BC [Original photo name:eye temple4]

Tall Brak, one of the earliest and largest cities in northern Mesopotamia during the 4th millennium BC [Original photo name:eye temple4]

Ruins of Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas on the edge of a mountain slope

Ruins of Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas on the edge of a mountain slope

Ruins of Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas on the edge of a mountain slope

Ruins of Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas on the edge of a mountain slope

Ruins of Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas on the edge of a mountain slope

Ruins of Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas on the edge of a mountain slope

Ruins of Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas on the edge of a mountain slope

Ruins of Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas on the edge of a mountain slope

Tall Brak (Nagar), ruins of Naram-Sin Palace, 3rd millennuim BC. [Original photo name: naram sin palace2]

Tall Brak (Nagar), ruins of Naram-Sin Palace, 3rd millennuim BC. [Original photo name: naram sin palace2]

Tall Brak (Nagar), ruins of Naram-Sin Palace, 3rd millennuim BC. [Original photo name: naram sin palace2]

Tall Brak (Nagar), ruins of Naram-Sin Palace, 3rd millennuim BC. [Original photo name: naram sin palace2]

Tall Brak (Nagar), ruins of Naram-Sin Palace, 3rd millennuim BC. [Original photo name: naram sin palace2]

Tall Brak (Nagar), ruins of Naram-Sin Palace, 3rd millennuim BC. [Original photo name: naram sin palace2]

Tall Brak, general view of the main mound

Tall Brak, general view of the main mound

Byzantine decorated basalt stone reused in the construction of Qal‘at Shayzar

Byzantine decorated basalt stone reused in the construction of Qal‘at Shayzar

Arch of Triumph (Qaws Hadrian) behind palm trees

Arch of Triumph (Qaws Hadrian) behind palm trees

General view of Tall Mardikh (Ebla)

General view of Tall Mardikh (Ebla)

Citadel of Aleppo, entrance of the Throne Hall

Citadel of Aleppo, entrance of the Throne Hall

Citadel of Aleppo, Entrance Gateway

Citadel of Aleppo, Entrance Gateway

View to the northeast, Monastery of Mar Musa al-Habashi

View to the northeast, Monastery of Mar Musa al-Habashi

Jamiʿ al-ʿAdiliyya, the prayer niche (mihrab)

Jamiʿ al-ʿAdiliyya, the prayer niche (mihrab)

Jamiʿ al-ʿAdiliyya, interior view of the prayer hall dome

Jamiʿ al-ʿAdiliyya, interior view of the prayer hall dome

Bayt Ajiqbash, view of the courtyard interior

Bayt Ajiqbash, view of the courtyard interior