Great Mosque, prayer hall, main entrance in 2006

Great Mosque, prayer hall, main entrance in 2006

Great Mosque, prayer hall, Shrine of the Prophet Zakariya

Great Mosque, prayer hall, Shrine of the Prophet Zakariya

Raqqa -Qasr al-Banat, clay decorations

Raqqa -Qasr al-Banat, clay decorations

Raqqa, Qasr (Palace) al-Banat, an octagonal basin in the centre of the courtyard

Raqqa, Qasr (Palace) al-Banat, an octagonal basin in the centre of the courtyard

The minaret of Great Mosque of Raqqa-Rafiqa, 8th/12th C.

The minaret of Great Mosque of Raqqa-Rafiqa, 8th/12th C.

Aleppo Great Mosque, minaret, foundation inscriptions on the base

Aleppo Great Mosque, minaret, foundation inscriptions on the base

Great Mosque, top of the minaret

Great Mosque, top of the minaret

A basin belonging to the Ummayad Palace ''Qasr Says'' in Jabal Says

A basin belonging to the Ummayad Palace ”Qasr Says” in Jabal Says

Exterior view of ad-Daydariyya cave

Exterior view of ad-Daydariyya cave

Excavation work inside ad-Daydariyya cave

Excavation work inside ad-Daydariyya cave

The prayer niche and the pulpit in the middle of the south wall in the prayer hall of the Great Umayyad Mosque of Aleppo

The prayer niche and the pulpit in the middle of the south wall in the prayer hall of the Great Umayyad Mosque of Aleppo

Excavation work inside ad-Daydariyya cave

Excavation work inside ad-Daydariyya cave

Exterior view of ad-Daydariyya cave

Exterior view of ad-Daydariyya cave

Remains of the entrance of al-Walid palace, Qasr Says in Jabal Says

Remains of the entrance of al-Walid palace, Qasr Says in Jabal Says

Remains of a ruined building in Jabal Says

Remains of a ruined building in Jabal Says

Remains of the Ummayad Palace in Jabal Says

Remains of the Ummayad Palace in Jabal Says

Architectural Ummayad vestiges in Jabal Says

Architectural Ummayad vestiges in Jabal Says

Volcanic stones and behind it the Khubra lake, Jabal Says

Volcanic stones and behind it the Khubra lake, Jabal Says

Damascus, Propylaea of Jupiter Temple, 1st CE. AD

Damascus, Propylaea of Jupiter Temple, 1st CE. AD

Inscriptions on a volcanic stone in Jabal Says

Inscriptions on a volcanic stone in Jabal Says

A general view of the Krak de Chevaliers at the sunset

A general view of the Krak de Chevaliers at the sunset

Tartus, Qalʿat al-Marqab, Crusader castle, a courtyard in the castle.

Tartus, Qalʿat al-Marqab, Crusader castle, a courtyard in the castle.

Tartus, Qalʿat al-Marqab, Crusader castle, general view from the Castle.

Tartus, Qalʿat al-Marqab, Crusader castle, general view from the Castle.

Monastery of St Simeon Stylites, view to the west across the courtyard

Monastery of St Simeon Stylites, view to the west across the courtyard

Monastery of St Simeon Stylites, one of the church apses

Monastery of St Simeon Stylites, one of the church apses

Great Mosque of Aleppo, courtyard floor with geometrical designs

Great Mosque of Aleppo, courtyard floor with geometrical designs

Burj as-Saʿa, general view

Burj as-Saʿa, general view

Great Mosque of Aleppo, prayer hall, door of the khatib (orator) room

Great Mosque of Aleppo, prayer hall, door of the khatib (orator) room

Great Mosque of Aleppo, courtyard, vertical declining sundial

Great Mosque of Aleppo, courtyard, vertical declining sundial

Great Mosque of Aleppo, courtyard, horizontal sundial

Great Mosque of Aleppo, courtyard, horizontal sundial