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Nahiyat Tall Tamir, Very well preserved domed rooms of a farmstead in an Assyrian village

Nahiyat Tall Tamir, Very well preserved domed rooms of a farmstead in an Assyrian village

Habuba Kabira, view into a plastered cantilever dome with openings and decorative layer

Habuba Kabira, view into a plastered cantilever dome with openings and decorative layer

Numbering application example for floors based on a room in Bayt Ghazala

Bayt-Ghazala_room-19_floors

in the Ghab plain: thatched mud houses, 1963

in the Ghab plain: thatched mud houses, 1963

Ghab plain: thatched mud houses, 1963

Ghab plain: thatched mud houses, 1963

Yabrud: shops with residential houses on the first floor, houses probably from the beginning of the 20th century

Yabrud: shops with residential houses on the first floor, houses probably from the beginning of the 20th century

Kafr Halab village, clay dome houses

Kafr Halab village, clay dome houses

Bayt Ajiqbash, Ground floor plan

Bayt Ajiqbash, Ground floor plan

Nahiyat Tall Tamir, The flattened dome roofs have just received new plastering.

Nahiyat Tall Tamir, The flattened dome roofs have just received new plastering.

Close-up view at entrance portal of a building from early 20th. ct.

Close-up image

Numbering application example for ceilings based on a room in Bayt Ghazala

Bayt-Ghazala_room-19_ceilings

Bayt Ajiqbash, the splendid decorated iwan

Bayt Ajiqbash, the splendid decorated iwan

Bayt Ajiqbash, wooden decorated (ʿajami) ceiling in the iwan

Bayt Ajiqbash, wooden decorated (ʿajami) ceiling in the iwan

Bayt Ajiqbash, window stone decoration of the courtyard facade

Bayt Ajiqbash, window stone decoration of the courtyard facade

Bayt Ajiqbash, carved stone at the courtyard

Bayt Ajiqbash, carved stone at the courtyard

Bayt Wakil, courtyard and fountain

Bayt Wakil, courtyard and fountain

Bayt Wakil, iwan - decoration above a room's door

Bayt Wakil, iwan – decoration above a room’s door

Bayt Wakil, iwan

Bayt Wakil, iwan

Bayt Wakil, reception hall

Bayt Wakil, reception hall

Orientation plan example for walls based on room 07 in Bayt Ghazala

Bayt-Ghazala_room-07_walls

View towards souteast, rubble in the couryard, after partial collapse of Bayt Ghazala (house), Aleppo, Syria

Fig.07_view at rubble

Bayt Wakil, courtyard and fountain

Bayt Wakil, courtyard and fountain

Bayt Wakil, the iwan's canopy

Bayt Wakil, the iwan’s canopy

Deserted houses in Jabal al-Hus south of Aleppo

Deserted houses in Jabal al-Hus south of Aleppo

Bayt al Haj Musa (cad. no. VII 2060 and 2056)/ Reduced ground plan with ruler

Bayt al Haj Musa (cad. no. VII 2060 and 2056)/ Reduced ground plan with ruler

Temporary title for Image 91128

Temporary title for Image 91128

Bayt Dallal, iwan with a wooden canopy

Bayt Dallal, iwan with a wooden canopy

Bayt Dallal, courtyard view from the iwan

Bayt Dallal, courtyard view from the iwan

Bayt Wakil, iwan

Bayt Wakil, iwan