A view of the Orontes river near Darkush

A view of the Orontes river near Darkush

General view to the lower parts of Jabal Haramun (Mount Hermon)

General view to the lower parts of Jabal Haramun (Mount Hermon)

Khusrawiyya-complex, view of the Mosque in 2010

Khusrawiyya-complex, view of the Mosque in 2010

Khusrawiyya, Friday Mosque, view of an window with ablaq and ceramic tiles

Khusrawiyya, Friday Mosque, view of an window with ablaq and ceramic tiles

Busra, View into the Cathedral, 6th C.

Busra, View into the Cathedral, 6th C.

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

Khusrawiyya, view of complex from the citadel, Khan ash-Shuna in foreground, in 2000

Khusrawiyya, view of complex from the citadel, Khan ash-Shuna in foreground, in 2000

Busra, View into the Cathedral, 6th C.

Busra, View into the Cathedral, 6th C.

Waqf of Ibshir Mustafa Pasha, Coffeehouse, view on the roof

Waqf of Ibshir Mustafa Pasha, Coffeehouse, view on the roof

General view of Najm Castle (Qalʿat Najm)

General view of Najm Castle (Qalʿat Najm)

General view of Jabal Haramun (Mount Hermon)

General view of Jabal Haramun (Mount Hermon)

General view to the lower parts of Jabal Haramun (Mount Hermon)

General view to the lower parts of Jabal Haramun (Mount Hermon)

Mosque, interior view with mihrab and minbar.

Mosque, interior view with mihrab and minbar.

Tall Mumbaqa, View to the north: shore of Assad-Lake with pumps

Tall Mumbaqa, View to the north: shore of Assad-Lake with pumps

Palmyra, Baal Temple - Temenos wall with propylaeum and view towards the oasis

Palmyra, Baal Temple – Temenos wall with propylaeum and view towards the oasis

Raʾs al-ʿAyn, view from the garden to the late Ottoman house, situated on a slope

Raʾs al-ʿAyn, view from the garden to the late Ottoman house, situated on a slope

Qalb Lawza, Basilica 5th c., view of main facade from south-west

Qalb Lawza, Basilica 5th c., view of main facade from south-west

Qalb Lawza, Basilica of 5th c., central view at nave and apse

Qalb Lawza, Basilica of 5th c., central view at nave and apse

View to the village north of Jabal ʿAruda, graves in the foreground

View to the village north of Jabal ʿAruda, graves in the foreground

View from boat to Jabal ʿAruda-massif

View from boat to Jabal ʿAruda-massif

ʿAyn al-ʿArus, view into the ceiling of a village mud bricks house, armenian owners

ʿAyn al-ʿArus, view into the ceiling of a village mud bricks house, armenian owners

Palmyra, Hadrian’s Arch, , 3rd century A.D., view from south at the entrance to colonnaded street

Palmyra, Hadrian’s Arch, , 3rd century A.D., view from south at the entrance to colonnaded street

Khusrawiyya, interiour view at sudda (tribune) in Friday Mosque in 2008

Khusrawiyya, interiour view at sudda (tribune) in Friday Mosque in 2008

Ajiqbash house, view of the courtyard, south-east corner

Ajiqbash house, view of the courtyard, south-east corner

Shahba, View to the historic center of the town

Shahba, View to the historic center of the town

Raqqa, Great Mosque; Aerial view

Raqqa, Great Mosque; Aerial view

Habuba Kabira, view over cantilever domes during construction

Habuba Kabira, view over cantilever domes during construction

Habuba Kabira, View from the inside of the room while constructing the dome

Habuba Kabira, View from the inside of the room while constructing the dome

Aleppo, view at street life in Quwwatli street in 1963

Aleppo, view at street life in Quwwatli street in 1963

Palmyra, View of the remains of Diocletian's Camp

Palmyra, View of the remains of Diocletian’s Camp