Raqqa, Western Palace, aerial view of excavation site

Raqqa, Western Palace, aerial view of excavation site

Shahba, Exterior view of the Roman Theatre/ Philippopolis

Shahba, Exterior view of the Roman Theatre/ Philippopolis

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)

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

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

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

View from airplane to the upper reaches of the Sajur (mainly on Turkish territory, border strip of Syria visible at upper right)

View from airplane to the upper reaches of the Sajur (mainly on Turkish territory, border strip of Syria visible at upper right)

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

Shahba, View to the historic center of the town

Shahba, View to the historic center of the town

View of an orchard in the Ghuta of Damascus

View of an orchard in the Ghuta of Damascus

View to the village al-Awshariyya on the northern shore of the Sajur near the junction with the Euphrates river

View to the village al-Awshariyya on the northern shore of the Sajur near the junction with the Euphrates river

Raqqa, Exterior view of the Raqqa Museum

Raqqa, Exterior view of the Raqqa Museum

General view Suq al-Buzuriyya

General view Suq al-Buzuriyya

General view of Suq al-Buzuriyya

General view of Suq al-Buzuriyya

Al-Matbakh al-ʿAjami: Qaʿa, section north-south, view to west

Al-Matbakh al-ʿAjami: Qaʿa, section north-south, view to west

Al-Matbakh al-ʿAjami: Qaʿa, section east-west, view to south

Al-Matbakh al-ʿAjami: Qaʿa, section east-west, view to south

Al-Matbakh al-ʿAjami: eastern Qaʿa, section east-west, view to south

Al-Matbakh al-ʿAjami: eastern Qaʿa, section east-west, view to south

Al-Matbakh al-ʿAjami: eastern Qaʿa (mamluke), section north-south, view to west

Al-Matbakh al-ʿAjami: eastern Qaʿa (mamluke), section north-south, view to west

A view in Wadi Barada

A view in Wadi Barada

Qunaytra, A general view shows remnants of destroyed buildings

Qunaytra, A general view shows remnants of destroyed buildings

Madrasat al-Firdaws, view to south - courtyard and arcades

Madrasat al-Firdaws, view to south – courtyard and arcades

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

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

General view of al-Jibal as-Sahiliyya (the coastal mountains) covered by forests

General view of al-Jibal as-Sahiliyya (the coastal mountains) covered by forests