Agriculture on a mountain slope in Jabal al-ʿArab

Agriculture on a mountain slope in Jabal al-ʿArab

Yabrud: making Burghul, in background a wall in a special pisé-technique

Yabrud: making Burghul, in background a wall in a special pisé-technique

Making of burghul in Yabrud during the sixties

Making of burghul in Yabrud during the sixties

When milking a flock of sheep in the Syrian Jazira

When milking a flock of sheep in the Syrian Jazira

Rural life in Qalamun mountains (Antilibanon): peasants returning home from grape harvest

Rural life in Qalamun mountains (Antilibanon): peasants returning home from grape harvest

al-Lajat region, Basalt stone into agricultural area

al-Lajat region, Basalt stone into agricultural area

View of the Barada Valley in the 1960s

View of the Barada Valley in the 1960s

Natural view near the village of ʿArna on Jabal ash-Shaykh

Natural view near the village of ʿArna on Jabal ash-Shaykh

View of the city of Yabrud adjacent to agricultural fields

View of the city of Yabrud adjacent to agricultural fields

A view of the Orontes river near Darkush

A view of the Orontes river near Darkush

Great Mosque, prayer hall, wooden pulpit (minbar)

Great Mosque, prayer hall, wooden pulpit (minbar)

Raʾs al-ʿAyn, Piles of wheat before its package in bags

Raʾs al-ʿAyn, Piles of wheat before its package in bags

The traditional way of filling and weighing the wool, Raʾs al-ʿAyn

The traditional way of filling and weighing the wool, Raʾs al-ʿAyn

General view of the Orontes valley in the 1960s

General view of the Orontes valley in the 1960s

Palm trees in Palmyra oasis

Palm trees in Palmyra oasis

Irrigation fields of ʿAyn at-Tina in Qalamun (mountainous region in southwest Syria)

Irrigation fields of ʿAyn at-Tina in Qalamun (mountainous region in southwest Syria)

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

Kirkbiza in the Dead Cities: A farmer ploughing his field with a metal plough, pulled by a mule and an ox.

Kirkbiza in the Dead Cities: A farmer ploughing his field with a metal plough, pulled by a mule and an ox.

Upper Barada valley in Jibal Lubnan ash-Sharqiyya (Anti-Lebanon Mountains)

Upper Barada valley in Jibal Lubnan ash-Sharqiyya (Anti-Lebanon Mountains)

Valley of Nahr Al-Kabir al-Shamali River

Valley of Nahr Al-Kabir al-Shamali River

Euphrates plain near the mouth of the Sajur, limestone massif on the south side ((before the flooding of lake Tishrin)

Euphrates plain near the mouth of the Sajur, limestone massif on the south side ((before the flooding of lake Tishrin)

Aerial photograph of Jibal Lubnan ash-Sharqiyya (Anti-Lebanon Mountains) with Barada valley

Aerial photograph of Jibal Lubnan ash-Sharqiyya (Anti-Lebanon Mountains) with Barada valley

Dead Cities, Kirkbiza: A team of mule and oxen pulling a metal plough.

Dead Cities, Kirkbiza: A team of mule and oxen pulling a metal plough.

Irrigation fields of ʿAyn at-Tina in Qalamun (mountainous region in southwest Syria)

Irrigation fields of ʿAyn at-Tina in Qalamun (mountainous region in southwest Syria)

Sahl Hawran (Hawran Plain), The traditional operation of threshing wheat

Sahl Hawran (Hawran Plain), The traditional operation of threshing wheat

Threshing in Sahl Hawran (Hawran Plain): farmers are separating wheat from chaff

Threshing in Sahl Hawran (Hawran Plain): farmers are separating wheat from chaff

Gallery

Diversity of vegetation and protruding rocks in the Syrian coastal mountains (al-Jibal as-Sahiliyya)

Diversity of vegetation and protruding rocks in the Syrian coastal mountains (al-Jibal as-Sahiliyya)

Great Mosque, Minaret

Great Mosque, Minaret

An olive grove in the Ghouta of Damascus

An olive grove in the Ghouta of Damascus