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

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)

When milking a flock of sheep in the Syrian Jazira

When milking a flock of sheep in the Syrian Jazira

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

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

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

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

Making of burghul in Yabrud during the sixties

Making of burghul in Yabrud during the sixties

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)

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 of Aleppo, prayer hall interior and Shrine of the Prophet Zechariah

Great Mosque of Aleppo, prayer hall interior and Shrine of the Prophet Zechariah

An aerial view of a water canal in the village of Shaykh Hilal

An aerial view of a water canal in the village of Shaykh Hilal

Great Mosque of Aleppo, prayer hall interior

Great Mosque of Aleppo, prayer hall interior

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

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

Agricultural fields, cow and irrigation pipe on the coast of Baniyas

Agricultural fields, cow and irrigation pipe on the coast of Baniyas

Agricultural fields and industrial complex near Baniyas

Agricultural fields and industrial complex near Baniyas

An olive grove in the Ghouta of Damascus

An olive grove in the Ghouta of Damascus

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)

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

Valley of Nahr Al-Kabir al-Shamali River

Valley of Nahr Al-Kabir al-Shamali 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.

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.

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

al-Lajat region, Basalt stone into agricultural area

al-Lajat region, Basalt stone into agricultural area

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

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

Great Mosque, Minaret

Great Mosque, Minaret

Great Mosque, prayer hall, wooden pulpit (minbar)

Great Mosque, prayer hall, wooden pulpit (minbar)

An abandoned rural noria on the Orontes river

An abandoned rural noria on the Orontes river

Ghouta of Damascus, collecting of hemp in 1970s

Ghouta of Damascus, collecting of hemp in 1970s

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

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

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

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