Qal‘at Shayzar ( Citadel), An Arabic inscription.

Qal‘at Shayzar ( Citadel), An Arabic inscription.

Minaret and dome of al-Imam Ismaʿil Mosque, Salamiyya

Minaret and dome of al-Imam Ismaʿil Mosque, Salamiyya

View from south, Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn

View from south, Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn

View to northeast, Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn

View to northeast, Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn

View from Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn towards the Valley of the Tombs

View from Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn towards the Valley of the Tombs

View from the highest part of Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn towards the Valley of the Tombs

View from the highest part of Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn towards the Valley of the Tombs

Access to the Castle's interior, Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn

Access to the Castle’s interior, Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn

General view of Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn

General view of Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn

General view of Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn

General view of Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn

Al-Imam Ismaʿil Mosque, muqarnas on the dome from the inside

Al-Imam Ismaʿil Mosque, muqarnas on the dome from the inside

Jamiʿ at-Tawashi, eastern facade - window within a rectangular niche decorated with muqarnas

Jamiʿ at-Tawashi, eastern facade – window within a rectangular niche decorated with muqarnas

Courtyard of al-Jamiʿ al-Kabir showing the treasure dome and the minaret

Courtyard of al-Jamiʿ al-Kabir showing the treasure dome and the minaret

Hammam Yalbugha an-Nasiri, the cold section (barrani)

Hammam Yalbugha an-Nasiri, the cold section (barrani)

An inscription on the wall of Damascus Citadel

An inscription on the wall of Damascus Citadel

Junblat house, the southern iwan decorated with marble and tiles

Junblat house, the southern iwan decorated with marble and tiles

Madrasa al-Hallawiyya: interior view at the former Byzantine apse

Madrasa al-Hallawiyya: interior view at the former Byzantine apse

Aleppo: multi-colored facade of Mamluk-Ottoman Hammam Yalbugha an-Nasiri

Aleppo: multi-colored facade of Mamluk-Ottoman Hammam Yalbugha an-Nasiri

Noria (water wheel) axis

Noria (water wheel) axis

Part of the noria wheel

Part of the noria wheel

Jamiʿ at-Tawashi, minbar (pulpit) - inscription

Jamiʿ at-Tawashi, minbar (pulpit) – inscription

Remains of the Byzantine tower incorporated into the Umayyad complex at Qasr al-Hayr al-Gharbi (Palace)

Remains of the Byzantine tower incorporated into the Umayyad complex at Qasr al-Hayr al-Gharbi (Palace)

General view of the Umayyad Mosque shows the dome and the three minarets of the mosque

General view of the Umayyad Mosque shows the dome and the three minarets of the mosque

View from the Hotel Burj al-Fardous towards Old Damascus showing the Citadel

View from the Hotel Burj al-Fardous towards Old Damascus showing the Citadel

Arch of the remains of Qasr al-Hayr al-Gharbi (Palace)

Arch of the remains of Qasr al-Hayr al-Gharbi (Palace)

Interior view to the west showing the courtyard and the entrance of al-Bimaristan an-Nuri

Interior view to the west showing the courtyard and the entrance of al-Bimaristan an-Nuri

Remains of the Byzantine tower incorporated into the Umayyad complex at Qasr al-Hayr al-Gharbi (Palace)

Remains of the Byzantine tower incorporated into the Umayyad complex at Qasr al-Hayr al-Gharbi (Palace)

General view of Shumaymis Castle

General view of Shumaymis Castle

Part of colored and golden mosaic on the courtyard facade, Umayyad Mosque

Part of colored and golden mosaic on the courtyard facade, Umayyad Mosque

Noria (waterwheel) in Hama

Noria (waterwheel) in Hama

Arched window of perforated stucco, al-Bimaristan an-Nuri

Arched window of perforated stucco, al-Bimaristan an-Nuri