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

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

View to northeast, Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn

View to northeast, 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

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

Part of the noria wheel

Part of the noria wheel

View from Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn towards the Valley of the Tombs

View from Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn towards the Valley of the Tombs

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

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

The northern-eastern tower of Damascus Citadel

The northern-eastern tower of Damascus Citadel

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

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

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

Jamiʿ at-Tawashi, minbar (pulpit) - inscription

Jamiʿ at-Tawashi, minbar (pulpit) – inscription

al-Madrasa al-Jaqmaqiyya, Decorative details in the eastern facade

al-Madrasa al-Jaqmaqiyya, Decorative details in the eastern facade

Al-Madrasa as-Sultaniyya, the main entrance

Al-Madrasa as-Sultaniyya, the main entrance

General view of Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn

General view of Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn

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

General view of Damascus citadel from northwest

General view of Damascus citadel from northwest

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)

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)

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

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

The upper part of the entrance, as-Sinaniyya Mosque

The upper part of the entrance, as-Sinaniyya Mosque

Noria (waterwheel) in Hama

Noria (waterwheel) in Hama

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