View from Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas

View from Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas

Qunaytra, A general view shows remnants of destroyed buildings

Qunaytra, A general view shows remnants of destroyed buildings

West Syria, access to the Salah ad-Din Castle carved through two artificial crevices, 12th c.

West Syria, access to the Salah ad-Din Castle carved through two artificial crevices, 12th c.

Manbij, cemetry and new buildings in the background, view from the south

Manbij, cemetry and new buildings in the background, view from the south

al-Lajat region, ancient cistern for storing water

al-Lajat region, ancient cistern for storing water

Tall Bdiri near the Khabur: pilasters are stabilizing the walls of the houses

Tall Bdiri near the Khabur: pilasters are stabilizing the walls of the houses

Khan al-Wazir, interior facade of the khan's entrance

Khan al-Wazir, interior facade of the khan’s entrance

Aleppo: Khan al-Wazir, 17th C., interior facade

Aleppo: Khan al-Wazir, 17th C., interior facade

The Straight Street with Roman Arch and Minaret Al-'Umari

The Straight Street with Roman Arch and Minaret Al-‘Umari

Palmyra, View from hilltop towards the Valley of the tombs and the palm groves

Palmyra, View from hilltop towards the Valley of the tombs and the palm groves

Palmyra, scenery in the valley of the tombs, showing a group of tower tombs

Palmyra, scenery in the valley of the tombs, showing a group of tower tombs

Ruins of Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas on the edge of a mountain slope

Ruins of Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas on the edge of a mountain slope

Jisr ash-Shughur, Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas, a general view of the the valley around the twin castle

Jisr ash-Shughur, Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas, a general view of the the valley around the twin castle

Ruins of Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas on the edge of a mountain slope

Ruins of Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas on the edge of a mountain slope

Ruins of Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas on the edge of a mountain slope

Ruins of Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas on the edge of a mountain slope

Takiyyat ash-Shaykh Abu Bakr, the iwan facade and the courtyard

Takiyyat ash-Shaykh Abu Bakr, the iwan facade and the courtyard

Shahba, Exterior view of the Roman Theatre/ Philippopolis

Shahba, Exterior view of the Roman Theatre/ Philippopolis

Mosaic of the sea goddess "Thetys", Shahba Museum

Mosaic of the sea goddess “Thetys”, Shahba Museum

Burj Alaʾ, general view of the southern facade of the tower with its machicolations and parapets

Burj Alaʾ, general view of the southern facade of the tower with its machicolations and parapets

Busra - Birkat (pool) al-Hajj

Busra – Birkat (pool) al-Hajj

Burj al-Ghanam, general view of the tower's west-south corner

Burj al-Ghanam, general view of the tower’s west-south corner

Khan al-Wazir, northern facade and the internal facade of the khan's entrance

Khan al-Wazir, northern facade and the internal facade of the khan’s entrance

Jamiʿ ash-Shuʿaybiyya, west facade - entrance and Qastal

Jamiʿ ash-Shuʿaybiyya, west facade – entrance and Qastal

The village al-ʿAmarna, with the tall (left) and the Euphrates plain in the back

The village al-ʿAmarna, with the tall (left) and the Euphrates plain in the back

Mosaic Aphrodite and Ares, Shahba Museum

Mosaic Aphrodite and Ares, Shahba Museum

Takiyyat ash-Shaykh Abu Bakr, north facade - arcade and courtyard

Takiyyat ash-Shaykh Abu Bakr, north facade – arcade and courtyard

Mosaic of Orpheus, Shahba Museum

Mosaic of Orpheus, Shahba Museum

Shops for buying traditional utensils in Raqqa

Shops for buying traditional utensils in Raqqa

A view of an-Nuri mosque and the Kilaniyya norias (water wheels), Hama

A view of an-Nuri mosque and the Kilaniyya norias (water wheels), Hama

Jurn Kabir, Well on the shore terrace, overlooking the wide flood plain of the Euphrates, which was flooded in the Tishrin reservoir

Jurn Kabir, Well on the shore terrace, overlooking the wide flood plain of the Euphrates, which was flooded in the Tishrin reservoir