Raqqa, "East of Raqqa" site - Western Palace, vegetable stucco ornaments

Raqqa, “East of Raqqa” site – Western Palace, vegetable stucco ornaments

Corinthian capital of a pillar, Agora

Corinthian capital of a pillar, Agora

Jamiʿ al-Mihmandar, prayer hall entrance

Jamiʿ al-Mihmandar, prayer hall entrance

Jamiʿ al-Mihmandar, lower part of the minaret

Jamiʿ al-Mihmandar, lower part of the minaret

Qasr al-ʿAzm, decorative niche in the dome hall

Qasr al-ʿAzm, decorative niche in the dome hall

Part of Qaws Hadrian (Arch of Triumph) from the inside

Part of Qaws Hadrian (Arch of Triumph) from the inside

The handles of the main door of al-Madrasa az-Zahiriyya

The handles of the main door of al-Madrasa az-Zahiriyya

Hiraqla victory monument: reliefed fragments

Hiraqla victory monument: reliefed fragments

The upper part and keystones of the apse, Basilica of Qalb Lawza

The upper part and keystones of the apse, Basilica of Qalb Lawza

View to the proscenium and scaenae frons of Palmyra Theater

View to the proscenium and scaenae frons of Palmyra Theater

Arch of Triumph (Qaws Hadrian) from the inside

Arch of Triumph (Qaws Hadrian) from the inside

Maronite Cathedral, the altar

Maronite Cathedral, the altar

Maronite Cathedral, the sanctuary

Maronite Cathedral, the sanctuary

Maronite Cathedral, one of the cathedral pointed towers

Maronite Cathedral, one of the cathedral pointed towers

Salah ad-Din castle, the upper part of the mosque entrance, lobed arch with muqarnas

Salah ad-Din castle, the upper part of the mosque entrance, lobed arch with muqarnas

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, decorations at the top of tower gate

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, decorations at the top of tower gate

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, upper part of one of the towers, flanking the gate

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, upper part of one of the towers, flanking the gate

Raqqa, Tall Aswad, stucco

Raqqa, Tall Aswad, stucco

Hammam an-Nahhasin, the cold section (barrani)

Hammam an-Nahhasin, the cold section (barrani)

Archaeological finds from Raqqa, exhibited in the Damascus National Museum

Archaeological finds from Raqqa, exhibited in the Damascus National Museum

Waqf of Ibshir Mustafa Pasha, Coffeehouse, exterior facade

Waqf of Ibshir Mustafa Pasha, Coffeehouse, exterior facade

Coffehouse Aslan Dada (vanished)

Coffehouse Aslan Dada (vanished)

Damascus, an Arabic inscription on the gateway top of Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm

Damascus, an Arabic inscription on the gateway top of Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm

Maronite Cathedral, main entrance

Maronite Cathedral, main entrance

Damascus, Muqarnas above the gate of Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm

Damascus, Muqarnas above the gate of Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, an arcade topped by a cross vault

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, an arcade topped by a cross vault

As-Sabuniyya Mosque, the main facade with muqarnas and rich decorations

As-Sabuniyya Mosque, the main facade with muqarnas and rich decorations

Bayt Junblat, door in the centre of southern iwan

Bayt Junblat, door in the centre of southern iwan

The façade of al-Hayr al-Gharbi Palace, National Museum of Damascus

The façade of al-Hayr al-Gharbi Palace, National Museum of Damascus

Jamiʿ al-ʿAdiliyya, prayer hall's entrance - muqarnas details

Jamiʿ al-ʿAdiliyya, prayer hall’s entrance – muqarnas details