Mosque, interior view with mihrab and minbar.

Mosque, interior view with mihrab and minbar.

Great Mosque, top of the minaret

Great Mosque, top of the minaret

Great Mosque, prayer hall, main entrance in 2006

Great Mosque, prayer hall, main entrance in 2006

Great Mosque, prayer hall, Shrine of the Prophet Zakariya

Great Mosque, prayer hall, Shrine of the Prophet Zakariya

Great Mosque, Minaret

Great Mosque, Minaret

Great Mosque, prayer hall, wooden pulpit (minbar)

Great Mosque, prayer hall, wooden pulpit (minbar)

Aleppo Great Mosque, courtyard general view towards north west

Aleppo Great Mosque, courtyard general view towards north west

A general view of the Krak de Chevaliers at the sunset

A general view of the Krak de Chevaliers at the sunset

Palm groves

Palm groves

A photo showing tomb towers, part of modern city and the oasis

A photo showing tomb towers, part of modern city and the oasis

Tartus, Qalʿat al-Marqab, Crusader castle, a courtyard in the castle.

Tartus, Qalʿat al-Marqab, Crusader castle, a courtyard in the castle.

Tartus, Qalʿat al-Marqab, Crusader castle, general view from the Castle.

Tartus, Qalʿat al-Marqab, Crusader castle, general view from the Castle.

Aleppo Great Mosque, minaret, foundation inscriptions on the base

Aleppo Great Mosque, minaret, foundation inscriptions on the base

at-Tabqa, Jaʿbar Castle, polygonal tower.

at-Tabqa, Jaʿbar Castle, polygonal tower.

Tall Brak (Nagar), ruins of Naram-Sin Palace, 3rd millennuim BC. [Original photo name: naram sin palace2]

Tall Brak (Nagar), ruins of Naram-Sin Palace, 3rd millennuim BC. [Original photo name: naram sin palace2]

Hammam an-Nahhasin, the cold section (barrani)

Hammam an-Nahhasin, the cold section (barrani)

Tall Brak (Nagar), ruins of Naram-Sin Palace, 3rd millennuim BC. [Original photo name: naram sin palace2]

Tall Brak (Nagar), ruins of Naram-Sin Palace, 3rd millennuim BC. [Original photo name: naram sin palace2]

Tall Brak, general view of the main mound

Tall Brak, general view of the main mound

The cella of Bel Temple, 1st c. AD

The cella of Bel Temple, 1st c. AD

Monolith ceiling of the south Thalamos in the cella, Temple of Bel

Monolith ceiling of the south Thalamos in the cella, Temple of Bel

East and south side of the cella of Bel Temple

East and south side of the cella of Bel Temple

Raqqa, Exterior view of the Raqqa Museum

Raqqa, Exterior view of the Raqqa Museum

View to the Proscenium of Palmyra Theater, 2nd c. AD

View to the Proscenium of Palmyra Theater, 2nd c. AD

Exterior view of ad-Daydariyya cave

Exterior view of ad-Daydariyya cave

Hammam an-Nahhasin, the warm section (wastani)

Hammam an-Nahhasin, the warm section (wastani)

A side of Palmyra Theater, 2nd c. AD

A side of Palmyra Theater, 2nd c. AD

Raqqa -Qasr al-Banat, clay decorations

Raqqa -Qasr al-Banat, clay decorations

Raqqa, Qasr (Palace) al-Banat, an octagonal basin in the centre of the courtyard

Raqqa, Qasr (Palace) al-Banat, an octagonal basin in the centre of the courtyard

The minaret of Great Mosque of Raqqa-Rafiqa, 8th/12th C.

The minaret of Great Mosque of Raqqa-Rafiqa, 8th/12th C.

at-Tabqa, Jaʿbar Castle, Towers of western walls

at-Tabqa, Jaʿbar Castle, Towers of western walls