Remains of ar-Raqqa Wall built of mud brick

Remains of ar-Raqqa Wall built of mud brick

Raqqa, A side of Qasr al-Banat

Raqqa, A side of Qasr al-Banat

Raqqa, The ruins of Qasr al-Banat

Raqqa, The ruins of Qasr al-Banat

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, clay decoration

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, clay decoration

Raqqa, Remains of Qasr al-Banat

Raqqa, Remains of Qasr al-Banat

Raqqa -Qasr al-Banat, clay decorations

Raqqa -Qasr al-Banat, clay decorations

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

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

Habuba Kabira, how three cantilever domes are connected (two cantilever domes are posed on a relieving arch)

Habuba Kabira, how three cantilever domes are connected (two cantilever domes are posed on a relieving arch)

Habuba Kabira, view over cantilever domes during construction

Habuba Kabira, view over cantilever domes during construction

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, Column capitel with plant motifs

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, Column capitel with plant motifs

Raqqa, a side of Qasr al-Banat

Raqqa, a side of Qasr al-Banat

Afamiya, Northern Roman baths

Afamiya, Northern Roman baths

Remains of Islamic Jaʿbar castle

Remains of Islamic Jaʿbar castle

Remains of Islamic Jaʿbar castle

Remains of Islamic Jaʿbar castle

At-Tabqa , Minaret of the Mosque at Jaʿbar Castle.

At-Tabqa , Minaret of the Mosque at Jaʿbar Castle.

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

Afamiya, Northern Roman baths

Afamiya, Northern Roman baths

Afamiya, Northern Roman baths

Afamiya, Northern Roman baths

At-Tabqa, Jaʿbar Castle, Entrance of a bastion with loopholes

At-Tabqa, Jaʿbar Castle, Entrance of a bastion with loopholes

People near the historical city Wall of Raqqa

People near the historical city Wall of Raqqa

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, star-shaped fountain in centre of the courtyard

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, star-shaped fountain in centre of the courtyard

Habuba Kabira, the new dome house has received its first plaster layer

Habuba Kabira, the new dome house has received its first plaster layer

Aerial photo of al-ʿAtiq mosque, ar-Raqqa

Aerial photo of al-ʿAtiq mosque, ar-Raqqa

Habuba Kabira, view into a plastered cantilever dome with openings and decorative layer

Habuba Kabira, view into a plastered cantilever dome with openings and decorative layer

The dome house in Taanayel: final touches

The dome house in Taanayel: final touches

Habuba Kabira, upper part of a cantilever dome construction

Habuba Kabira, upper part of a cantilever dome construction

Khusrawiyya-complex, view of the Mosque in 2010

Khusrawiyya-complex, view of the Mosque in 2010

Raqqa, al-Jamiʿ al-ʿAtiq, Remains of the southern arcade from the inside

Raqqa, al-Jamiʿ al-ʿAtiq, Remains of the southern arcade from the inside

Raqqa, the archway of Baghdad Gate

Raqqa, the archway of Baghdad Gate

Raqqa, The decorated outer facade of Baghdad Gate

Raqqa, The decorated outer facade of Baghdad Gate