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

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

Temporary title for Image 68390

Temporary title for Image 68390

View from afar to al-Mudiq Citadel

View from afar to al-Mudiq Citadel

In the Orontes valley below the village of Qalʿat al-Mudiq is situated a 16th c Khan, which has become a Museum

In the Orontes valley below the village of Qalʿat al-Mudiq is situated a 16th c Khan, which has become a Museum

The North West Tower of Damascus Citadel

The North West Tower of Damascus Citadel

Safita, The Donjon of the Templars with a chapel in the ground floor

Safita, The Donjon of the Templars with a chapel in the ground floor

Machicolations on the wall of Damascus Citadel

Machicolations on the wall of Damascus Citadel

Vaulted room in the Citadel of Damascus

Vaulted room in the Citadel of Damascus

Stonework in the Citadel of Damascus

Stonework in the Citadel of Damascus

The northern wall of the Damascus Citadel

The northern wall of the Damascus Citadel

A view from Qalʿat Shumaymis towards the surrounding plains

A view from Qalʿat Shumaymis towards the surrounding plains

The southern tower of Qal‘at Shayzar

The southern tower of Qal‘at Shayzar

A small window in the middle of a niche- upper floor, Qal‘at Shayzar

A small window in the middle of a niche- upper floor, Qal‘at Shayzar

Qalʿat al-Mudiq seen from the ruins of Afamiya

Qalʿat al-Mudiq seen from the ruins of Afamiya

Ruins of Qalʿat Maʿarrat an-Nuʿman

Ruins of Qalʿat Maʿarrat an-Nuʿman

The Citadel of Damascus from the inside, 2003

The Citadel of Damascus from the inside, 2003

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

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

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, documentation sheet of courtyard with northern Iwan

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, documentation sheet of courtyard with northern Iwan

The northern wall of the Damascus Citadel

The northern wall of the Damascus Citadel

Qal‘at Shayzar ( Citadel), An Arabic inscription on top of the citadel entrance.

Qal‘at Shayzar ( Citadel), An Arabic inscription on top of the citadel entrance.

General view of Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn

General view of Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn

Part of Qalʿat al-Qadmus

Part of Qalʿat al-Qadmus

The citadel of Damascus during the restoration in 1985

The citadel of Damascus during the restoration in 1985

View from Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn towards the Valley of the Tombs

View from Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn towards the Valley of the Tombs

Restoration works at the Citadel of Damascus

Restoration works at the Citadel of Damascus

A side of Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn

A side of Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn

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

Part of the ruins of Qalʿat Harim

Part of the ruins of Qalʿat Harim

A side from historical Qalʿat Masyaf

A side from historical Qalʿat Masyaf

An inscription on the wall of Damascus Citadel

An inscription on the wall of Damascus Citadel