Chest of drawers in traditional inlay technique with mother of pearl in an old house in Maʿlula

Chest of drawers in traditional inlay technique with mother of pearl in an old house in Maʿlula

Bayt Dallal, iwan with a wooden canopy

Bayt Dallal, iwan with a wooden canopy

As-Safira area in Aleppo province - clay dome houses

As-Safira area in Aleppo province – clay dome houses

Kafr Halab village, clay dome houses

Kafr Halab village, clay dome houses

Yabrud: shops with residential houses on the first floor, houses probably from the beginning of the 20th century

Yabrud: shops with residential houses on the first floor, houses probably from the beginning of the 20th century

Ghab plain: thatched mud houses, 1963

Ghab plain: thatched mud houses, 1963

in the Ghab plain: thatched mud houses, 1963

in the Ghab plain: thatched mud houses, 1963

General view of the village of Shaykh Hilal

General view of the village of Shaykh Hilal

Bayt Wakil, iwan - decoration above a room's door

Bayt Wakil, iwan – decoration above a room’s door

Bayt Wakil, courtyard and fountain

Bayt Wakil, courtyard and fountain

Nahiyat Tall Tamir, The flattened dome roofs have just received new plastering.

Nahiyat Tall Tamir, The flattened dome roofs have just received new plastering.

Deserted houses in Jabal al-Hus south of Aleppo

Deserted houses in Jabal al-Hus south of Aleppo

Temporary title for Image 91128

Temporary title for Image 91128

Bayt Wakil, reception hall - western wing

Bayt Wakil, reception hall – western wing

Bayt Dallal, courtyard view from the iwan

Bayt Dallal, courtyard view from the iwan

Bayt al Haj Musa (cad. no. VII 2060 and 2056)/ Reduced ground plan with ruler

Bayt al Haj Musa (cad. no. VII 2060 and 2056)/ Reduced ground plan with ruler

Bayt Wakil, iwan

Bayt Wakil, iwan

Bayt Wakil, iwan

Bayt Wakil, iwan

Bayt Wakil, interior facade of the upper floor

Bayt Wakil, interior facade of the upper floor

Nahiyat Tall Tamir, Very well preserved domed rooms of a farmstead in an Assyrian village

Nahiyat Tall Tamir, Very well preserved domed rooms of a farmstead in an Assyrian village

Nahiyat Tall Tamir, Today empty domed houses in an Assyrian village seen from the street side

Nahiyat Tall Tamir, Today empty domed houses in an Assyrian village seen from the street side

Bayt Wakil, the iwan's canopy

Bayt Wakil, the iwan’s canopy

Bayt Wakil, iwan - decoration above a room's door

Bayt Wakil, iwan – decoration above a room’s door

Bayt Wakil, iwan

Bayt Wakil, iwan

Bayt Wakil, facade of the reception hall

Bayt Wakil, facade of the reception hall

Bayt Ajiqbash, Ground floor plan

Bayt Ajiqbash, Ground floor plan

Bayt Dallal, iwan - wooden decorated canopy

Bayt Dallal, iwan – wooden decorated canopy

Bayt Ajiqbash, wooden decorated (ʿajami) ceiling in the iwan

Bayt Ajiqbash, wooden decorated (ʿajami) ceiling in the iwan

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)

Dome under maintenance in the village of Shaykh Hilal

Dome under maintenance in the village of Shaykh Hilal