Tall Bdiri, A simple opening in a clay brick wall with clay plaster - probably in a stable

Tall Bdiri, A simple opening in a clay brick wall with clay plaster – probably in a stable

A favissa or ritual pits east of Ishtar temple, Tall Mardikh (Ebla)

A favissa or ritual pits east of Ishtar temple, Tall Mardikh (Ebla)

The northern entrance of the historical city of Dura Europos (Qalʿat as-Salihiyya), end of 4th century BC

The northern entrance of the historical city of Dura Europos (Qalʿat as-Salihiyya), end of 4th century BC

Protection of archaeological site of Mari (Tall al-Hariri) with temporary coverage

Protection of archaeological site of Mari (Tall al-Hariri) with temporary coverage

Raqqa, Northeast Complex

Raqqa, Northeast Complex

Raqqa - excavations of the site "East of Raqqa" - Eastern Palace

Raqqa – excavations of the site “East of Raqqa” – Eastern Palace

A part of architectural remains in Tall Mardikh (Ebla)

A part of architectural remains in Tall Mardikh (Ebla)

A side of architectural remains in Tall Mardikh (Ebla)

A side of architectural remains in Tall Mardikh (Ebla)

Stone coffins in the southern Palace, Ebla (Tall Mardikh)

Stone coffins in the southern Palace, Ebla (Tall Mardikh)

Raqqa, Western Palace, aerial view of excavation site

Raqqa, Western Palace, aerial view of excavation site

Hammam Bahram Basha, the dome of the inner part (juwwani)

Hammam Bahram Basha, the dome of the inner part (juwwani)

The general structure of the example dome house in Taanayel (Libanon) before the end of the construction process

The general structure of the example dome house in Taanayel (Libanon) before the end of the construction process

In a small village on the Khabur: foreign visitors are welcomed

In a small village on the Khabur: foreign visitors are welcomed

View into a room in Palace G, Ebla (Tall Mardikh)

View into a room in Palace G, Ebla (Tall Mardikh)

Ghuta of Damascus, an alley in one of the villages

Ghuta of Damascus, an alley in one of the villages

A view of Royal Palace G, Tall Mardikh (Ebla)

A view of Royal Palace G, Tall Mardikh (Ebla)

A staircase was leading up to upper floor at Royal Palace G, Ebla (Tall Mardikh)

A staircase was leading up to upper floor at Royal Palace G, Ebla (Tall Mardikh)

A side of excavated building in Tall Mardikh (Ebla)

A side of excavated building in Tall Mardikh (Ebla)

Building the walls of the example dome house in Taanayel (Libanon)

Building the walls of the example dome house in Taanayel (Libanon)

A small pathway in the Ghuta of Damascus

A small pathway in the Ghuta of Damascus

A part from the ruins of Ebla (Tall Mardikh)

A part from the ruins of Ebla (Tall Mardikh)

Village on western shore of Jabbul-Lake, dome houses with stone inlay on the top

Village on western shore of Jabbul-Lake, dome houses with stone inlay on the top

Tall Aswad near Raqqa, view to an outbuilding of a farmstead

Tall Aswad near Raqqa, view to an outbuilding of a farmstead

Ruin of a double room house in the village Qalʿat Najm

Ruin of a double room house in the village Qalʿat Najm

On the western shore of Jabbul salt lake, triangle door of a kitchen as a domed room

On the western shore of Jabbul salt lake, triangle door of a kitchen as a domed room

Near Safira, upper opening in a dome , used to fill in straw or chaff

Near Safira, upper opening in a dome , used to fill in straw or chaff

Habuba Kabira, preparation of the clay mass for the production of clay bricks

Habuba Kabira, preparation of the clay mass for the production of clay bricks

A small pathway in the Ghuta of Damascus

A small pathway in the Ghuta of Damascus

Jurn Kabir, a rural house, where each room has its own door opening on the courtyard

Jurn Kabir, a rural house, where each room has its own door opening on the courtyard

Habuba Kabira, building a cantilever dome house - in the foreground clay bricks, which are to be used soon

Habuba Kabira, building a cantilever dome house – in the foreground clay bricks, which are to be used soon