View from the portico towards the entrance of dome hall, al-ʿAzm Palace

View from the portico towards the entrance of dome hall, al-ʿAzm Palace

Transporting sugar beets in al-Ghab Plain

Transporting sugar beets in al-Ghab Plain

Baalshamin Temple (2nd c AD), view from north west

Baalshamin Temple (2nd c AD), view from north west

Baalshamin Temple, view from east

Baalshamin Temple, view from east

Baalshamin Temple, general view from southeast, Qalat Ibn Maan in background

Baalshamin Temple, general view from southeast, Qalat Ibn Maan in background

General view of Baalshamin Temple from the east

General view of Baalshamin Temple from the east

Muqarnas inside the Kahf Castle, ash-Shaykh Badr, Tartus Region

Muqarnas inside the Kahf Castle, ash-Shaykh Badr, Tartus Region

Tartus, ash-Shaykh Badr, Arched niche in al-Kahf Castle

Tartus, ash-Shaykh Badr, Arched niche in al-Kahf Castle

Tartus, ash-Shaykh Badr, Inscription in al-Kahf Castle

Tartus, ash-Shaykh Badr, Inscription in al-Kahf Castle

Tartus, ash-Shaykh Badr, Entrance gate to al-Kahf castle

Tartus, ash-Shaykh Badr, Entrance gate to al-Kahf castle

View towards Qalʿat al-Qadmus (al-Qadmus Citadel)

View towards Qalʿat al-Qadmus (al-Qadmus Citadel)

Qalʿat al-Qadmus (al-Qadmus Castle), Inscription

Qalʿat al-Qadmus (al-Qadmus Castle), Inscription

Qalʿat al-Qadmus (al-Qadmus Castle), The mosque of Hasan Jalal ad-Din

Qalʿat al-Qadmus (al-Qadmus Castle), The mosque of Hasan Jalal ad-Din

Interior view of Qadmus Castle

Interior view of Qadmus Castle

A village with reed thatched roofed houses in al-Ghab Plain

A village with reed thatched roofed houses in al-Ghab Plain

al-Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, northern facade - marble plaque dated 1315 AH and sealed by the Sultan ʿAbd al-Hamid Khan (Tughra)

al-Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, northern facade – marble plaque dated 1315 AH and sealed by the Sultan ʿAbd al-Hamid Khan (Tughra)

General view of Euphrates valley at Dayr az-Zawr countryside

General view of Euphrates valley at Dayr az-Zawr countryside

Qalʿat (castle) al-Qadmus, inscription

Qalʿat (castle) al-Qadmus, inscription

View to the Qalamun Mountains from Halbun

View to the Qalamun Mountains from Halbun

Shahba, Women in traditional dresses doing the laundry

Shahba, Women in traditional dresses doing the laundry

Summerrestaurant in Bludan

Summerrestaurant in Bludan

The suspension bridge over the Euphrates in Dayr az-Zawr

The suspension bridge over the Euphrates in Dayr az-Zawr

View of the town of Halbun in the 1960s with gardens

View of the town of Halbun in the 1960s with gardens

An alley in Halbun

An alley in Halbun

An alley in Halbun town

An alley in Halbun town

Covered small alley in Halbun with traditional houses

Covered small alley in Halbun with traditional houses

Bludan houses overlooking the Zabadani plain

Bludan houses overlooking the Zabadani plain

Traditional houses in Halbun

Traditional houses in Halbun

Maʿlula, traditional hillside houses with galleries during the 1960s

Maʿlula, traditional hillside houses with galleries during the 1960s

Maʿlula, traditional hillside houses with galleries opening to the valley during the 1960s

Maʿlula, traditional hillside houses with galleries opening to the valley during the 1960s