An alley in Halbun town

An alley in Halbun town

Al-Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, entrance - Zengid inscription in Naskhi script

Al-Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, entrance – Zengid inscription in Naskhi script

General view of the Orontes valley in the 1960s

General view of the Orontes valley in the 1960s

View of the Orontes River with forested river banks

View of the Orontes River with forested river banks

Entrance gate to the city of Ugarit

Entrance gate to the city of Ugarit

View of Orontes valley

View of Orontes valley

Mari (Tall Hariri), a side of the architectural remains

Mari (Tall Hariri), a side of the architectural remains

Afamiya, remains of the colonnaded street (Cardo Maximus)

Afamiya, remains of the colonnaded street (Cardo Maximus)

Al-Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, entrance - Zengid inscription in Naskhi script

Al-Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, entrance – Zengid inscription in Naskhi script

Al-Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, entrance - Ottoman inscription above the gateway

Al-Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, entrance – Ottoman inscription above the gateway

Main entrance of Qasr al-Hayr ash-Sharqi

Main entrance of Qasr al-Hayr ash-Sharqi

Al-Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, the main entrance

Al-Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, the main entrance

Al-Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, courtyard - southern facade

Al-Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, courtyard – southern facade

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)

Al-Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, courtyard, portico and basin

Al-Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, courtyard, portico and basin

Al-Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, entrance of the prayer hall

Al-Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, entrance of the prayer hall

Al-Asad artificial lake, view to the Tabqa dam

Al-Asad artificial lake, view to the Tabqa dam

Exterior view of the dome of Salah ad-Din al-Ayyubi Mausoleum, Damascus

Exterior view of the dome of Salah ad-Din al-Ayyubi Mausoleum, Damascus

Husn Sulayman, Temple of Zeus Baetocaece, inner face of the North Gate

Husn Sulayman, Temple of Zeus Baetocaece, inner face of the North Gate

View of the Orontes valley at low water

View of the Orontes valley at low water

Remains of arches, Qasr al-Hayr ash-Sharqi

Remains of arches, Qasr al-Hayr ash-Sharqi

A shepherd with his herd on the arch bridge which leads to Shayzar Castle

A shepherd with his herd on the arch bridge which leads to Shayzar Castle

Signboard of Afqa bath in Palmyra

Signboard of Afqa bath in Palmyra

A view of the Mediterranean coast, in the back is the industrial sector, Baniyas

A view of the Mediterranean coast, in the back is the industrial sector, Baniyas

Irrigation canal near Baniyas

Irrigation canal near Baniyas

A shepherd-boy with his herd, on the edge of al-Ghab Plain

A shepherd-boy with his herd, on the edge of al-Ghab Plain

Grazing sheep on the edge of al-Ghab Plain

Grazing sheep on the edge of al-Ghab Plain

General view over al-Ghab Plain

General view over al-Ghab Plain

Transporting sugar beets in al-Ghab Plain

Transporting sugar beets in al-Ghab Plain

Artificial irrigation, al-Ghab Plain

Artificial irrigation, al-Ghab Plain