Bayt Wakil (Aleppo-Zimmer), the middle part of the room

Bayt Wakil (Aleppo-Zimmer), the middle part of the room

View of the Orontes valley at low water

View of the Orontes valley at low water

Safita, view from the Qal'a on at-Tall quarter

Safita, view from the Qal’a on at-Tall quarter

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

Afamiya, the Ottoman Khan below Qalʿat al-Mudiq (al-Madiq castle)

Afamiya, the Ottoman Khan below Qalʿat al-Mudiq (al-Madiq castle)

Raʾs al-ʿAyn, Piles of wheat before its package in bags

Raʾs al-ʿAyn, Piles of wheat before its package in bags

The traditional way of filling and weighing the wool, Raʾs al-ʿAyn

The traditional way of filling and weighing the wool, Raʾs al-ʿAyn

A view into the main road of Raʾs al-ʿAyn

A view into the main road of Raʾs al-ʿAyn

An artificial canal in Raʾs al-ʿAyn

An artificial canal in Raʾs al-ʿAyn

Salkhad, Archaeological remains in a vineyard

Salkhad, Archaeological remains in a vineyard

Remains of arches, Qasr al-Hayr ash-Sharqi

Remains of arches, Qasr al-Hayr ash-Sharqi

Al-Asad artificial lake, view to the Tabqa dam

Al-Asad artificial lake, view to the Tabqa dam

Near Tall Abyad, view of ʿAyn al-ʿArus lake

Near Tall Abyad, view of ʿAyn al-ʿArus lake

General view of the Orontes valley in the 1960s

General view of the Orontes valley in the 1960s

View of the Orontes River with rapids

View of the Orontes River with rapids

View of the Orontes River with forested river banks

View of the Orontes River with forested river banks

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 - Zengid inscription in Naskhi script

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

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

View to the south-east of ʿAyn al-ʿArus lake

View to the south-east of ʿAyn al-ʿArus lake

Spolia of crowns of columns for decorating a courtyard, ʿAyn al-ʿArus

Spolia of crowns of columns for decorating a courtyard, ʿAyn al-ʿArus

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

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

Palm trees in Palmyra oasis

Palm trees in Palmyra oasis

View on the Euphrates river from Dura Europos

View on the Euphrates river from Dura Europos

General view of Baalshamin Temple, 2nd century AD

General view of Baalshamin Temple, 2nd century AD

General view of Ibn Maʿn Castle

General view of Ibn Maʿn Castle