Fresco from Dura Europos, 3rd c. National Museum, Damascus

Fresco from Dura Europos, 3rd c. National Museum, 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

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

Main entrance of Qasr al-Hayr ash-Sharqi

Main entrance of Qasr al-Hayr ash-Sharqi

View of the Orontes valley at low water

View of the Orontes valley at low water

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

Tartus, museum in former cathedral, view at western facade

Tartus, museum in former cathedral, view at western facade

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

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

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

Vegetation with rocks in the coastal mountains

Vegetation with rocks in the coastal mountains

West Syria, access to the Salah ad-Din Castle carved through two artificial crevices, 12th c.

West Syria, access to the Salah ad-Din Castle carved through two artificial crevices, 12th c.

Kafr Halab village, clay dome houses

Kafr Halab village, clay dome houses

Aerial photograph of Jibal Lubnan ash-Sharqiyya (Anti-Lebanon Mountains) with Barada valley

Aerial photograph of Jibal Lubnan ash-Sharqiyya (Anti-Lebanon Mountains) with Barada valley

Upper Barada valley in Jibal Lubnan ash-Sharqiyya (Anti-Lebanon Mountains)

Upper Barada valley in Jibal Lubnan ash-Sharqiyya (Anti-Lebanon Mountains)

Agriculture at the foot of Jibal Lubnan ash-Sharqiyya (Anti-Lebanon Mountains)

Agriculture at the foot of Jibal Lubnan ash-Sharqiyya (Anti-Lebanon Mountains)

Terrasses cultivation in the Coastal Mountains (al-Jibal as-Sahiliyya)

Terrasses cultivation in the Coastal Mountains (al-Jibal as-Sahiliyya)

A village on the foothills of the coastal mountains (al-Jibal as-Sahiliyya)

A village on the foothills of the coastal mountains (al-Jibal as-Sahiliyya)

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

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

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

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

General view of al-Jibal as-Sahiliyya (the coastal mountains) covered by forests

General view of al-Jibal as-Sahiliyya (the coastal mountains) covered by forests

General view of Krak des Chevaliers in an-Nasara valley area

General view of Krak des Chevaliers in an-Nasara valley area

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

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

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

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

General view of the Mediterranean coast near Baniyas

General view of the Mediterranean coast near Baniyas

Near Tall Abyad, view of ʿAyn al-ʿArus lake

Near Tall Abyad, view of ʿAyn al-ʿArus lake