Monastery of St Simeon Stylites, view the west basilica

Monastery of St Simeon Stylites, view the west basilica

A room cladded with ‘Ajami decoration in a Damascene house

A room cladded with ‘Ajami decoration in a Damascene house

‘Ajami decoration in Bayt Nabulusi in Damascus

‘Ajami decoration in Bayt Nabulusi in Damascus

Busra, Hammam Manjak, north wing with hot water reservoir during the restoration

Busra, Hammam Manjak, north wing with hot water reservoir during the restoration

Khan al-Wazir, main entrance and the sabil

Khan al-Wazir, main entrance and the sabil

Jamiʿ ash-Shuʿaybiyya, upper part of the entrance - a cornice with floral motifs and a Qur'anic text in Kufic script

Jamiʿ ash-Shuʿaybiyya, upper part of the entrance – a cornice with floral motifs and a Qur’anic text in Kufic script

Bab al-Maqam in Aleppo, general view

Bab al-Maqam in Aleppo, general view

Busra, remains of the Byzantine Cathedral

Busra, remains of the Byzantine Cathedral

Busra, the western wall and the apse are the remains of the Byzantine Cathedral built in the 6th century

Busra, the western wall and the apse are the remains of the Byzantine Cathedral built in the 6th century

Busra, a view into the Roman theater (3rd c), which was in Islamic times converted into a fortress

Busra, a view into the Roman theater (3rd c), which was in Islamic times converted into a fortress

The barrani (frigidarium) section of Hammam Manjak, Busra

The barrani (frigidarium) section of Hammam Manjak, Busra

The main arch and the integrated columns of the Nabataean gate in Busra

The main arch and the integrated columns of the Nabataean gate in Busra

The courtyard of al-Jami‘ al-ʿUmari in Busra

The courtyard of al-Jami‘ al-ʿUmari in Busra

Telegraph column, Sahat (square) al-Marja

Telegraph column, Sahat (square) al-Marja

‘Ajami decoration in Qasr al-‘Azm, Damascus

‘Ajami decoration in Qasr al-‘Azm, Damascus

The courtyard of at-Takiyya as-Sulaymaniyya with a water fountain

The courtyard of at-Takiyya as-Sulaymaniyya with a water fountain

Tall al-Biʿa at the confluence of Euphrates and Balikh rivers

Tall al-Biʿa at the confluence of Euphrates and Balikh rivers

Pavilion, Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi

Pavilion, Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi

General view of the small palace of Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi

General view of the small palace of Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi

Pavilion on the left of the Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi gate

Pavilion on the left of the Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi gate

A row of Byzantine columns, Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi

A row of Byzantine columns, Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, decorations at the top of tower gate

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, decorations at the top of tower gate

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, upper part of one of the towers, flanking the gate

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, upper part of one of the towers, flanking the gate

‘Ajami decoration in Qasr al-‘Azm, Damascus

‘Ajami decoration in Qasr al-‘Azm, Damascus

‘ataba ceiling in the main courtyard, north wing of the Qasr al-‘Azm in Damascus, today known as the "Bride´s Room"

‘ataba ceiling in the main courtyard, north wing of the Qasr al-‘Azm in Damascus, today known as the “Bride´s Room”

A room cladded with ‘Ajami decoration in a Damascene house

A room cladded with ‘Ajami decoration in a Damascene house

Volcanic stones and behind it the Khubra lake, Jabal Says

Volcanic stones and behind it the Khubra lake, Jabal Says

The towers of the outer wall of Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi

The towers of the outer wall of Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi

Drawings at the entrance Qasr al-Hayr ash-Sharqi

Drawings at the entrance Qasr al-Hayr ash-Sharqi

A part of at-Takiyya as-Sulaymaniyya, showing a vaulted arcade and the two minarets of the mosque

A part of at-Takiyya as-Sulaymaniyya, showing a vaulted arcade and the two minarets of the mosque