Courtyard of the Great Mosque, Hama

Courtyard of the Great Mosque, Hama

Bayt Ghazala, ʿajami panels decorating the northern wing ceiling in the main reception hall (qaʿa)

Bayt Ghazala, ʿajami panels decorating the northern wing ceiling in the main reception hall (qaʿa)

A view of the iwan of Dada house

A view of the iwan of Dada house

Bayt Dallal, decorated stone at the iwan stair

Bayt Dallal, decorated stone at the iwan stair

Bayt Wakil, qaʿa, front elevation of the hall's facade

Bayt Wakil, qaʿa, front elevation of the hall’s facade

Rich decorations in Bayt Shaykh Qatana before demolition

Rich decorations in Bayt Shaykh Qatana before demolition

Inscription in Arabic, Jamiʿ an-Nuri, Homs

Inscription in Arabic, Jamiʿ an-Nuri, Homs

The door of the qaʿa (guest room), Dada House

The door of the qaʿa (guest room), Dada House

Bayt Wakil, fountain of the reception hall (qaʿa)

Bayt Wakil, fountain of the reception hall (qaʿa)

Bayt Wakil, facade of the reception hall (qaʿa)

Bayt Wakil, facade of the reception hall (qaʿa)

House in Bahsita, , bevelled wall corner with a Muqarnas console

House in Bahsita, , bevelled wall corner with a Muqarnas console

Bayt Wakil, top view of the ʿataba of the reception hall (qaʿa)

Bayt Wakil, top view of the ʿataba of the reception hall (qaʿa)

Lateral iwan in the Dada House

Lateral iwan in the Dada House

Decoration of the qaʿa (guest room) in the Quwatli House

Decoration of the qaʿa (guest room) in the Quwatli House

An aerial photograph of the village of Shaykh Hilal

An aerial photograph of the village of Shaykh Hilal

Bayt Dallal, iwan - wooden decorated canopy

Bayt Dallal, iwan – wooden decorated canopy

Bayt Wakil, interior facade of the upper floor

Bayt Wakil, interior facade of the upper floor

Bayt Wakil, the iwan's canopy

Bayt Wakil, the iwan’s canopy

Bayt Ajiqbash, wooden decorated (ʿajami) ceiling in the iwan

Bayt Ajiqbash, wooden decorated (ʿajami) ceiling in the iwan

Bayt Ajiqbash, Ground floor plan

Bayt Ajiqbash, Ground floor plan

Bayt Ajiqbash, the splendid decorated iwan

Bayt Ajiqbash, the splendid decorated iwan

Bayt Ajiqbash, traditional furniture in the guest room (qaʿa)

Bayt Ajiqbash, traditional furniture in the guest room (qaʿa)

Bayt Dallal, decorated stone above a gate

Bayt Dallal, decorated stone above a gate

Bayt Dallal, ʿajami ceiling of a qaʿa (hall)

Bayt Dallal, ʿajami ceiling of a qaʿa (hall)

Bayt Dallal, geometrical floor design in front of the iwan

Bayt Dallal, geometrical floor design in front of the iwan

The ceiling of the guest room (qaʿa), al-Quwatli House

The ceiling of the guest room (qaʿa), al-Quwatli House

Bayt Wakil, iwan

Bayt Wakil, iwan

Bayt Ghazala, eastern facade - red hall (qaʿa)

Bayt Ghazala, eastern facade – red hall (qaʿa)

Bayt Wakil, dome of the reception hall (qaʿa) from the inside

Bayt Wakil, dome of the reception hall (qaʿa) from the inside

Bayt Ghazala, ʿajami panels decorating the southern wing ceiling in the main reception hall (qaʿa)

Bayt Ghazala, ʿajami panels decorating the southern wing ceiling in the main reception hall (qaʿa)