Mosaic decoration in the prayer niche, Jamiʿ an-Nuri (mosque), Homs

Mosaic decoration in the prayer niche, Jamiʿ an-Nuri (mosque), Homs

Jamiʿ al-ʿAdiliyya, the prayer niche (mihrab)

Jamiʿ al-ʿAdiliyya, the prayer niche (mihrab)

Jamiʿ al-ʿAdiliyya, prayer hall's entrance - inscription documenting the date of building accomplishment

Jamiʿ al-ʿAdiliyya, prayer hall’s entrance – inscription documenting the date of building accomplishment

Jamiʿ al-ʿAdiliyya, prayer hall entrance - floral motifs decorating a column

Jamiʿ al-ʿAdiliyya, prayer hall entrance – floral motifs decorating a column

Jamiʿ al-ʿAdiliyya, entrance of the prayer hall

Jamiʿ al-ʿAdiliyya, entrance of the prayer hall

Bayt Junblat, door in the centre of southern iwan

Bayt Junblat, door in the centre of southern iwan

Bayt Junblat, the northern iwan decorated with marble and ceramic tiles

Bayt Junblat, the northern iwan decorated with marble and ceramic tiles

Hammam an-Nahhasin, the cold section (barrani)

Hammam an-Nahhasin, the cold section (barrani)

The prayer niche and the pulpit in the middle of the south wall in the prayer hall of the Great Umayyad Mosque of Aleppo

The prayer niche and the pulpit in the middle of the south wall in the prayer hall of the Great Umayyad Mosque of Aleppo

Bayt Junblat, southern iwan (the great iwan)

Bayt Junblat, southern iwan (the great iwan)

Coffehouse Aslan Dada (vanished)

Coffehouse Aslan Dada (vanished)

Raqqa, Tall Aswad, stucco

Raqqa, Tall Aswad, stucco

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

Archaeological finds from Raqqa, exhibited in the Damascus National Museum

Archaeological finds from Raqqa, exhibited in the Damascus National Museum

Coffehouse Aslan Dada (vanished)

Coffehouse Aslan Dada (vanished)

Great Mosque, prayer hall, main entrance in 2006

Great Mosque, prayer hall, main entrance in 2006

Great Mosque, prayer hall, Shrine of the Prophet Zakariya

Great Mosque, prayer hall, Shrine of the Prophet Zakariya

Khusrawiyya,detail of the ornamental paneling of the Mosque in 2008

Khusrawiyya,detail of the ornamental paneling of the Mosque in 2008

Great Mosque, prayer hall, wooden pulpit (minbar)

Great Mosque, prayer hall, wooden pulpit (minbar)

Bab Qinnasrin (city gate), exterior view of the gate from south-west

Bab Qinnasrin (city gate), exterior view of the gate from south-west

Jamiʿ al-ʿAdiliyya, muqarnas decorating a niche on the right side of the prayer hall's entrance

Jamiʿ al-ʿAdiliyya, muqarnas decorating a niche on the right side of the prayer hall’s entrance

Al-Madrasa ash-Sharafiyya, interior view of lobed dome carried by muqarnas

Al-Madrasa ash-Sharafiyya, interior view of lobed dome carried by muqarnas

Jamiʿ Aslan Dada, hall dome - squinch and muqarnas

Jamiʿ Aslan Dada, hall dome – squinch and muqarnas

Jamiʿ Aslan Dada, a marble column with a Corinthian capital decorating the prayer niche

Jamiʿ Aslan Dada, a marble column with a Corinthian capital decorating the prayer niche

Jamiʿ Aslan Dada, prayer hall (qibliyya), window above the prayer niche

Jamiʿ Aslan Dada, prayer hall (qibliyya), window above the prayer niche

Jamiʿ al-Khayr

Jamiʿ al-Khayr

Jamiʿ Aslan Dada, Corinthian marble capital decorating the prayer niche

Jamiʿ Aslan Dada, Corinthian marble capital decorating the prayer niche

Bayt Junblat, southern iwan (the great iwan)

Bayt Junblat, southern iwan (the great iwan)

Jamiʿ at-Tawashi, eastern facade

Jamiʿ at-Tawashi, eastern facade

Bayt Ajiqbash, view of the courtyard interior

Bayt Ajiqbash, view of the courtyard interior