Jisr ash-Shughur, Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas, a twin crusader castle, stone arches

Jisr ash-Shughur, Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas, a twin crusader castle, stone arches

Great Mosque, Minaret

Great Mosque, Minaret

Jisr ash-Shughur, Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas, a general view of the the valley around the twin castle

Jisr ash-Shughur, Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas, a general view of the the valley around the twin castle

Raqqa, Exterior view of the Raqqa Museum

Raqqa, Exterior view of the Raqqa Museum

Aleppo Great Mosque, courtyard general view towards north west

Aleppo Great Mosque, courtyard general view towards north west

Aleppo Great Mosque, minaret, foundation inscriptions on the base

Aleppo Great Mosque, minaret, foundation inscriptions on the base

Great Mosque, top of the minaret

Great Mosque, top of the minaret

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

Jisr ash-Shughur, Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas, a twin crusader castle, Arabic inscription

Jisr ash-Shughur, Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas, a twin crusader castle, Arabic inscription

A photo showing tomb towers, part of modern city and the oasis

A photo showing tomb towers, part of modern city and the oasis

Monolith ceiling of the south Thalamos in the cella, Temple of Bel

Monolith ceiling of the south Thalamos in the cella, Temple of Bel

East and south side of the cella of Bel Temple

East and south side of the cella of Bel Temple

A view from Jabal ʿAruda toward the plain of Manbij

A view from Jabal ʿAruda toward the plain of Manbij

View to Jabal ʿAruda on the right bank of the Euphrates

View to Jabal ʿAruda on the right bank of the Euphrates

Jabal ʿAruda on the right bank of the Euphrates

Jabal ʿAruda on the right bank of the Euphrates

Fishing in the Euphrates, Jabal ʿAruda

Fishing in the Euphrates, Jabal ʿAruda

A view towards the Euphrates, Jabal ʿAruda

A view towards the Euphrates, Jabal ʿAruda

Tall Brak (Nagar), ruins of Naram-Sin Palace, 3rd millennuim BC. [Original photo name: naram sin palace2]

Tall Brak (Nagar), ruins of Naram-Sin Palace, 3rd millennuim BC. [Original photo name: naram sin palace2]

Excavation work inside ad-Daydariyya cave

Excavation work inside ad-Daydariyya cave

Excavation work inside ad-Daydariyya cave

Excavation work inside ad-Daydariyya cave

Great Mosque, prayer hall, wooden pulpit (minbar)

Great Mosque, prayer hall, wooden pulpit (minbar)

Tall Brak, one of the earliest and largest cities in northern Mesopotamia during the 4th millennium BC [Original photo name:eye temple4]

Tall Brak, one of the earliest and largest cities in northern Mesopotamia during the 4th millennium BC [Original photo name:eye temple4]

Tall Brak (Nagar), ruins of Naram-Sin Palace, 3rd millennuim BC. [Original photo name: naram sin palace2]

Tall Brak (Nagar), ruins of Naram-Sin Palace, 3rd millennuim BC. [Original photo name: naram sin palace2]

Tall Brak (Nagar), ruins of Naram-Sin Palace, 3rd millennuim BC. [Original photo name: naram sin palace2]

Tall Brak (Nagar), ruins of Naram-Sin Palace, 3rd millennuim BC. [Original photo name: naram sin palace2]

Jisr ash-Shughur, Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas, twin crusader castles, stone arch

Jisr ash-Shughur, Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas, twin crusader castles, stone arch

Tall Brak, general view of the main mound

Tall Brak, general view of the main mound

The cella of Bel Temple, 1st c. AD

The cella of Bel Temple, 1st c. AD

Exterior view of ad-Daydariyya cave

Exterior view of ad-Daydariyya cave

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