A view from the archaeological Tall Abyad towards the Balikh plain

A view from the archaeological Tall Abyad towards the Balikh plain

Shahba, View to the historic center of the town

Shahba, View to the historic center of the town

Tartus, museum in former cathedral, view at western facade

Tartus, museum in former cathedral, view at western facade

Tartus, museum in the former cathedral, view at western facade

Tartus, museum in the former cathedral, view at western facade

Manbij, cemetry and new buildings in the background, view from the south

Manbij, cemetry and new buildings in the background, view from the south

A view of the Barada valley showing the train rail

A view of the Barada valley showing the train rail

View from the Zayzun waterfalls into Yarmuk river, which there the border between Syria and Jordan

View from the Zayzun waterfalls into Yarmuk river, which there the border between Syria and Jordan

Tall Aswad near Raqqa, view to an outbuilding of a farmstead

Tall Aswad near Raqqa, view to an outbuilding of a farmstead

View to the village al-Awshariyya on the northern shore of the Sajur near the junction with the Euphrates river

View to the village al-Awshariyya on the northern shore of the Sajur near the junction with the Euphrates river

View to the village north of Jabal ʿAruda, graves in the foreground

View to the village north of Jabal ʿAruda, graves in the foreground

View from airplane to the upper reaches of the Sajur (mainly on Turkish territory, border strip of Syria visible at upper right)

View from airplane to the upper reaches of the Sajur (mainly on Turkish territory, border strip of Syria visible at upper right)

A distant view of the coastal mountains (al-Jibal as-Sahiliyya)

A distant view of the coastal mountains (al-Jibal as-Sahiliyya)

A view of fields in 'Afrin area

A view of fields in ‘Afrin area

View of the old town from Maʿlula with its traditionally light blue painted facades

View of the old town from Maʿlula with its traditionally light blue painted facades

View of an orchard in the Ghuta of Damascus

View of an orchard in the Ghuta of Damascus

Shahba, Exterior view of the Roman Theatre/ Philippopolis

Shahba, Exterior view of the Roman Theatre/ Philippopolis

Waqf of Ibshir Mustafa Pasha, Coffeehouse, view on the roof

Waqf of Ibshir Mustafa Pasha, Coffeehouse, view on the roof

Khusrawiyya, view of complex from the citadel, Khan ash-Shuna in foreground, in 2000

Khusrawiyya, view of complex from the citadel, Khan ash-Shuna in foreground, in 2000

ʿAyn al-ʿArus, view into the ceiling of a village mud bricks house, armenian owners

ʿAyn al-ʿArus, view into the ceiling of a village mud bricks house, armenian owners

View from boat to Jabal ʿAruda-massif

View from boat to Jabal ʿAruda-massif

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, upper view of the inner courtyard and its fountain in the center

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, upper view of the inner courtyard and its fountain in the center

Jabla, Sultan Ibrahim Mosque, Interior view of a dome

Jabla, Sultan Ibrahim Mosque, Interior view of a dome

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, a view of the circular aperture in the roof and the fountain in the middle courtyard

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, a view of the circular aperture in the roof and the fountain in the middle courtyard

Interior view of Qadmus Castle

Interior view of Qadmus Castle

Khan al-Jumruk, in the courtyard view to north showing the interior facade of the Khan's entrance

Khan al-Jumruk, in the courtyard view to north showing the interior facade of the Khan’s entrance

View of Masyaf Castle

View of Masyaf Castle

Monastery of St Simeon Stylites, view the west basilica

Monastery of St Simeon Stylites, view the west basilica

ar-Rusafa, Basilika A, view from west of the bema and the apse

ar-Rusafa, Basilika A, view from west of the bema and the apse

Exterior view of Qalʿat Arwad (citadel)

Exterior view of Qalʿat Arwad (citadel)

View towards Qalʿat al-Qadmus (al-Qadmus Citadel)

View towards Qalʿat al-Qadmus (al-Qadmus Citadel)