Ghuta of Damascus, aerial photograph of some orchards

Ghuta of Damascus, aerial photograph of some orchards

Arial veiw at Tall al-Biʿa, Ancient city of Tuttul

Arial veiw at Tall al-Biʿa, Ancient city of Tuttul

The Mount Hermon covered by snow

The Mount Hermon covered by snow

Dayr Zakka (monastery), porch (narthex) of the church with mosaic floor, 6th C.

Dayr Zakka (monastery), porch (narthex) of the church with mosaic floor, 6th C.

Raqqa - "East of Raqqa" site - Western Palace

Raqqa – “East of Raqqa” site – Western Palace

Aghabani table cloth

Aghabani table cloth

Introducing the blue dye in boiling water to the silk threads. This process is repeated several times until the silk absorbs the blue dye effectively

Introducing the blue dye in boiling water to the silk threads. This process is repeated several times until the silk absorbs the blue dye effectively

Aghabani table cloth

Aghabani table cloth

Painting of a calligraphy work of a contemporary ‘Ajami decoration

Painting of a calligraphy work of a contemporary ‘Ajami decoration

Informal (unplanned) settlements spread in the Ghouta, 1980s

Informal (unplanned) settlements spread in the Ghouta, 1980s

General view of al-Utrush mosque, Aleppo, Syria

General view image

Great Umayyad mosque and Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, Aleppo: drone photograph

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Waterfall of Zayzun in the Yarmuk valley in 1918

Waterfall of Zayzun in the Yarmuk valley in 1918

Bedtime stories

Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, 1754

Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, 1754

Jazz Caravan Festival 1996 in Damascus

Jazz Caravan Festival 1996 in Damascus

Upholstery in al-Haywatiyya Quarter, Damascus

Upholstery in al-Haywatiyya Quarter, Damascus

1 Issam Hajjar ih-Damascus

1 Issam Hajjar ih-Damascus

Processes of the contemporary ‘Ajami handcraft: the application of metal foil

Processes of the contemporary ‘Ajami handcraft: the application of metal foil

Spools in the textile factory of the Mezannar family

Spools in the textile factory of the Mezannar family

Aramaic Language – Jab’adin in Munira’s Memory

View over the roof of the south-western Madrasat Ismaʿil Basha al-ʿAzm to the Umayyad Mosque with its high transept of the prayer hall with a central dome and its three minarets

View over the roof of the south-western Madrasat Ismaʿil Basha al-ʿAzm to the Umayyad Mosque with its high transept of the prayer hall with a central dome and its three minarets

Aliya Alnuami is finalising her ‘Ajami work

Aliya Alnuami is finalising her ‘Ajami work

A room cladded with ‘Ajami decoration in a Damascene house

A room cladded with ‘Ajami decoration in a Damascene house

A room cladded with ‘Ajami decoration in a Damascene house

A room cladded with ‘Ajami decoration in a Damascene house

Jamiʿ (mosque) ash-Shaykh Muhyi ad-Din Ibn ʿArabi, seen from Friday's suq

Jamiʿ (mosque) ash-Shaykh Muhyi ad-Din Ibn ʿArabi, seen from Friday’s suq

Aliya Alnuami is experimenting with new ways of painting and decorating ‘Ajami work

Aliya Alnuami is experimenting with new ways of painting and decorating ‘Ajami work

A shop in al-Qaymariyya, the old city of Damascus, selling salted lupini beans 'termos'

A shop in al-Qaymariyya, the old city of Damascus, selling salted lupini beans ‘tarmus’

Al-Bab ash-Sharqi (Eastern citygate), the eastern entrance to Old City of Damascus

Al-Bab ash-Sharqi (Eastern citygate), the eastern entrance to Old City of Damascus

Exterior view of al-Bab ash-Sharqi (Eastern citygate), the eastern entrance to Old City of Damascus

Exterior view of al-Bab ash-Sharqi (Eastern citygate), the eastern entrance to Old City of Damascus