Habuba Kabira, Interior of the last existing deepened house (debabe), which was later used only as storage space

Habuba Kabira, Interior of the last existing deepened house (debabe), which was later used only as storage space

Jabal ʿAruda, ruins of a temple from the middle of the 4th millennium BC

Jabal ʿAruda, ruins of a temple from the middle of the 4th millennium BC

Raqqa countyside, shepherd with traditional woolen coat in the village Suwaydiyya Kabira

Raqqa countyside, shepherd with traditional woolen coat in the village Suwaydiyya Kabira

Raqqa countryside, a traditional wedding ceremony in Suwaydiyya Kabira village

Raqqa countryside, a traditional wedding ceremony in Suwaydiyya Kabira village

Raqqa countryside, Men in a traditional tent in Suwaydiyya Kabira village

Raqqa countryside, Men in a traditional tent in Suwaydiyya Kabira village

Jurn Kabir, Girls from Habuba Kabira are preparing the lime milk from local chalk

Jurn Kabir, Girls from Habuba Kabira are preparing the lime milk from local chalk

Habuba Kabira, the new dome house has received its first plaster layer

Habuba Kabira, the new dome house has received its first plaster layer

Habuba Kabira, shell of the dome house made of dried clay bricks with quarry stone base

Habuba Kabira, shell of the dome house made of dried clay bricks with quarry stone base

Habuba Kabira, the plastered new dome house and its garden

Habuba Kabira, the plastered new dome house and its garden

Gallery

Habuba Kabira, upper part of a cantilever dome construction

Habuba Kabira, upper part of a cantilever dome construction

Habuba Kabira, maintenance of the house by a further exterior plastering

Habuba Kabira, maintenance of the house by a further exterior plastering

Habuba Kabira, construction of cantilever domes

Habuba Kabira, construction of cantilever domes

Habuba Kabira, Milking a goat in the courtyard: Grandmother and granddaughters

Habuba Kabira, Milking a goat in the courtyard: Grandmother and granddaughters

Habuba Kabira, water reservoir for field-irrigation, in the background motor pump of the well

Habuba Kabira, water reservoir for field-irrigation, in the background motor pump of the well

Habuba Kabira, screening of barley as seed by the grandmother

Habuba Kabira, screening of barley as seed by the grandmother

Drying of burghul as reserve for the winter in Habuba Kabira in the Euphrates-valley

Drying of burghul as reserve for the winter in Habuba Kabira in the Euphrates-valley

Habuba Kabira, in the courtyard clay bricks are lying out to dry

Habuba Kabira, in the courtyard clay bricks are lying out to dry

Habuba Kabira, construction of a relieving arch using piled bricks, which are later removed

Habuba Kabira, construction of a relieving arch using piled bricks, which are later removed

Habuba Kabira, Mud brick construction - connection of wall, belt arch and dome rounding

Habuba Kabira, Mud brick construction – connection of wall, belt arch and dome rounding

Habuba Kabira, the stacked bricks under the relieving arch are removed by the master bilder

Habuba Kabira, the stacked bricks under the relieving arch are removed by the master bilder

Habuba Kabira, construction of a mud brick house before the circular of the domes is started

Habuba Kabira, construction of a mud brick house before the circular of the domes is started

Habuba Kabira, Construction of the relieving arch, on which 2 cantilever domes are to rest

Habuba Kabira, Construction of the relieving arch, on which 2 cantilever domes are to rest

Habuba Kabira, view over cantilever domes during construction

Habuba Kabira, view over cantilever domes during construction

Habuba Kabira, how three cantilever domes are connected (two cantilever domes are posed on a relieving arch)

Habuba Kabira, how three cantilever domes are connected (two cantilever domes are posed on a relieving arch)

Habuba Kabira, building a cantilever dome house - in the foreground clay bricks, which are to be used soon

Habuba Kabira, building a cantilever dome house – in the foreground clay bricks, which are to be used soon

Habuba Kabira, construction of a dome house (foreground: room, that will have a flat roof)

Habuba Kabira, construction of a dome house (foreground: room, that will have a flat roof)

Habuba Kabira, mixture of sifted raw loam, chaff and water to produce clay bricks therefrom

Habuba Kabira, mixture of sifted raw loam, chaff and water to produce clay bricks therefrom

Habuba Kabira, plastering of the domes after completion of the shell

Habuba Kabira, plastering of the domes after completion of the shell

Habuba Kabira, during the construction of cantilever domes, the mortar is pulled up using a bucket

Habuba Kabira, during the construction of cantilever domes, the mortar is pulled up using a bucket