at-Takiyya ar-Rifaʿiyya (az-Zawiyaal-Ikhlasiyya ), inscription above the main entrance

at-Takiyya ar-Rifaʿiyya (az-Zawiyaal-Ikhlasiyya ), inscription above the main entrance

Great Mosque, prayer hall, wooden pulpit (minbar)

Great Mosque, prayer hall, wooden pulpit (minbar)

Lintel of the main entrance of the Church, Ibn Wardan Palace

Lintel of the main entrance of the Church, Ibn Wardan Palace

Busra - Masjid Yaqut (mosque) - the exterior facade and the entrance

Busra – Masjid Yaqut (mosque) – the exterior facade and the entrance

Inner courtyard, Jamiʿ as-Sinaniyya

Inner courtyard, Jamiʿ as-Sinaniyya

Restoration works at the Citadel of Damascus

Restoration works at the Citadel of Damascus

Qalʿat (castle) al-Qadmus, Insciption

Qalʿat (castle) al-Qadmus, Insciption

A side of Salah ad-Din castle

A side of Salah ad-Din castle

A view from the top of Salah ad-Din Castle overlooking the coastal mountains

A view from the top of Salah ad-Din Castle overlooking the coastal mountains

A side of Salah ad-Din Castle

A side of Salah ad-Din Castle

Tartus, ash-Shaykh Badr, Entrance gate to al-Kahf castle

Tartus, ash-Shaykh Badr, Entrance gate to al-Kahf castle

The eastern altar, al-Karasi

The eastern altar, al-Karasi

Jabla, Mosque of Sultan Ibrahim, Arabic calligraphy,

Jabla, Mosque of Sultan Ibrahim, Arabic calligraphy,

Jabla, Mosque of Sultan Ibrahim, Quranic calligraphy

Jabla, Mosque of Sultan Ibrahim, Quranic calligraphy

Jamiʿ al-Khayr, details from the main entrance

Jamiʿ al-Khayr, details from the main entrance

Jamiʿ al-Khayr, details from the main entrance

Jamiʿ al-Khayr, details from the main entrance

Jabla, Mosque of Sultan Ibrahim, Arabic calligraphy

Jabla, Mosque of Sultan Ibrahim, Arabic calligraphy

Busra - Masjid Yaqut (mosque) - the exterior facade and the entrance

Busra – Masjid Yaqut (mosque) – the exterior facade and the entrance

Machicolations on the wall of Damascus Citadel

Machicolations on the wall of Damascus Citadel

The northern wall of the Damascus Citadel

The northern wall of the Damascus Citadel

The citadel of Damascus during the restoration in 1985

The citadel of Damascus during the restoration in 1985

Great Mosque, prayer hall, Shrine of the Prophet Zakariya

Great Mosque, prayer hall, Shrine of the Prophet Zakariya

The southern-western tower of Damascus Citadel

The southern-western tower of Damascus Citadel

Jamiʿ al-Qayqan, stone engraving - hieroglyphic pictorial writing

Jamiʿ al-Qayqan, stone engraving – hieroglyphic pictorial writing

Bab al-Maqam, part of the old city's wall

Bab al-Maqam, part of the old city’s wall

Al-Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, main entrance

Al-Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, main entrance

Archaeological finds from Raqqa, exhibited in the Damascus National Museum

Archaeological finds from Raqqa, exhibited in the Damascus National Museum

Al-Madrasa al-Muqaddamiyya, the entrance

Al-Madrasa al-Muqaddamiyya, the entrance

Jamiʿ Aslan Dada, entrance of the additional prayer hall (al-Hijaziyya)

Jamiʿ Aslan Dada, entrance of the additional prayer hall (al-Hijaziyya)

Jamiʿ Aslan Dada, entrance of the additional prayer hall (al-Hijaziyya)

Jamiʿ Aslan Dada, entrance of the additional prayer hall (al-Hijaziyya)