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

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

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 fields in 'Afrin area

A view of fields in ‘Afrin area

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

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

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)

Qalb Lawza, Basilica 5th c., view of main facade from south-west

Qalb Lawza, Basilica 5th c., view of main facade from south-west

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

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

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

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

A view of the Barada valley showing the train rail

A view of the Barada valley showing the train rail

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

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

View of an orchard in the Ghuta of Damascus

View of an orchard in the Ghuta of Damascus

Tartus, museum in former cathedral, view at western facade

Tartus, museum in former cathedral, view at western facade

View into an excavation trench of Tall Bdiri: to stabilize the walls, pilasters were added

View into an excavation trench of Tall Bdiri: to stabilize the walls, pilasters were added

Palmyra, View from hilltop towards the Valley of the tombs and the palm groves

Palmyra, View from hilltop towards the Valley of the tombs and the palm groves

Habuba Kabira, view into a plastered cantilever dome with openings and decorative layer

Habuba Kabira, view into a plastered cantilever dome with openings and decorative layer

Habuba Kabira, view over cantilever domes during construction

Habuba Kabira, view over cantilever domes during construction

Habuba Kabira, View from the inside of the room while constructing the dome

Habuba Kabira, View from the inside of the room while constructing the dome

Aleppo, view at street life in Quwwatli street in 1963

Aleppo, view at street life in Quwwatli street in 1963

Palmyra, View of the remains of Diocletian's Camp

Palmyra, View of the remains of Diocletian’s Camp

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

Shahba, Exterior view of the Roman Theatre/ Philippopolis

Shahba, Exterior view of the Roman Theatre/ Philippopolis

View to the south from the battlements of the citadel to the city in 1916

View to the south from the battlements of the citadel to the city in 1916

Qalʿat al-Marqab, Fresco on the ceiling of chapel sacristy, 12th C.

Qalʿat al-Marqab, Fresco on the ceiling of chapel sacristy, 12th C.

Qalʿat al-Marqab, Decoration on the entrance arch

Qalʿat al-Marqab, Decoration on the entrance arch

Qalʿat al-Marqab, Fresco in ceiling of chapel sacristy, 12th C.

Qalʿat al-Marqab, Fresco in ceiling of chapel sacristy, 12th C.

Shahba, View to the historic center of the town

Shahba, View to the historic center of the town

View into the courtyard of the Great Mosque of Hama

View into the courtyard of the Great Mosque of Hama

Palmyra / Tadmur, view from afar to Ba‘alshamin Temple

Palmyra / Tadmur, view from afar to Ba‘alshamin Temple

Qalb Lawza, Basilica of 5th c., central view at nave and apse

Qalb Lawza, Basilica of 5th c., central view at nave and apse