A view of the Mediterranean coast, in the back is the industrial sector, Baniyas

A view of the Mediterranean coast, in the back is the industrial sector, Baniyas

A view at the Mediterranean Sea, Baniyas

A view at the Mediterranean Sea, Baniyas

Irrigation canal near Baniyas

Irrigation canal near Baniyas

Mosaic of Orpheus, Shahba Museum

Mosaic of Orpheus, Shahba Museum

Arwad, Ayyubid fort, entrance

Arwad, Ayyubid fort, entrance

Arwad, Ayyubid fort

Arwad, Ayyubid fort

Islamic coloured shard, ar-Raqqa museum

Islamic coloured shard, ar-Raqqa museum

Courtyard of Arwad citadel

Courtyard of Arwad citadel

Archaeological objects, ar-Raqqa Museum

Archaeological objects, ar-Raqqa Museum

Mosaic Aphrodite and Ares, Shahba Museum

Mosaic Aphrodite and Ares, Shahba Museum

Exterior view of Qalʿat Arwad (citadel)

Exterior view of Qalʿat Arwad (citadel)

The facade of Arwad citadel

The facade of Arwad citadel

A view of Arwad citadel

A view of Arwad citadel

Arwad, Ayyubid fort, entrance

Arwad, Ayyubid fort, entrance

Arwad, Ayyubid fort, courtyard

Arwad, Ayyubid fort, courtyard

The donjon and the corner tower of Yahmur Castle

The donjon and the corner tower of Yahmur Castle

Qalʿat (castle) Yahmur, Main entrance of the fortified tower

Qalʿat (castle) Yahmur, Main entrance of the fortified tower

The tower of Qalʿat Yahmur (Yahmur Castle)

The tower of Qalʿat Yahmur (Yahmur Castle)

Museum of Arwad - Arwad citadel

Museum of Arwad – Arwad citadel

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

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

Qalʿat al-Qadmus (al-Qadmus Castle), Inscription

Qalʿat al-Qadmus (al-Qadmus Castle), Inscription

A side from Tartus Cathedral - Tartus Museum

A side from Tartus Cathedral – Tartus Museum

The entrance into the castle of al-Marqab is framed by a stepped portal

The entrance into the castle of al-Marqab is framed by a stepped portal

Husn Sulayman, Temple of Zeus Baetocaece, inner face of the North Gate

Husn Sulayman, Temple of Zeus Baetocaece, inner face of the North Gate

Qalʿat al-Marqab (Castle), Central courtyard and chapel

Qalʿat al-Marqab (Castle), Central courtyard and chapel

Qalʿat al-Marqab (Castle), West door of the Chapel

Qalʿat al-Marqab (Castle), West door of the Chapel

In the vicinity of a small town/village on the slope of a natural rock, possibly in the Afrin region

In the vicinity of a small town/village on the slope of a natural rock, possibly in the Afrin region

Al-Marqab Castle from the inside

Al-Marqab Castle from the inside

A view of al-Marqab castle located on a high hill

A view of al-Marqab castle located on a high hill

Part of Qalʿat al-Qadmus

Part of Qalʿat al-Qadmus