Raqqa, "East of Raqqa" site - Western Palace, vegetable stucco ornaments

Raqqa, “East of Raqqa” site – Western Palace, vegetable stucco ornaments

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

General view in Suq al-Hamidiyya, Old Damascus

General view in Suq al-Hamidiyya, Old Damascus

Shops in Suq al-Hamidiyya, Old Damascus

Shops in Suq al-Hamidiyya, Old Damascus

View from southwest, Agora

View from southwest, Agora

A Bedouin woman is weaving with a horizontal loom

A Bedouin woman is weaving with a horizontal loom

A Bedouin woman is weaving with a horizontal loom

A Bedouin woman is weaving with a horizontal loom

Busra - Madrasat Abu al-Fidaʾ - prayer hall

Busra – Madrasat Abu al-Fidaʾ – prayer hall

Fixation of a horizontal loom in the ground

Fixation of a horizontal loom in the ground

A group of semi-nomads sitting on a felt rug (left and in the rear) and on a woven rag rug (right side)

A group of semi-nomads sitting on a felt rug (left and in the rear) and on a woven rag rug (right side)

A Bedouin woman is weaving with a horizontal loom

A Bedouin woman is weaving with a horizontal loom

Busra - Masjid Yaqut (mosque) - founding inscription

Busra – Masjid Yaqut (mosque) – founding inscription

Busra - Madrasat Abu al-Fidaʾ, prayer hall

Busra – Madrasat Abu al-Fidaʾ, prayer hall

Parts of Qalʿat Shayzar with one of the towers

Parts of Qalʿat Shayzar with one of the towers

Mausoleum az-Zahir Baybars, mosaics covering the southern wall

Mausoleum az-Zahir Baybars, mosaics covering the southern wall

Deserted houses in Jabal al-Hus south of Aleppo

Deserted houses in Jabal al-Hus south of Aleppo

The wooden pulpit (minbar) in the prayer room of an-Nuri Mosque

The wooden pulpit (minbar) in the prayer room of an-Nuri Mosque

Aliya Alnuami is finalising her ‘Ajami work

Aliya Alnuami is finalising her ‘Ajami work

Al-Madrasa ar-Rukniyya al-Barraniyya - view from the south

Al-Madrasa ar-Rukniyya al-Barraniyya – view from the south

The minaret of Jamiʿ (Mosque) ash-Shaykh Muhyi ad-Din Ibn ʿArabi

The minaret of Jamiʿ (Mosque) ash-Shaykh Muhyi ad-Din Ibn ʿArabi

Busra - Madrasat Abu al-Fidaʾ and Birkat (pool) al-Hajj

Busra – Madrasat Abu al-Fidaʾ and Birkat (pool) al-Hajj

Cross vaults in the prayer room of an-Nuri Mosque

Cross vaults in the prayer room of an-Nuri Mosque

Suq al-Hamidiyya

Suq al-Hamidiyya

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, general view of the vaults and pendentive

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, general view of the vaults and pendentive

Busra - Madrasat Abu al-Fidaʾ, inscription

Busra – Madrasat Abu al-Fidaʾ, inscription

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, upper view of the inner courtyard and its fountain in the center

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, upper view of the inner courtyard and its fountain in the center

Damascus, an Arabic inscription on the gateway top of Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm

Damascus, an Arabic inscription on the gateway top of Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, internal view of the portal

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, internal view of the portal

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, a wall topped with domes on pendentives

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, a wall topped with domes on pendentives

Busra - Madrasat Abu al-Fidaʾ and (pond) Birkat al-Hajj, filled with rain water

Busra – Madrasat Abu al-Fidaʾ and (pond) Birkat al-Hajj, filled with rain water