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

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

Ras Shamra, Remains of the Ugarit kingdom

Ras Shamra, Remains of the Ugarit kingdom

Aleppo countryside, Dome houses

Aleppo countryside, Dome houses

Dome houses in a village in Aleppo countryside

Dome houses in a village in Aleppo countryside

Palmyra, Remains of Allat Temple- Camp of Diocletian

Palmyra, Remains of Allat Temple- Camp of Diocletian

ʿAbd al-Qadir al-Jazaʿiri cenotaph, beside the Mausoleum of Shaykh Muhyi ad-Din Ibn ʿArabi

ʿAbd al-Qadir al-Jazaʿiri cenotaph, beside the Mausoleum of Shaykh Muhyi ad-Din Ibn ʿArabi

Palmyra, Remains of Allat Temple- Camp of Diocletian

Palmyra, Remains of Allat Temple- Camp of Diocletian

Fresco from Dura Europos, 3rd c. National Museum, Damascus

Fresco from Dura Europos, 3rd c. National Museum, Damascus

Roman mosaic, National Museum of Damascus

Roman mosaic, National Museum of Damascus

Damascus, the eastern part of the city wall near to Bab Kisan

Damascus, the eastern part of the city wall near to Bab Kisan

Zayzun waterfalls of a tributary to Yarmuk river, which is there the border between Syria and Jordan

Zayzun waterfalls of a tributary to Yarmuk river, which is there the border between Syria and Jordan

Zayzun tributary to Yarmuk river: Women washing wool as preparation for matresses as dowry

Zayzun tributary to Yarmuk river: Women washing wool as preparation for matresses as dowry

Zayzun waterfalls of a tributary into Yarmuk river (border Syria/Jordan)

Zayzun waterfalls of a tributary into Yarmuk river (border Syria/Jordan)

Salt flats for salt production west of Jabal Jabisa (Jabisa mountain)

Salt flats for salt production west of Jabal Jabisa (Jabisa mountain)

General view of the Umayyad Mosque, Damascus

General view of the Umayyad Mosque, Damascus

Palmyra, View of the remains of Diocletian's Camp

Palmyra, View of the remains of Diocletian’s Camp

ar-Rusafa, Bedouin women cook sheep meat on open fireplaces on the occasion of the desert festival

ar-Rusafa, Bedouin women cook sheep meat on open fireplaces on the occasion of the desert festival

Temporary title for Image 95651

Temporary title for Image 95651

Tughra of sultan over the entrance of ash-Shaykh Muhyi ad-Din Ibn ʿArabi Mosque

Tughra of sultan over the entrance of ash-Shaykh Muhyi ad-Din Ibn ʿArabi Mosque

Fortification of Halabiyya

Fortification of Halabiyya

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

Spools in the textile factory of the Mezannar family

Spools in the textile factory of the Mezannar family

The northern entrance of the historical city of Dura Europos (Qalʿat as-Salihiyya), end of 4th century BC

The northern entrance of the historical city of Dura Europos (Qalʿat as-Salihiyya), end of 4th century BC

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, windows on the tambour of one of the domes

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, windows on the tambour of one of the domes

View over the roof of the south-western Madrasat Ismaʿil Basha al-ʿAzm to the Umayyad Mosque with its high transept of the prayer hall with a central dome and its three minarets

View over the roof of the south-western Madrasat Ismaʿil Basha al-ʿAzm to the Umayyad Mosque with its high transept of the prayer hall with a central dome and its three minarets

Corner of a Bedouin tent from goat hair during the desert festival in ar-Rusafa

Corner of a Bedouin tent from goat hair during the desert festival in ar-Rusafa

ar-Rusafa, Goat hair tent erected for a funeral service

ar-Rusafa, Goat hair tent erected for a funeral service

Tall Brak (Nagar), ruins of Naram-Sin Palace, 3rd millennuim BC. [Original photo name: naram sin palace2]

Tall Brak (Nagar), ruins of Naram-Sin Palace, 3rd millennuim BC. [Original photo name: naram sin palace2]

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, vaulted arcade

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, vaulted arcade

Deserted houses in Jabal al-Hus south of Aleppo

Deserted houses in Jabal al-Hus south of Aleppo