One of the towers of Shayzar Castle

One of the towers of Shayzar Castle

Restoration works at the Citadel of Damascus

Restoration works at the Citadel of Damascus

A view from Qalʿat Shumaymis towards the surrounding plains

A view from Qalʿat Shumaymis towards the surrounding plains

In the Orontes valley below the village of Qalʿat al-Mudiq is situated a 16th c Khan, which has become a Museum

In the Orontes valley below the village of Qalʿat al-Mudiq is situated a 16th c Khan, which has become a Museum

View from afar to al-Mudiq Citadel

View from afar to al-Mudiq Citadel

Temporary title for Image 68390

Temporary title for Image 68390

Stonework in the Citadel of Damascus

Stonework in the Citadel of Damascus

View to northeast, Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn

View to northeast, Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn

The northern wall of the Damascus Citadel

The northern wall of the Damascus Citadel

The northern wall of the Damascus Citadel

The northern wall of the Damascus Citadel

An inscription on the wall of Damascus Citadel

An inscription on the wall of Damascus Citadel

The citadel of Damascus during the restoration in 1985

The citadel of Damascus during the restoration in 1985

Gallery

Part of Qalʿat al-Qadmus

Part of Qalʿat al-Qadmus

A side of Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn

A side of Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn

The North West Tower of Damascus Citadel

The North West Tower of Damascus Citadel

Vaulted room in the Citadel of Damascus

Vaulted room in the Citadel of Damascus

The Citadel of Damascus from the inside, 2003

The Citadel of Damascus from the inside, 2003

Ruins of Qalʿat Maʿarrat an-Nuʿman

Ruins of Qalʿat Maʿarrat an-Nuʿman

Qalʿat al-Mudiq seen from the ruins of Afamiya

Qalʿat al-Mudiq seen from the ruins of Afamiya

Palmyra, view from the south, valley of tombs in foreground, Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn in background

Palmyra, view from the south, valley of tombs in foreground, Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn in background

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

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

Machicolations on the wall of Damascus Citadel

Machicolations on the wall of Damascus Citadel

One of the towers of Qalʿat Salah ad-Din

One of the towers of Qalʿat Salah ad-Din

Maʿbad ad-Dumayr (temple), locally known as "the castle"

Maʿbad ad-Dumayr (temple), locally known as “the castle”

al-Hayr al-Sharqi Palace, Inside of the early Umaiyad desert castle (Western complex)

al-Hayr al-Sharqi Palace, Inside of the early Umaiyad desert castle (Western complex)

Ar-Raqqa, city wall, showing an arched gate and two towers

Ar-Raqqa, city wall, showing an arched gate and two towers

Northern towers from inside the North Gate, Halabiyya-Zalabiyya

Northern towers from inside the North Gate, Halabiyya-Zalabiyya

Maronite Cathedral, one of the cathedral pointed towers

Maronite Cathedral, one of the cathedral pointed towers

Maronite Cathedral, upper pointed part of one of the cathedral towers

Maronite Cathedral, upper pointed part of one of the cathedral towers