Damascus citadel from the inside, round 1930

Damascus citadel from the inside, round 1930

In the sleeping compartment of the tent of semi-nomadic family from Maskana region

In the sleeping compartment of the tent of semi-nomadic family from Maskana region

Adult son of the semi-nomadic family in their tent from the Maskana region

Adult son of the semi-nomadic family in their tent from the Maskana region

In the tent of a semi-nomadic family from the Maskana region, with storage bags in the background.

In the tent of a semi-nomadic family from the Maskana region, with storage bags in the background.

Weekly market in Maskana, at the end of a sales day

Weekly market in Maskana, at the end of a sales day

In the living compartment of the semi-nomadic family's tent (from Maskana region)

In the living compartment of the semi-nomadic family’s tent (from Maskana region)

Suq al-Buzuriyya: shops with candied fruit, sugar-coated nuts and other sweets

Suq al-Buzuriyya: shops with candied fruit, sugar-coated nuts and other sweets

In Suq al-Buzuriyya with its many small spices and remedy shops

In Suq al-Buzuriyya with its many small spices and remedy shops

The Straight Street with Roman Arch and Minaret Al-'Umari

The Straight Street with Roman Arch and Minaret Al-‘Umari

Weekly market in Maskana, where the farmers of the region sell their fruit and vegetables

Weekly market in Maskana, where the farmers of the region sell their fruit and vegetables

Jurn Kabir, Girls from Habuba Kabira are preparing the lime milk from local chalk

Jurn Kabir, Girls from Habuba Kabira are preparing the lime milk from local chalk

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

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

Aleppo, view at street life in Quwwatli street in 1963

Aleppo, view at street life in Quwwatli street in 1963

Hinterland of Yabrud in the early sixties: Ploughing with wooden plough, pulled by two horses

Hinterland of Yabrud in the early sixties: Ploughing with wooden plough, pulled by two horses

Preparing dinner in the courtyard of a mud brick house in the outskirts of Raqqa

Preparing dinner in the courtyard of a mud brick house in the outskirts of Raqqa

Rural life in Qalamun mountains (Antilibanon): peasants returning home from grape harvest

Rural life in Qalamun mountains (Antilibanon): peasants returning home from grape harvest

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

Living space in the tent of semi-nomadic family from the Maskana region

Living space in the tent of semi-nomadic family from the Maskana region

Maʿlula, the procession to the Holy Cross celebration also passes through the narrow alleys of the old town.

Maʿlula, the procession to the Holy Cross celebration also passes through the narrow alleys of the old town.

A photo from the beginning of 20th century in Badiyat ash-Sham

A photo from the beginning of 20th century in Badiyat ash-Sham

Rubble management by volunteers, cleaning and securing of remains in al-ʿAdiliyya mosque, Aleppo

Fig.38_Volunteers during cleaning and securing of remains

Qanawat, women in traditional dress at a well

Qanawat, women in traditional dress at a well

An old photo of Bedouins in Jabal ʿAbd al-ʿAziz

An old photo of Bedouins in Jabal ʿAbd al-ʿAziz

A shepherd with his herd and tourists

A shepherd with his herd and tourists

Burj Alaʾ, southern facade from the inside with the arrow slit

Burj Alaʾ, southern facade from the inside with the arrow slit

Madrasat al-Firdaws, view of the southern arcade and the prayer hall entrance

Madrasat al-Firdaws, view of the southern arcade and the prayer hall entrance

Traditional dish served in a village, at-Tabqa

Traditional dish served in a village, at-Tabqa

Traditional dress for men in the villages of at-Tabqa

Traditional dress for men in the villages of at-Tabqa

A photo of villagers in front of traditional building under construction, Raqqa

A photo of villagers in front of traditional building under construction, Raqqa