Exterior view of the wall of Najm Castle (Qalʿat Najm)

Exterior view of the wall of Najm Castle (Qalʿat Najm)

Ruin of a double room house in the village Qalʿat Najm

Ruin of a double room house in the village Qalʿat Najm

Euphrates valley near Qalʿat Najm

Euphrates valley near Qalʿat Najm

Euphrates valley south of Qalʿat Najm as it looked before the flooding of lake Tishrin

Euphrates valley south of Qalʿat Najm as it looked before the flooding of lake Tishrin

Jurn Kabir, a typical old house of the Euphrates valley near Qalʿat Najm with a large log (willow) transverse to the longitudinal axis.

Jurn Kabir, a typical old house of the Euphrates valley near Qalʿat Najm with a large log (willow) transverse to the longitudinal axis.

House with mud decoration as door framing in the village of Qalʿat Najm, that was flooded by the Tishrin dam

House with mud decoration as door framing in the village of Qalʿat Najm, that was flooded by the Tishrin dam

Gallery

General view of the castle and the village, Qalʿat Najm

General view of the castle and the village, Qalʿat Najm

View of a side of Najm Castle (Qalʿat Najm)

View of a side of Najm Castle (Qalʿat Najm)

Pointed arch in the Najm Castle (Qalʿat Najm)

Pointed arch in the Najm Castle (Qalʿat Najm)

General view of Najm Castle (Qalʿat Najm)

General view of Najm Castle (Qalʿat Najm)

Part of the remains of Najm Castle (Qalʿat Najm)

Part of the remains of Najm Castle (Qalʿat Najm)

Parts of Najm Castle (Qalʿat Najm), view on the Euphrates River

Parts of Najm Castle (Qalʿat Najm), view on the Euphrates River

View into a vaulted room of Najm Castle (Qalʿat Najm)

View into a vaulted room of Najm Castle (Qalʿat Najm)

Remains of arches of the Najm Castle (Qalʿat Najm)

Remains of arches of the Najm Castle (Qalʿat Najm)

View of Najm Castle (Qalʿat Najm) from the inside

View of Najm Castle (Qalʿat Najm) from the inside

A stairway leading to the upper floor, Najm Castle (Qalʿat Najm)

A stairway leading to the upper floor, Najm Castle (Qalʿat Najm)

Courtyard on the upper floor, Najm Castle (Qalʿat Najm)

Courtyard on the upper floor, Najm Castle (Qalʿat Najm)

Courtyard on the upper floor, Najm Castle (Qalʿat Najm)

Courtyard on the upper floor, Najm Castle (Qalʿat Najm)

Architectural remains of the graveyard near Najm Castle (Qalʿat Najm)

Architectural remains of the graveyard near Najm Castle (Qalʿat Najm)

A passageway in Najm Castle (Qalʿat Najm)

A passageway in Najm Castle (Qalʿat Najm)

A side from the castle showing an entrance, Qalʿat Najm

A side from the castle showing an entrance, Qalʿat Najm