Jisr ash-Shughur, Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas, twin crusader castles, stone arch

Jisr ash-Shughur, Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas, twin crusader castles, stone arch

Northern Palmyrenean chalk heights, lonely Atlantic pistachio in the riverbed of a dried-up wadi

Northern Palmyrenean chalk heights, lonely Atlantic pistachio in the riverbed of a dried-up wadi

Church of the Armenians in ar-Raqqa

Church of the Armenians in ar-Raqqa

General view of the village of Shaykh Hilal

General view of the village of Shaykh Hilal

The remaining upper part of Shumaymis Castle

The remaining upper part of Shumaymis Castle

Qasr (palace) Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, inner courtyard

Qasr (palace) Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, inner courtyard

A view of the Orontes river near Darkush

A view of the Orontes river near Darkush

Traditional houses of the town of Darkush, located on the Orontes river

Traditional houses of the town of Darkush, located on the Orontes river

An aerial photograph of the village of Shaykh Hilal

An aerial photograph of the village of Shaykh Hilal

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, Decoration

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, Decoration

A view from a high peak of the Anti-Lebanon Mountains

A view from a high peak of the Anti-Lebanon Mountains

A view of the Anti-Lebanon Mountains covered with snow

A view of the Anti-Lebanon Mountains covered with snow

Agricultural terraces in The Anti-Lebanon Mountains

Agricultural terraces in The Anti-Lebanon Mountains

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, upper part of one of the towers, flanking the gate

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, upper part of one of the towers, flanking the gate

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, decorations at the top of tower gate

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, decorations at the top of tower gate

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, The western enclosure, view from inside

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, The western enclosure, view from inside

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, Remains of the mosque of the western enclosure

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, Remains of the mosque of the western enclosure

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, Upper part of the gate tower,

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, Upper part of the gate tower,

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, Part of the western enclosure

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, Part of the western enclosure

Remains of the mosque of the western enclosure, Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi

Remains of the mosque of the western enclosure, Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, upper part of a tower

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, upper part of a tower

A view from a high peak of the Anti-Lebanon Mountains

A view from a high peak of the Anti-Lebanon Mountains

General view of the houses of the village of Shaykh Hilal

General view of the houses of the village of Shaykh Hilal

Remains of a water canal in the village of Shaykh Hilal

Remains of a water canal in the village of Shaykh Hilal

An aerial view of a water canal in the village of Shaykh Hilal

An aerial view of a water canal in the village of Shaykh Hilal

Domed house in the village of Shaykh Hilal

Domed house in the village of Shaykh Hilal

The courtyard of a house in Shaykh Hilal

The courtyard of a house in Shaykh Hilal

The towers of the outer wall of Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi

The towers of the outer wall of Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi

A group of domed houses in the village of Shaykh Hilal

A group of domed houses in the village of Shaykh Hilal

A courtyard of a domed house in the village of Shaykh Hilal

A courtyard of a domed house in the village of Shaykh Hilal