Remains of the main entrance of Nabu Temple, Palmyra

Remains of the main entrance of Nabu Temple, Palmyra

Shaykh Shibli shrine - al-Tar mountain, south -east of al-Mayadeen - the dome details from the inside

Shaykh Shibli shrine – al-Tar mountain, south -east of al-Mayadeen – the dome details from the inside

Shaykh Shibli shrine - al-Tar mountain, south -east of al-Mayadeen

Shaykh Shibli shrine – al-Tar mountain, south -east of al-Mayadeen

Az-Zahir Baybars Mausoleum in al-Madrasa az-Zahiriyya

Az-Zahir Baybars Mausoleum in al-Madrasa az-Zahiriyya

Shaykh Anas shrine - al-Tar mountain south-east of al-Mayadeen

Shaykh Anas shrine – al-Tar mountain south-east of al-Mayadeen

The remaining upper part of Shumaymis Castle

The remaining upper part of Shumaymis Castle

General view of the Shumaymis Castle

General view of the Shumaymis Castle

Temple of Bel, ceiling decorations

Temple of Bel, ceiling decorations

View from the outer northwest edge of the ditch, Shumaymis Castle

View from the outer northwest edge of the ditch, Shumaymis Castle

General view of Shumaymis Castle

General view of Shumaymis Castle

Qal‘at Shayzar (citadel), Archery road.

Qal‘at Shayzar (citadel), Archery road.

General view of Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn

General view of Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn

General view of Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn

General view of Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn

Access to the Castle's interior, Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn

Access to the Castle’s interior, Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn

Monastery of St. Simeon Stylites, late 5th-early 6th c., Exterior of sanctuary of east basilica (apse from exterior)

Monastery of St. Simeon Stylites, late 5th-early 6th c., Exterior of sanctuary of east basilica (apse from exterior)

Gallery

General view of the Krak des Chevaliers

General view of the Krak des Chevaliers

View from the Hotel Burj al-Fardous towards Old Damascus showing the Citadel

View from the Hotel Burj al-Fardous towards Old Damascus showing the Citadel

Monastery of St Simeon Stylites, the baptistery

Monastery of St Simeon Stylites, the baptistery

Byzantine decorated basalt stone reused in the construction of Qal‘at Shayzar

Byzantine decorated basalt stone reused in the construction of Qal‘at Shayzar

The southern tower of Qal‘at Shayzar

The southern tower of Qal‘at Shayzar

The region of Limestone Massif, where Qal'at Sam'an (monastery of St. Simeon) is situated

The region of Limestone Massif, where Qal’at Sam’an (monastery of St. Simeon) is situated

A small window in the middle of a niche- upper floor, Qal‘at Shayzar

A small window in the middle of a niche- upper floor, Qal‘at Shayzar

Qal‘at Shayzar (castle), The stairs leading to the entrance

Qal‘at Shayzar (castle), The stairs leading to the entrance

Qal‘at Shayzar ( Citadel), An Arabic inscription.

Qal‘at Shayzar ( Citadel), An Arabic inscription.

Qal‘at Shayzar ( Citadel), An Arabic inscription on top of the citadel entrance.

Qal‘at Shayzar ( Citadel), An Arabic inscription on top of the citadel entrance.

Qal‘at Shayzar (Citadel), the upper part of the entarnce.

Qal‘at Shayzar (Citadel), the upper part of the entarnce.

A building belongs to Qal‘at Shayzar

A building belongs to Qal‘at Shayzar

The southern tower of Qal‘at Shayzar

The southern tower of Qal‘at Shayzar

Qal‘at Shayzar ( Citadel), An Arabic inscription.

Qal‘at Shayzar ( Citadel), An Arabic inscription.