View from west at al-Kilaniyya historic quarter and al-Baz noria (waterwheel)

View from west at al-Kilaniyya historic quarter and al-Baz noria (waterwheel)

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

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

Al-Matbakh al-ʿAjami: Qaʿa, plan and four elevations of room

Al-Matbakh al-ʿAjami: Qaʿa, plan and four elevations of room

Basalt sphinx at the main entrance of ʿAyn Dara Temple

Basalt sphinx at the main entrance of ʿAyn Dara Temple

Church of the monk Buhayra, Busra

Church of the monk Buhayra, Busra

General view of ʿAyn Dara temple

General view of ʿAyn Dara temple

Archaeological excavation in Kharab Sayyar

Archaeological excavation in Kharab Sayyar

Entrance gate to the city of Ugarit

Entrance gate to the city of Ugarit

Salkhad - The Ayyubid minaret

Salkhad – The Ayyubid minaret

Salkhad - The Ayyubid minaret

Salkhad – The Ayyubid minaret

A side from the city, showing the arch of triumph and Ibn Ma'n Citadel

A side from the city, showing the arch of triumph and Ibn Ma’n Citadel

View from Temple of the Standards

View from Temple of the Standards

Palm trees in Palmyra oasis

Palm trees in Palmyra oasis

Tourist camels, Palmyra

Tourist camels, Palmyra

Shaykh Anas shrine - al-Tar mountain south-east of al-Mayadeen - the dome from the inside

Shaykh Anas shrine – al-Tar mountain south-east of al-Mayadeen – the dome from the inside

Amrit, Melqart temple (Eshmoun), central shrine

Amrit, Melqart temple (Eshmoun), central shrine

Nave and apse, Church of monk Buhayra, Busra

Nave and apse, Church of monk Buhayra, Busra

Al-Matbakh al-ʿAjami: annex, ground floor plan

Al-Matbakh al-ʿAjami: annex, ground floor plan

Palmyra, Colonnaded axis and Qalʿat Ibn Mʿan in the back

Palmyra, Colonnaded axis and Qalʿat Ibn Mʿan in the back

Western and eastern altars which are fully preserved, al-Karasi

Western and eastern altars which are fully preserved, al-Karasi

The eastern altar, al-Karasi

The eastern altar, al-Karasi

Aramaic inscription on the western altar, al-Karasi

Aramaic inscription on the western altar, al-Karasi

Colossal basalt lion, ʿAyn Dara Temple

Colossal basalt lion, ʿAyn Dara Temple

A general view of the remnants of the ancient city of Palmyra towards the south eastern palm groves

A general view of the remnants of the ancient city of Palmyra towards the south eastern palm groves

Bayt Junblat, ground plan

Bayt Junblat, ground plan

Remains of the city wall of Halabiyya fortress on the bank of the Euphrates

Remains of the city wall of Halabiyya fortress on the bank of the Euphrates

Remains of an ancient minaret in Khirbat as-Sarayij

Remains of an ancient minaret in Khirbat as-Sarayij

Amrit, Melqart temple (Eshmoun), central shrine

Amrit, Melqart temple (Eshmoun), central shrine

General view of the remains of ʿAyn Dara Temple

General view of the remains of ʿAyn Dara Temple

(Dome) Qubbat as-Sayyar on Qasyun mountain

(Dome) Qubbat as-Sayyar on Qasyun mountain