A grave carved in the rock, Maʿlula

A grave carved in the rock, Maʿlula

A small noria (water wheel) on the Orontes river

A small noria (water wheel) on the Orontes river

Domes of as-Salamiyya historical bath from the outside

Domes of as-Salamiyya historical bath from the outside

The cold (barrani) section of as-Salamiyya historical bath

The cold (barrani) section of as-Salamiyya historical bath

An inscription on the wall of Damascus Citadel

An inscription on the wall of Damascus Citadel

Hama, general view of the "Four Norias", the two Bischriyyat and two Uthmaniyyat

Hama, general view of the “Four Norias”, the two Bischriyyat and two Uthmaniyyat

Great Mosque, courtyard and prayer hall facade

Great Mosque, courtyard and prayer hall facade

Aleppo: multi-colored facade of Mamluk-Ottoman Hammam Yalbugha an-Nasiri

Aleppo: multi-colored facade of Mamluk-Ottoman Hammam Yalbugha an-Nasiri

Hammam Yalbugha an-Nasiri, the cold section (barrani)

Hammam Yalbugha an-Nasiri, the cold section (barrani)

Madrasa al-Hallawiyya: interior view at the former Byzantine apse

Madrasa al-Hallawiyya: interior view at the former Byzantine apse

Remains of the Cathedral, Qalʿat Burqush

Remains of the Cathedral, Qalʿat Burqush

Noria (waterwheel) in Hama

Noria (waterwheel) in Hama

Courtyard of the monastery of Mar Musa al-Habashi

Courtyard of the monastery of Mar Musa al-Habashi

General view of Damascus citadel from northwest

General view of Damascus citadel from northwest

al-Madrasa al-Jaqmaqiyya, Decorative details in the eastern facade

al-Madrasa al-Jaqmaqiyya, Decorative details in the eastern facade

General view of al-Qarmani Bath and garden

General view of al-Qarmani Bath and garden

Khan Sulayman Basha, view into the courtyard

Khan Sulayman Basha, view into the courtyard

The dome of Maqam Salah ad-Din al-Ayyubi

The dome of Maqam Salah ad-Din al-Ayyubi

A view of an-Nuri Mosque and the Kilaniyya Norias (water wheels), Hama

A view of an-Nuri Mosque and the Kilaniyya Norias (water wheels), Hama

Fresco on the apse, Roman Orthodox St. Elian Church, Homs

Fresco on the apse, Roman Orthodox St. Elian Church, Homs

Fresco on the apse, Roman Orthodox St. Elian Church, Homs

Fresco on the apse, Roman Orthodox St. Elian Church, Homs

Fresco on the apse, Roman Orthodox St. Elian Church, Homs

Fresco on the apse, Roman Orthodox St. Elian Church, Homs

Courtyard of al-Jamiʿ al-Kabir showing the treasure dome and the minaret

Courtyard of al-Jamiʿ al-Kabir showing the treasure dome and the minaret

Noria (water wheel) axis

Noria (water wheel) axis

Part of the noria wheel

Part of the noria wheel

Hama, general view of the "Four Norias", the two Bischriyyat and two Uthmaniyyat

Hama, general view of the “Four Norias”, the two Bischriyyat and two Uthmaniyyat

General view of Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn

General view of Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn

General view of Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn

General view of Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn

View to the northeast, Monastery of Mar Musa al-Habashi

View to the northeast, Monastery of Mar Musa al-Habashi

View from Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn towards the Valley of the Tombs

View from Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn towards the Valley of the Tombs