Raqqa - "East of Raqqa" site - Tall Aswad, excavation in 1985

Raqqa – “East of Raqqa” site – Tall Aswad, excavation in 1985

A photo taken from the southern side towards Ibn Mʿan's castle

A photo taken from the southern side towards Ibn Mʿan’s castle

Qalʿat Salah ad-Din located in the coastal mountain forests

Qalʿat Salah ad-Din located in the coastal mountain forests

Facade of the turbine house of Assad dam of the Euphrates, whose supplies large parts of Northern Syria with electricity

Facade of the turbine house of Assad dam of the Euphrates, whose supplies large parts of Northern Syria with electricity

The Nabataean gate with its main arch, columns and capitals

The Nabataean gate with its main arch, columns and capitals

Bab al-Maqam, general view

Bab al-Maqam, general view

Al-Madrasa az-Zahiriyya, general view of the entrance

Al-Madrasa az-Zahiriyya, general view of the entrance

The facade of Arwad citadel

The facade of Arwad citadel

Al-Madrasa az-Zahiriyya, general view of the main facade and the entrance

Al-Madrasa az-Zahiriyya, general view of the main facade and the entrance

The Byzantine Tower in Qasr al-Hayr al-Gharbi

The Byzantine Tower in Qasr al-Hayr al-Gharbi

View inside the courtyard of Manjak Mosque

View inside the courtyard of Manjak Mosque

A view of Shayzar Castle from afar

A view of Shayzar Castle from afar

View from Jabal Husainiyya towards Diocletian's camp and Allat-temple

View from Jabal Husainiyya towards Diocletian’s camp and Allat-temple

Remains of the Umayyad Qasr al-Hayr al-Gharbi

Remains of the Umayyad Qasr al-Hayr al-Gharbi

General view of Masyaf Castle

General view of Masyaf Castle

Dayr Zakka (monastery), porch (narthex) of the church with mosaic floor, 6th C.

Dayr Zakka (monastery), porch (narthex) of the church with mosaic floor, 6th C.

Restoration works at the Citadel of Damascus

Restoration works at the Citadel of Damascus

View of the dam of the Assad reservoir of the Euphrates with its park

View of the dam of the Assad reservoir of the Euphrates with its park

Dayr Zakka (monastery), floor mosaic of the narthex (in situ)

Dayr Zakka (monastery), floor mosaic of the narthex (in situ)

Dayr Zakka (monastery), mosaic in a destroyed part of the building, showing a palm, a fallow deer and birds

Dayr Zakka (monastery), mosaic in a destroyed part of the building, showing a palm, a fallow deer and birds

Hiraqla victory monument, Western gate - decorative stone panel

Hiraqla victory monument, Western gate – decorative stone panel

Rubble management, design of a geodetic grid over rubble heap, Frauenkirche (church), Dresden, Germany

Fig.09_geodetic grid over rubble heap

View from the Zayzun waterfalls into Yarmuk river, which there the border between Syria and Jordan

View from the Zayzun waterfalls into Yarmuk river, which there the border between Syria and Jordan

ʿAyn Dara Temple, Colossal basalt lion

ʿAyn Dara Temple, Colossal basalt lion

Bimaristan Arghun, westward view of main doorway

Bimaristan Arghun, westward view of main doorway

Remains of the western gate of the temple of Jupiter

Remains of the western gate of the temple of Jupiter

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

Remains of 'Ayn Dara temple built of basalt stones

Remains of ‘Ayn Dara temple built of basalt stones

Al-Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, detail of the prayer niche (mihrab)

Al-Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, detail of the prayer niche (mihrab)

As-Sabuniyya Mosque, the main facade with muqarnas and rich decorations

As-Sabuniyya Mosque, the main facade with muqarnas and rich decorations