Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, clay decorations

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, clay decorations

Qasr al-ʿAzm, decorative niche in the dome hall

Qasr al-ʿAzm, decorative niche in the dome hall

Bouquet of flowers and fruits in bowls on the wooden panels of Bayt ad-Dahhan (Funduq Qasr al-Mansuriyya), 18th century

Bouquet of flowers and fruits in bowls on the wooden panels of Bayt ad-Dahhan (Funduq Qasr al-Mansuriyya), 18th century

Bouquet of flowers and fruits in bowls on the wooden panels of Bayt ad-Dahhan (Funduq Qasr al-Mansuriyya), 18th century

Bouquet of flowers and fruits in bowls on the wooden panels of Bayt ad-Dahhan (Funduq Qasr al-Mansuriyya), 18th century

The dome hall in the upper floor of Qasr al-ʿAzm (Palace)

The dome hall in the upper floor of Qasr al-ʿAzm (Palace)

The dome hall in the upper floor of Qasr al-ʿAzm (Palace)

The dome hall in the upper floor of Qasr al-ʿAzm (Palace)

Squinch of the dome in the hall of upper floor, Qasr al-ʿAzm

Squinch of the dome in the hall of upper floor, Qasr al-ʿAzm

The men's quarters (Salamlik), Qasr al-ʿAzm

The men’s quarters (Salamlik), Qasr al-ʿAzm

Qasr al-ʿAzm, view of the ground floor courtyard

Qasr al-ʿAzm, view of the ground floor courtyard

Qasr al-ʿAzm, view of the ground floor courtyard

Qasr al-ʿAzm, view of the ground floor courtyard

Qasr al-ʿAzm, view of the ground floor courtyard

Qasr al-ʿAzm, view of the ground floor courtyard

Terrace with portico in the upper floor, Qasr al-ʿAzm

Terrace with portico in the upper floor, Qasr al-ʿAzm

Abdelraouf Baydoun working with the craft of ‘Ajami in Qasr al-ʿAzm

Abdelraouf Baydoun working with the craft of ‘Ajami in Qasr al-ʿAzm

Qasr al-ʿAzm, terrace with portico in the upper floor

Qasr al-ʿAzm, terrace with portico in the upper floor

A hall in the upper floor, Qasr al-ʿAzm (Palace)

A hall in the upper floor, Qasr al-ʿAzm (Palace)

Jurn Kabir, construction of a room from quarry stones with clay mortar

Jurn Kabir, construction of a room from quarry stones with clay mortar

Archaeological finds from Raqqa, exhibited in the Damascus National Museum

Archaeological finds from Raqqa, exhibited in the Damascus National Museum

Archaeological finds from Raqqa, exhibited in the Damascus National Museum

Archaeological finds from Raqqa, exhibited in the Damascus National Museum

Archaeological finds from Raqqa, exhibited in the Damascus National Museum

Archaeological finds from Raqqa, exhibited in the Damascus National Museum

Raqqa countryside, a traditional wedding ceremony in Suwaydiyya Kabira village

Raqqa countryside, a traditional wedding ceremony in Suwaydiyya Kabira village

Raqqa, Aerial photo of Hiraqla vicotry monument

Raqqa, Aerial photo of Hiraqla vicotry monument

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

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

Qasr Ibn Wardan seen from the south

Qasr Ibn Wardan seen from the south

Qasr Ibn Wardan, the church

Qasr Ibn Wardan, the church

Main entrance of Qasr al-Hayr ash-Sharqi

Main entrance of Qasr al-Hayr ash-Sharqi

Remains of arches, Qasr al-Hayr ash-Sharqi

Remains of arches, Qasr al-Hayr ash-Sharqi

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

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

An arch in Qasr al-Hayr ash-Sharqi

An arch in Qasr al-Hayr ash-Sharqi

A side of Hiraqla victory monument, built by Harun ar-Rashid, near Raqqa

A side of Hiraqla victory monument, built by Harun ar-Rashid, near Raqqa

Raqqa countryside, Men in a traditional tent in Suwaydiyya Kabira village

Raqqa countryside, Men in a traditional tent in Suwaydiyya Kabira village