An abandoned rural noria on the Orontes river

An abandoned rural noria on the Orontes river

Waterfall of Zayzun in the Yarmuk valley in 1918

Waterfall of Zayzun in the Yarmuk valley in 1918

Ecological and botanical garden near Damascus citadel

Ecological and botanical garden near Damascus citadel

Hama, general view of the Jisriyya (waterwheel)

Hama, general view of the Jisriyya (waterwheel)

Bucket wheel (noria) and aqueduct in 1930

Bucket wheel (noria) and aqueduct in 1930

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)

The suspension bridge over the Euphrates, Dayr az-Zawr

The suspension bridge over the Euphrates, Dayr az-Zawr

Naʿurat al-Muhammadiyya (waterwheel), the biggest noria in Hama

Naʿurat al-Muhammadiyya (waterwheel), the biggest noria in Hama

A view of the Euphrates in Dayr az-Zawr

A view of the Euphrates in Dayr az-Zawr

An artificial canal, al-Furat al-Aʿla (the Upper Euphrates Valley)

An artificial canal, al-Furat al-Aʿla (the Upper Euphrates Valley)

Al-Asad artificial lake, view to the Tabqa dam

Al-Asad artificial lake, view to the Tabqa dam

Natural landscape of the Tigris valley

Natural landscape of the Tigris valley

The suspension bridge over the Euphrates in Dayr az-Zawr

The suspension bridge over the Euphrates in Dayr az-Zawr

The suspension bridge over the Euphrates in Dayr az-Zawr

The suspension bridge over the Euphrates in Dayr az-Zawr

Jabal ʿAruda, a view towards the Euphrates

Jabal ʿAruda, a view towards the Euphrates

Jabal ʿAruda, Maqam (shrine) ash-Shaykh 'Aruda

Jabal ʿAruda, Maqam (shrine) ash-Shaykh ‘Aruda

View from airplane to the upper reaches of the Sajur (mainly on Turkish territory, border strip of Syria visible at upper right)

View from airplane to the upper reaches of the Sajur (mainly on Turkish territory, border strip of Syria visible at upper right)

Fishing in the Euphrates, Jabal ʿAruda

Fishing in the Euphrates, Jabal ʿAruda

Jabal ʿAruda on the right bank of the Euphrates

Jabal ʿAruda on the right bank of the Euphrates

View to Jabal ʿAruda on the right bank of the Euphrates

View to Jabal ʿAruda on the right bank of the Euphrates

A view from Jabal ʿAruda toward the plain of Manbij

A view from Jabal ʿAruda toward the plain of Manbij

A view towards the Euphrates, Jabal ʿAruda

A view towards the Euphrates, Jabal ʿAruda

Jabal ʿAruda, ruins of a temple from the middle of the 4th millennium BC

Jabal ʿAruda, ruins of a temple from the middle of the 4th millennium BC

A view towards the Euphrates, Jabal ʿAruda

A view towards the Euphrates, Jabal ʿAruda

Hama, general overview at the Jisriyya/Bridge Noria (waterwheel)

Hama, general overview at the Jisriyya/Bridge Noria (waterwheel)

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

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

Noria (waterwheel) in Hama

Noria (waterwheel) in Hama

Syriac tombs in Jabal ʿAruda

Syriac tombs in Jabal ʿAruda

A view of the Barada valley showing the train rail

A view of the Barada valley showing the train rail