An abandoned rural noria on the Orontes river

An abandoned rural noria on the Orontes river

Ecological and botanical garden near Damascus citadel

Ecological and botanical garden near Damascus citadel

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

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

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

Hama, general view of the Jisriyya (waterwheel)

Hama, general view of the Jisriyya (waterwheel)

A view towards the Euphrates, Jabal ʿAruda

A view towards the Euphrates, Jabal ʿAruda

Waterfall of Zayzun in the Yarmuk valley in 1918

Waterfall of Zayzun in the Yarmuk valley in 1918

Bucket wheel (noria) and aqueduct in 1930

Bucket wheel (noria) and aqueduct in 1930

View of the Orontes valley at low water

View of the Orontes valley at low water

General view of the Orontes valley in the 1960s

General view of the Orontes valley in the 1960s

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)

Shore zone of the Euphrates with tree vegetation of Lake Assad

Shore zone of the Euphrates with tree vegetation of Lake Assad

A view of the Euphrates in Dayr az-Zawr

A view of 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

The suspension bridge over the Euphrates in Dayr az-Zawr

The suspension bridge over the Euphrates in Dayr az-Zawr

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

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

Euphrates plain near the mouth of the Sajur, limestone massif on the south side ((before the flooding of lake Tishrin)

Euphrates plain near the mouth of the Sajur, limestone massif on the south side ((before the flooding of lake Tishrin)

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

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

View to Jabal ʿAruda on the right bank of the Euphrates

View to Jabal ʿAruda on the right bank of the Euphrates

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

A view of the Barada valley showing the train rail

A view of the Barada valley showing the train rail