Palmyra, Hadrian’s Arch, , 3rd century A.D., view from south at the entrance to colonnaded street

Palmyra, Hadrian’s Arch, , 3rd century A.D., view from south at the entrance to colonnaded street

Qalʿat Jaʿbar, vaulted loophole

Qalʿat Jaʿbar, vaulted loophole

ʿAyn Diwar, The Zengid bridge on the Tigris

ʿAyn Diwar, The Zengid bridge on the Tigris

Part of Qalʿat al-Qadmus

Part of Qalʿat al-Qadmus

Jisr ash-Shughur, Qalʿat Shugr wa Bekas from the inside.

Jisr ash-Shughur, Qalʿat Shugr wa Bekas from the inside.

Waqf of Ibshir Mustafa Pasha, Coffeehouse, the hall

Waqf of Ibshir Mustafa Pasha, Coffeehouse, the hall

Masbanat aj-Jubayli, the stage of arranging the soap to dry

Masbanat aj-Jubayli, the stage of arranging the soap to dry

A private Aleppine house

A private Aleppine house

The stairs of the Hananiya Church in Bab Tuma quarter

The stairs of the Hananiya Church in Bab Tuma quarter

The dome house in Taanayel: final touches

The dome house in Taanayel: final touches

Main fassade of Jamiʿ at-Tawashi mosque (video)

Main fassade of Jamiʿ at-Tawashi mosque (video)

View from the north to the middle overbuilt part of the suq (bazaar) of Khan al-Harir (right)

View from the north to the middle overbuilt part of the suq (bazaar) of Khan al-Harir (right)

View, from south, at northern overbuilt part of Suq (bazaar) of Khan al-Harir (Picciotto house)

View, from south, at northern overbuilt part of Suq (bazaar) of Khan al-Harir (Picciotto house)

View into a vaulted room of Najm Castle (Qalʿat Najm)

View into a vaulted room of Najm Castle (Qalʿat Najm)

Tartus, Qalʿat al-Marqab, Crusader castle, a courtyard in the castle.

Tartus, Qalʿat al-Marqab, Crusader castle, a courtyard in the castle.

The entrance into the castle of al-Marqab is framed by a stepped portal

The entrance into the castle of al-Marqab is framed by a stepped portal

Drawings at the entrance Qasr al-Hayr ash-Sharqi

Drawings at the entrance Qasr al-Hayr ash-Sharqi

Yabrud, Residential house with covered terrace (riwaq)

Yabrud, Residential house with covered terrace (riwaq)

Great Mosque of Raqqa-Rafiqa, 8th/12th C.

Great Mosque of Raqqa-Rafiqa, 8th/12th C.

Baghdad Gate of Raqqa-Rafiqa, 10th c. onwards

Baghdad Gate of Raqqa-Rafiqa, 10th c. onwards

Tartus, museum in the former cathedral, view at western facade

Tartus, museum in the former cathedral, view at western facade

Arches in a house, the Ghouta of Damascus

Arches in a house, the Ghouta of Damascus

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, clay decorations

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, clay decorations

Raqqa - Remains of the southern arcade of al-Jamiʿ al-ʿAtiq (Great Mosque)

Raqqa – Remains of the southern arcade of al-Jamiʿ al-ʿAtiq (Great Mosque)

Raqqa - remains of the southern arcade of al-Jamiʿ al-ʿAtiq (Great Mosque)

Raqqa – remains of the southern arcade of al-Jamiʿ al-ʿAtiq (Great Mosque)

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, clay decorations

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, clay decorations

Vaulted hall in the old city of Tartus

Vaulted hall in the old city of Tartus

Waqf of Ibshir Mustafa Pasha, Coffeehouse, interior

Waqf of Ibshir Mustafa Pasha, Coffeehouse, interior

Waqf of Ibshir Mustafa Pasha, Coffeehouse, the hall

Waqf of Ibshir Mustafa Pasha, Coffeehouse, the hall

The historical watermill of ʿAyn al-ʿArus

The historical watermill of ʿAyn al-ʿArus