Ruin of a double room house in the village Qalʿat Najm

Ruin of a double room house in the village Qalʿat Najm

Qalb Lawza, Basilica of 5th c., central view at nave and apse

Qalb Lawza, Basilica of 5th c., central view at nave and apse

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

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, documentation sheet of courtyard with northern Iwan

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, documentation sheet of courtyard with northern Iwan

Shahba, Exterior view of the Roman Theatre/ Philippopolis

Shahba, Exterior view of the Roman Theatre/ Philippopolis

Raqqa - Qasr al-Banat - stone decorations

Raqqa – Qasr al-Banat – stone decorations

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, clay decorations

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, clay decorations

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, decorative niches on the wall of a room

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, decorative niches on the wall of a room

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, Capital with plant motifs

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, Capital with plant motifs

Palmyra, a photo of some tower tombs

Palmyra, a photo of some tower tombs

Qalb Lawza, Basilica 5th c., view of main facade from south-west

Qalb Lawza, Basilica 5th c., view of main facade from south-west

General view of Damascus citadel from northwest

General view of Damascus citadel from northwest

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, clay decorations

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, clay decorations

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, courtyard with southern Iwan

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, courtyard with southern Iwan

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, Capital with plant motifs

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, Capital with plant motifs

Raqqa - Qasr al-Banat, inner courtyard

Raqqa – Qasr al-Banat, inner courtyard

Palmyra, Baal Temple - Temenos wall with propylaeum and view towards the oasis

Palmyra, Baal Temple – Temenos wall with propylaeum and view towards the oasis

Raqqa, Qasr (Palace) al-Banat

Raqqa, Qasr (Palace) al-Banat

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, clay decorations

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, clay decorations

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

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

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

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

Domes of as-Salamiyya historical bath from the outside

Domes of as-Salamiyya historical bath from the outside

The cold (barrani) section of as-Salamiyya historical bath

The cold (barrani) section of as-Salamiyya historical bath

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

Great Mosque, courtyard and prayer hall facade

Great Mosque, courtyard and prayer hall facade

Aleppo: multi-colored facade of Mamluk-Ottoman Hammam Yalbugha an-Nasiri

Aleppo: multi-colored facade of Mamluk-Ottoman Hammam Yalbugha an-Nasiri

A small noria (water wheel) on the Orontes river

A small noria (water wheel) on the Orontes river

Hammam Yalbugha an-Nasiri, the cold section (barrani)

Hammam Yalbugha an-Nasiri, the cold section (barrani)

Bayt Junblat, door in the centre of southern iwan

Bayt Junblat, door in the centre of southern iwan

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, upper part of a tower

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, upper part of a tower