South-west Syria: Qalamun Mountains, the village of Maʿlula with its light blue or white house paintings

South-west Syria: Qalamun Mountains, the village of Maʿlula with its light blue or white house paintings

Damaged buildings in Qunaytra

Damaged buildings in Qunaytra

East of the Ghuta, rural houses in the Marj area

East of the Ghuta, rural houses in the Marj area

Ghuta of Damascus, an alley in one of the villages

Ghuta of Damascus, an alley in one of the villages

Maʿlula, traditional hillside houses with galleries during the 1960s

Maʿlula, traditional hillside houses with galleries during the 1960s

Remains of ancient buildings in Shahba, partly inhabited

Remains of ancient buildings in Shahba, partly inhabited

Staircase and old wooden door in a traditional House in Maʿlula

Staircase and old wooden door in a traditional House in Maʿlula

A side from the ruins of Halabiyya-Zalabiyya

A side from the ruins of Halabiyya-Zalabiyya

al-Malikiyya - ʿAyn al-Khadra, Basalt Tombs

al-Malikiyya – ʿAyn al-Khadra, Basalt Tombs

al-Malikiyya - ʿAyn al-Khadra, Basalt Tomb with arabic inscription

al-Malikiyya – ʿAyn al-Khadra, Basalt Tomb with arabic inscription

al-Malikiyya - ʿAyn al-Khadra, Basalt Tomb with arabic inscription

al-Malikiyya – ʿAyn al-Khadra, Basalt Tomb with arabic inscription

al-Malikiyya - ʿAyn al-Khadra, Basalt Tomb with arabic inscription

al-Malikiyya – ʿAyn al-Khadra, Basalt Tomb with arabic inscription

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, clay decorations

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, clay decorations

Palmyra, Colonnaded axis and Qalʿat Ibn Mʿan in the back

Palmyra, Colonnaded axis and Qalʿat Ibn Mʿan in the back

Chest of drawers in traditional inlay technique with mother of pearl in an old house in Maʿlula

Chest of drawers in traditional inlay technique with mother of pearl in an old house in Maʿlula

View of the old town from Maʿlula with its traditionally light blue painted facades

View of the old town from Maʿlula with its traditionally light blue painted facades

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

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

Kharbaqa Dam: One of the dams that were built to limit seasonal flood waters in the Badiyya

Kharbaqa Dam: One of the dams that were built to limit seasonal flood waters in the Badiyya

View in the prayer hall, Jamiʿ an-Nuri (mosque), Homs

View in the prayer hall, Jamiʿ an-Nuri (mosque), Homs

Mosaic in main prayer niche, Jamiʿ an-Nuri (mosque), Homs

Mosaic in main prayer niche, Jamiʿ an-Nuri (mosque), Homs

Basalt sarcophagus, Jamiʿ an-Nuri (mosque), Homs

Basalt sarcophagus, Jamiʿ an-Nuri (mosque), Homs

Inscription in Arabic, Jamiʿ an-Nuri, Homs

Inscription in Arabic, Jamiʿ an-Nuri, Homs

View of the great damages at the southwestern corner, Jamiʿ ad-Dalati, Homs

View of the great damages at the southwestern corner, Jamiʿ ad-Dalati, Homs

Damages at the southern facade, Jamiʿ ad-Dalati (mosque), Homs

Damages at the southern facade, Jamiʿ ad-Dalati (mosque), Homs

Great damage at the minaret, Jamiʿ al-Dalati (Mosque), Homs

Great damage at the minaret, Jamiʿ al-Dalati (Mosque), Homs

The minaret of Jamiʿ an-Nuri (mosque), Homs

The minaret of Jamiʿ an-Nuri (mosque), Homs

A side from the castle showing an entrance, Qalʿat Najm

A side from the castle showing an entrance, Qalʿat Najm

Raqqa/Rafiqa, An old photo of the remains of al-Banat palace before restoration

Raqqa/Rafiqa, An old photo of the remains of al-Banat palace before restoration

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, Capital with plant motifs

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, Capital with plant motifs

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, clay decorations

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, clay decorations