Tall Shaykh Hamad (Dur Katlimmu) - Excavations

Tall Shaykh Hamad (Dur Katlimmu) – Excavations

Shops for buying traditional utensils in Raqqa

Shops for buying traditional utensils in Raqqa

A metal workshop in the city of Raqqa

A metal workshop in the city of Raqqa

A seller of diesel fuel, Raqqa

A seller of diesel fuel, Raqqa

Kafra, in the courtyard behind a huge central hall house

Kafra, in the courtyard behind a huge central hall house

View from the Zayzun waterfalls into Yarmuk river, which there the border between Syria and Jordan

View from the Zayzun waterfalls into Yarmuk river, which there the border between Syria and Jordan

Waterfall of Zayzun in the Yarmuk valley in 1918

Waterfall of Zayzun in the Yarmuk valley in 1918

An abandoned building in Circassian district, Raqqa

An abandoned building in Circassian district, Raqqa

Reconstruction of Assyrian town Dur Katlimmu

Reconstruction of Assyrian town Dur Katlimmu

Gallery

A wall painting from Zimri-Lim’s palace in Mari (Tall al-Hariri), which is known as "The Ordinator of the Sacrifice" (ca. 1780 BC) and hangs in the Louvre.

A wall painting from Zimri-Lim’s palace in Mari (Tall al-Hariri), which is known as “The Ordinator of the Sacrifice” (ca. 1780 BC) and hangs in the Louvre.

Tall al-Bi'a, Excavation at Dayr Zakka (monastery)

Tall al-Bi’a, Excavation at Dayr Zakka (monastery)

Mari (Tall Hariri), a side of the architectural remains

Mari (Tall Hariri), a side of the architectural remains

Safita, view from the Qal'a on at-Tall quarter

Safita, view from the Qal’a on at-Tall quarter

Mari (Tall al-Hariri), The Archive Hall in the Palace of Zimri lim

Mari (Tall al-Hariri), The Archive Hall in the Palace of Zimri lim

Tall Shaykh Hamad (Dur Katlimmu) - Excavations

Tall Shaykh Hamad (Dur Katlimmu) – Excavations

Bridge over the Euphrates, ar-Raqqa

Bridge over the Euphrates, ar-Raqqa

Bridge over the Euphrates, ar-Raqqa

Bridge over the Euphrates, ar-Raqqa

A coffee house and waiting service taxi in the center of the small frontier town

A coffee house and waiting service taxi in the center of the small frontier town

City center of Raqqa with a barber, small suq-shops and mobile traders of vegetables and fruits

City center of Raqqa with a barber, small suq-shops and mobile traders of vegetables and fruits

ʿAyn al-ʿArus, Interior of a village mud bricks house, armenian owners

ʿAyn al-ʿArus, Interior of a village mud bricks house, armenian owners

ʿAyn al-ʿArus, view into the ceiling of a village mud bricks house, armenian owners

ʿAyn al-ʿArus, view into the ceiling of a village mud bricks house, armenian owners

Raqqa, Qasr (Palace) al-Banat

Raqqa, Qasr (Palace) al-Banat

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.

Raqqa - Qasr al-Banat, inner courtyard

Raqqa – Qasr al-Banat, inner courtyard

View of Eastern Palace, ar-Raqqa

View of Eastern Palace, ar-Raqqa

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, mudbrick decoration

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, mudbrick decoration

Raqqa, The ruins of Qasr al-Banat

Raqqa, The ruins of Qasr al-Banat

Raqqa -Qasr al-Banat, clay decorations

Raqqa -Qasr al-Banat, clay decorations