an-Nabi Huri (Cyrrhus), Roman bridge on the Afrin river

an-Nabi Huri (Cyrrhus), Roman bridge on the Afrin river

Waterfalls of Tal Shihab (during summer time)

Waterfalls of Tal Shihab (during summer time)

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-Nabi Huri (Cyrrhus), View from inside the Roman mausoleum

an-Nabi Huri (Cyrrhus), View from inside the Roman mausoleum

Raqqa - "East of Raqqa" site - Western Palace - finds

Raqqa – “East of Raqqa” site – Western Palace – finds

Raqqa, "East of Raqqa" site - Western Palace, vegetable stucco ornaments

Raqqa, “East of Raqqa” site – Western Palace, vegetable stucco ornaments

Minaret and exterior wall of the Great Mosque of ar-Raqqa/ar-Rafiqa, 8th/12th c.

Minaret and exterior wall of the Great Mosque of ar-Raqqa/ar-Rafiqa, 8th/12th c.

Sancturies graved into the rocks, Roman period, Mnin

Sancturies graved into the rocks, Roman period, Mnin

Raqqa - "East of Raqqa" site - Western Palace - painted glass

Raqqa – “East of Raqqa” site – Western Palace – painted glass

A staircase and an entrance leading to two halls within the Roman religious complex, Mnin

A staircase and an entrance leading to two halls within the Roman religious complex, Mnin

The minaret of Great Mosque of ar-Raqqa/ar-Rafiqa, 8th/12th c.

The minaret of Great Mosque of ar-Raqqa/ar-Rafiqa, 8th/12th c.

ʿAyn al ʿArus, Stone arcades

ʿAyn al ʿArus, Stone arcades

The right part of the sacred complex gate, Mnin

The right part of the sacred complex gate, Mnin

Lintel of the entrance of a hall in the roman religious complex, Mnin

Lintel of the entrance of a hall in the roman religious complex, Mnin

Entrance of a hall in the religion complex of Mnin.

Entrance of a hall in the religion complex of Mnin.

an-Nabi Huri (Cyrrhus), Roman hexagonal mausoleum, 3rd century

an-Nabi Huri (Cyrrhus), Roman hexagonal mausoleum, 3rd century

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

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

Tall al-Mishrifa (ancient Qatna), view of the historic citywall, within which the village is located

Tall al-Mishrifa (ancient Qatna), view of the historic citywall, within which the village is located

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Tall al-Mishrifa (Qatna) within its geographic area

Tall al-Mishrifa (Qatna) within its geographic area

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

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

Tombe carved into the rock, ʿAyn as-Sahib

Tombe carved into the rock, ʿAyn as-Sahib

General view of ʿAyn as-Sahib

General view of ʿAyn as-Sahib