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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kafra, in the courtyard behind a huge central hall house

Kafra, in the courtyard behind a huge central hall house

Waterfall of Zayzun in the Yarmuk valley in 1918

Waterfall of Zayzun in the Yarmuk valley in 1918

Waterfalls of Tal Shihab (during summer time)

Waterfalls of Tal Shihab (during summer time)

Topographical map collection "UAR North (Syrian) region, district El Furāt" of 1960

Topographical map collection “UAR North (Syrian) region, district El Furāt” of 1960

View to the south-east of ʿAyn al-ʿArus lake

View to the south-east of ʿAyn al-ʿArus lake

Excavation of mosaic floor, ʿAyn al-ʿArus

Excavation of mosaic floor, ʿAyn al-ʿArus

Excavation of mosaic floor, ʿAyn al-ʿArus

Excavation of mosaic floor, ʿAyn al-ʿArus

Ghuta of Damascus, an old irrigation canal, 1963

Ghuta of Damascus, an old irrigation canal, 1963

View of the Khabur River with a small noria

View of the Khabur River with a small noria

Jabal ʿAruda, ruins of a temple from the middle of the 4th millennium BC

Jabal ʿAruda, ruins of a temple from the middle of the 4th millennium BC

Al-Asad artificial lake, view to the Tabqa dam

Al-Asad artificial lake, view to the Tabqa dam

View of the Khabur River with willow-trees in the 1960s

View of the Khabur River with willow-trees in the 1960s

Spolia of crowns of columns for decorating a courtyard, ʿAyn al-ʿArus

Spolia of crowns of columns for decorating a courtyard, ʿAyn al-ʿArus

Excavation of mosaic floor, ʿAyn al-ʿArus

Excavation of mosaic floor, ʿAyn al-ʿArus

Excavation of mosaic floor, ʿAyn al-ʿArus

Excavation of mosaic floor, ʿAyn al-ʿArus

View from airplane to the upper reaches of the Sajur (mainly on Turkish territory, border strip of Syria visible at upper right)

View from airplane to the upper reaches of the Sajur (mainly on Turkish territory, border strip of Syria visible at upper right)

Traditional houses near as-Sajur river

Traditional houses near as-Sajur river

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

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

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

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

Tall Brak (Nagar), ruins of Naram-Sin Palace, 3rd millennuim BC. [Original photo name: naram sin palace2]

Tall Brak (Nagar), ruins of Naram-Sin Palace, 3rd millennuim BC. [Original photo name: naram sin palace2]

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 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.

Tall Shaykh Hamad (Dur Katlimmu) - Excavations

Tall Shaykh Hamad (Dur Katlimmu) – Excavations

Village of Tall Hamidiyya with excavation house (left)

Village of Tall Hamidiyya with excavation house (left)

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

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