View to the Qalamun Mountains from Halbun

View to the Qalamun Mountains from Halbun

Covered small alley in Halbun with traditional houses

Covered small alley in Halbun with traditional houses

Traditional houses in Halbun

Traditional houses in Halbun

Restaurant with terrasse and fountain in Mnin

Restaurant with terrasse and fountain in Mnin

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

Waterfalls of Tal Shihab (during summer time)

Waterfalls of Tal Shihab (during summer time)

An alley in Halbun town

An alley in Halbun town

An alley in Halbun

An alley in Halbun

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Houses of stone and concrete in Mnin

Houses of stone and concrete in Mnin

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Oppenheim_98025-fin_SYRHER

Mnin, Traditional village houses at the foot of the Qalamun Mountains

Mnin, Traditional village houses at the foot of the Qalamun Mountains

Watermill on ʿAyn al-ʿArus lake

Watermill on ʿAyn al-ʿArus lake

Excavation of mosaic floor, ʿAyn al-ʿArus

Excavation of mosaic floor, ʿAyn al-ʿArus

General view of ʿAyn al-ʿArus

General view of 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

Excavation of mosaic floor, ʿAyn al-ʿArus

Excavation of mosaic floor, ʿAyn al-ʿArus

View of the town of Halbun in the 1960s with gardens

View of the town of Halbun in the 1960s with gardens

Tall al-Mishrifa (Qatna) within its geographic area

Tall al-Mishrifa (Qatna) within its geographic area

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.

Protection of archaeological site of Mari (Tall al-Hariri) with temporary coverage

Protection of archaeological site of Mari (Tall al-Hariri) with temporary coverage

Mari (Tall al-Hariri), the palace's cistern made of baked brick (beginning of 2nd millennium BC)

Mari (Tall al-Hariri), the palace’s cistern made of baked brick (beginning of 2nd millennium BC)