Raqqa - "East of Raqqa" site - Tall az-Zujaj - excavations

Raqqa – “East of Raqqa” site – Tall az-Zujaj – excavations

Restaurant with terrasse and fountain in Mnin

Restaurant with terrasse and fountain in Mnin

Traditional houses in Halbun

Traditional houses in Halbun

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

An alley in Halbun town

An alley in Halbun town

An alley in Halbun

An alley in Halbun

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

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

Kafra, in the courtyard behind a huge central hall house

Kafra, in the courtyard behind a huge central hall house

Waterfalls of Tal Shihab (during summer time)

Waterfalls of Tal Shihab (during summer time)

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

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

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

General view of ʿAyn al-ʿArus

General view of ʿAyn al-ʿArus

Watermill on ʿAyn al-ʿArus lake

Watermill on ʿAyn al-ʿArus lake

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Oppenheim_98025-fin_SYRHER

Oppenheim_98025-fin_SYRHER

Oppenheim_98025-fin_SYRHER

Excavation of mosaic floor, ʿAyn al-ʿArus

Excavation of mosaic floor, ʿAyn al-ʿArus

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tall al-Mishrifa (Qatna) within its geographic area

Tall al-Mishrifa (Qatna) within its geographic area

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 (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

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

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

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 Hariri), a side of the architectural remains

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