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Palmyra, View from hilltop towards the Valley of the tombs and the palm groves

Palmyra, View from hilltop towards the Valley of the tombs and the palm groves

Valley of the Tombs, Tomb of Jambliku - decoration of the door lintel

Valley of the Tombs, Tomb of Jambliku – decoration of the door lintel

Tomb of Elahbel in the Valley of the Tombs, facade

Tomb of Elahbel in the Valley of the Tombs, facade

Tomb of Elahbel in the Valley of the Tombs, interior view

Tomb of Elahbel in the Valley of the Tombs, interior view

Jurn Kabir, a typical old house of the Euphrates valley near Qalʿat Najm with a large log (willow) transverse to the longitudinal axis.

Jurn Kabir, a typical old house of the Euphrates valley near Qalʿat Najm with a large log (willow) transverse to the longitudinal axis.

Tomb of Jambliku in the Valley of the Tombs, 83 AD

Tomb of Jambliku in the Valley of the Tombs, 83 AD

In the Euphrates valley in Jurn Kabir, shepherd herding the flocks of his village

In the Euphrates valley in Jurn Kabir, shepherd herding the flocks of his village

The village of al-Qirata on the northern slope of the Sajur valley, old lime-washed houses visible.

The village of al-Qirata on the northern slope of the Sajur valley, old lime-washed houses visible.

Aerial photograph of Barada valley in Jibal Lubnan ash-Sharqiyya (Anti Lebanon mountains)

Aerial photograph of Barada valley in Jibal Lubnan ash-Sharqiyya (Anti Lebanon mountains)

Valley of the Tombs, Tomb of Jambliku - facade decoration

Valley of the Tombs, Tomb of Jambliku – facade decoration

Nature in Barada valley

Nature in Barada valley

A view of the Barada valley showing the train rail

A view of the Barada valley showing the train rail

In al-Hayat/Balikh valley, procedure of calcination of gypsum (2nd step): the fuel was lit

In al-Hayat/Balikh valley, procedure of calcination of gypsum (2nd step): the fuel was lit

In al-Hayat/Balikh valley, procedure for calcination of gypsum (1st step), fuel is placed on a natural gypsum layer

In al-Hayat/Balikh valley, procedure for calcination of gypsum (1st step), fuel is placed on a natural gypsum layer

Manmade caves in the Euphrates valley near embouchure of Sajur-river close to al-Awshariyya

Manmade caves in the Euphrates valley near embouchure of Sajur-river close to al-Awshariyya

The Valley of Tombs - sculptures of the deads who are buried in a tower tomb

The Valley of Tombs – sculptures of the deads who are buried in a tower tomb

Aerial photograph of Jibal Lubnan ash-Sharqiyya (Anti-Lebanon Mountains) with Barada valley

Aerial photograph of Jibal Lubnan ash-Sharqiyya (Anti-Lebanon Mountains) with Barada valley

Valley of Nahr Al-Kabir al-Shamali River

Valley of Nahr Al-Kabir al-Shamali River

Valley of the Tombs, Tomb of Jambliku - lintel of the entranceway door

Valley of the Tombs, Tomb of Jambliku – lintel of the entranceway door

The tower tombs, Valley of the Tombs

The tower tombs, Valley of the Tombs

Traditional house with reed hut ("sibat", arab.) in Euphrates valley at the national road 4/junction to ar-Raqqa

Traditional house with reed hut (“sibat”, arab.) in Euphrates valley at the national road 4/junction to ar-Raqqa

Raʾs al-ʿAyn, view from the garden to the late Ottoman house, situated on a slope

Raʾs al-ʿAyn, view from the garden to the late Ottoman house, situated on a slope

Small wadi in the desert of Badiyat ash-Sham

Small wadi in the desert of Badiyat ash-Sham

General view of Maʿlula

General view of Maʿlula

View of the Orontes River with rapids

View of the Orontes River with rapids

Northern Palmyrenean chalk heights, lonely Atlantic pistachio in the riverbed of a dried-up wadi

Northern Palmyrenean chalk heights, lonely Atlantic pistachio in the riverbed of a dried-up wadi

Roman bridge in at-Tayyiba over the course of the Wadi az-Zaydi

Roman bridge in at-Tayyiba over the course of the Wadi az-Zaydi

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General view of ʿAyn as-Sahib

General view of ʿAyn as-Sahib