View of the courtyard, Umayyad Mosque

View of the courtyard, Umayyad Mosque

Palmyra, Palm grove, view at Bel Temple

Palmyra, Palm grove, view at Bel Temple

View from Harim Castle towards the nearby plains

View from Harim Castle towards the nearby plains

Harim Castle, view into an entrance

Harim Castle, view into an entrance

General view of the city of Harim, Muhafazat Idlib

General view of the city of Harim, Muhafazat Idlib

Madrasat al-Firdaws, exterior view - northern facade

Madrasat al-Firdaws, exterior view – northern facade

Maronite Cathedral, general view from the outside

Maronite Cathedral, general view from the outside

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, The western enclosure, view from inside

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, The western enclosure, view from inside

View from the palm groves to the south-eastern corner of Bel Temple

View from the palm groves to the south-eastern corner of Bel Temple

Palmyra Theater, view to proscenium and scaenae frons, 2nd c. AD

Palmyra Theater, view to proscenium and scaenae frons, 2nd c. AD

View of a niche inside the Castle of Harim

View of a niche inside the Castle of Harim

Theater, view to proscenium and scenae frons

Theater, view to proscenium and scenae frons

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

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

View from Harim Castle towards the nearby plains

View from Harim Castle towards the nearby plains

Izraʿ - Kanisat (church) Mar Jirjis, exterior view

Izraʿ – Kanisat (church) Mar Jirjis, exterior view

Palmyra, view from afar of Qalʿat Ibn Mʿan (castle)

Palmyra, view from afar of Qalʿat Ibn Mʿan (castle)

General view of Shumaymis castle (Qalʿat Shumaymis)

General view of Shumaymis castle (Qalʿat Shumaymis)

Jisr ash-Shughur, Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas, a general view of bridge between the two castles

Jisr ash-Shughur, Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas, a general view of bridge between the two castles

Jisr ash-Shughur, Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas, a twin crusader castle, general view of the site

Jisr ash-Shughur, Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas, a twin crusader castle, general view of the site

General view of Safita city

General view of Safita city

A view from the Castle toward Harim city

A view from the Castle toward Harim city

A view of Arwad citadel

A view of Arwad citadel

Palmyra, view from the south, valley of tombs in foreground, Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn in background

Palmyra, view from the south, valley of tombs in foreground, Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn in background

View of the artificial pool and the Temple of Mushannaf

View of the artificial pool and the Temple of Mushannaf

General view of Qalʿat Salah ad-Din

General view of Qalʿat Salah ad-Din

View from afar, Qalʿat Salah ad-Din (castle)

View from afar, Qalʿat Salah ad-Din (castle)

Aerial view of Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn (castle) from the west

Aerial view of Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn (castle) from the west

An aerial view of Ibn Maʿn's castle located on one of the highest mountains of Palmyra

An aerial view of Ibn Maʿn’s castle located on one of the highest mountains of Palmyra

Palmyra, exterior view of Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn (castle)

Palmyra, exterior view of Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn (castle)

Qalʿat al-Marqab (Castle), General view - eastern and southeastern side

Qalʿat al-Marqab (Castle), General view – eastern and southeastern side