al-Hayr al-Sharqi Palace, Inside of the early Umayyad desert castle with remains of vaulted rooms of the Western comlplex

al-Hayr al-Sharqi Palace, Inside of the early Umayyad desert castle with remains of vaulted rooms of the Western comlplex

al-Hayr al-Sharqi Palace, Inside of the early Umaiyad desert castle (Western complex)

al-Hayr al-Sharqi Palace, Inside of the early Umaiyad desert castle (Western complex)

Agricultural terraces in The Anti-Lebanon Mountains

Agricultural terraces in The Anti-Lebanon Mountains

A view from a high peak of the Anti-Lebanon Mountains

A view from a high peak of the Anti-Lebanon Mountains

A view from a high peak of the Anti-Lebanon Mountains

A view from a high peak of the Anti-Lebanon Mountains

Stories

Church of the Armenians in ar-Raqqa

Church of the Armenians in ar-Raqqa

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

A view of the Anti-Lebanon Mountains covered with snow

A view of the Anti-Lebanon Mountains covered with snow

Orchards in the Anti-Lebanon Mountains

Orchards in the Anti-Lebanon Mountains

Valley of Nahr Al-Kabir al-Shamali River

Valley of Nahr Al-Kabir al-Shamali River

The towers of the outer wall of Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi

The towers of the outer wall of Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi

Pavilion on the left of the Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi gate

Pavilion on the left of the Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi gate

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, upper part of one of the towers, flanking the gate

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, upper part of one of the towers, flanking the gate

Excavation work, Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi

Excavation work, Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, Remains of Ayyubid arch in the western enclosure

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, Remains of Ayyubid arch in the western enclosure

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, Decoration

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, Decoration

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, Remains of the mosque of the western enclosure

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, Remains of the mosque of the western enclosure

Al-Madrasa as-Sharafiyya, main entrance facade, Inscription

Al-Madrasa as-Sharafiyya, main entrance facade, Inscription

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, Upper part of the gate tower,

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, Upper part of the gate tower,

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, upper part of a tower

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, upper part of a tower

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, Part of the western enclosure

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, Part of the western enclosure

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, decorations at the top of tower gate

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, decorations at the top of tower gate

A row of Byzantine columns, Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi

A row of Byzantine columns, Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi

Remains of a building from the extensions of Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi

Remains of a building from the extensions of Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi

Remains of the mosque of the western enclosure, Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi

Remains of the mosque of the western enclosure, Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi

General view of the small palace of Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi

General view of the small palace of Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi

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

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

Pavilion, Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi

Pavilion, Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi

In the outer courtyard of the ʿAzm-Palace, now the museum of the arts and popular traditions of Damascus

In the outer courtyard of the ʿAzm-Palace, now the museum of the arts and popular traditions of Damascus