View of the Khabur River with a small noria

View of the Khabur River with a small noria

Palmyra Theater, central part (valva regia) of scaenae frons

Palmyra Theater, central part (valva regia) of scaenae frons

Artificial field irrigation and drinking water supplies, al-Ghab Plain

Artificial field irrigation and drinking water supplies, al-Ghab Plain

Artificial field irrigation and drinking water supplies, al-Ghab Plain

Artificial field irrigation and drinking water supplies, al-Ghab Plain

View from Qalat al-Mudhiq to the lower village and the Ottoman Khan in the Orontes plain

View from Qalat al-Mudhiq to the lower village and the Ottoman Khan in the Orontes plain

VW-"beatle" in the center of the Ghab Plain

VW-“beatle” in the center of the Ghab Plain

View of a road in al-Ghab Plain

View of a road in al-Ghab Plain

New buildings still empty for agricultural purposes in the Ghab-plain

New buildings still empty for agricultural purposes in the Ghab-plain

Bedouin movement in al-Hawl area with donkeys, camels and a litter

Bedouin movement in al-Hawl area with donkeys, camels and a litter

View of the Khabur River with willow-trees in the 1960s

View of the Khabur River with willow-trees in the 1960s

Jamiʿ al-Qayqan, southern facade with spolia stones and hieroglyphic writing

Jamiʿ al-Qayqan, southern facade with spolia stones and hieroglyphic writing

Maqam Ughulbak, general view from the outside

Maqam Ughulbak, general view from the outside

Madrasat al-Firdaws, inner courtyard with eastern arcade

Madrasat al-Firdaws, inner courtyard with eastern arcade

Al-Madrasa as-Sultaniyya, exterior view of northern facade - entrance, minaret and garden

Al-Madrasa as-Sultaniyya, exterior view of northern facade – entrance, minaret and garden

Ruins of Diocletian Camp

Ruins of Diocletian Camp

Theater, view to proscenium and scenae frons

Theater, view to proscenium and scenae frons

Aleppo: Khan al-Wazir, 17th C., interior facade

Aleppo: Khan al-Wazir, 17th C., interior facade

Rastan, Urban agglomorations on ridges

Rastan, Urban agglomorations on ridges

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

The Citadel of Aleppo, on the left the minaret of its Great Mosque (Maqam Ibrahim) – view from the west, in the foreground is the minaret of the Jamiʿ Sayf ad-Dawla

Minarets of the Old City of Aleppo

View over the roof of the south-western Madrasat Ismaʿil Basha al-ʿAzm to the Umayyad Mosque with its high transept of the prayer hall with a central dome and its three minarets

Tall Columns and Massive Pillars – the Great Umayyad Mosques of Damascus and Aleppo

The Sound of Dayr az-Zawr

The Sound of Dayr az-Zawr

Ghuta landscape with view over the south of Damascus to Jabal Qasyun, 2007

The Ghuta, the Former Paradise Belt around Damascus

A Bedouin woman is weaving with a horizontal loom

The Art of Syrian Textile Production