Khan al-Wazir, decorations and windows on top of the internal facade of the khan's entrance

Khan al-Wazir, decorations and windows on top of the internal facade of the khan’s entrance

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, an arcade topped by a cross vault

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, an arcade topped by a cross vault

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, a circular aperture in the roof of courtyard

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, a circular aperture in the roof of courtyard

A part of the ground and upper floor, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm

A part of the ground and upper floor, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm

General view from outside, Jamiʿ Manjak

General view from outside, Jamiʿ Manjak

Hammam Bahram Pasha, exterior facade

Hammam Bahram Pasha, exterior facade

Khan Qurdbak, stone ornamentaion

Khan Qurdbak, stone ornamentaion

Jamiʿ al-Utrush, western facade - decorated window

Jamiʿ al-Utrush, western facade – decorated window

Bab Qinnasrin (city gate), exterior view of the gate from south-west

Bab Qinnasrin (city gate), exterior view of the gate from south-west

Jamiʿ al-Utrush, western facade - decorated window

Jamiʿ al-Utrush, western facade – decorated window

Damaged ablaq (bicolor) masonry, 2nd category remains, in portal of ʿUlabiyya Khan, Aleppo, Syria

Fig.25_damaged and loose remains

Khusrawiyya, Friday Mosque, view of an window with ablaq and ceramic tiles

Khusrawiyya, Friday Mosque, view of an window with ablaq and ceramic tiles

Jabla, Mosque of Sultan Ibrahim, Arched entrance built according to the ablaq system

Jabla, Mosque of Sultan Ibrahim, Arched entrance built according to the ablaq system

View of the ablaq-decorated entrance of the Great Mosque of Hama

View of the ablaq-decorated entrance of the Great Mosque of Hama

Bab as-Salam, portal with coloured stone layers (ablaq)

Bab as-Salam, portal with coloured stone layers (ablaq)

Alternate ablaq rows in the courtyard of Jamiʿ Manjak

Alternate ablaq rows in the courtyard of Jamiʿ Manjak

Colorful ornamental motifs on ablaq wall, Jamiʿ as-Sinaniyya

Colorful ornamental motifs on ablaq wall, Jamiʿ as-Sinaniyya

The entrance of al-Madrasa az-Zahiriyya is richly decorated with ablaq masonry, a muqarnas vault and inscriptions

The entrance of al-Madrasa az-Zahiriyya is richly decorated with ablaq masonry, a muqarnas vault and inscriptions

View into an arcade with ablaq masonry, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm

View into an arcade with ablaq masonry, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm

Entrance of Hammam ʿAbd al-Basit

Entrance of Hammam ʿAbd al-Basit

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, upper view of the inner courtyard and its fountain in the center

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, upper view of the inner courtyard and its fountain in the center

A general view of Zawiyat Saʿd ad-Din al-Jibawi showing the two domes of the building

A general view of Zawiyat Saʿd ad-Din al-Jibawi showing the two domes of the building

Mausoleum of az-Zahir Baybars, decorations with colorful marble

Mausoleum of az-Zahir Baybars, decorations with colorful marble

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, dome on pendentives

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, dome on pendentives

A part of family wing (so called haramlik oder juwwani) in Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm Palace

A part of family wing (so called haramlik oder juwwani) in Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm Palace

The northern arcade of the inner courtyard (juwwani), Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm Palace

The northern arcade of the inner courtyard (juwwani), Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm Palace

Courtyard of family wing (so called haramlik or jummwani) in Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm Palace

Courtyard of family wing (so called haramlik or jummwani) in Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm Palace

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, windows on the tambour of one of the domes

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, windows on the tambour of one of the domes

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, a wall topped with domes on pendentives

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, a wall topped with domes on pendentives

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, a view of the circular aperture in the roof and the fountain in the middle courtyard

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, a view of the circular aperture in the roof and the fountain in the middle courtyard