Al-Matbakh al-ʿAjami: Qaʿa, section east-west, view to north

Al-Matbakh al-ʿAjami: Qaʿa, section east-west, view to north

Aleppo, Khan as-Sabun, view of courtyard towards west

Aleppo, Khan as-Sabun, view of courtyard towards west

Entrance towers on the west side, Harim Castle

Entrance towers on the west side, Harim Castle

West-Ghuta, burned olive grove, 2010

West-Ghuta, burned olive grove, 2010

Suq ad-Diraʿ, a general view of the destruction of the suq to the west

Suq ad-Diraʿ, a general view of the destruction of the suq to the west

Suq al-ʿAttarin, view to west showing the destruction

Suq al-ʿAttarin, view to west showing the destruction

Suq az-Zarb, view towards west of the suq after the destruction

Suq az-Zarb, view towards west of the suq after the destruction

Madrasat al-Firdaws, west wall of iwan opposite the prayer hall

Madrasat al-Firdaws, west wall of iwan opposite the prayer hall

Khan al-ʿArus before the restoration, view from south-west

Khan al-ʿArus before the restoration, view from south-west

Entrance towers on the west side, Harim Castle

Entrance towers on the west side, Harim Castle

Al-Matbakh al-ʿAjami, facade of the west section of the great hall

Al-Matbakh al-ʿAjami, facade of the west section of the great hall

Khan Qurdbak, portico, facade of the northern portal and east-west cross-section

Khan Qurdbak, portico, facade of the northern portal and east-west cross-section

Khan Qurdbak, iwan, section east-west

Khan Qurdbak, iwan, section east-west

The North West Tower of Damascus Citadel

The North West Tower of Damascus Citadel

Jamiʿ ash-Shuʿaybiyya, west facade - entrance blocked by a wall with a door opening surmounted by an arch

Jamiʿ ash-Shuʿaybiyya, west facade – entrance blocked by a wall with a door opening surmounted by an arch

Afamiya, The Great colonnade (Cardo Maximus)

Afamiya, The Great colonnade (Cardo Maximus)

The North West Tower of Damascus Citadel

The North West Tower of Damascus Citadel

al-Bara, Church of Saint Stephanos (E4), mid 6th c., West façade

al-Bara, Church of Saint Stephanos (E4), mid 6th c., West façade

Der Nord-West-Turm der Zitadelle von Damaskus

Der Nord-West-Turm der Zitadelle von Damaskus

Aleppo Great Mosque, courtyard general view towards north west

Aleppo Great Mosque, courtyard general view towards north west

Monastery of St Simeon Stylites, view to the west across the courtyard

Monastery of St Simeon Stylites, view to the west across the courtyard

Damage at the west facade, Jamiʿ an-Nuri (mosque), Homs

Damage at the west facade, Jamiʿ an-Nuri (mosque), Homs

Suq az-Zarb, view towards west of the suq after the destruction

Suq az-Zarb, view towards west of the suq after the destruction

Burj al-Ghanam, general view of the tower's west-south corner

Burj al-Ghanam, general view of the tower’s west-south corner

Jamiʿ ash-Shuʿaybiyya, west facade - a cornice with floral motifs and a Qur'anic text in Kufic script

Jamiʿ ash-Shuʿaybiyya, west facade – a cornice with floral motifs and a Qur’anic text in Kufic script

Al-Matbakh al-ʿAjami: eastern Qaʿa (mamluke), section north-south, view to west

Al-Matbakh al-ʿAjami: eastern Qaʿa (mamluke), section north-south, view to west

Mushabbak, Byzantine basilica, general view from south-west

Mushabbak, Byzantine basilica, general view from south-west

Qalb Lawza, Basilica of 5th c., West and south facades from southwest

Qalb Lawza, Basilica of 5th c., West and south facades from southwest

Qalb Lawza, Basilica 5th c., view of main facade from south-west

Qalb Lawza, Basilica 5th c., view of main facade from south-west

South-west Syria: Qalamun Mountains, the village of Maʿlula with its light blue or white house paintings

South-west Syria: Qalamun Mountains, the village of Maʿlula with its light blue or white house paintings