View of Orontes valley

View of Orontes valley

In the Orontes valley below the village of Qalʿat al-Mudiq is situated a 16th c Khan, which has become a Museum

In the Orontes valley below the village of Qalʿat al-Mudiq is situated a 16th c Khan, which has become a Museum

Afamiya, the Ottoman Khan below Qalʿat al-Mudiq (al-Madiq castle)

Afamiya, the Ottoman Khan below Qalʿat al-Mudiq (al-Madiq castle)

Raʾs al-ʿAyn, Piles of wheat before its package in bags

Raʾs al-ʿAyn, Piles of wheat before its package in bags

The traditional way of filling and weighing the wool, Raʾs al-ʿAyn

The traditional way of filling and weighing the wool, Raʾs al-ʿAyn

An artificial canal in Raʾs al-ʿAyn

An artificial canal in Raʾs al-ʿAyn

Afamiya, remains of the colonnaded street (Cardo Maximus)

Afamiya, remains of the colonnaded street (Cardo Maximus)

Salkhad, Archaeological remains in a vineyard

Salkhad, Archaeological remains in a vineyard

Remains of arches, Qasr al-Hayr ash-Sharqi

Remains of arches, Qasr al-Hayr ash-Sharqi

Main entrance of Qasr al-Hayr ash-Sharqi

Main entrance of Qasr al-Hayr ash-Sharqi

View of the Orontes valley at low water

View of the Orontes valley at low water

General view of the Orontes valley in the 1960s

General view of the Orontes valley in the 1960s

View of the Orontes River with rapids

View of the Orontes River with rapids

View of the Orontes River with forested river banks

View of the Orontes River with forested river banks

Mari (Tall Hariri), a side of the architectural remains

Mari (Tall Hariri), a side of the architectural remains

Homs, Western entrance, Jamiʿ an-Nuri

Homs, Western entrance, Jamiʿ an-Nuri

Diversity of vegetation and protruding rocks in the Syrian coastal mountains (al-Jibal as-Sahiliyya)

Diversity of vegetation and protruding rocks in the Syrian coastal mountains (al-Jibal as-Sahiliyya)

General view of al-Jibal as-Sahiliyya (the coastal mountains) covered by forests

General view of al-Jibal as-Sahiliyya (the coastal mountains) covered by forests

Krak des Chevaliers, courtyards

Krak des Chevaliers, courtyards

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

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

Aleppo: Citadel, Palace, 13 C.

Aleppo: Citadel, Palace, 13 C.

Great Mosque, Minaret

Great Mosque, Minaret

Qalʿat al-Marqab (Castle), Central courtyard and chapel

Qalʿat al-Marqab (Castle), Central courtyard and chapel

A field in a village nearSafira in Aleppo province

A field in a village nearSafira in Aleppo province

As-Safira area in Aleppo province - clay dome houses

As-Safira area in Aleppo province – clay dome houses

Tartus, museum in former cathedral, view at western facade

Tartus, museum in former cathedral, view at western facade

al-Lajat region, Roman road

al-Lajat region, Roman road

Valley of Nahr Al-Kabir al-Shamali River

Valley of Nahr Al-Kabir al-Shamali River

Qanawat, Remains of the Temple of Zeus (Saraya)

Qanawat, Remains of the Temple of Zeus (Saraya)

A herd of sheep is drinking from a pool of water in al-Hawl area near Iraqian border

A herd of sheep is drinking from a pool of water in al-Hawl area near Iraqian border