A view of Qalʿat Shayzar along the Orontes river

A view of Qalʿat Shayzar along the Orontes river

The foothills of Antilibanon- Mountains overlooking the Zabadani plain

The foothills of Antilibanon- Mountains overlooking the Zabadani plain

A part of the city of Harim, located on the northwestern slope of a mountain

A part of the city of Harim, located on the northwestern slope of a mountain

A view from Qalʿat Shayzar towards the Orontes plains

A view from Qalʿat Shayzar towards the Orontes plains

Qanawat, Relief on a rectangular basalt stone

Qanawat, Relief on a rectangular basalt stone

Monastery of St Simeon Stylites - Jabal (mountain) Samʿan

Monastery of St Simeon Stylites – Jabal (mountain) Samʿan

Monastery of St. Simeon Stylites, late 5th-early 6th c., Exterior of sanctuary of east basilica (apse from exterior)

Monastery of St. Simeon Stylites, late 5th-early 6th c., Exterior of sanctuary of east basilica (apse from exterior)

Monastery of St Simeon Stylites, Narthex of south basilica (south façade of church)

Monastery of St Simeon Stylites, Narthex of south basilica (south façade of church)

Church of Saint Simeon Stylites is composed of four churches forming a cross

Church of Saint Simeon Stylites is composed of four churches forming a cross

In the chruch Saint Simeon Stylites, 5th century AD

In the chruch Saint Simeon Stylites, 5th century AD

ar-Rusafa, general view of Basilica B, cisterns and city wall

ar-Rusafa, general view of Basilica B, cisterns and city wall

ar-Rusafa, Capital on the interior façade of the North Gate,

ar-Rusafa, Capital on the interior façade of the North Gate,

ar-Rusafa, Basilika A, view from west of the bema and the apse

ar-Rusafa, Basilika A, view from west of the bema and the apse

Baalshamin Temple (2nd c AD), view from north west

Baalshamin Temple (2nd c AD), view from north west

Arwad, Ayyubid fort, entrance

Arwad, Ayyubid fort, entrance

General view of Maʿlula town

General view of Maʿlula town

Courtyard of Arwad citadel

Courtyard of Arwad citadel

Museum of Arwad - Arwad citadel

Museum of Arwad – Arwad citadel

Qanawat, General view the nymphaeum

Qanawat, General view the nymphaeum

Olive groves near Harim

Olive groves near Harim

Qanawat, General view of the nymphaeum

Qanawat, General view of the nymphaeum

Qanawat, Theatron and Orchestra

Qanawat, Theatron and Orchestra

Qanawat, Ruins of the Temple of Rabbos

Qanawat, Ruins of the Temple of Rabbos

Qanawat, Severan doorway leading to second basilica — from north

Qanawat, Severan doorway leading to second basilica — from north

Qanawat, Ruins of the Temple of Rabbos

Qanawat, Ruins of the Temple of Rabbos

Qanawat, Ruins of the Temple of Rabbos

Qanawat, Ruins of the Temple of Rabbos

Qanawat, Rural house

Qanawat, Rural house

General view of the hillside houses of Maʿlula town

General view of the hillside houses of Maʿlula town

Al-Asad artificial lake, view to the Tabqa dam

Al-Asad artificial lake, view to the Tabqa dam

Agriculture in the Coastal Mountains (al-Jibal as-Sahiliyya)

Agriculture in the Coastal Mountains (al-Jibal as-Sahiliyya)