General view of the Valley of Tombs

General view of the Valley of Tombs

Palm trees in Palmyra oasis

Palm trees in Palmyra oasis

Hadrian’s Arch, 3rd century AD, view from south at the entrance to colonnaded street

Hadrian’s Arch, 3rd century AD, view from south at the entrance to colonnaded street

Tomb tower of Elahbel in the Valley of the Tombs

Tomb tower of Elahbel in the Valley of the Tombs

Salt production in extraction, possibly in as-Sabkha in the Euphrates Valley

Salt production in extraction, possibly in as-Sabkha in the Euphrates Valley

A view of the Mediterranean coast, in the back is the industrial sector, Baniyas

A view of the Mediterranean coast, in the back is the industrial sector, Baniyas

Irrigation canal near Baniyas

Irrigation canal near Baniyas

A shepherd-boy with his herd, on the edge of al-Ghab Plain

A shepherd-boy with his herd, on the edge of al-Ghab Plain

Grazing sheep on the edge of al-Ghab Plain

Grazing sheep on the edge of al-Ghab Plain

General view over al-Ghab Plain

General view over al-Ghab Plain

Transporting sugar beets in al-Ghab Plain

Transporting sugar beets in al-Ghab Plain

Artificial irrigation, al-Ghab Plain

Artificial irrigation, al-Ghab Plain

A village with reed thatched roofed houses in al-Ghab Plain

A village with reed thatched roofed houses in al-Ghab Plain

al-Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, northern facade - marble plaque dated 1315 AH and sealed by the Sultan ʿAbd al-Hamid Khan (Tughra)

al-Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, northern facade – marble plaque dated 1315 AH and sealed by the Sultan ʿAbd al-Hamid Khan (Tughra)

Al-Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, entrance of the prayer hall

Al-Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, entrance of the prayer hall

View on the Euphrates river from Dura Europos

View on the Euphrates river from Dura Europos

Yabrud, Residential house with covered terrace (riwaq)

Yabrud, Residential house with covered terrace (riwaq)

Yabrud: making Burghul, in background a wall in a special pisé-technique

Yabrud: making Burghul, in background a wall in a special pisé-technique

Hinterland of Yabrud in the early sixties: Ploughing with wooden plough, pulled by two horses

Hinterland of Yabrud in the early sixties: Ploughing with wooden plough, pulled by two horses

Making of burghul in Yabrud during the sixties

Making of burghul in Yabrud during the sixties

Yabrud: Streetlife with shops and residential houses, townspeople and peasants

Yabrud: Streetlife with shops and residential houses, townspeople and peasants

Yabrud: shops with residential houses on the first floor, houses probably from the beginning of the 20th century

Yabrud: shops with residential houses on the first floor, houses probably from the beginning of the 20th century

Yabrud: residential houses with central hall disposition and three-arcade-motif

Yabrud: residential houses with central hall disposition and three-arcade-motif

Yabrud: residential houses with central hall floor plans

Yabrud: residential houses with central hall floor plans

Yabrud: residential buildings as road-accompanying development

Yabrud: residential buildings as road-accompanying development

The arcade wall of Great Mosque of Raqqa-Rafiqa, 8th/12th C.

The arcade wall of Great Mosque of Raqqa-Rafiqa, 8th/12th C.

Terraced grain fields on the western slope of the coastal mountain range (Jabal Ansariyya)

Terraced grain fields on the western slope of the coastal mountain range (Jabal Ansariyya)

Valley of Nahr Al-Kabir al-Shamali River

Valley of Nahr Al-Kabir al-Shamali River

A crowd in the 'Afrin, at the time of the cotton harvest

A crowd in the ‘Afrin, at the time of the cotton harvest

A field in a village nearSafira in Aleppo province

A field in a village nearSafira in Aleppo province