Colossal basalt lion found in 1955 in ʿAyn Dara

Colossal basalt lion found in 1955 in ʿAyn Dara

General view of Hiraqla victory monument, near Raqqa

General view of Hiraqla victory monument, near Raqqa

Tall al-Biʿa at the confluence of Euphrates and Balikh rivers

Tall al-Biʿa at the confluence of Euphrates and Balikh rivers

al-Qunaytra, The church of Greek Orthodox

al-Qunaytra, The church of Greek Orthodox

The historical watermill of ʿAyn al-ʿArus

The historical watermill of ʿAyn al-ʿArus

A side of al-Mudiq castle

A side of al-Mudiq castle

Busra, Hammam Manjak, north wing with hot water reservoir during the restoration

Busra, Hammam Manjak, north wing with hot water reservoir during the restoration

The main arch and the integrated columns of the Nabataean gate in Busra

The main arch and the integrated columns of the Nabataean gate in Busra

Shore zone of the Euphrates with tree vegetation of Lake Assad

Shore zone of the Euphrates with tree vegetation of Lake Assad

Baalshamin Temple, general view from southeast, Qalat Ibn Maan in background

Baalshamin Temple, general view from southeast, Qalat Ibn Maan in background

General view of Baalshamin Temple from the east

General view of Baalshamin Temple from the east

Remains of a courtyard at Ibn Mʿan Castle

Remains of a courtyard at Ibn Mʿan Castle

A photo taken from the southern side towards Ibn Mʿan's castle

A photo taken from the southern side towards Ibn Mʿan’s castle

An aerial view of Ibn Maʿn's castle located on one of the highest mountains of Palmyra

An aerial view of Ibn Maʿn’s castle located on one of the highest mountains of Palmyra

Aerial view of Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn (castle) from the west

Aerial view of Qalʿat Ibn Maʿn (castle) from the west

Minaret of the Great Mosque of Hama

Minaret of the Great Mosque of Hama

Courtyard of the Great Mosque, Hama

Courtyard of the Great Mosque, Hama

Courtyard of the Great Mosque, Hama

Courtyard of the Great Mosque, Hama

The minaret of Great Mosque of ar-Raqqa/ar-Rafiqa, 8th/12th c.

The minaret of Great Mosque of ar-Raqqa/ar-Rafiqa, 8th/12th c.

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

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

Raqqa - remains of the southern arcade of the Jamiʿ al-ʿAtiq

Raqqa – remains of the southern arcade of the Jamiʿ al-ʿAtiq

Traditional houses in a village, near the Sajur river

Traditional houses in a village, near the Sajur river

Traditional houses near as-Sajur river

Traditional houses near as-Sajur river

Women and children (of a family of former nomads) in one of the Upper Euphrates Valley villages

Women and children (of a family of former nomads) in one of the Upper Euphrates Valley villages

Khan al-Jumruk, interior facade of the khan's entrance

Khan al-Jumruk, interior facade of the khan’s entrance

Khan al-Jumruk, detail of exterior facade of the khan's entrance

Khan al-Jumruk, detail of exterior facade of the khan’s entrance

Khan Ujkhan، main entrance

Khan Ujkhan، main entrance

Al-Matbakh al-ʿAjami, modern and re-used portal (spolia)

Al-Matbakh al-ʿAjami, modern and re-used portal (spolia)

Citadel of Aleppo, general view of the south bastion facade

Citadel of Aleppo, general view of the south bastion facade

Citadel of Aleppo, main entrance gateway, hawker in foreground

Citadel of Aleppo, main entrance gateway, hawker in foreground