The Cave Monastery, northwest of Palmyra, Jazil

The Cave Monastery, northwest of Palmyra, Jazil

A view of the walls and the castle, Halabiyya-Zalabiyya

A view of the walls and the castle, Halabiyya-Zalabiyya

General view of Halabiyya ruins

General view of Halabiyya ruins

Reconstruction of Assyrian town Dur Katlimmu

Reconstruction of Assyrian town Dur Katlimmu

The gate of south-western side, Dura Europos (Qalʿat as-Salihiyya)

The gate of south-western side, Dura Europos (Qalʿat as-Salihiyya)

A side from archaeological city of Dura Europos (Qalʿat as-Salihiyya)

A side from archaeological city of Dura Europos (Qalʿat as-Salihiyya)

The northern entrance of the historical city of Dura Europos (Qalʿat as-Salihiyya), end of 4th century BC

The northern entrance of the historical city of Dura Europos (Qalʿat as-Salihiyya), end of 4th century BC

View on the Euphrates River from the site of Dura Europos (Qalʿat as-Salihiyya)

View on the Euphrates River from the site of Dura Europos (Qalʿat as-Salihiyya)

A side from the ruins of Halabiyya-Zalabiyya

A side from the ruins of Halabiyya-Zalabiyya

Shaykh Anas shrine - al-Tar mountain south-east of al-Mayadeen

Shaykh Anas shrine – al-Tar mountain south-east of al-Mayadeen

Shaykh Anas shrine - al-Tar mountain south-east of al-Mayadeen - the dome from the inside

Shaykh Anas shrine – al-Tar mountain south-east of al-Mayadeen – the dome from the inside

Stories

Halabiyya, entrance to the Praetorium, which is integrated into the city wall and dates from the time of Justinian.

Halabiyya, entrance to the Praetorium, which is integrated into the city wall and dates from the time of Justinian.

A side from the ruins of Halabiyya

A side from the ruins of Halabiyya

Outside of the surrounding wall of Halabiyya fortress

Outside of the surrounding wall of Halabiyya fortress

Halabiyya; remains of Basilica and Eastern wall,

Halabiyya; remains of Basilica and Eastern wall,

Shaykh Shibli shrine - al-Tar mountain, south -east of al-Mayadeen

Shaykh Shibli shrine – al-Tar mountain, south -east of al-Mayadeen

Shaykh Shibli shrine - al-Tar mountain, south -east of al-Mayadeen

Shaykh Shibli shrine – al-Tar mountain, south -east of al-Mayadeen

View on the Euphrates river from Dura Europos

View on the Euphrates river from Dura Europos

Remains of the city wall of Halabiyya fortress on the bank of the Euphrates

Remains of the city wall of Halabiyya fortress on the bank of the Euphrates

Shaykh Shibli shrine - al-Tar mountain, south east of al-Mayadeen - plan

Shaykh Shibli shrine – al-Tar mountain, south east of al-Mayadeen – plan

Northern towers from inside the North Gate, Halabiyya-Zalabiyya

Northern towers from inside the North Gate, Halabiyya-Zalabiyya

Tall Shaykh Hamad (Dur Katlimmu) - Excavations

Tall Shaykh Hamad (Dur Katlimmu) – Excavations

Shaykh Shibli shrine - al-Tar mountain, south -east of al-Mayadeen

Shaykh Shibli shrine – al-Tar mountain, south -east of al-Mayadeen

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

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

General view of the Tetrapylon

General view of the Tetrapylon

Remains of vaults in Halabiya-Zalabiya

Remains of vaults in Halabiya-Zalabiya

A view of the fortification, Halabiyya-Zalabiyya

A view of the fortification, Halabiyya-Zalabiyya

Remains of arches in Halabiyya-Zalabiyya

Remains of arches in Halabiyya-Zalabiyya

Inner face of the southern walls of Halabiyya, tower 3

Inner face of the southern walls of Halabiyya, tower 3