Raqqa, a side of Qasr al-Banat

Raqqa, a side of Qasr al-Banat

View inside the courtyard of Manjak Mosque

View inside the courtyard of Manjak Mosque

View from Jabal Husainiyya towards Diocletian's camp and Allat-temple

View from Jabal Husainiyya towards Diocletian’s camp and Allat-temple

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

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

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)

The Byzantine Tower in Qasr al-Hayr al-Gharbi

The Byzantine Tower in Qasr al-Hayr al-Gharbi

The southern-western tower of Damascus Citadel

The southern-western tower of Damascus Citadel

Restoration works at the Citadel of Damascus

Restoration works at the Citadel of Damascus

Arwad, Ayyubid fort, entrance

Arwad, Ayyubid fort, entrance

Afamiya, a side of ruins

Afamiya, a side of ruins

Tartus, in the Chapel of the Templar fortress

Tartus, in the Chapel of the Templar fortress

View of Qaws Hadrian (Arch of Triumph) and the Great Colonnade

View of Qaws Hadrian (Arch of Triumph) and the Great Colonnade

View at al-Hariqa district showing the south-western tower of Damascus Citadel

View at al-Hariqa district showing the south-western tower of Damascus Citadel

Raqqa - "East of Raqqa" site - Tall Aswad - finds

Raqqa – “East of Raqqa” site – Tall Aswad – finds

Jamiʿ al-Qayqan, southern facade with spolia stones

Jamiʿ al-Qayqan, southern facade with spolia stones

Khan al-Wazir, main entrance

Khan al-Wazir, main entrance

A side of Damascus Citadel during the restoration works

A side of Damascus Citadel during the restoration works

Raqqa, "East of Raqqa" site - Western Palace, vegetable stucco ornaments

Raqqa, “East of Raqqa” site – Western Palace, vegetable stucco ornaments

Bab Qinnasrin (city gate), inscription beside the gate from the outside

Bab Qinnasrin (city gate), inscription beside the gate from the outside

Busra, General view of Busra citadel

Busra, General view of Busra citadel

Inside of Krak des Chevaliers

Inside of Krak des Chevaliers

Main entrance of Qasr al-Hayr ash-Sharqi

Main entrance of Qasr al-Hayr ash-Sharqi

Entrance of Suq al-Hamidiyya in the eighties of the 20th century, Damascus

Entrance of Suq al-Hamidiyya in the eighties of the 20th century, Damascus

Remains of arches, Qasr al-Hayr ash-Sharqi

Remains of arches, Qasr al-Hayr ash-Sharqi

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

Arwad, Ayyubid fort, courtyard

Arwad, Ayyubid fort, courtyard

Busra - Jamiʿ (mosque) al-Mabrak from the outside

Busra – Jamiʿ (mosque) al-Mabrak from the outside

Raqqa - "East of Raqqa" site - Western Palace, finds

Raqqa – “East of Raqqa” site – Western Palace, finds

Raqqa, "East of Raqqa" site - Western Palace, vegetable stucco ornaments

Raqqa, “East of Raqqa” site – Western Palace, vegetable stucco ornaments

Busra, the Roman theater stage is surrounded by the Islamic citadel

Busra, the Roman theater stage is surrounded by the Islamic citadel