View from the north to the middle overbuilt part of the suq (bazaar) of Khan al-Harir (right)

View from the north to the middle overbuilt part of the suq (bazaar) of Khan al-Harir (right)

Umayyad Mosque, the famous golden mosaic of the facade of the prayer hall overlooking the courtyard

Umayyad Mosque, the famous golden mosaic of the facade of the prayer hall overlooking the courtyard

Al-Madrasa as-Sharafiyya, main entrance facade, Inscription

Al-Madrasa as-Sharafiyya, main entrance facade, Inscription

Al-Madrasa az-Zahiriyya, general view of the courtyard and the colonnaded portico

Al-Madrasa az-Zahiriyya, general view of the courtyard and the colonnaded portico

Al-Madrasa az-Zahiriyya, view of the portico and the domes from outside

Al-Madrasa az-Zahiriyya, view of the portico and the domes from outside

The northern wall of the Damascus Citadel

The northern wall of the Damascus Citadel

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Temporary title for Image 68390

Busra - Jamiʿ (msoque) al-Mabrak, the courtyard

Busra – Jamiʿ (msoque) al-Mabrak, the courtyard

Busra - Jamiʿ (mosque) al-Mabrak, the courtyard

Busra – Jamiʿ (mosque) al-Mabrak, the courtyard

The entrance of al-Madrasa az-Zahiriyya is richly decorated with ablaq masonry, a muqarnas vault and inscriptions

The entrance of al-Madrasa az-Zahiriyya is richly decorated with ablaq masonry, a muqarnas vault and inscriptions

Busra - Madrasat Abu al-Fidaʾ, prayer hall

Busra – Madrasat Abu al-Fidaʾ, prayer hall

Al-Madrasa ash-Sharafiyya, the entrance from the interior

Al-Madrasa ash-Sharafiyya, the entrance from the interior

Bad al-Hadid, detail of a rank decorating the gate's entrance from outside

Bad al-Hadid, detail of a rank decorating the gate’s entrance from outside

Jamiʿ al-Qayqan, Main entrance

Jamiʿ al-Qayqan, Main entrance

Bab al-Hadid, general view of the gate's entrance from the outside

Bab al-Hadid, general view of the gate’s entrance from the outside

Bab al-Hadid, inscription beside the door from outside

Bab al-Hadid, inscription beside the door from outside

Bab al-Hadid, general view of the gate's tower from the outside

Bab al-Hadid, general view of the gate’s tower from the outside

Busra, View into the Cathedral, 6th c. AD

Busra, View into the Cathedral, 6th c. AD

Busra, Hammam Manjak, interior view

Busra, Hammam Manjak, interior view

Bab al-Hadid, general view of the gate's tower with its machicolations and parapets

Bab al-Hadid, general view of the gate’s tower with its machicolations and parapets

Bab al-Maqam, general view

Bab al-Maqam, general view

Al-Khusrawiyya, Friday Mosque, entrance portal

Al-Khusrawiyya, Friday Mosque, entrance portal

Jamiʿ al-ʿAdiliyya, faience tiles decoration above a window

Jamiʿ al-ʿAdiliyya, faience tiles decoration above a window

Khan al-Wazir, main entrance

Khan al-Wazir, main entrance

Busra - Madrasat Abu al-Fidaʾ - prayer hall

Busra – Madrasat Abu al-Fidaʾ – prayer hall

A view from the courtyard of Khan Murad Basha (Museum of Maʿarrat an-Nuʿman)

A view from the courtyard of Khan Murad Basha (Museum of Maʿarrat an-Nuʿman)

The Throne Hall in Damascus Citadel

The Throne Hall in Damascus Citadel

The historical watermill of ʿAyn al-ʿArus

The historical watermill of ʿAyn al-ʿArus

Madrasat al-Firdaws, the marble prayer niche (mihrab) decorated with floral and geometric motifs

Madrasat al-Firdaws, the marble prayer niche (mihrab) decorated with floral and geometric motifs

Drawings at the entrance Qasr al-Hayr ash-Sharqi

Drawings at the entrance Qasr al-Hayr ash-Sharqi