Palmyra, arch of Triumph (Qaws Hadrian), entrance to the Great Colonnade

Palmyra, arch of Triumph (Qaws Hadrian), entrance to the Great Colonnade

Bouquet of flowers and fruits in bowls on the wooden panels of Bayt ad-Dahhan (Funduq Qasr al-Mansuriyya), 18th century

Bouquet of flowers and fruits in bowls on the wooden panels of Bayt ad-Dahhan (Funduq Qasr al-Mansuriyya), 18th century

The northern-eastern tower of Damascus Citadel

The northern-eastern tower of Damascus Citadel

Yabrud: A stone facade of a historic building

Yabrud: A stone facade of a historic building

Shahba, Exterior view of the Roman Theatre/ Philippopolis

Shahba, Exterior view of the Roman Theatre/ Philippopolis

Ghuta of Damascus, an alley in one of the villages

Ghuta of Damascus, an alley in one of the villages

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

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

Village alley in the Balikh region with calf and goats

Village alley in the Balikh region with calf and goats

Baghdad Gate of Raqqa-Rafiqa, 10th c. onwards

Baghdad Gate of Raqqa-Rafiqa, 10th c. onwards

Habuba Kabira, shell of a dome house made of clay bricks

Habuba Kabira, shell of a dome house made of clay bricks

A modern building and a traditional mud fence in one of the Ghouta fields of Damascus

A modern building and a traditional mud fence in one of the Ghouta fields of Damascus

Great Mosque, prayer hall, Shrine of the Prophet, ceramic tiles Zakariya

Great Mosque, prayer hall, Shrine of the Prophet, ceramic tiles Zakariya

Wakil House, decorated windows

Wakil House, decorated windows

Burj al-Ghanam, general view of the facade

Burj al-Ghanam, general view of the facade

Waqf of Ibshir Mustafa Pasha, Coffeehouse, exterior facade

Waqf of Ibshir Mustafa Pasha, Coffeehouse, exterior facade

One of the towers of Damascus Citadel

One of the towers of Damascus Citadel

Burj Alaʾ, general view of the southern facade of the tower with its machicolations and parapets

Burj Alaʾ, general view of the southern facade of the tower with its machicolations and parapets

A façade of the Shahba baths

A façade of the Shahba baths

A group of domed houses in the village of Shaykh Hilal

A group of domed houses in the village of Shaykh Hilal

Paintings in Hananiya church in Bab Tuma quarter

Paintings in Hananiya church in Bab Tuma quarter

The general structure of the example dome house in Taanayel (Libanon) before the end of the construction process

The general structure of the example dome house in Taanayel (Libanon) before the end of the construction process

Jamiʿ al-ʿAdiliyya, general view of central dome

Jamiʿ al-ʿAdiliyya, general view of central dome

Main fassade of Jamiʿ at-Tawashi mosque (video)

Traditional house in neighborhood "al-Almaji"

Traditional house in neighborhood “al-Almaji”

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

Bab Qinnasrin, general view of the gate's tower with its machicolations and parapets

Bab Qinnasrin, general view of the gate’s tower with its machicolations and parapets

Bab Qinnasrin (city gate), general view from the outside

Bab Qinnasrin (city gate), general view from the outside

Bayt Wakil (Aleppo-Zimmer), Painted wooden panel, Mary and Jesus

Bayt Wakil (Aleppo-Zimmer), Painted wooden panel, Mary and Jesus

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

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

Jurn Kabir, construction of a room from quarry stones with clay mortar

Jurn Kabir, construction of a room from quarry stones with clay mortar