Great Mosque, Minaret

Great Mosque, Minaret

Euphrates valley south of Qalʿat Najm as it looked before the flooding of lake Tishrin

Euphrates valley south of Qalʿat Najm as it looked before the flooding of lake Tishrin

Great Mosque, prayer hall, wooden pulpit (minbar)

Great Mosque, prayer hall, wooden pulpit (minbar)

Great Mosque, people in the courtyard

Great Mosque, people in the courtyard

Courtyard of the Great Mosque, view towards east

Courtyard of the Great Mosque, view towards east

Great Mosque, prayer hall, minbar and mihrab

Great Mosque, prayer hall, minbar and mihrab

Great Mosque, Minaret

Great Mosque, Minaret

Jurn Kabir, Woman demonstrating the production of a rod mat (arab. zarb) with the help of stone weights

Jurn Kabir, Woman demonstrating the production of a rod mat (arab. zarb) with the help of stone weights

The Syrian Jazira – an Extraordinary Archaeological Landscape

The Syrian Jazira – an Extraordinary Archaeological Landscape

View over the roof of the south-western Madrasat Ismaʿil Basha al-ʿAzm to the Umayyad Mosque with its high transept of the prayer hall with a central dome and its three minarets

Tall Columns and Massive Pillars – the Great Umayyad Mosques of Damascus and Aleppo