Arwad, Ayyubid fort, entrance

Arwad, Ayyubid fort, entrance

General view of Euphrates valley at Dayr az-Zawr countryside

General view of Euphrates valley at Dayr az-Zawr countryside

Salah ad-Din Castle, massive castle walls above the vertical rock face

Salah ad-Din Castle, massive castle walls above the vertical rock face

Minaret of the Great Mosque of Hama

Minaret of the Great Mosque of Hama

Entrance gate to the city of Ugarit

Entrance gate to the city of Ugarit

View of Orontes valley

View of Orontes valley

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

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

Afamiya, remains of the colonnaded street (Cardo Maximus)

Afamiya, remains of the colonnaded street (Cardo Maximus)

Al-Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, entrance - Zengid inscription in Naskhi script

Al-Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, entrance – Zengid inscription in Naskhi script

Al-Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, entrance - Zengid inscription in Naskhi script

Al-Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, entrance – Zengid inscription in Naskhi script

Al-Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, entrance - Ottoman inscription above the gateway

Al-Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, entrance – Ottoman inscription above the gateway

Al-Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, the main entrance

Al-Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, the main entrance

al-Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, northern facade - marble plaque dated 1315 AH and sealed by the Sultan ʿAbd al-Hamid Khan (Tughra)

al-Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, northern facade – marble plaque dated 1315 AH and sealed by the Sultan ʿAbd al-Hamid Khan (Tughra)

Remains of arches, Qasr al-Hayr ash-Sharqi

Remains of arches, Qasr al-Hayr ash-Sharqi

Al-Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, courtyard, portico and basin

Al-Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, courtyard, portico and basin

Al-Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, entrance of the prayer hall

Al-Madrasa al-Hallawiyya, entrance of the prayer hall

Al-Asad artificial lake, view to the Tabqa dam

Al-Asad artificial lake, view to the Tabqa dam

Exterior view of the dome of Salah ad-Din al-Ayyubi Mausoleum, Damascus

Exterior view of the dome of Salah ad-Din al-Ayyubi Mausoleum, Damascus

Signboard of Afqa bath in Palmyra

Signboard of Afqa bath in Palmyra

View of the Orontes River with rapids

View of the Orontes River with rapids

Afqa spring, sulfuric water of the historic bath

Afqa spring, sulfuric water of the historic bath

Homs, Western entrance, Jamiʿ an-Nuri

Homs, Western entrance, Jamiʿ an-Nuri

Homs, Jamiʿ an-Nuri, the main mihrab

Homs, Jamiʿ an-Nuri, the main mihrab

General view of the Valley of Tombs

General view of the Valley of Tombs

Tomb tower of Elahbel in the Valley of the Tombs

Tomb tower of Elahbel in the Valley of the Tombs

Sulphurous karst spring of the Khabur at Raʾs al-ʿAyn

Sulphurous karst spring of the Khabur at Raʾs al-ʿAyn

Hama, View of the courtyard, Great Mosque

Hama, View of the courtyard, Great Mosque

Salkhad, Archaeological remains in a vineyard

Salkhad, Archaeological remains in a vineyard

Shahba, Women in traditional dresses doing the laundry

Shahba, Women in traditional dresses doing the laundry

Watermill on ʿAyn al-ʿArus lake

Watermill on ʿAyn al-ʿArus lake