A coffee house and waiting service taxi in the center of the small frontier town

A coffee house and waiting service taxi in the center of the small frontier town

Bridge over the Euphrates, ar-Raqqa

Bridge over the Euphrates, ar-Raqqa

Kafra, in the courtyard behind a huge central hall house

Kafra, in the courtyard behind a huge central hall house

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

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

A wall painting from Zimri-Lim’s palace in Mari (Tall al-Hariri), which is known as "The Ordinator of the Sacrifice" (ca. 1780 BC) and hangs in the Louvre.

A wall painting from Zimri-Lim’s palace in Mari (Tall al-Hariri), which is known as “The Ordinator of the Sacrifice” (ca. 1780 BC) and hangs in the Louvre.

Safita, view from the Qal'a on at-Tall quarter

Safita, view from the Qal’a on at-Tall quarter

Protection of archaeological site of Mari (Tall al-Hariri) with temporary coverage

Protection of archaeological site of Mari (Tall al-Hariri) with temporary coverage

Village of Tall Hamidiyya with excavation house (left)

Village of Tall Hamidiyya with excavation house (left)

Mari (Tall al-Hariri), The Archive Hall in the Palace of Zimri lim

Mari (Tall al-Hariri), The Archive Hall in the Palace of Zimri lim

A side of the architectural remains, Mari (Tall al-Hariri)

A side of the architectural remains, Mari (Tall al-Hariri)

Remains of walls and pillars, Mari (Tall al-Hariri)

Remains of walls and pillars, Mari (Tall al-Hariri)

Mari (Tall al-Hariri), the palace's cistern made of baked brick (beginning of 2nd millennium BC)

Mari (Tall al-Hariri), the palace’s cistern made of baked brick (beginning of 2nd millennium BC)

View from the Zayzun waterfalls into Yarmuk river, which there the border between Syria and Jordan

View from the Zayzun waterfalls into Yarmuk river, which there the border between Syria and Jordan

Waterfall of Zayzun in the Yarmuk valley in 1918

Waterfall of Zayzun in the Yarmuk valley in 1918

Tall al-Bi'a, Excavation at Dayr Zakka (monastery)

Tall al-Bi’a, Excavation at Dayr Zakka (monastery)

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

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

City center of Raqqa with a barber, small suq-shops and mobile traders of vegetables and fruits

City center of Raqqa with a barber, small suq-shops and mobile traders of vegetables and fruits

Shops for buying traditional utensils in Raqqa

Shops for buying traditional utensils in Raqqa

Bridge over the Euphrates, ar-Raqqa

Bridge over the Euphrates, ar-Raqqa

A seller of diesel fuel, Raqqa

A seller of diesel fuel, Raqqa

An abandoned building in Circassian district, Raqqa

An abandoned building in Circassian district, Raqqa

A metal workshop in the city of Raqqa

A metal workshop in the city of Raqqa

Tall al-Mishrifa (ancient Qatna), view of the historic citywall, within which the village is located

Tall al-Mishrifa (ancient Qatna), view of the historic citywall, within which the village is located

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

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

Tall al-Mishrifa (Qatna) within its geographic area

Tall al-Mishrifa (Qatna) within its geographic area

ʿAyn al-ʿArus, Interior of a village mud bricks house, armenian owners

ʿAyn al-ʿArus, Interior of a village mud bricks house, armenian owners

ʿAyn al-ʿArus, view into the ceiling of a village mud bricks house, armenian owners

ʿAyn al-ʿArus, view into the ceiling of a village mud bricks house, armenian owners

Raqqa, Qasr (Palace) al-Banat

Raqqa, Qasr (Palace) al-Banat

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

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

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

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