Stucco panels on the walls of an Abbasid building in Kharab Sayyar

Stucco panels on the walls of an Abbasid building in Kharab Sayyar

Two large reservoirs in the ruins of Kharab Sayyar

Two large reservoirs in the ruins of Kharab Sayyar

View from Tall Hamidiyya to the plain, Wadi Jaghjagh and fields

View from Tall Hamidiyya to the plain, Wadi Jaghjagh and fields

A shell of a new house with flattened domes in a village south of Tall Abyad

A shell of a new house with flattened domes in a village south of Tall Abyad

Tall Brak (Nagar), ruins of Naram-Sin Palace, 3rd millennuim BC. [Original photo name: naram sin palace2]

Tall Brak (Nagar), ruins of Naram-Sin Palace, 3rd millennuim BC. [Original photo name: naram sin palace2]

Vicinity of Tall Abyad, shell of the house with flattened domes and opening in one dome

Vicinity of Tall Abyad, shell of the house with flattened domes and opening in one dome

Raqqa, Tall Aswad, stucco

Raqqa, Tall Aswad, stucco

Tall Abyad, House decoration to welcome the house owner after the pilgrimage to Mekka

Tall Abyad, House decoration to welcome the house owner after the pilgrimage to Mekka

Tall Aswad near Raqqa, view to an outbuilding of a farmstead

Tall Aswad near Raqqa, view to an outbuilding of a farmstead

In the southern part of Tall Abyad, remains of the church made of mud bricks

In the southern part of Tall Abyad, remains of the church made of mud bricks

Tall al-Biʿa - Aerial photograph

Tall al-Biʿa – Aerial photograph

Remains of Resheph Temple, Ebla (Tall Mardikh)

Remains of Resheph Temple, Ebla (Tall Mardikh)

Excavation work in Tall Brak

Excavation work in Tall Brak

Tall Brak, one of the earliest and largest cities in northern Mesopotamia during the 4th millennium BC [Original photo name:eye temple4]

Tall Brak, one of the earliest and largest cities in northern Mesopotamia during the 4th millennium BC [Original photo name:eye temple4]

The Euphrates River near Tall Sabi Abyad

The Euphrates River near Tall Sabi Abyad

Stone coffins in the Southern Palace, Ebla (Tall Mardikh)

Stone coffins in the Southern Palace, Ebla (Tall Mardikh)

Raqqa - "East of Raqqa" site - Tall Aswad, excavation in 1985

Raqqa – “East of Raqqa” site – Tall Aswad, excavation in 1985

Raqqa - "East of Raqqa" site - Tall Aswad, excavation in 1985

Raqqa – “East of Raqqa” site – Tall Aswad, excavation in 1985

Raqqa - "East of Raqqa" site - Tall Aswad, excavation in 1985

Raqqa – “East of Raqqa” site – Tall Aswad, excavation in 1985

Raqqa - "East of Raqqa" site - Tall Aswad, excavation in 1985

Raqqa – “East of Raqqa” site – Tall Aswad, excavation in 1985

Raqqa - "East of Raqqa" site - Tall Aswad, excavation in 1985

Raqqa – “East of Raqqa” site – Tall Aswad, excavation in 1985

Raqqa - "East of Raqqa" site - Tall Aswad, excavation in 1985

Raqqa – “East of Raqqa” site – Tall Aswad, excavation in 1985

Tall Brak (Nagar), ruins of Naram-Sin Palace, 3rd millennuim BC. [Original photo name: naram sin palace2]

Tall Brak (Nagar), ruins of Naram-Sin Palace, 3rd millennuim BC. [Original photo name: naram sin palace2]

View into a room in Palace G, Ebla (Tall Mardikh)

View into a room in Palace G, Ebla (Tall Mardikh)

Raqqa - "East of Raqqa" site - Tall Aswad - glazed pottery

Raqqa – “East of Raqqa” site – Tall Aswad – glazed pottery

Raqqa - "East of Raqqa" site - Tall Aswad, excavation in 1985

Raqqa – “East of Raqqa” site – Tall Aswad, excavation in 1985

Part of archaeological remains, Tall Mardikh (Ebla)

Part of archaeological remains, Tall Mardikh (Ebla)

Part of fortifications in Ebla (Tall Mardikh)

Part of fortifications in Ebla (Tall Mardikh)

A favissa or ritual pits east of Ishtar temple, Tall Mardikh (Ebla)

A favissa or ritual pits east of Ishtar temple, Tall Mardikh (Ebla)

A part from the ruins of Ebla (Tall Mardikh)

A part from the ruins of Ebla (Tall Mardikh)