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Photos marked as were added from 23 May 2020.


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Province
State
Place
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Syria
Damascus
 Damascus is the world's oldest continuously inmhabited city.
1986
Syria
Damascus
 The Darwish Pasha Mosque (1574).
1986
Syria
Damascus
St Sarkis Church
 The 13th century Church of St Sarkis is Armenian Orthodox.
1986
Syria
Damascus
St Sarkis Church
 The church interiror.
1986
Syria
Damascus
 The House of Ananias, a friend of St Paul.
1986
Syria
Damascus
St Mary's Church
 The belltower of the Greek Orthodox St Mary's Church.
1986
Syria
Damascus
St Mary's Church
 The interior.
1986
Syria
Damascus
St Mary's Church
 Icon showing St George.
1986
Syria
Damascus
St Mary's Church
 An Orthodox wedding.
1986
Syria
Damascus
 Carved minaret of the Sibalya Mosque.
1986
Syria
Damascus
 Bab Kisam (St Paul's Chapel) is believed by Christians to have been a prison for St Paul.
1986
Syria
Damascus
 The tomb of Salah el Din (Saladin), 1195, who liberated the region from the European Crusaders.
1986
Syria
Damascus
Palace of Azem
 Azem Palace was a residence for an Ottoman governor.
1986
Syria
Damascus
Palace of Azem
 The decorated marble floor.
1986
Syria
Damascus
Palace of Azem
 Inlaid archway.
1986
Syria
Damascus
Palace of Azem
 Wall decoration.
1986
Syria
Damascus
Palace of Azem
 Painted and inlaid wall.
1986
Syria
Damascus
 Narrow street of the old city.
1986
Syria
Damascus
Altikkieh Mosque
 The Ottoman period Altikkieh Mosque.
1986
Syria
Damascus
Altikkieh Mosque
 The mosque was a centre of the Whirling Dervishes.
1986
Syria
Damascus
Covered Bazaar
 The entrance to the 1km long Covered Bazaar.
1986
Syria
Damascus
Covered Bazaa
 The Covered Bazaar is dominated by 'The Street Called Straight', mentioned in the Christian Bible's New Testament.
1986
Syria
Damascus
Temple of Jupiter
 The Temple of Jupiter.
1986
Syria
Damascus
Temple of Jupiter
 The Temple of Jupiter is the Roman centre of the city.
1986
Syria
Damascus
Umayyad Mosque
 The 6th Century Umayyad Mosque is covered with mosaics. It is a converted Byzantine church.
1986
Syria
Damascus
Umayyad Mosque
 The courtyard with its Byzantine columns and arches.
1986
Syria
Damascus
Umayyad Mosque
 The cloister.
1986
Syria
Damascus
Umayyad Mosque
 Decorated wooden archway.
1986
Syria
Damascus
Umayyad Mosque
 One of the three different minarets overlooking the large courtyard.
1986
Syria
Damascus
Umayyad Mosque
 The carved columns are all different.
1986
Syria
Damascus
Umayyad Mosque
 The interior wall decorations.
1986
Syria
Damascus
Umayyad Mosque
 Byzantine style columns inside the mosque.
1986
Syria
Damascus
Umayyad Mosque
 The Tomb of John the Baptist.
1986
Syria
Damascus
Umayyad Mosque
 Two men.
1986
Syria
Damascus
Umayyad Mosque
 Pilgrims visiting the mosque.
1986
Syria
Damascus
Umayyad Mosque
 The Octopyle is covered with mosaics.
1986
Syria
Damascus
Umayyad Mosque
 Detail of the 6th century mosaics on the octopyle.
1986
Syria
Damascus
Umayyad Mosque
 One of the three minarets of the Umayyad Mosque; all are different.
1986
Syria
Damascus
Umayyad Mosque
 The Tomb of Hussein, revered by Shite Muslims.
1986
Syria
Damascus
Umayyad Mosque
 The courtyard is always busy.
1986
Syria
Damascus
Umayyad Mosque
 Detail of the mosaics of the main building.
1986
Syria
Maaloula
 Maaloula is a Christian village set in the hills around Damascus.
1986
Syria
Maaloula
 Maaloula is one of the few places that still use Aramaic in their liturgies.
1986
Syria
Maaloula
 The village is overlooked by St Takla's Convent.
1986
Syria
Maaloula
St Takla's Convent
 St Takla's Convent is set on the site of a Greek catholic chapel dating from 325 AD.
1986
Syria
Maaloula
St Takla's Convent
 Icon featuring St George.
1986
Syria
Maaloula
St Takla's Convent
 View from the convent.
1986
Syria
Maaloula
St Sarkis
 The Greek Orthodox St Sarkis is the oldest convent in the world and dates from the 1st century.
1986
Syria
Maaloula
St Sarkis
 The entrance to the cave chapels.
1986
Syria
Maaloula
 The hills around Maaloula.
1986
Syria
Seydnaya
 Seydnaya is one of several Christian villages in the hills around Damascus.
1986
Syria
Seydnaya
 The village is dominated by the Convent of the Blessed Virgin.
1986
Syria
Seydnaya
Convent of the Blessed Virgin
 Stairways lead up to the convent.
1986
Syria
Seydnaya
Convent of the Blessed Virgin
 The convent was built by Justinian in 547. It is sacred to both Christians and Muslims.
1986
Syria
Seydnaya
Convent of the Blessed Virgin
 The belltower.
1986
Syria
Seydnaya
Convent of the Blessed Virgin
 The entrance to the church.
1986
Syria
Seydnaya
Convent of the Blessed Virgin
 View of the surrounding desert.
1986
Syria
Seydnaya
 View of the village and the surrounding desert.
1986
Syria
Latakia
 The coastal city of Latakia is close to the Turkish border.
1986
Syria
Latakia
 Greek Orthodox wedding.
1986
Syria
Latakia
 Market street.
1986
Syria
Latakia
 Car in the city centre.
1986
Syria
Latakia
 The Tetraporticus, built by Roman Emperor, Septimius Severus in 183
1986
Syria
Latakia
 Typical Syrian style mosque.
1986
Syria
Latakia
 The city's Catholic Church. Over a million Chriistians live in Syria.
1986
Syria
Latakia
 Fresh bread.
1986
Syria
Markab Castle
 Markab Castle was built by European Crusaders.
1986
Syria
Markab Castle
 One of the stone buildings at the castle.
1986
Syria
Markab Castle
 Battlements.
1986
Syria
Markab Castle
 The castle was and captured by Salah-el-Din (Saladin).
1986
Syria
Markab Castle
 The castle is set on a high hill.
1986
Syria
Markab Castle
 Overgrown structures.
1986
Syria
Markab Castle
 The castle is in ruins.
1986
Syria
Markab Castle
 View of the Mediterranean.
1986
Syria
Ugarit
 The ruins of Ugarit, a 4000 year old Phonoecian city.
1986
Syria
Ugarit
 The world's first alphabet was invented here around 1200 BC.
1986
Syria
Aleppo
 The city of Aleppo.
1986
Syria
Aleppo
 Drink seller in the streets of central Aleppo.
1986
Syria
Aleppo
 A Maronite church. The Maronites are an Eastern Catholic church from Lebanon.
1986
Syria
Aleppo
 Market area.
1986
Syria
Aleppo
 Ottoman style mosque.
1986
Syria
Aleppo
 The covered bazaar is one of the oldest in the world.
1986
Syria
Aleppo
Citadel
 The 8th century Citadel dominates the city.
1986
Syria
Aleppo
Citadel
 Detail of the walls.
1986
Syria
Aleppo
Citadel
 The entrance is reached along a viaduct.
1986
Syria
Aleppo
Citadel
 Courtyard.
1986
Syria
Aleppo
Citadel
 The Citadel has three mosques and two hamams (baths).
1986
Syria
Aleppo
Citadel
 View of Aleppo from the citadel.
1986
Syria
Aleppo
Citadel
 The banquet room.
1986
Syria
Aleppo
Omayad Mosque
 The courtyard of the 16th century Omayad Mosque.
1986
Syria
Aleppo
Omayad Mosque
 The Elegantly carved minaret dates from 1002.
1986
Syria
Aleppo
Omayad Mosque
 Fine stonework and paving.
1986
Syria
Aleppo
 A group of Palestinian men in Aleppo.
1986
Syria
Aleppo
Archeological Museum
 Part of a Hittite figure.
1986
Syria
Aleppo
Archeological Museum
 Assyrian figures.
1986
Syria
Aleppo
 Countryside near Aleppo.
1986
Syria
Dana
 The village of Dana.
1986
Syria
Dana
 The cattle market.
1986
Syria
Qalat Saman
 Qalat Saman is a 5th century Roman church in the shape of a cross located in the Syrian desert.
1986
Syria
Qalat Saman
 The main building is a 5th century Roman church.
1986

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