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Syria Collection

Background imageSyria Collection: SYRIA. Damascus. Hazem Palace. Damascus (17th

SYRIA. Damascus. Hazem Palace. Damascus (17th c.). Painting

Background imageSyria Collection: Syria and Lebanon holiday poster

Syria and Lebanon holiday poster
La Syrie et Le Liban. Travel poster from French company PLM advertising Syria and Lebanon as holiday destinations. A charabanc makes its way up a winding mountain road

Background imageSyria Collection: Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890)

Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890)
Photograph of Sir Richard Francis Burton, the English explorer, linguist and diplomat. A master of up to 30 languages, Burton made a pilgrimage to Mecca disguised as a Pathan in 1853

Background imageSyria Collection: Krak des Chevaliers, famous Crusader Castle near Homs, Syria

Krak des Chevaliers, famous Crusader Castle near Homs, Syria - View from the South West. Although surviving in wonderful condition up to the early 21st century

Background imageSyria Collection: Map of Palestine and the Holy Land

Map of Palestine and the Holy Land - all places named in their Latin form. Date: 1806

Background imageSyria Collection: Latakia, Syria - General view

Latakia, Syria - General view
Latakia (Lattakia, Latakiyah or al-Ladhiqiyah) - the principal port city of Syria, as well as the capital of the Latakia Governorate. Date: circa 1908

Background imageSyria Collection: Aleppo, Syria - The Citadel - Gatehouse and Entrance

Aleppo, Syria - The Citadel - Gatehouse and Entrance. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageSyria Collection: View of the city de Damascus, Syrian anonymous

View of the city de Damascus, Syrian anonymous. Oil on canvas. SYRIA. Damascus. National Museum

Background imageSyria Collection: Emir Faisal at Wejh (now in Saudi Arabia)

Emir Faisal at Wejh (now in Saudi Arabia)
Emir Faisal (1883-1933) at Wejh (now in Saudi Arabia) during the First World War. He later became Faisal I of Iraq. He directed the Arab revolt against the Ottomans in 1916

Background imageSyria Collection: Gaziantep, Syria

Gaziantep, Syria
Distant view of the town, formerly known as Ain Tab, near Halab (Aleppo)

Background imageSyria Collection: General view and Minaret of the Bride, Damascus, Holy Land

General view and Minaret of the Bride, Damascus, Holy Land, (i.e. Syria). Date between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900

Background imageSyria Collection: Syria / Palmyra / Colonnade

Syria / Palmyra / Colonnade
The impressive colonnade of Roman pillars at Palmyra, Syria. Date: 1984

Background imageSyria Collection: Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria

Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria
Salah Ad-Din Yusuf Ibn Ayyub, known as Saladin, Muslim Sultan of Egypt and Syria (reigned 1174-1193)

Background imageSyria Collection: Damascus, Syria - Midan Bazar

Damascus, Syria - Midan Bazar. Date: circa 1909

Background imageSyria Collection: Midhat Pasha Souq at Damascus Straight Street, Syria

Midhat Pasha Souq at Damascus Straight Street, Syria
Midhat Pasha Souq inside an arcade at Damascus Straight Street (Street Called Straight; today Midhat Pasha Street) in the historic district of the city, Syria. Date: circa 1940

Background imageSyria Collection: Syria. Krak des Chevaliers

Syria. Krak des Chevaliers. Castle built in the twelfth century by the Knights Hospitaller during the Crusades to the Holy Land

Background imageSyria Collection: Court of Maison Lisbona in Damascus, Syria

Court of Maison Lisbona in Damascus, Syria. The house belonged to the wealthy Lisbona family and later housed the Jewish Maimonides school. Date: circa 1905

Background imageSyria Collection: Damascus Street 1933

Damascus Street 1933
Straight Street, Damascus, Syria, where, in the New Testament of the Bible (Acts 9; 11), the blinded St. Paul was cared for by Judas. Date: 1933

Background imageSyria Collection: The Hejaz Railway at Zabadani, Damascus, Syria

The Hejaz Railway at Zabadani, Damascus, Syria. circa 1910s

Background imageSyria Collection: Historic street in Damascus, Syria

Historic street in Damascus, Syria
View along a historic street in Damascus, Syria. Date: 1930s

Background imageSyria Collection: Syria / Palmyra / Hulott

Syria / Palmyra / Hulott
general view of the ruins The Ancient City of Palmyra as it now appears

Background imageSyria Collection: Aleppo, Syria - Rue Nafyeh

Aleppo, Syria - Rue Nafyeh
Aleppo, Syria - Interesting old houses on the Nafyeh Road. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageSyria Collection: Damascus, Syria - Ancient Walls (St. Pauls escape)

Damascus, Syria - Ancient Walls (St. Pauls escape)
Damascus, Syria - Ancient Wall - connected (in some way) to the flight of Saint Paul, forced to flee the city under the cover of night after explosive reactions from Jews opposed to his teachings

Background imageSyria Collection: Antioch (Antakya), Turkey

Antioch (Antakya), Turkey
Antioch - Antakya (Turkish) - on the Orontes River in the far south of modern Turkey. Founded in the 4th century BC, eventually rivalling Alexandria as the greatest Near Eastern City

Background imageSyria Collection: Syria - Maaloula - Ancient Hillside town

Syria - Maaloula - Ancient Hillside town. It is known as the last surviving place where Western Aramaic (Aramaic of Jesus) is still spoken. Date: 1910

Background imageSyria Collection: The court of a house, Damascus, Holy Land, (i. e. Syria)

The court of a house, Damascus, Holy Land, (i. e. Syria)
The court of a house, Damascus, Holy Land, (i.e. Syria). Date between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900

Background imageSyria Collection: Syria / Damascus 1890S

Syria / Damascus 1890S
Damascus: street scene in Meidan suburb

Background imageSyria Collection: Antiochus III of Syria returns Scipios captured son

Antiochus III of Syria returns Scipios captured son
Antiochus III of Syria, though an enemy, returns the Roman leader Scipio Africanuss captured son without demanding a ransom

Background imageSyria Collection: Syria / Damascus / Barrada

Syria / Damascus / Barrada
Damascus: the River Barrada, the ancient Pharpar Date: 1847

Background imageSyria Collection: Syria / Palmyra Ruins

Syria / Palmyra Ruins
general view of the ruins

Background imageSyria Collection: Syria - Village Street near Aleppo

Syria - Village Street near Aleppo Date: circa 1920s

Background imageSyria Collection: Syria - Jewish Workers producing Engraved Brasswork

Syria - Jewish Workers producing Engraved Brasswork Date: circa 1905

Background imageSyria Collection: Syria / Damascus 1846

Syria / Damascus 1846
Damascus: distant view

Background imageSyria Collection: Bedouin woman with face tattoos outside her tent, Syria

Bedouin woman with face tattoos outside her tent, Syria
Portrait of middle aged Bedouin woman with face tattoos outside her tent in the Syrian desert in Syria. She looks directly at the camera Date: 2005

Background imageSyria Collection: Syrian bedhouin shepherd boy holds a small lamb in his arms

Syrian bedhouin shepherd boy holds a small lamb in his arms
A young Syrian bedhouin shepherd boy holds a small lamb in his arms. He looks driectly at the camera and the picture is lit by soft early morning light

Background imageSyria Collection: Damascus, Syria - Rue de la Gare and the Orient Palace Hotel

Damascus, Syria - Rue de la Gare and the Orient Palace Hotel
Hijaz Square, Damascus, Syria - Rue de la Gare with Orient Palace Hotel and Al-Sharq Hotel in the 1960s Date: circa 1960s

Background imageSyria Collection: Rue Droite, Straight Street, Damascus, Syria

Rue Droite, Straight Street, Damascus, Syria
Vintage 19th century photograph: Rue Droite, Straight Street, Damascus, Syria

Background imageSyria Collection: Inside a Zurkhaneh, traditional Iranian or Persian gymnasium

Inside a Zurkhaneh, traditional Iranian or Persian gymnasium. Two men wrestle at koshti pahlavani, while athletes train with meels, Indian clubs, and musicians play drums and cymbals

Background imageSyria Collection: The arch of Laodicea in Syria, near Latakia

The arch of Laodicea in Syria, near Latakia
View of the ruins of the hexagonal court in the Heliopolis, Temple of Baalbek, Beqaa Valley, Lebanon. Mistakenly labeled Arco di Laodicea

Background imageSyria Collection: A Bedouin shepherd in Syria sitting sideways on donkey

A Bedouin shepherd in Syria sitting sideways on donkey
Bedouin shepherd in Syria sitting sideways on donkey to take a rest. He is surrounded by sheep Date: 2005

Background imageSyria Collection: A Bedouin shepherd on a donkey leads his flock, Syria

A Bedouin shepherd on a donkey leads his flock, Syria
A Bedouin shepherd on a donkey leads his flock of sheep in a long line across the empty wastes of the Syrian desert in Syria Date: 2005

Background imageSyria Collection: Bedouin men in tent in Syrian desert, one plays a rababah

Bedouin men in tent in Syrian desert, one plays a rababah
Two Bedouin men in tent in Syrian desert. Both sit on a carpet. One of them plays a rababah, or rebab, a goat skin string instrument Date: circa 1995

Background imageSyria Collection: Portrait of middle aged Syrian Bedouin woman with tattoos

Portrait of middle aged Syrian Bedouin woman with tattoos
Portrait of middle aged Bedouin woman with face tattoos in Syria. She looks directly at the camera Date: 2005

Background imageSyria Collection: Band of the Turkish Army in Palestine awaits Djemal Pasha

Band of the Turkish Army in Palestine awaits Djemal Pasha
Band of the Turkish Ottoman Army in Palestine awaits the arrival into the Railway Station of Djemal Pasha. Ahmed Djemal Pasha (18721922) (" Jamal Pasha the Bloodthirsty")

Background imageSyria Collection: Syrian Women preparation preparing flat bread

Syrian Women preparation preparing flat bread
Damascus, Syria - Syrian Women preparation flat bread, cooked over a domed hot stone. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageSyria Collection: Damascus, Syria - The Full Staff of G & G Nassan & Co

Damascus, Syria - The Full Staff of G & G Nassan & Co. - manufacturers of furniture and Oriental Objects. Date: circa 1907

Background imageSyria Collection: Damascus, Syria - A section of the Barada River

Damascus, Syria - A section of the Barada River, which runs through the centre of the city. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageSyria Collection: Syria - Punishment of a servant (2 / 3)

Syria - Punishment of a servant (2 / 3)
A domestic situation unfolds in Syria - the Mistress of the house punishes her serving maid - she is tied up and her upper-body clothes are removed. Date: circa 1910s



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