This detail of a relief in the garden of the National Museum of Damascus depicts a lunar deity framed within a crescent moon and wearing a radiate crown of solar rays.
This basalt relief attached to the wall of the National Museum in Damascus shows the tauroctony, the central cult scene of Mithraism where Mithras slays the bull to ensure the passage of the seasons and the continued fertility of the Earth.
This basalt relief of winged victories is displayed on an exterior wall of the National Museum of Damascus. The relatively crude carving of the object reflects the difficulty of working with basalt.
Views of the garden of the National Museum in Damascus that is used to display primarily Classical and Late Antique sculpture, sarcophagi and architectural elements.
This photograph was taken in December 1992 and shows the point halfway along the "Street Called Straight" in Damascus (mentioned in Acts 9:11) where there is a definite bend in the road.
Photographs taken of Halabiyeh in December 1992.
This limestone sarcophagus is decorated with mythological figures and stylised foliate swags.
This limestone carving is a funerary effigy for an unknown woman.
This Roman sarcophagus in the gardens of the National Museum illustrates the working methods of Roman artisans as the decoration is roughly blocked out but crucially left unfinished so that the purchaser could dictate exactly how they wanted the object to be completed.
One of the city gates of Bosra built of the local basalt.