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Baghdad Gate of Raqqa

The C8th Baghdad Gate of Raqqa was built in the Abbasid period and is the only part of the early Islamic city walls still extant, although its fate is currently unknown due to the presence of the so-called Islamic State in the city.

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Bosra city gate

One of the city gates of Bosra built of the local basalt.

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Views of the tower in the south east corner of the cloister

These pictures show the tower in the south west corner of the enclosure prior to re-rendering of the monastery.

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The entrance to Dayr Mar Elian

In this picture of the entrance to the monastery hand prints can be seen over the lintel. These were made by people making a vow to the saint and sacrificing an animal (goat or sheep) at the site and leaving a bloody handprint over the entrance to seal the prayer.

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Views of the cloister exterior

These pictures show the cloister after it was re-rendered - including a detail of the monastery entrance. This is contrasted with the north side of the cloister, where the render has not yet been renewed.

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Views of the trench by the monastery entrance to study the wall alignment of the cloister

These pictures show the trench across the south side of the cloister that demonstrated how the alignment of the cloister had shifted with the rebuilding of the enclosure walls over time.

Type: Archaeological Excavation
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View of the remains of the southern city walls

This shows a southern section of the city wall, bordering the wadi with Qalat Ibn Maan in the background.

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View of the city walls and main gate of Dura Europos

These images show the walls as the city is approached and the main gate of Dura Europos.

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Intervention 36, Cloister wall north of church

When the church structure was examined in detail it was discovered that the north wall was actually at least three walls built sandwiched against each other and rendered over to create a walk way along the northern wall of the cloister with a step up on to the church roof.

Type: Archaeological Excavation
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