This ClipArt gallery offers 23 illustrations of Syria including its ancient buildings.

An ancient Assyrian divider with an ornamental horse design.

Assyrian Divider 1

An ancient Assyrian divider with an ornamental horse design.

A decorative divider dating back from ancient Assyria.

Assyrian Divider 2

A decorative divider dating back from ancient Assyria.

Circular and polygonal plans appear in a number of Syrian examples of the early sixth century. Their most striking feature is the inscribing of the circle of polygon in a square which forms the exterior outline, and the use of four niches to fill out the corners. This occurs at Kelat Seman, a small double church, perhaps the tomb and chapel of a martyr; in the cathedral at Bozrah, and in the small domical church of St. George at Ezra. These were probably the prototypes of many Byzantine churches like St. Sergius at Constantinople, and San Vitale at Ravenna.

Cathedral at Bosra

Circular and polygonal plans appear in a number of Syrian examples of the early sixth century. Their…

A Syrian bull.

Bull

A Syrian bull.

"The street called Straight can be seen starting at the right foreground of the picture and extending across the city from east to west. It is roofed all the way."—Webster, 1920

Damascus

"The street called Straight can be seen starting at the right foreground of the picture and extending…

A town located in modern day Syria, about 33 miles NW of Jerusalem.

Jaffa

A town located in modern day Syria, about 33 miles NW of Jerusalem.

Christian architecture is Syria diverged from Roman traditions. The abundance of hard stone, the total lack of clay or brick, the remoteness from Rome, led to a peculiar independence and originality in the forms and details of the ecclesiastical as well as of the domestic architecture of central Syria.

Church at Kalb Louzeh

Christian architecture is Syria diverged from Roman traditions. The abundance of hard stone, the total…

Krak des Chevaliers was the headquarters of the Knights Hospitaller during the Crusades. It was expanded between 1150 and 1250 and eventually housed a garrison of 2,000. The inner curtain wall is up to 100 feet thick at the base on the south side, with seven guard towers 30 feet in diameter.

Krak des Chevaliers

Krak des Chevaliers was the headquarters of the Knights Hospitaller during the Crusades. It was expanded…

The restored Krak des Chevaliers, a castle built by crusaders in Syria.

Krak-des-Chevaliers

The restored Krak des Chevaliers, a castle built by crusaders in Syria.

"Outdoor costume of modern Syrian Men." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Modern Syrians

"Outdoor costume of modern Syrian Men." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Outdoor costume of modern Syrian Men." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Modern Syrians

"Outdoor costume of modern Syrian Men." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Amid the barren deserts of Arabia, a few fertile spots of soil arise out of the sandy waste, like islands out of the wide ocean. One of these places, termed <em>oases</em> by the inhabitants of those countries, became the seat of a rich, flourishing, and magnificent city, the immense ruins of which, at the present day, strike every traveller with astonishment. Palmyra, as this city was called in the Latin, and Tadmor, in the Syriac language, are both derrived from the multitude of palm-trees which grew upon this fertile region." &mdash; Goodrich, 1844

Palmyra

"Amid the barren deserts of Arabia, a few fertile spots of soil arise out of the sandy waste, like islands…

An ancient city located in the heart of the Syrian Desert.

Ruins of Palmyra

An ancient city located in the heart of the Syrian Desert.

"Temple in Palmyra." &mdash; Goodrich, 1844

Temple in Palmyra

"Temple in Palmyra." — Goodrich, 1844

A plan of the church of Kalat&ndash;Seman in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. The church is also known as St. Simon Stylites, Samaan, or San Simeon, consecrated in AD 476, and is considered to be one of the oldest remaining churches in the world.

Plan of Church of Kalat-Seman

A plan of the church of Kalat–Seman in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. The church is also…

This is a plan of the church of Kalb&ndash;Lauzeh (Qalb Lozeh), Syria. This is an example of Early Christian architecture.

Plan of Church of Kalb-Lauzeh, AD 380–609

This is a plan of the church of Kalb–Lauzeh (Qalb Lozeh), Syria. This is an example of Early Christian…

A fat-tailed Syrian sheep, found during biblical times.

Sheep

A fat-tailed Syrian sheep, found during biblical times.

"The ruins at Balbec in Syria lie amidst desolate mountains, forty miles from the sea. They consist of a group of shattered temples crowning the ancient acropolis. Six massive columns nearly one hundred feet high, supporting a marble frieze, are all that remains of the majestic Temple of the Sun."&mdash;Webster, 1913

Temple of the Sun

"The ruins at Balbec in Syria lie amidst desolate mountains, forty miles from the sea. They consist…

A village in the late 1800's in the country of Syria.

Syria Village

A village in the late 1800's in the country of Syria.

A citizen to the country of Syria.

Syrian

A citizen to the country of Syria.

"Indoor costume of modern Syrian Women." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Syrian Women

"Indoor costume of modern Syrian Women." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Outdoor costume of modern Syrian Women." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Syrian Women

"Outdoor costume of modern Syrian Women." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Church of Turmanin." &mdash; The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Turmanin

"Church of Turmanin." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910