Raqqa, Syria, 1935

In 1935, Iliffe travelled extensively around Syria, visiting various archaeological sites, including the 8th century Abbasid remains at Rakka (Raqqa) in Syria. Like Palestine, Syria was controlled by a Mandate Government between 1923 and 1946. The League of Nations had awarded France the Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon.

Early Arab Minaret, Rakka, Syria

Early Arab Minaret, 1935

The Baghdad Gate, Rakka, Syria

The Baghdad Gate, 1935