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A Druze married couple from Suwayda. Elder women wear light scarves with which they cover their hair, neck and lips. The owner of a wonderful sweet chop in Suwayda. A light scarf worn by men is called “hatta” or “keffiyeh”. Young shop keepers from Suwayda. A street in Suwayda. A visitor’s room at a Druze house. Ruins in the centre of Suwayda are no surprise to anyone. A traditionally dressed Druze is sitting on a curb waiting for a minibus.  Next to him, there is a man wearing standard Arab clothes. The director of the city's Cultural Centre in Suwayda. The Druze Communists at a congress in Suwayda. A Druze standing in the courtyard of his home in Shahba. Many of the houses in the city are built on the basis of the Roman ruins. Sheikh of the Hudur village in the Golan region. Sheikh Djarbu serving traditional Arabic kahwa murray. Sheikh gladly agreed to have our photo taken. Druze buildings adjacent to the Byzantine church in Kanawat. With a visit to the Sheikh. Three Druze men from Arna in front of a shop. A Druze man from Arna. Orchards in autumn near Arna. Orchards in autumn near Arna. A visit in a Druze house in Arna. A view on some Byzantine ruins in the village of Kalb Luza. A woman wearing the traditional Druze clothes. In the area of Suwayda such dress can no longer be spotted. Children selling hand embroidered cloths. The village of Kalb Luza. Basilica from the 5th century. From Kalb Luza I walked to the village of Banabil. An elderly woman is sitting on a terrace of her house watching the road leading into Banabil. Main road in Banabil with sheep droppings scattered around. The traditional outfit of a Druze woman. The village of Banabil. Visiting the village administrator in Banabil. The village administrator with his daughter. Boys from Banabil. To present the differences in the appearance between the Druze and the Arabs, here is a photo of boys from the region of Sergiopolis. The Druze youths from Suwayda. Preparation of sacrifice before Id al-Adha. Three Druze women in a laundry. Women preparing a meal. Women kneading traditional al-Kubba, with minced mutton meat filling. Men and women eat meals separately. Inside the tomb in the area of Suwayda a lot of space is occupied by emblems showing the colours of the Druze banner. In Damascus, the al-Umawwi Mosque is a place frequented by the Druze. The Druze women are easily recognized on the streets of Damascus.