Published: March 02. 2013 4:00AM PST
Nihal, 9, puts olive tree branches inside a wooden stove at an underground Roman tomb which she and others use as shelter from shelling and airstrikes by Syrian government forces, in Jabal al-Zaweya, Syria.
Across northern Syria, rebels, soldiers, and civilians are making use of the country’s wealth of ancient and medieval antiquities to protect themselves from the country’s two-year-old war. They are built of thick stone that has already withstood centuries, and are often located in strategic locations overlooking towns and roads.
Hussein Malla / The Associated Press