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A: Zeynal Bey Tuerbesi

od Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 31.6 km daleko

Grave of Zeynal Bey, 15th century. More panoramas at www.derPanoramafotograf.com

Zeynal Bey Tuerbesi

B: Hasankeyf

od Ahmet Emin Zırh, 31.9 km daleko

Hasankeyf

C: Hasankeyf

od Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 32.0 km daleko

Entrance to the rock-valley of Hasankeyf and stairs up to the citadel.  More panoramas at www.derPano...

Hasankeyf

D: historic village

od Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 32.0 km daleko

It's hard to believe, that the small village has been an important city in the midage and even had it...

historic village

E: old graveyard

od Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 32.0 km daleko

It's hard to believe, that the small village has been an important city in the midage and even had it...

old graveyard

F: Erdoba

od Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 71.3 km daleko

200 years old villa in east Turkey. After renovation it became a wonderful hotel.  More panoramas at ...

Erdoba

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od Sefa Özdemir, 71.6 km daleko

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od Sefa Özdemir, 71.6 km daleko

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od NT360 Sanal Tur, 87.0 km daleko

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od NT360 Sanal Tur, 87.1 km daleko

This panorama was taken in Turkey, Middle East

This is an overview of Middle East

Modern civilization began right here in the Tigris-Euphrates river valley. Also known as the Fertile Crescent or Mesopotamia, this is the place where, six thousand years ago, agriculture, writing and mathematics were brought into widespread use.

The term "Middle East" comes from the British navy, which used it to describe the countries on the trade route from Europe to India and China. Everything from Afghanistan to Morocco may possibly be classified as "middle eastern", depending on whom you ask -- and when.

Only a partial list of past Empires in the middle eastern territory includes Sumeria, Babylonia, Persia, the Ottoman Empire and the Roman Empire!

When northern Europe was still lurking about in slimy cold stone castles playing chess, the Middle East was enjoying the flowers of poetry, luxurious craftsmanship, music and literature. In fact, the Renaissance in Europe was partly inspired by stories brought back from the middle east by travelers along the trade route.

Strategic location, religious history and the world's largest supply of crude oil have kept the Middle East at the center of world activity for centuries. The saga continues.

Text by Steve Smith.

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