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Citadel of Aleppo

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A: Aleppo Citadel

od Willy Kaemena, 50 meters away

A friday afternoon in cold winter on the Citadel of Aleppo.

Aleppo Citadel

B: Aleppo Citadel Syria

od Willy Kaemena, 50 meters away

Wikipedia: "The Citadel of Aleppo (Arabic: قلعة حلب‎) is a large medieval fortified palace in the cen...

Aleppo Citadel Syria

C: Aleppo view from Citadel June 2006

od Willy Kaemena, 50 meters away

Wikipedia: "The Citadel of Aleppo (Arabic: قلعة حلب‎) is a large medieval fortified palace in the cen...

Aleppo view from Citadel June 2006

D: Aleppo Citadel- Amphitheater

od Willy Kaemena, 60 meters away

Wikipedia: "The Citadel of Aleppo (Arabic: قلعة حلب‎) is a large medieval fortified palace in the cen...

Aleppo Citadel- Amphitheater

E: Aleppo Citadel

od Willy Kaemena, 100 meters away

Sunny winterday on top of the citadel

Aleppo Citadel

F: Aleppo Syria Entrance of Citadel (2006)

od Willy Kaemena, 210 meters away

Citadel of Aleppo Syria June 2006

Aleppo Syria Entrance of Citadel (2006)

G: Aleppo Citadel

od Willy Kaemena, 260 meters away

At the foot of the Aleppo Citadel

Aleppo Citadel

H: Aleppo Souq Typical Shop

od Willy Kaemena, 570 meters away

One of the many shops selling the specialities of Aleppo

Aleppo Souq Typical Shop

I: Mosque

od Peter Boel, 590 meters away

Mosque

J: Aleppo Mosque

od Willy Kaemena, 640 meters away

Aleppo Mosque

This panorama was taken in Syria, 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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