Vega Star Pool area
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Vega Star Pool area

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A: Vega Star, Alanya Turkey. Main entrance

od Carsten Larsen, 40 meters away

Vega Star, Alanya Turkey. Main entrance

B: 0164 Vega Star Alanya Turkey

od Carsten Larsen, 90 meters away

0164 Vega Star Alanya Turkey

C: Football field, Alanya, Turkey

od Carsten Larsen, 90 meters away

Football field, Alanya, Turkey

D: Football field, Alanya, Turkey

od Carsten Larsen, 140 meters away

Football field, Alanya, Turkey

E: 0407 Alanya Ismet Türmed Sk road

od Carsten Larsen, 180 meters away

0407 Alanya Ismet Türmed Sk road

F: 0302 greengrocery Alanya, Tyrkey

od Carsten Larsen, 200 meters away

0302 greengrocery Alanya, Tyrkey

G: 0204 Outside a Mosque in Alanya, Turkey

od Carsten Larsen, 260 meters away

0204 Outside a Mosque in Alanya, Turkey

H: 0214 Mosque in Alanya

od Carsten Larsen, 290 meters away

0214 Mosque in Alanya

I: Damlataş Cave

od Pahomenkov Pavel, 680 meters away

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Damlataş Cave

J: Alanya kystlinie

od Carsten Larsen, 750 meters away

Alanya kystlinie

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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