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Kutahya Zafer Meydani, Kutahya Belediyesi

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Kütahya Zafer Meydanı

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A: Kütahya Vazo - Zafer Meydanı

od Ibrahim Tunca, 30 meters away

Kütahya Vazo - Zafer Meydanı

B: Kutahya Vazo

od Ibrahim Tunca, 30 meters away

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C: MRK 639 - Ataturk Monument

od Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 80 meters away

MRK 639 - Ataturk Monument

D: Kutahya clock tower

od Ahmet Emin Zırh, 80 meters away

Kutahya clock tower

E: F NO 0035 (A tomb)

od Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 120 meters away

F NO 0035 (A tomb)

F: MRK 194 - Ali (Alo) Pasha Mosque

od Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 140 meters away

MRK 194 - Ali (Alo) Pasha Mosque

G: MRK 246 - additional panorama

od Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 160 meters away

MRK 246 - additional panorama

H: MRK 246

od Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 160 meters away

MRK 246

I: MRK 24

od Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 160 meters away

MRK 24

J: F 8495

od Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 170 meters away

F 8495

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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