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Church of the Holy Sepulchre (exterior view) - Jerusalem

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A: church St Johann in der Altstatt von Jerusalem

Af Werner Joemann, 30 meter væk

church St Johann in der Altstatt von Jerusalem

B: Chapel of Adam, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre - Jerusalem

Af Zoran Strajin, 50 meter væk

The Chapel of Adam is located directly below calvary—the place of the crucifixion of Jesus. According...

Chapel of Adam, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre - Jerusalem

C: The "Holy Prison", Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem

Af Zoran Strajin, 50 meter væk

Prison of Christ - In the north-east side of the complex there is The Prison of Christ, alleged by th...

The "Holy Prison", Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem

D: Deir Sultan Monastery - Ethiopian monastery - Church of The Holy Sepulchre - Jerusalem

Af Zoran Strajin, 70 meter væk

Ethiopian Monastery in Jerusalem also known by the name Debre Sultan and also Deir es-Sultan, is actu...

Deir Sultan Monastery - Ethiopian monastery - Church of The Holy Sepulchre - Jerusalem

E: Ceramic plates Bazzar, Jerusalem

Af Zoran Strajin, 90 meter væk

Ceramic plates Bazzar, Jerusalem

F: The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem

Af Furman Artjem, 90 meter væk

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem

G: Neon Night - Muristan, Jerusalem

Af Zoran Strajin, 90 meter væk

Muristan, which means "hospital" in Persian, is a maze of streets and shops in the Christian Quarter ...

Neon Night - Muristan, Jerusalem

J: Greek Ortodox Church (detail) - Jerusalem

Af Zoran Strajin, 100 meter væk

Here is detail of Greek Ortodox Church in jerusalem. This church as a part of the Church of the Holy ...

Greek Ortodox Church (detail) - Jerusalem

Dette panorama blev taget i Middle East

Dette er et overblik over 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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