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Panoramabillede af Peter Boel EXPERT Taget 20:11, 25/11/2008 - Views loading...

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Jerash

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A: Courtyard of the fountain, Jerash

Af Henk Bos, 10 meter væk

Courtyard of the fountain, Jerash

B: Church of Saint Theodore

Af Henk Bos, 40 meter væk

Church of Saint Theodore

C: Temple of Artemis at Jerash, Jordan

Af William Hamblin, 130 meter væk

The Temple of the Greek goddess Artemis (Roman Diana) is one of the best preserved buildings at the e...

Temple of Artemis at Jerash, Jordan

D: theatre of jerash ruins. jordan

Af luis davilla, 220 meter væk

theatre of jerash ruins. jordan

E: Jerash North Theatre

Af John Romano D'Orazio, 230 meter væk

The old roman city of Jerash in Jordan was a pretty large city back in its time, so much so that it h...

Jerash North Theatre

F: Jarash

Af Krainev Pavel, 800 meter væk

Jarash near Amman

Jarash

G: Gbeha

Af 360 Riyadh, 26.1 km væk

mountain, sky, sun, amman, jordan, jbeha

Gbeha

H: Jabal Al Mugheir-Zarqa

Af Ahmad Matarneh, 27.2 km væk

a view for Zarqa city from Al-Mugheer mountain,you can see old district in city, from higher point in...

Jabal Al Mugheir-Zarqa

J: Salt

Af 360 Riyadh, 30.5 km væk

Salt

Dette panorama blev taget i Jordan, 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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