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Kuwait Towers

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The Kuwait Towers are three towers of reinforced concrete in Kuwait City. The main tower is 187 metres high and serves as a restaurant and water tower. It also has a Viewing Sphere which rises to 123 metres above sea level and completes a full turn every 30 minutes. The second tower is 145.8 metres high and serves as a water tower. The third tower houses equipment to control the flow of electricity and illuminates the two larger towers. The towers hold 4,500 cubic metres of water. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuwait_Towers

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A: The Kuwait Towers

Af Eric Walker, 70 meter væk

The Kuwait Towers are a major landmark of modern Kuwait. Visitors can travel, by elevator, up one of ...

The Kuwait Towers

B: Lightbenders Officers

Af Alex Dennis Bolado, 110 meter væk

Lightbenders Officers

C: Lightbenders Party

Af Alex Dennis Bolado, 110 meter væk

Lightbenders Party

D: Kuwait Towers with the Montemayor couple

Af Michael Malag, 140 meter væk

Kuwait Towers with the Montemayor couple

E: Jobz and Krissy in Kuwait Towers

Af Alex Dennis Bolado, 150 meter væk

Jobz and Krissy in Kuwait Towers

F: No Swimming...

Af Michael Malag, 290 meter væk

No Swimming...

G: Kuwait Towers Seaside

Af Michael Malag, 290 meter væk

Kuwait Towers Seaside

H: Behind the Kuwait Towers

Af Eric Walker, 430 meter væk

A back road behind the Kuwait Towers, near an amusement/water park and paintball field. The Kuwait To...

Behind the Kuwait Towers

I: Sharq seaside sunrise

Af Michael Malag, 480 meter væk

Sharq seaside sunrise

J: after work

Af John P. Belmonte, 1.8 km væk

after work

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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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