Mt Zion - scale model, Jerusalem
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Mt Zion - scale model, Jerusalem

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B: View from the top of Mt. Zion, Jerusalem

Af Zoran Strajin, 40 meter væk

View from the top of Mt. Zion, Jerusalem

C: Entrance to the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu - Jerusalem

Af Zoran Strajin, 40 meter væk

The Saint-Peter-in-Gallicantu Church is built in the slopes of mount Zion. A Byzantine church was bui...

Entrance to the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu - Jerusalem

D: Garten an der Kirche zum Hahnenschrei

Af Werner Joemann, 70 meter væk

Die Tafel an der "Heiligen Treppe", die zur Kirche führt, zeigt folgenden Text:Jesu trauriger Blick ü...

Garten an der Kirche zum Hahnenschrei

F: Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, Jerusalem

Af Zoran Strajin, 130 meter væk

The Saint-Peter-in-Gallicantu Church is built in the slopes of mount Zion. A Byzantine church was bui...

Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, Jerusalem

G: David's Tomb, Jerusalem

Af Zoran Strajin, 210 meter væk

One of the holiest sites for Jews is the building on Mount Zion known as the Tomb of King David — the...

David's Tomb, Jerusalem

H: Zion Gate, Mt Zion, Jerusalem

Af Zoran Strajin, 230 meter væk

Zion Gate, Mt Zion, Jerusalem

I: David's Tomb entrance, Jerusalem

Af Zoran Strajin, 240 meter væk

One of the holiest sites for Jews is the building on Mount Zion known as the Tomb of King David — the...

David's Tomb entrance, Jerusalem

J: Zion gate

Af Tamir Orbaum, 250 meter væk

Zion Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem

Zion gate

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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