The Wailing Wall. Jerusalem. Israel.
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The Wailing Wall. Jerusalem. Israel.

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    A: Golden Menorah, Jerusalem

    Af Zoran Strajin, 20 meter væk

    The golden menorah is a reenactment of the golden menorah that was used during the time of the third ...

    Golden Menorah, Jerusalem

    B: Temple Mount Overlook and Menorah

    Af William Hamblin, 20 meter væk

    The overlook of the Western Wall and Temple Mount (Haram al-Sharif) in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusale...

    Temple Mount Overlook and Menorah

    C: Jerusalem, view to Temple Mount

    Af Armin Leuprecht, 20 meter væk

    Jerusalem, view to Temple Mount

    D: The Golden Menorah of the Temple

    Af Andy Alpern, 20 meter væk

    We are standing in front of the solid gold menorah, which according to canonical sources, is produced...

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    F: Goren

    Af Tamir Orbaum, 60 meter væk

    Goren

    H: Dung gate

    Af Tamir Orbaum, 110 meter væk

    Dung gate

    I: the western wall view

    Af Tamir Orbaum, 110 meter væk

    the western wall view

    J: OVO - Davidson Center

    Af Alexander Shalit, 120 meter væk

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    OVO - Davidson Center

    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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