Golf in the Middle of the Desert
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Golf in the Middle of the Desert

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The wonders of irrigation make a lush, green golf course in the middle of the Arabian Desert. Bring plenty of water and make sure you start early in the morning to avoid the worst of the heat!

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Bilder in der Nähe von Middle East

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A: Kuwait Rooftop Swimming Pool

von Melkan Bassil, 16.0 entfernt

Kuwait Rooftop Swimming Pool

B: Al-Kout Mall

von Michael Malag, 16.1 entfernt

Al-Kout Mall

C: Al-Kout Mall, the bridge in the tower

von Michael Malag, 16.3 entfernt

Al-Kout Mall, the bridge in the tower

D: Al Kout Mall Seaside

von Michael Malag, 16.3 entfernt

Al Kout Mall Seaside

E: Al-Kout starbucks

von Michael Malag, 16.3 entfernt

Al-Kout starbucks

F: living room 2

von steve johnson, 17.0 entfernt

just learning

living room 2

G: Broken Bridge II

von Michael Malag, 22.9 entfernt

Broken Bridge II

H: Broken Bridge

von Michael Malag, 22.9 entfernt

Broken Bridge

I: Broken Bridge III

von Michael Malag, 22.9 entfernt

Broken Bridge III

J: Al-Fintas Towers, backside

von Michael Malag, 23.7 entfernt

Al-Fintas Towers, backside

Das Panorama wurde in Middle East aufgenommen

Dies ist ein Überblick von 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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