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monastery of petra. jordan

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Bilder in der Nähe von Jordan

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A: On the road to Petra Jordan

von Mohamed Attef, 16.9 entfernt

an over view on the mountains downside the road to petra

On the road to Petra Jordan

B: Valley of Batha

von Henk Bos, 18.9 entfernt

Valley of Batha

C: Monastery Dig

von Jouni Pekkanen, 19.2 entfernt

Archaeological dig of the monastery on the side of Mt Aaron (Jabal Haroun) in Petra, Jordan, with a v...

Monastery Dig

D: Mount Aaron Shrine

von Jouni Pekkanen, 19.4 entfernt

Mount Aaron Shrine

E: Nabatean Cistern

von Jouni Pekkanen, 19.4 entfernt

Ancient Nabatean Cistern on Mount Aaron near Petra, Jordan.

Nabatean Cistern

F: royal tombs of petra. jordan

von luis davilla, 21.3 entfernt

royal tombs of petra. jordan

G: tresor of petra. jordan

von luis davilla, 21.3 entfernt

tresor of petra. jordan

H: Petra, Sacrifice View

von Marek Koszorek, 22.6 entfernt

Petra, Sacrifice View

I: Petras Temple Interior

von Marek Koszorek, 22.6 entfernt

Petras Temple Interior

J: Petra Treasury - Al Khazneh Jordan

von Mohamed Attef, 22.7 entfernt

Petra Treasury - Al Khazneh Jordan

Das Panorama wurde in Jordan, 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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