The Kuwait Towers
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The Kuwait Towers

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The Kuwait Towers are a major landmark of modern Kuwait. Visitors can travel, by elevator, up one of the towers (the other is a water tank). The glass-enclosed viewing center rotates slowly, making one full rotation every 30 minutes. The towers were damaged by the Iraqi military in the 1990 invasion, but remained standing.

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Bilder in der Nähe von Middle East

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A: Kuwait Towers

von Alex Dennis Bolado, 70 Meter entfernt

The Kuwait Towers are three towers of reinforced concrete in Kuwait City. The main tower is 187 metre...

Kuwait Towers

B: Lightbenders Officers

von Alex Dennis Bolado, 110 Meter entfernt

Lightbenders Officers

C: Lightbenders Party

von Alex Dennis Bolado, 120 Meter entfernt

Lightbenders Party

D: Kuwait Towers with the Montemayor couple

von Michael Malag, 150 Meter entfernt

Kuwait Towers with the Montemayor couple

E: Jobz and Krissy in Kuwait Towers

von Alex Dennis Bolado, 170 Meter entfernt

Jobz and Krissy in Kuwait Towers

F: No Swimming...

von Michael Malag, 330 Meter entfernt

No Swimming...

G: Kuwait Towers Seaside

von Michael Malag, 330 Meter entfernt

Kuwait Towers Seaside

H: Behind the Kuwait Towers

von Eric Walker, 420 Meter entfernt

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

von Michael Malag, 480 Meter entfernt

Sharq seaside sunrise

J: after work

von John P. Belmonte, 1.8 entfernt

after work

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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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