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Bilder in der Nähe von Jordan

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A: Petras Temple Interior

von Marek Koszorek, 170 Meter entfernt

Petras Temple Interior

B: The Siq (narrow canyon) of Petra, Jordan

von William Hamblin, 290 Meter entfernt

The entrance to Petra is through a long narrow canyon known as the Siq.  Along the way there are nume...

The Siq (narrow canyon) of Petra, Jordan

C: Petra, near Roman Amphitheatre

von Atila Bezdan, 340 Meter entfernt

Petra, near Roman Amphitheatre

D: Petra

von Atila Bezdan, 340 Meter entfernt

Petra

E: Roman Theater Petra

von Marek Koszorek, 360 Meter entfernt

Roman Theater Petra

F: Petra Treasury

von William Hamblin, 370 Meter entfernt

The "Treasury" is a monumental tomb from the first century AD at the entrance to the valley of Petra,...

Petra Treasury

G: Petra, The Treasury

von Atila Bezdan, 480 Meter entfernt

Petra, The Treasury

H: PETRA, Jordan

von Biju Thomas, 480 Meter entfernt

Petra has been elected by the world community in 2007 as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. I...

PETRA, Jordan

I: Petra

von Peter Boel, 490 Meter entfernt

Petra

J: Temple of Petra

von Rami Saarikorpi, 490 Meter entfernt

Temple of Petra

Temple of Petra

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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