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Akko - Closed Bazzar - sns-hdr

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A: Akko - Closed Bazzar - sns-hdr-dark

by Zoran Strajin, 50 meters away

Akko - Closed Bazzar - sns-hdr-dark

D: Knights Hall - Acre (Akko), Israel

by Zoran Strajin, 100 meters away

Citadel of Acre The current building which constitutes the citadel of Acre is an Ottoman fortificatio...

Knights Hall - Acre (Akko), Israel

F: Refractorium - Knights' Hall - - Akko (Acre), Israel

by Zoran Strajin, 130 meters away

Knights' Halls Refractorium Under the citadel and prison of Acre, archaeological excavations revealed...

Refractorium - Knights' Hall - - Akko (Acre), Israel

G: Templar's Tunnel - Exit

by Zoran Strajin, 170 meters away

Templar's Tunnel - Exit

H: Turkish Bath Garden, Old City of Akko (Acre), Israel

by Zoran Strajin, 180 meters away

Down at the end of Al-Jezzar Street, just around the corner, is the Municipal Museum, originally the ...

Turkish Bath Garden, Old City of Akko (Acre), Israel

I: Al Jazzer Mosque Garden, Akko (Acre)

by Zoran Strajin, 180 meters away

Al Jazzer Mosque Garden, Akko (Acre)

This panorama was taken in Israel, Middle East

This is an overview of 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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