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A: Kutahya Tile Mosque Garden

by Ibrahim Tunca, less than 10 meters away

Kütahya Çinili Camii 1973 yılı yapımı olan camii, iki katlı olup içi ve dışı tamamen çinilerle kaplıd...

Kutahya Tile Mosque Garden

B: Kutahya Tile Mosque Garden

by Ibrahim Tunca, less than 10 meters away

Kütahya Çinili Camii 1973 yılı yapımı olan camii, iki katlı olup içi ve dışı tamamen çinilerle kaplıd...

Kutahya Tile Mosque Garden

C: F NO 1559 -Tiled Mosque

by Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 10 meters away

F NO 1559 -Tiled Mosque

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by NT360 Sanal Tur, 10 meters away

E: Kutahya Tile Mosque

by Ibrahim Tunca, 20 meters away

Kütahya Çinili Camii 1973 yılı yapımı olan camii, iki katlı olup içi ve dışı tamamen çinilerle kaplıd...

Kutahya Tile Mosque

F:

by NT360 Sanal Tur, 30 meters away

G: Yakupoglu Museum

by Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 50 meters away

Yakupoglu Museum

H: Azot Sitesi

by Ibrahim Tunca, 320 meters away

Azot Sitesi

Azot Sitesi

I: F NO 0431

by Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 390 meters away

F NO 0431

J: F NO 9621 (The tomb of Kara Ahmet Bey)

by Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 470 meters away

F NO 9621 (The tomb of Kara Ahmet Bey)

This panorama was taken in Turkey, 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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