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Smotrovaya Day

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A: Smotrovaya Night

by Roman Efimoff, less than 10 meters away

Smotrovaya Night

B: Smotrovaya day/night

by Roman Efimoff, less than 10 meters away

Smotrovaya day/night

C: Club Phaselis Night Salute

by Roman Efimoff, 100 meters away

Club Phaselis Night Salute

D: Club Phaselis Turkey Night Bazar

by Roman Efimoff, 240 meters away

Club Phaselis Turkey Night Bazar

E: Club Phaselis Hotel Mountain

by Roman Efimoff, 340 meters away

Club Phaselis Hotel Mountain

F: Club Phaselis Beach Night Ogorod Freezlight

by Roman Efimoff, 380 meters away

Club Phaselis Beach Night Ogorod Freezlight

G: Efimoff

by Roman Efimoff, 380 meters away

Efimoff

H: Club Boran Mare Beach 2013

by Elena Brezhneva, 2.5 km away

Club Boran Mare Beach 2013

I: Ulusoy

by Konstantin Nikulin, 2.8 km away

Ulusoy

Ulusoy

J: Ulusoy

by Konstantin Nikulin, 2.9 km away

Ulusoy

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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