West Wall of Jerusalem
Loading ...

Panoramic photo by Eva Gershgal EXPERT Taken 18:54, 28/07/2008 - Views loading...


West Wall of Jerusalem

The World > Asia > Middle East

Tags: museum, people

  • Like / unlike
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down
comments powered by Disqus

Nearby images in Middle East


A: Western Wall (Kotel), Jerusalem

by William Hamblin, 20 meters away

The Western Wall plaza on the southwest corner of the Temple Mount (Haram al-Sharif) is the most sacr...

Western Wall (Kotel), Jerusalem

C: Jerusalem, Western Wall

by Atila Bezdan, 20 meters away

Jerusalem, Western Wall

D: Wailing Wall - Jerusalem

by Ernesto Jorysz, 20 meters away

Wailing Wall - Jerusalem

F: Jerusalem - Kotel

by Ernesto Jorysz, 30 meters away

Jerusalem - Kotel

G: Jerusalem Wailing Wall

by Laurent Egli, 30 meters away

Panorama taken near the Western Wall, Wailing Wall or Kotel of Jerusalem, on the western side of the ...

Jerusalem Wailing Wall

H: West Wall (Wailing Wall) - Old City, Jerusalem

by Zoran Strajin, 40 meters away

West Wall (Wailing Wall) - Old City, Jerusalem

I: Karen & Guille wedding

by Ernesto Jorysz, 50 meters away

Karen & Guille wedding

J: Entrance to the Temple Mount complex [Haram Al-Sharif], Old City, Jerusalem

by Zoran Strajin, 50 meters away

The Temple Mount is considered one of the holiest Muslim, Judaism and Christian sites in the world an...

Entrance to the Temple Mount complex [Haram Al-Sharif], Old City, Jerusalem

This panorama was taken in 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.

Share this panorama