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Deir An Natoura

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Well, this area of Lebanon is know for making salt; here by the sea, a 900 years old greek orthodoxe monastery.

An old nun is living there alone with a lot of cats; she will open the chapel if you ask her with respect :)

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A: Deir An Natoura - A monastery by the sea

por Melkan Bassil, 70 metros de distancia

Surrounded by salines, this 900 years old monastery is well hidden from public exposure. However, leb...

Deir An Natoura - A monastery by the sea

B: Tebeneh 911-912 Land

por Oussama Hamdache, a 12.4 km.

Location Tripoli lebanon, Tebeneh 911-912 Land

Tebeneh 911-912 Land

C: Tebeneh Front 911 Land

por Oussama Hamdache, a 12.4 km.

Tebeneh Front 911 Land

Tebeneh Front 911 Land

D: Byblos Port

por Karim Saad, a 29.6 km.

Oldest Port in the World: Byblos Port. Shot was taken in December 2013.For more info visit:http://www...

Byblos Port

E: Crusader's fortress in Byblos, Lebanon

por Henk Keijzer, a 29.6 km.

Crusader's fortress in Byblos, Lebanon. Built in the 11th century when Byblos was conquered by the Ch...

Crusader's fortress in Byblos, Lebanon

F: Ruins and excavations of the 8000 year old city of Byblos, Lebanon

por Henk Keijzer, a 29.7 km.

Ruins and excavations of the 8000 year old city of Byblos, Lebanon

Ruins and excavations of the 8000 year old city of Byblos, Lebanon

G: Mebaaj Grotto Cave Kesserouan Lebanon

por Melkan Bassil, a 30.9 km.

Lebanon is blessed with a variety of caves throughout its territory. Even if Jeita Grotto is the larg...

Mebaaj Grotto Cave Kesserouan Lebanon

H: Beautiful Sunset Cedars Lebanon

por Melkan Bassil, a 34.0 km.

The Cedars of Bcharré, also called "Al Arz" or "Les Cèdres" is a magical place, a place were energy i...

Beautiful Sunset Cedars Lebanon

I: Trouts Mountain Lake Lebanon Tourism

por Melkan Bassil, a 38.3 km.

Nested at some 2500 meters of the lebanese mountains, a small heaven. Fresh fishing, pure water, shee...

Trouts Mountain Lake Lebanon Tourism

J: Chabrouh water barrier - Lebanon

por Melkan Bassil, a 39.1 km.

Lebanon is a land of water, this is also why the country position is geopolitically so complex. As it...

Chabrouh water barrier - Lebanon

Este panorama fue tomado en Lebanon, Middle East

Esta es una vista general de 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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