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Royal Tombs, Petra

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A: Petra cave

por Rami Saarikorpi, 130 metros de distancia

Petra cave

B: Petra, The Royal Tombs

por Atila Bezdan, 140 metros de distancia

Petra, The Royal Tombs

C: Petra, near Roman Amphitheatre

por Atila Bezdan, 420 metros de distancia

Petra, near Roman Amphitheatre

D: Roman Theater Petra

por Marek Koszorek, 420 metros de distancia

Roman Theater Petra

E: Petra hill view

por Rami Saarikorpi, 450 metros de distancia

Petra hill view

Petra hill view

F: Petra

por Atila Bezdan, 450 metros de distancia

Petra

G: The Siq (narrow canyon) of Petra, Jordan

por William Hamblin, 490 metros de distancia

The entrance to Petra is through a long narrow canyon known as the Siq.  Along the way there are nume...

The Siq (narrow canyon) of Petra, Jordan

H: Church of Petra

por Rami Saarikorpi, 520 metros de distancia

Church of Petra

Church of Petra

I: Petra Treasury

por William Hamblin, 590 metros de distancia

The "Treasury" is a monumental tomb from the first century AD at the entrance to the valley of Petra,...

Petra Treasury

J: Treasury

por Jouni Pekkanen, 680 metros de distancia

A Nabatean structure built perhaps around 100 BC, of unknown purpose, maybe a temple, royal tomb or e...

Treasury

Este panorama fue tomado en Jordan, 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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