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Imágenes cercanas en Middle East

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A: Jewish Quarter (Jerusalem)

por Tamir Orbaum, 80 metros de distancia

Jewish Quarter (Jerusalem)

B: Part of the ancient Roman Cardo street. Jerusalem

por Furman Artjem, 120 metros de distancia

Part of the ancient Roman Cardo street. Jerusalem

C: the Jewish Quarter square

por Tamir Orbaum, 130 metros de distancia

the Jewish Quarter square

D: Hurva synagogue

por Tamir Orbaum, 130 metros de distancia

Hurva synagogue

E: Kardo

por Tamir Orbaum, 140 metros de distancia

Kardo

F: Roman's "Cardo", Jewish Quarter, Old City, Jerusalem

por Zoran Strajin, 150 metros de distancia

Remains of Ancient Roman's "Cardo", Jewish Quartert, Old City, Jerusalem

Roman's "Cardo", Jewish Quarter, Old City, Jerusalem

G: The Wailing Wall. Jerusalem. Israel.

por Furman Artjem, 160 metros de distancia

The Wailing Wall. Jerusalem. Israel.

H: Golden Menorah, Jerusalem

por Zoran Strajin, 170 metros de distancia

The golden menorah is a reenactment of the golden menorah that was used during the time of the third ...

Golden Menorah, Jerusalem

I: Temple Mount Overlook and Menorah

por William Hamblin, 180 metros de distancia

The overlook of the Western Wall and Temple Mount (Haram al-Sharif) in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusale...

Temple Mount Overlook and Menorah

J: The Golden Menorah of the Temple

por Andy Alpern, 180 metros de distancia

We are standing in front of the solid gold menorah, which according to canonical sources, is produced...

The Golden Menorah of the Temple

Este panorama fue tomado en 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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