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Images à proximité de Saudi Arabia

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A: 7903

Par Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, à 30 mètres

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B: 7901

Par Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, à 40 mètres

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C: 8005

Par Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, à 370 mètres

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D: 8004

Par Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, à 370 mètres

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E: 8003

Par Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, à 400 mètres

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F: 8101

Par Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, à 790 mètres

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Par Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, à 800 mètres

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Par Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, à 810 mètres

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I: 8901

Par Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, à 810 mètres

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Par Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, à 810 mètres

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Ce panorama é été pris à Saudi Arabia, Middle East

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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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