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Maaloula

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Maaloula is the city in Syria. There people is speaking aramaic. I took this panorama in the center of city. Also there is the first christian convent in the world - of St.Tekla.

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A: Maloula Hotel Syria

Par Willy Kaemena, à 190 mètres

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B: Maloula Convent

Par Willy Kaemena, à 320 mètres

Maloula Convent

C: Maloula Chapel

Par Willy Kaemena, à 330 mètres

In the rocks next to the monastery there is chapel and sanctuary

Maloula Chapel

D: Syria Power Plant (7-2006)

Par Willy Kaemena, A 13.5 km

Syria Power Plant (7-2006) Construction Site

Syria Power Plant (7-2006)

E: Syrian Power Plant 2006

Par Willy Kaemena, A 13.7 km

Syria 2006 . Power plant near Damascus

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F: Saidnaya Church

Par Willy Kaemena, A 22.5 km

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G: Sedneya Convent

Par Willy Kaemena, A 22.6 km

The Monastery of Sedneya near Damascus

Sedneya Convent

H: Restaurant

Par Willy Kaemena, A 23.8 km

Restaurant in Sednaya Syria Aug. 2007

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I: New Train Set of Syrian Railways ( CFS )

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J: Cafeteria in Syrian Train

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Ce panorama é été pris à Syria, Middle East

Ceci est un aperçu 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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