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Masada

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A: Masada fortress

Par Atila Bezdan, à 40 mètres

Masada fortress

B: Masada fortress

Par Atila Bezdan, à 60 mètres

Masada fortress

C: Fortress of Masada, Judaean Desert, Israel

Par Zoran Strajin, à 90 mètres

Fortress of Masada, Judaean Desert, Israel

D: Masada

Par mordagan, à 110 mètres

Masada

E: Masada, Herod's Palace

Par Atila Bezdan, à 130 mètres

Masada, Herod's Palace

F: Fortress Masada, West Terace

Par Zoran Strajin, à 140 mètres

Masada (Hebrew for "Fortress") are the ancient ruins on a mountaintop in the Judean Desert. Located a...

Fortress Masada, West Terace

G: Masada

Par mordagan, à 150 mètres

Masada

H: North Palace, Masada, Israel

Par Zoran Strajin, à 150 mètres

Herod the Great developed Masada as a mountain fortress, where he could flee to in time of danger. He...

North Palace, Masada, Israel

I: Masada

Par mordagan, à 280 mètres

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Masada

J: Masada

Par mordagan, à 290 mètres

Masada

Ce panorama é été pris à Israel, 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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