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Royal Tombs, Petra

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A: Petra cave

Par Rami Saarikorpi, à 130 mètres

Petra cave

B: Petra, The Royal Tombs

Par Atila Bezdan, à 140 mètres

Petra, The Royal Tombs

C: Petra, near Roman Amphitheatre

Par Atila Bezdan, à 420 mètres

Petra, near Roman Amphitheatre

D: Roman Theater Petra

Par Marek Koszorek, à 420 mètres

Roman Theater Petra

E: Petra hill view

Par Rami Saarikorpi, à 450 mètres

Petra hill view

Petra hill view

F: Petra

Par Atila Bezdan, à 450 mètres

Petra

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

Par William Hamblin, à 490 mètres

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

Par Rami Saarikorpi, à 520 mètres

Church of Petra

Church of Petra

I: Petra Treasury

Par William Hamblin, à 590 mètres

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

Petra Treasury

J: Treasury

Par Jouni Pekkanen, à 680 mètres

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

Treasury

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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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