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The Western Wall

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The western wall in Jerusalem Israel.

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A: Cardo, Jewish Quarter, Old City, Jerusalem

Par Zoran Strajin, à 100 mètres

Cardo, Jewish Quarter, Old City, Jerusalem

B: the western wall view

Par Tamir Orbaum, à 100 mètres

the western wall view

D: Old City - arabic market

Par Eva Gershgal, à 110 mètres

Old City - arabic market

G: the Jewish Quarter square

Par Tamir Orbaum, à 120 mètres

the Jewish Quarter square

H: Western Wall from the Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem

Par Zoran Strajin, à 130 mètres

The Western Wall in the midst of the Old City in Jerusalem is the section of the Western supporting w...

Western Wall from the Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem

I: Hurva synagogue

Par Tamir Orbaum, à 130 mètres

Hurva synagogue

J: Temple Mount Overlook and Menorah

Par William Hamblin, à 150 mètres

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

Temple Mount Overlook and Menorah

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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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