View of Old city. Jerusalem
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View of Old city. Jerusalem

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A: Old city. Jerusalem.

Par Furman Artjem, à 40 mètres

Old city. Jerusalem.

B: Jerusalem Mill

Par Alexsander Kurayev, à 180 mètres

Jerusalem Mill

C: Moshes Montefiore carriage

Par Tamir Orbaum, à 180 mètres

Moshes Montefiore carriage Jerusalem

Moshes Montefiore carriage

D: GUE under Old City

Par Chaka, à 200 mètres

GUE under Old City

E: Moshes Montefiore windmill

Par Tamir Orbaum, à 200 mètres

Moshes Montefiore windmill in Jerusalem

Moshes Montefiore windmill

F: Mt Zion Overlooking the Valley of Ben Hinnom

Par Andy Alpern, à 210 mètres

Mt Zion Overlooking the Valley of Ben Hinnom

G: Jerusalem Lane

Par Alexsander Kurayev, à 240 mètres

Jerusalem Lane

H: Dormitio Abtei auf dem Zion in Jerusalem

Par Werner Joemann, à 330 mètres

Dormitio Abtei auf dem Zion in Jerusalem

I: Mitchelpark gegenüber dem Zion in Jerusalem

Par Werner Joemann, à 360 mètres

Mitchelpark gegenüber dem Zion in Jerusalem

J: David's Tomb entrance, Jerusalem

Par Zoran Strajin, à 410 mètres

One of the holiest sites for Jews is the building on Mount Zion known as the Tomb of King David — the...

David's Tomb entrance, Jerusalem

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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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