Ta'izz from Cairo Castle - Yemen
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Ta'izz from Cairo Castle - Yemen

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B: Old town Jiblah - Yemen

Par Sergej Esnault, A 42.1 km

Old town Jiblah - Yemen

D: Typical architecture in Zabīd - Yemen

Par Sergej Esnault, A 103.0 km

Zabid's domestic and military architecture and its urban plan make it an outstanding archaeological a...

Typical architecture in Zabīd - Yemen

E: The Grand Al-Asha’ir Mosque built by Abu Musa al-Asha'iri in Zabīd - Yemen

Par Sergej Esnault, A 103.1 km

Zabid is one of Yemen's famous historical cities with a unique architectural style and urban cultural...

The Grand Al-Asha’ir Mosque built by Abu Musa al-Asha'iri in Zabīd - Yemen

F: View from the roof in the village Al Gabal - Ḩuţayb - Qaḑā' Ḩarāz - Yemen

Par Sergej Esnault, A 167.6 km

90 km west of Sana’a in the Harraz Mountains lies Manakha, about 2200 meters above sea level. Manakha...

View from the roof in the village Al Gabal - Ḩuţayb - Qaḑā' Ḩarāz - Yemen

H: qawbari1

Par saleh ahmed, A 191.7 km

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I: Bab al-Yaman, Sana'a, Yemen

Par Stefan Geens, A 199.6 km

Bab al-Yaman is the main gate of Sana's old fortified wall, and thus it is the place where old Sana'a...

Bab al-Yaman, Sana'a, Yemen

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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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