قلعة المويلح: تقع إلى الشمال من مدينة ضباء على بعد 45 كم و يوجد بالقرب منها بئران من الناحية الشمالية يرجع تاريخهما إلى العصر المملوكي، كما توجد بها قلعة يرجع تاريخها إلى سنة 968 هـ وهي من المحطات الرئيسة على طريق الحاج المصري و تعد أكبر قاعدة على هذا الطريق شيدت في عهد السلطان سليمان القانوني al-Muwailih Fort: It is situated at 45 km. south of the town of Duba. Two wells are located at the north of the fort which date back to the Mamluk period, while the fort was built in 986 AH. It was one of the main stations on the Egyptian pilgrimage route and a big military base during the reign of Sultan Sulaiman al-Qanooni.
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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.