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A: Alanya street

by Alex Zamuruew, 140 meters away

Alanya street

B: Alanya_Park

by Alex Zamuruew, 190 meters away

Alanya_Park

C: Alanya Harbor

by Marcin Klaban, 190 meters away

Source Wikipedia: Alanya (pronounced [aˈɫanja]), formerly Alaiye, is a beach resort city and a compon...

Alanya Harbor

D: Alanya_park_2

by Alex Zamuruew, 200 meters away

Alanya_park_2

E: Alanya_naberegnaja

by Alex Zamuruew, 210 meters away

Alanya_naberegnaja

F: Alanya street traffic

by Marcin Klaban, 230 meters away

Source Wikipedia: Alanya (pronounced [aˈɫanja]), formerly Alaiye, is a beach resort city and a compon...

Alanya street traffic

G: Dinner At Alanya

by Hans Zijlstra, 240 meters away

Dinner At Alanya

H: Tea for three...

by Günther Roth, 250 meters away

Tea for three...

I: 130201 0056 Panorama

by Günther Roth, 290 meters away

130201 0056 Panorama

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by Günther Roth, 290 meters away

This panorama was taken in Turkey, Middle East

This is an overview of 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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