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by Günther Roth, 50 meters away

B: Avsallar Iskele

by Omer Vasfi Tuncel, 8.8 km away

Avsallar Iskele

C: Avsallar Plaj

by Omer Vasfi Tuncel, 9.0 km away

Avsallar Plaj

D: Incekum Kayalik ve Plajlar

by Omer Vasfi Tuncel, 9.5 km away

Incekum Kayalik ve Plajlar

E: Alanya, Avsallar / Turkey- Beach at night

by Bahri Ertunc, 9.8 km away

Night scene at the beach in Avsallar, Alanya / Turkey

Alanya, Avsallar  / Turkey- Beach at night

F: Hotel Club Green Fugla Beach, Turkey, Avsallar, October 18, 2012.

by Pavel Zaytsev, 10.6 km away

In this photo you can see the beach at Club Green Fugla Beach, located in Turkey, near the town of Av...

Hotel Club Green Fugla Beach, Turkey, Avsallar, October 18, 2012.

G: Long Beach

by Oskemen, 12.9 km away

Long Beach

I: Waterpark Hotel Eftalia Aqua Resort 5, Turkey, Alanya, May 9, 2012

by Pavel Zaytsev, 13.8 km away

In this photo you can see a water park hotel Eftalia Aqua Resort 5. Also in this photo you can see th...

Waterpark Hotel Eftalia Aqua Resort 5, Turkey, Alanya, May 9, 2012

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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