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Adina Plastelina - Factory

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A: Israel, St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church

by Alex Avgustinov - Valentis Studio, 30 meters away

Israel, St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church

B: Narrow Streets of Old City of Jaffa

by Zoran Strajin, 40 meters away

Narrow Streets of Old City of Jaffa

C: Empty Fountain, Jaffo, Israel

by Zoran Strajin, 50 meters away

Empty Fountain, Jaffo, Israel

D: Adina Plastelina, Jaffo, Israel

by Zoran Strajin, 70 meters away

Adina Plastelina, Jaffo, Israel

E: Old Jaffa Kdumim Square

by Roland Lahner, 90 meters away

Old Jaffa Kdumim Square

F: Cafe, Old City of Jaffa, Tel-Aviv

by Zoran Strajin, 90 meters away

Cafe, Old City of Jaffa, Tel-Aviv

G: Tel Aviv, Jaffa, St. Peter's Church

by Atila Bezdan, 110 meters away

Tel Aviv, Jaffa, St. Peter's Church

H: The Wishing Bridge, Jaffa

by Zoran Strajin, 150 meters away

The Wishing Bridge, Jaffa

I: Old Jaffa Park

by Roland Lahner, 160 meters away

Old Jaffa Park

J: Ha Pisga Garden, Jaffo, Israel

by Zoran Strajin, 190 meters away

Ha Pisga Garden, Jaffo, Israel

This panorama was taken in Israel, 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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