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Amasra had been founded by settlers from Milet in the 6th century BC. Originally Amasra was one of the most beautiful villages at the Turkish Black Sea. But since it grew a lot and became a small city, many concrete buildings are destroying the beauty. - More panoramas at www.derPanoramafotograf.com

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A: Amasra at the Black Sea

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 180 meters away

Amasra had been founded by settlers from Milet in the 6th century BC. Originally Amasra was one of th...

Amasra at the Black Sea

B: Amasra Cave

by Kemal Onur Ozman, 190 meters away

You can use this link for information about Amasra Village: Amasra Village

Amasra Cave

C: Amasra at the Black Sea

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 210 meters away

Amasra had been founded by settlers from Milet in the 6th century BC. Originally Amasra was one of th...

Amasra at the Black Sea

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by Kemal Onur Ozman, 220 meters away

E: AMASRA

by Ercan-Kapkac, 310 meters away

AMASRA

F: The Highest Point of Amasra Marina

by Kemal Onur Ozman, 320 meters away

You can use this web site for more information about Amasra Village Amasra Village

The Highest Point of Amasra Marina

G: Amasra Seaport

by Kemal Onur Ozman, 410 meters away

You can use this web site for more information about Amasra Village Amasra

Amasra Seaport

H: Timur Otel Amasra

by Kemal Onur Ozman, 460 meters away

Timur Otel Amasra

I: Timur Otel Amasra 2

by Kemal Onur Ozman, 460 meters away

Timur Otel Amasra 2

J: Otel Timur Amasra 1

by Kemal Onur Ozman, 460 meters away

Otel Timur Amasra 1

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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