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A: Town Hall

by inovapanorama, 20 meters away

Town Hall

B: Kanuni Sultan Süleyman sculpture

by inovapanorama, 40 meters away

Kanuni Sultan Süleyman sculpture

C: Marmaris,Beldibi,Amphitheater

by inovapanorama, 130 meters away

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D: ATATURK Statue

by inovapanorama, 140 meters away

ATATURK Statue

E: Yunuslu Park

by inovapanorama, 470 meters away

Yunuslu Park

F: Marmaris Beldibi Flag Hill

by inovapanorama, 590 meters away

Marmaris Beldibi Flag Hill

G: Sports Fields

by inovapanorama, 610 meters away

Sports Fields

H: Beldibi Giriş

by inovapanorama, 760 meters away

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Beldibi Giriş

I: Marmaris Beldibi Castle Point 2

by inovapanorama, 870 meters away

Marmaris Beldibi Castle Point 2

J: Marmaris Beldibi Castle Point 1

by inovapanorama, 980 meters away

Marmaris Beldibi Castle Point 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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