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Ankara Castle

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A: Ankara Kalesi 3

by PanoramicWEB Solutions, less than 10 meters away

Ankara Kalesi 3

B: Ankara Kalesi 1

by PanoramicWEB Solutions, 10 meters away

Ankara Kalesi 1

C: Ankara Kalesi 2

by PanoramicWEB Solutions, 20 meters away

Ankara Kalesi 2

D: Ankara View From Castle

by Omer Vasfi Tuncel, 30 meters away

Ankara View From Castle

E: Ankara Kalesi 4

by PanoramicWEB Solutions, 50 meters away

Ankara Kalesi 4

F: ankara castle

by PanoramicWEB Solutions, 70 meters away

Ankara lay on the ancient Kings Road, and since Roman times has been a major commercial and military ...

ankara castle

G: Ankara Kalesi

by Özgür Örsoğlu, 150 meters away

Ankara Kalesi

H: Ankara Kalesi

by Özgür Örsoğlu, 200 meters away

Ankara Kalesi

I:

by PanoramicWEB Solutions, 300 meters away

J: Anadolu Medeniyetleri Müzesi 10

by PanoramicWEB Solutions, 310 meters away

Anadolu Medeniyetleri Müzesi 10

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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