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A: Tsin Stream

by rami krispin, 5.2 km away

This panoramic photo was taken on a view point above Tsin Stream, South Israel.

Tsin Stream

B: hativt hareel modiin

by mordagan, 6.6 km away

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hativt hareel modiin

C: Playground in Modin

by Tamir Orbaum, 7.2 km away

Playground in Modin

D: canyon Azrieli- Modiin City

by Eva Gershgal, 8.4 km away

canyon Azrieli- Modiin City

E: Modiin -view

by Eva Gershgal, 8.6 km away

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F: 360 VIEW

by Ilan Tal, 11.0 km away

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G: Ayalon Institute Laundry Panorama 72dpi

by JNF - Israel Heritage Trail, 12.7 km away

Ayalon Institute Laundry Panorama 72dpi

H: Kanada park

by Tamir Orbaum, 12.7 km away

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Kanada park

I: Ayalon Institute Bullet Factory

by JNF - Israel Heritage Trail, 12.7 km away

Ayalon Institute Bullet Factory

J: Faculty of Agriculture, Division for International Studies, Rehovot

by Atila Bezdan, 13.4 km away

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Faculty of Agriculture, Division for International Studies, Rehovot

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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