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A: BIKE Party

by Alex Dennis Bolado, less than 10 meters away

BIKE Party

B: BIKE Christmas Under The Tree

by Alex Dennis Bolado, 530 meters away

BIKE Christmas Under The Tree

C: Kuwait City Seaside Sunset

by Michael Malag, 1.0 km away

Kuwait City Seaside Sunset

D: Slipway Bridge

by Alex Dennis Bolado, 1.0 km away

A yacht club slipway along Gulf road in Kuwait city is one of the favorite spot of photographers to s...

Slipway Bridge

E: Fishing Port Bridge

by Alex Dennis Bolado, 1.0 km away

Fishing Port Bridge

F: First Communion

by Alex Dennis Bolado, 1.2 km away

First Communion

G: Holy Family Church in Kuwait City

by Alex Dennis Bolado, 1.2 km away

The Holy Family Cathedral occupies a prominent location in Kuwait City, which is a short distance fro...

Holy Family Church in Kuwait City

H: Graffiti Wall

by Alex Dennis Bolado, 1.5 km away

Graffiti Wall

I: Typical day in Maliya

by John P. Belmonte, 1.5 km away

Typical day in Maliya

J: I love you Sabado

by Alex Dennis Bolado, 1.6 km away

I love you Sabado

This panorama was taken in 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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