Break water wall at Sheraton Park
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Break water wall at Sheraton Park

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A: Over the break water

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, less than 10 meters away

Over the break water

B: Seashore at Sheraton Park

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 10 meters away

Seashore at  Sheraton Park

C: Lets get physical

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 110 meters away

Lets get physical

D: Bondingan time

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 120 meters away

Bondingan time

E: Bonding with friends

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 120 meters away

Bonding with friends

F: Sheraton Park, Doha Qatar

by Walt Ottenad, 160 meters away

Night view of Sheraton Park along the Corniche in Doha, Qatar during the 2013 H1 Unlimited UIM World ...

Sheraton Park, Doha Qatar

H: QATAR - Buildings of Doha - Burj Qatar

by Julien Mordret, 370 meters away

Panorama in the heart of the skyscrapers of West Bay, next to the Burj Qatar. This tower has become a...

QATAR - Buildings of Doha - Burj Qatar

I: Sheraton Roof

by Ehsan Rahimi, 460 meters away

Sheraton Roof

J: Public Works Authority aka Ashghal

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 480 meters away

Public Works Authority aka Ashghal

This panorama was taken in Qatar, 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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