BYU Jerusalem Study Abroad Center, Fall 2009
The BYU Jerusalem Center Study Abroad Students for Fall 2009, taken from the belvedere of the Center on 16 Dec 2009.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Mt. Scopus Campus The Rothberg Amphitheatre
Frank Sinatra International Student Center, Mount Scopus, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Mt. Scopus Campus The Leona Palmer Sculpture Garden and Yigal Arno...
The Tomb of the Virgin Mary, near the Garden of Gethsemane, is the traditional site of the burial of ...
The Church of the Sepulchre of Saint Mary informally known the Tomb of the Virgin Mary refers to an e...
The burial caves were cut into the rock in the 1st C AD. They were later expanded into a cross-shaped...
von der Treppe zur Kirche vom Mariengrab im Kidrontal führt ein schmaler Weg zur Grotte des Verrats u...
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.