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A: Cirali Artemis hotel

by Höfer Tomas, 630 meters away

Cirali Artemis hotel. Small nice hotel in Cirali i slept in my trip to Chmimera and olympos. Taken by...

Cirali Artemis hotel

B: Cirali Antalya

by NT360 Sanal Tur, 660 meters away

Cirali Antalya

C: Olympos - hill view

by Höfer Tomas, 760 meters away

Panorama from Olympos - view from/on buildings on hill above the harbour area. Nice view on mountains...

Olympos - hill view

D: Olympos - Church - Temple

by Höfer Tomas, 820 meters away

Panorama from Olympos - view from place where the "Church-A" building remains are, and on the backgro...

Olympos - Church - Temple


by NT360 Sanal Tur, 1.5 km away


by NT360 Sanal Tur, 1.5 km away


by NT360 Sanal Tur, 1.5 km away


by NT360 Sanal Tur, 1.6 km away


by NT360 Sanal Tur, 1.6 km away


by NT360 Sanal Tur, 1.6 km away

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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