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A: Damascus Azam Palace

by Willy Kaemena, 60 meters away

Damascus Azam Palace

B: Damascus Old Town

by Willy Kaemena, 70 meters away

The Gold and Spices shops in old Damascus

Damascus Old Town

C: Damascus Paleis

by Peter Boel, 70 meters away

Damascus Paleis

D: Damascus Syria - Antique and local art shop

by Willy Kaemena, 160 meters away

Wikipedia: "Damascus (Arabic: دِمَشق‎ / ALA-LC: Dimashq; commonly known in Syria as ash-Sham (Arabic:...

Damascus Syria - Antique and local art shop

E: Umayad Mosque in Damascus

by Willy Kaemena, 190 meters away

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Umayad Mosque in Damascus

F: Damascus Hamadye Souq

by Willy Kaemena, 190 meters away

Damascus Hamadye Souq

G: Ummayad Mosque

by Willy Kaemena, 190 meters away

 Wikipedia:  The Ummayad Mosque, also known as the Grand Mosque of Damascus (Arabic: جامع بني أمية ال...

Ummayad Mosque

H: Damascus Old Town

by Willy Kaemena, 220 meters away

Just behind the huge Omayad Mosque in ancient Damascus

Damascus Old Town

I: Teahouse Damascus

by Willy Kaemena, 220 meters away

Wikipedia: "Damascus (Arabic: دِمَشق‎ / ALA-LC: Dimashq; commonly known in Syria as ash-Sham (Arabic:...

Teahouse Damascus

J: Hamidiye Souq

by Willy Kaemena, 270 meters away

  Hamidiye Souq is the most famous market in the Old Town of Damascus / Syria. It forms the main entr...

Hamidiye Souq

This panorama was taken in Syria, 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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