Dead Sea - البحر الميت
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Panoramic photo by 360 Riyadh PRO EXPERT Taken 06:46, 03/09/2012 - Views loading...

Dead Sea - البحر الميت

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A: The Dead Sea

by 360 Riyadh, 1.6 km away

The Dead Sea (Yam Hamelakh -- "The Salt Sea") is the lowest place on earth, roughly 1,300 feet (400 m...

The Dead Sea

B: Dead Sea

by Marek Koszorek, 3.0 km away

Dead Sea

D: Dead Sea Beach

by Marek Koszorek, 4.7 km away

Dead Sea Beach

E: Zarqua Main Hot Springs

by Marek Koszorek, 5.7 km away

Very nice spot on the road to Dead Sea from Madaba, if you travel by car it is worth to descent side ...

Zarqua Main Hot Springs

F: Dead Sea

by 360 Riyadh, 6.9 km away

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Dead Sea

G: St. George's Church

by Henk Bos, 11.2 km away

Created in AD560. Originally it contained more than 2 million pieces, but only one third has survived.

St. George's Church

H: sinkholes

by Renaud Toussaint, 13.4 km away

Sinkholes: eroded rocks due to internal dissolution triggered by the retreating waterbed, as the near...

sinkholes

I: sinkholes-deadsea

by Renaud Toussaint, 13.5 km away

Sinkholes, by the dead sea, West bank, created by caving and collapse of the rocks by the dead sea, a...

sinkholes-deadsea

J: Dead Sea not dead

by Chaka, 13.7 km away

Dead Sea not dead

This panorama was taken in Jordan, 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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