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A: Karaca scaffold

by inovapanorama, 70 meters away

Karaca scaffold

B: Sedir island big basalika

by inovapanorama, 5.7 km away

Sedir island big basalika

C: Sedir island beach

by inovapanorama, 5.8 km away

Sedir island beach

D: Sedir island kistak church

by inovapanorama, 6.0 km away

Sedir island kistak church

E: Yesilbelde hill landscape

by inovapanorama, 7.3 km away

Yesilbelde hill landscape

F: Marmaris Beldibi Flag Hill

by inovapanorama, 9.8 km away

Marmaris Beldibi Flag Hill

G: Marmaris,Beldibi,Amphitheater

by inovapanorama, 10.3 km away

Mugla,Marmaris,Beldibi,Amphitheater: Organized by the Beldibi Municipality and made the traditional  ...

Marmaris,Beldibi,Amphitheater

H: Kanuni Sultan Süleyman sculpture

by inovapanorama, 10.3 km away

Kanuni Sultan Süleyman sculpture

I: Town Hall

by inovapanorama, 10.4 km away

Town Hall

J: Animal Shelter

by inovapanorama, 10.4 km away

Animal Shelter

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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