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Fault Mirror in Carbonates along the dead sea

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Fault mirror in carbonate rocks, normal fault along the dead sea. Long vertical striations are the mark of the friction between the two sides of the fault. The subsidence is a few millimeters per year. Long slip has been adjusted along this fault plane. The elongated bumps along the fault mirror correspond to parallel sets of slip planes on the side of these lenses. The name "fault mirror", reflects the fact that these rocks are so smooth that in place, they reflect the sun light. Beyond the mirror plane, crushed or pulverized rock can be seen, in weathered holes with a large porosity. Field trip during the first topical school of the european Initial Training Network "Flow and Transforming Porous Media" (ITN FLOWTRANS, http://www.flowtrans.net/ )

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This panorama was taken in West Bank, 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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