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A: Tefen Technology Park

by Eva Gershgal, 5.3 km away

Tefen Technology Park

B: Maalot - view

by Eva Gershgal, 7.4 km away

Maalot - view

C: Nahariya Hospital

by Eva Gershgal, 11.9 km away

Nahariya Hospital

D: Nahariya -city center

by Eva Gershgal, 13.9 km away

Nahariya  -city center

E: Playground near Yambur street

by Maxim Shmurakov, 14.1 km away

Playground near Yambur street

F: Nahariya - broadwalk

by Eva Gershgal, 14.3 km away

Nahariya - broadwalk

G: Yodfat: Diwan Saz Concert at Tel Yodfat, Galilee, Israel

by Andy Alpern, 15.2 km away

Tel Yodfat is the site of the Ancient town of Yodfat, which used to be the main city of this region i...

Yodfat: Diwan Saz Concert at Tel Yodfat, Galilee, Israel

H: Tel Yodfat, Galilee, Israel

by Andy Alpern, 15.2 km away

Tel Yodfat is the site of the Ancient town of Yodfat, which used to be the main city of this region i...

Tel Yodfat, Galilee, Israel

I: Yodfat: Diwan Saz Concert at Tel Yodfat, Galilee, Israel

by Andy Alpern, 15.2 km away

  Tel Yodfat is the site of the Ancient town of Yodfat, which used to be the main city of this region...

Yodfat: Diwan Saz Concert at Tel Yodfat, Galilee, Israel

J: Tel Yodfat, Galilee, Israel

by Andy Alpern, 15.3 km away

Tel Yodfat is the site of the Ancient town of Yodfat, which used to be the main city of this region i...

Tel Yodfat, Galilee, Israel

This panorama was taken in Israel, 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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