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A: The Golden Menorah of the Temple

by Andy Alpern, 30 meters away

We are standing in front of the solid gold menorah, which according to canonical sources, is produced...

The Golden Menorah of the Temple

B: Jerusalem, view to Temple Mount

by Armin Leuprecht, 40 meters away

Jerusalem, view to Temple Mount

C: Golden Menorah, Jerusalem

by Zoran Strajin, 40 meters away

The golden menorah is a reenactment of the golden menorah that was used during the time of the third ...

Golden Menorah, Jerusalem

D: Temple Mount Overlook and Menorah

by William Hamblin, 40 meters away

The overlook of the Western Wall and Temple Mount (Haram al-Sharif) in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusale...

Temple Mount Overlook and Menorah

E: The Wailing Wall. Jerusalem. Israel.

by Furman Artjem, 60 meters away

The Wailing Wall. Jerusalem. Israel.

F: OVO - Davidson Center

by Alexander Shalit, 60 meters away

OVO - Davidson CenterACT Lighting Design & Ode au bois

OVO - Davidson Center

G: Remains of Robinson's Arch, Jerusalem

by Zoran Strajin, 70 meters away

Robinson's Arch is on the south end of the western wall. It supported a staircase that led up to a ga...

Remains of Robinson's Arch, Jerusalem

I: Jerusalem, Western Wall Plaza

by Armin Leuprecht, 90 meters away

Jerusalem, Western Wall Plaza

J: Entrance to the Temple Mount complex [Haram Al-Sharif], Old City, Jerusalem

by Zoran Strajin, 90 meters away

The Temple Mount is considered one of the holiest Muslim, Judaism and Christian sites in the world an...

Entrance to the Temple Mount complex [Haram Al-Sharif], Old City, Jerusalem

This panorama was taken in 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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