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by NT360 Sanal Tur, 10 meters away

B:

by NT360 Sanal Tur, 20 meters away

C: Mehves Hanim Konagi 2

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 200 meters away

The Mehves Hanim Konagi is an old villa, from the ottoman times, about 150 to 200 years old. In 1997 ...

Mehves Hanim Konagi 2

D: Mehves Hanim Konagi 1

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 200 meters away

The Mehves Hanim Konagi is an old villa, from the ottoman times, about 150 to 200 years old. In 1997 ...

Mehves Hanim Konagi 1

E: Old Goverment Building & Safranbolu Landscape

by cemil belder, 440 meters away

Old Goverment Building & Safranbolu Landscape www.360safranbolu.com

Old Goverment Building & Safranbolu Landscape

F: Cinci Han

by Ercan-Kapkac, 470 meters away

Cinci Han

G: House of the Sub-Governor

by Hakan Durgut, 510 meters away

Kaymakamlar*? Evi, House of the Sub-GovernorLocation Safranbolu, TurkeyHas been built in 19th century...

House of the Sub-Governor

H: House of the Sub-Hovernor

by Hakan Durgut, 510 meters away

Kaymakamlar*? Evi, House of the Sub-GovernorLocation Safranbolu, TurkeyHas been built in 19th century...

House of the Sub-Hovernor

I: Kaymakamlar Evi

by Hakan Durgut, 510 meters away

Kaymakamlar*? Evi, House of the Sub-Governor Location Safranbolu, Turkey Has been built in 19th centu...

Kaymakamlar Evi

J: Safranbolu Avlu

by Hakan Durgut, 510 meters away

Safranbolu is a town and district of Karab?k Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. Its location...

Safranbolu Avlu

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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