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Hurva synagogue

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A: the Jewish Quarter square

by Tamir Orbaum, 20 meters away

the Jewish Quarter square

B: Roman's "Cardo", Jewish Quarter, Old City, Jerusalem

by Zoran Strajin, 30 meters away

Remains of Ancient Roman's "Cardo", Jewish Quartert, Old City, Jerusalem

Roman's "Cardo", Jewish Quarter, Old City, Jerusalem

C: Kardo

by Tamir Orbaum, 50 meters away

Kardo

D: Cardo, Jewish Quarter, Old City, Jerusalem

by Zoran Strajin, 100 meters away

Cardo, Jewish Quarter, Old City, Jerusalem

E: Jewish Quarter (Jerusalem)

by Tamir Orbaum, 100 meters away

Jewish Quarter (Jerusalem)

G: Square workhouse

by Tamir Orbaum, 130 meters away

Square workhouse

I: The Wailing Wall. Jerusalem. Israel.

by Furman Artjem, 190 meters away

The Wailing Wall. Jerusalem. Israel.

J: Temple Mount Overlook and Menorah

by William Hamblin, 200 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

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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