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A: 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

B: Hurva synagogue

by Tamir Orbaum, 50 meters away

Hurva synagogue

C: the Jewish Quarter square

by Tamir Orbaum, 70 meters away

the Jewish Quarter square

D: Jewish Quarter (Jerusalem)

by Tamir Orbaum, 80 meters away

Jewish Quarter (Jerusalem)

E: Cardo, Jewish Quarter, Old City, Jerusalem

by Zoran Strajin, 130 meters away

Cardo, Jewish Quarter, Old City, Jerusalem

F: Square workhouse

by Tamir Orbaum, 140 meters away

Square workhouse

H: Jerusalem old city market

by Assaf Bezalel, 210 meters away

The market (souq, shuq) in the old city of Jerusalem, 2010. Hand held panorama using a Philopod, Niko...

Jerusalem old city market

I: The Wailing Wall. Jerusalem. Israel.

by Furman Artjem, 230 meters away

The Wailing Wall. Jerusalem. Israel.

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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