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A: The Balıklı Mosque

by Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 10 meters away

The Balıklı Mosque

B: MRK 77

by Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 20 meters away

MRK 77

C: MRK 108

by Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 20 meters away

MRK 108

D: MRK 555

by Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 30 meters away

MRK 555

E: The Balıklı Bath

by Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 40 meters away

The Balıklı Bath

F: MRK 80

by Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 40 meters away

MRK 80

G: MRK 357

by Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 40 meters away

MRK 357

H: MRK 87

by Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 40 meters away

MRK 87

I: MRK 88

by Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 50 meters away

MRK 88

J: MRK 75

by Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 50 meters away

MRK 75

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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