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by NT360 Sanal Tur, 80 meters away

B: Byzantine Castle , Kutahya Hisar

by Ibrahim Tunca, 130 meters away

Byzantine CastleKütahya Kalesi antik devirlerden başlamak üzere yerleşmenin yer aldığı ve Kütahya şeh...

Byzantine Castle , Kutahya Hisar

C: Kutahya Hisar Castle West View

by Ibrahim Tunca, 140 meters away

Kütahya Castle consists of three parts. The inner fortress, castles were built after the up and down....

Kutahya Hisar Castle West View

D: MRK 613

by Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 210 meters away

MRK 613

E: F No 5537

by Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 220 meters away

F No 5537

F: Castle of Kutahya-Hisarardi-1

by Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 260 meters away

Castle of Kutahya-Hisarardi-1

G: The Castle of Kutahya-Hisarardi-2

by Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 270 meters away

The Castle of Kutahya-Hisarardi-2

H: MRK 610

by Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 280 meters away

MRK 610

I: The Tomb of Ahi Arslan

by Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 280 meters away

The Tomb of Ahi Arslan

J: The Castle of Kutahya-Hisarardi-3

by Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 290 meters away

The Castle of Kutahya-Hisarardi-3

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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