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Lee Llamas RT-Kuwait

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A: Fintas seaside morning

by Michael Malag, 280 meters away

Fintas seaside morning

B: Egaila Beach by the bridge

by Michael Malag, 430 meters away

Egaila Beach by the bridge

C: Egaila Beach

by Michael Malag, 450 meters away

Egaila Beach

D: Egaila Beach at the end of the bridge

by Michael Malag, 490 meters away

Egaila Beach at the end of the bridge

E: When the Sun will Rise - PINDOT EB

by Michael Malag, 790 meters away

When the Sun will Rise - PINDOT EB

F: Fintas seaside sunrise

by Michael Malag, 800 meters away

Fintas seaside sunrise

G: Al-Fintas Towers, backside

by Michael Malag, 4.0 km away

Al-Fintas Towers, backside

H: Broken Bridge III

by Michael Malag, 5.0 km away

Broken Bridge III

I: Broken Bridge

by Michael Malag, 5.0 km away

Broken Bridge

J: Broken Bridge II

by Michael Malag, 5.1 km away

Broken Bridge II

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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