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Moshes Montefiore windmill

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Moshes Montefiore windmill in Jerusalem

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A: Moshes Montefiore carriage

by Tamir Orbaum, 20 meters away

Moshes Montefiore carriage Jerusalem

Moshes Montefiore carriage

B: Jerusalem Mill

by Alexsander Kurayev, 50 meters away

Jerusalem Mill

C: Jerusalem Lane

by Alexsander Kurayev, 80 meters away

Jerusalem Lane

D: Mitchelpark gegenüber dem Zion in Jerusalem

by Werner Joemann, 180 meters away

Mitchelpark gegenüber dem Zion in Jerusalem

E: View of Old city. Jerusalem

by Furman Artjem, 200 meters away

View of Old city. Jerusalem

F: GUE under Old City

by Chaka, 210 meters away

GUE under Old City

G: Old city. Jerusalem.

by Furman Artjem, 240 meters away

Old city. Jerusalem.

H: Mt Zion Overlooking the Valley of Ben Hinnom

by Andy Alpern, 350 meters away

Mt Zion Overlooking the Valley of Ben Hinnom

I: Ymca

by Tamir Orbaum, 380 meters away

Ymca

J: Dormitio Abtei auf dem Zion in Jerusalem

by Werner Joemann, 420 meters away

Dormitio Abtei auf dem Zion in Jerusalem

This panorama was taken in Israel, 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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