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Panoramic photo by Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm EXPERT Taken 23:57, 02/06/2012 - Views loading...

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A: MRK 228

by Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, less than 10 meters away

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B: MRK 546

by Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, less than 10 meters away

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C: MRK 543

by Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 10 meters away

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D: Karadonlu Street, Karadonlu Mosque, Karadonlu Tomb

by Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 10 meters away

Karadonlu Street, Karadonlu Mosque, Karadonlu Tomb

E: MRK 545

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F: MRK 542

by Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 20 meters away

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G: Germiyan Sokağı Karadonlu Cami ve Alopaşalı Şeker Konağı

by Ibrahim Tunca, 20 meters away

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H: Port of The Karadonlu Tomb

by Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 20 meters away

Port of The Karadonlu Tomb

I: MRK 541

by Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 20 meters away

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J: MRK 545

by Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 20 meters away

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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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