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Now in the 3rd year of the archaeological excavations in Oymaagac, there were some cuneiform inscriptions, mentioning the citiy of Nerik - a strong indication for the Hittite's religious center of Nerik.

In the 2nd millenium B.C. the Hittites ruled an empire the reached from western Turkey to the borders of Egypt. More panoramas at  www.derPanoramafotograf.com

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C: Archaeological excavation of Nerik 12-01, Turkey

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D: Archaeologic Excavation of Nerik, Turkey

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E: Nerik Excavation

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F: Archaeologic Excavation of Nerik, Turkey

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G: Nerik 10-5

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I: Nerik 08-2

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J: Archaeological excavation of Nerik 12-03, Turkey

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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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