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Old Trains, Haifa

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A: Detail of Train Museum - Haifa

by Zoran Strajin, 40 meters away

Detail of Train Museum - Haifa

B: Interior of old train vagon - Haifa

by Zoran Strajin, 40 meters away

Interior of old train vagon - Haifa

C: Old Train - Haifa

by Zoran Strajin, 40 meters away

Old Train - Haifa

D: Old Train, blue seats - Haifa

by Zoran Strajin, 60 meters away

Old Train, blue seats - Haifa

E: Salon Vagon - Old Train Vagon Interior - Haifa

by Zoran Strajin, 60 meters away

Salon Vagon - Old Train Vagon Interior - Haifa

F: Old Trains 2 - Haifa

by Zoran Strajin, 70 meters away

Old Trains 2 - Haifa

G: Bridge Train Museum Haifa

by Zoran Strajin, 100 meters away

Bridge Train Museum Haifa

H: Haifa port

by Ittay Bodell איתי בודל, 870 meters away

Haifa port

I: Haifa port, נמל חיפה

by Ittay Bodell איתי בודל, 870 meters away

Haifa port, נמל חיפה

J: Madatech

by Alexander Shalit, 980 meters away

Madatech

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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