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A: Denizli Pamukkale

by Zafer ÜNVANLI, 30 meters away

Pamukkale travertenlerden 360 derece panoramik görüntü.

Denizli Pamukkale

B: Pamukkale

by Zafer ÜNVANLI, 60 meters away

Pamukkale travertenlerden 360 derece panoramik görüntü.


C: Pamukkale

by Andrew Usatyuk, 100 meters away


D: Pamukkale

by Tomek Zuk, 100 meters away


E: Pamukkale Traverten

by Ibrahim Tunca, 150 meters away

Pamukkale Traverten

Pamukkale Traverten


by Zafer ÜNVANLI, 150 meters away

Denizli Pamukkale 360 derece panoramik görüntü.

G: Pamukkale Travertenleri

by AHMET GÜMÜŞ, 210 meters away


Pamukkale Travertenleri

H: Hierapolis

by Tomek Zuk, 220 meters away


I: Hieràpolis, Pamukkale, Turkey

by Jordi Porteros, 220 meters away

Hieràpolis, Pamukkale, Turkey

J: Hierapolis, Pamukkale, Turkey. September 2011.

by Alexander Adashkevich, 230 meters away

Hierapolis, Pamukkale, Turkey. September 2011.

Hierapolis, Pamukkale, Turkey. September 2011.

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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