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Nearby images in Middle East


A: Just veiw

by Chaka, 20 meters away

Just veiw

B: Dive centre TecZone

by Chaka, 70 meters away

Dive centre TecZone

C: Morning silence

by Chaka, 100 meters away

Morning silence

D: Red Sea sunset

by Chaka, 100 meters away

Red Sea sunset

E: Sunset in Eilat

by Chaka, 110 meters away

Sunset in Eilat

F: Eilat, coral reef beach

by Atila Bezdan, 120 meters away

Eilat, coral reef beach

G: Eilat, Coral Reef Beach, Divers

by Atila Bezdan, 130 meters away

Eilat, Coral Reef Beach, Divers

H: Eilat, Coral Beach Nature Reserve

by Atila Bezdan, 310 meters away

Eilat, Coral Beach Nature Reserve

I: November cold nights

by Chaka, 5.0 km away

November cold nights

J: Eilat, North Beach

by Atila Bezdan, 5.5 km away

Eilat, North Beach

This panorama was taken in 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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