Public Works Authority aka Ashghal
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Public Works Authority aka Ashghal

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A: Bonding with friends

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B: Bondingan time

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D: Parking

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 400 meters away

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E: Seashore at Sheraton Park

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 480 meters away

Seashore at  Sheraton Park

F: Over the break water

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 480 meters away

Over the break water

G: Break water wall at Sheraton Park

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 480 meters away

Break water wall at Sheraton Park

H: City Center1

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 480 meters away

City Center1

I: Lets get physical

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 490 meters away

Lets get physical

J: Sheraton Roof

by Ehsan Rahimi, 510 meters away

Sheraton Roof

This panorama was taken in Qatar, 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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