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Ramadan Kareem

The World > Asia > Middle East > Iraq

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A: Jalil Khayat Mosque / Erbil - Iraq

by Muro Graphic, 10 meters away

Jalil Khayat Mosque / Erbil - Iraq

B: Royal Mall Erbil

by Muro Graphic, 140 meters away

Royal Mall Erbil

C: 30 Meter Street

by Muro Graphic, 620 meters away

30 Meter Street

D: Shoresh Street Erbil

by Muro Graphic, 1.0 km away

Shoresh Street Erbil

E: Shoresh Street Erbil

by Muro Graphic, 1.2 km away

Shoresh Street Erbil

F: Family Mall Erbil

by Muro Graphic, 1.4 km away

Family Mall Erbil

G: Park

by Mohammed Kh, 1.4 km away

Park

H: Kurdish Textile Museum Erbil

by Muro Graphic, 1.4 km away

Dating back at least 6,000 years, Erbil citadel is the oldest continuously inhabited urban settlement...

Kurdish Textile Museum Erbil

I: Erbil Citadel

by Muro Graphic, 1.5 km away

The Citadel of Arbil (Arabic: قلعة أربيل; Kurdish: Qelay Hewlêr) is a tell or occupied mound, and the...

Erbil Citadel

J: Erbil Citadel

by Muro Graphic, 1.5 km away

Erbil Citadel

This panorama was taken in Iraq, 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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