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Rest for a while, Kidron Valley, Valley of Josaphat, Jerusalem

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B: Kidron view

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Kidron view

C: Yad avshalom

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D: Solomon's Stables - below the arch, Temple Mount, Jerusalem

by Zoran Strajin, 110 meters away

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Solomon's Stables - below the arch, Temple Mount, Jerusalem

E: Solomon's Stables - in the front of the gate, Temple Mount, Jerusalem

by Zoran Strajin, 120 meters away

The Solomon’s stables is also referred to as the “Marwani Prayer Hall”. It is an underground space wh...

Solomon's Stables - in the front of the gate, Temple Mount, Jerusalem

G: Dome of the Rock, East approach, Jerusalem

by Zoran Strajin, 240 meters away

Dome of the Rock, East approach, Jerusalem

I: "Still waiting for Mesiah!" - Famous Golden Gate, Jerusalem

by Zoran Strajin, 260 meters away

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"Still waiting for Mesiah!" - Famous Golden Gate, Jerusalem

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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