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A: Konaini Family Co.

by Allan De Leon, 4.1 km away

Konaini Family Co.

B: Konaini Family Compound

by Allan De Leon, 4.2 km away

This is Konaini Family Compound. Renz Angelo is playing outside while I'm taking those pictures. This...

Konaini Family Compound

C: MF

by Allan De Leon, 4.3 km away

MF

D: Mortcofchoir

by Allan De Leon, 4.3 km away

Mortcofchoir

E: AL NAKHEEL beach

by yousef z, 17.1 km away

AL NAKHEEL beach

F: Al Kaleej Aqua Park

by Allan De Leon, 17.4 km away

Al Kaleej Aqua Park

G: 3 kids

by Allan De Leon, 23.1 km away

3 kids

H: Beach Camp

by Allan De Leon, 23.1 km away

Beach Camp

I: Al-Ammar Resort

by Full Circle, 49.3 km away

Private farmhouse in dammam, Saudi arabia

Al-Ammar Resort

J: Al-Ammar Resort 2

by Full Circle, 49.4 km away

Al-Ammar Resort 2

This panorama was taken in Saudi Arabia, 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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