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A: Inside Heritage Souk

by Alex Dennis Bolado, less than 10 meters away

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B: SB Lobby

by Alex Dennis Bolado, less than 10 meters away

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C: Liberation Tower Kuwait

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D: Kuwait International Bank

by Sijo Abraham, 240 meters away

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E: Alghunaim

by Alex Dennis Bolado, 390 meters away

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F: ALGHUNAIM Photography Shop

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G: Watiya Park

by Alex Dennis Bolado, 420 meters away

Watiya Park

H: Heritage Souk

by Alex Dennis Bolado, 480 meters away

Souq Al Mubarakiya is a souq from the old days. A large part of it was re built and it is maintained ...

Heritage Souk

I: Souk Al-Mubarakiya

by Michael Malag, 600 meters away

Souk Al-Mubarakiya

J: Kuwait City park in IR

by Michael Malag, 780 meters away

Shot taken with an IR converted camera.Used a green grass as custom white balance.Channel swap in pho...

Kuwait City park in IR

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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