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A: Agri Saat Kulesi

by Güliz Çorgunlu Özkan, 53.7 km away

Agri Saat Kulesi

B: Agri Abide Meydani Ataturk Aniti

by Güliz Çorgunlu Özkan, 53.9 km away

Agri Abide Meydani Ataturk Aniti

C: Agri Ibrahim Cecen University

by Güliz Çorgunlu Özkan, 56.7 km away

Agri Ibrahim Cecen University

D: Tegher Monastery

by Davit Mirzoyan, 76.0 km away

The monastery is located in the village Tegher on the southern reach of the highest mountain of Armen...

Tegher Monastery

E: Echmiazdin Main Church

by Ara Grigoryan, 76.4 km away

Picture made in the summer of 2011, shows Mother Chair Saint Echmiadzin Church (Mair Ator Surb Echmia...

Echmiazdin Main Church

F: Mount Aragats

by Davit Mirzoyan, 79.1 km away

Mount Aragats is the highest point in both Armenia and the Lesser Caucasus range about 40 km northwes...

Mount Aragats

G: Agrı Dagi - Tendurek Dagi - Mounth Ararat

by Güliz Çorgunlu Özkan, 85.1 km away

Agrı Dagi - Tendurek Dagi - Mounth Ararat

H: Ishak Pasha Palace

by gokhan yucel, 92.0 km away

Ishak Pasha Palace (Turkish: İshak Paşa Sarayı) is a semi-ruined palace and administrative complex lo...

Ishak Pasha Palace

I: Urartu Kalesi Agri

by Güliz Çorgunlu Özkan, 92.1 km away

Urartu Kalesi Agri

J: Restaurant complex in Yerevan, Armenia

by Ernest Tshagharyan, 92.7 km away

One of the restaurants of Yerevan, but I can't tell wich one, because my account is free :)

Restaurant complex in Yerevan, Armenia

This panorama was taken in Turkey, 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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