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A:

by Boris, 250 meters away

B: Cesars Hotel market

by Boris, 290 meters away

Cesars Hotel market

C: Cesars Hotel*****

by Boris, 310 meters away

Cesars Hotel*****

D: Turky Side Evrenseki - Beach Promenade

by Alexander Werger, 590 meters away

Turky Side Evrenseki - Beach Promenade

E: Turky Side Evrenseki - Hotel Hane Garden at Night

by Alexander Werger, 650 meters away

Turky Side Evrenseki - Hotel Hane Garden at Night

F: Turky Side Evrenseki - Hotel Hane Garden

by Alexander Werger, 670 meters away

Turky Side Evrenseki - Hotel Hane Garden

G: Turky Side Evrenseki - Hotel Hane Garden

by Alexander Werger, 670 meters away

Turky Side Evrenseki - Hotel Hane Garden

I: Turky Side Evrenseki - Golden Crown and Hane Garden

by Alexander Werger, 900 meters away

Turky Side Evrenseki - Golden Crown and Hane Garden

J: Turky Side Evrenseki - Harbour

by Alexander Werger, 1.1 km away

Turky Side Evrenseki - Harbour

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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