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St. George Church, Madaba, Jordan, with JAN & Mercedes Maglasang

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St. George Church, Madaba, Jordan, with JAN & Mercedes Maglasang

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A: St. George Church, Madaba, Jordan, with Mercedes Maglasang

by JAN Maglasang, less than 10 meters away

St. George Church, Madaba, Jordan, with Mercedes Maglasang

St. George Church, Madaba, Jordan, with Mercedes Maglasang

B: St. George Church, Madaba, Jordan

by JAN Maglasang, less than 10 meters away

St. George Church, Madaba, Jordan

St. George Church, Madaba, Jordan

C: St. George Church, Madaba, Jordan, with Berning Maglasang

by JAN Maglasang, less than 10 meters away

St. George Church, Madaba, Jordan, with Berning Maglasang

St. George Church, Madaba, Jordan, with Berning Maglasang

D: St. George Church, Madaba, Jordan, with JAN Maglasang

by JAN Maglasang, less than 10 meters away

St. George Church, Madaba, Jordan, with JAN Maglasang

St. George Church, Madaba, Jordan, with JAN Maglasang

E: St. George Church, Madaba, Jordan, with Maritess Alcampado

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St. George Church, Madaba, Jordan, with Maritess Alcampado

St. George Church, Madaba, Jordan, with Maritess Alcampado

F: St. George Church, Madaba, Jordan, with Liza Nicudine

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St. George Church, Madaba, Jordan, with Liza Nicudine

St. George Church, Madaba, Jordan, with Liza Nicudine

G: san jorge church in madaba.jordan

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H: Mount Nebo

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I: Vista of Holy Land from Mt. Nebo, Jordan, with JAN Maglasang

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Vista of Holy Land from Mt. Nebo, Jordan, with JAN Maglasang

Vista of Holy Land from Mt. Nebo, Jordan, with JAN Maglasang

J: Vista of Holy Land from Mt. Nebo, Jordan

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This panorama was taken in Jordan, 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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