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Crossroad of two narrow streets with old Greek villas in the main village of the Turkish island Bozcaada. More panoramas at www.derPanoramafotograf.com

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A: Tenassos Bozcaada

by Aykut Erdogdu, 30 meters away

Tenassos Bozcaada

B: private garden

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 140 meters away

Garden of a turkish artist. Friends meet here to cook, eat, talk...  More panoramas at www.derPanoram...

private garden

C: Bozcaada

by Zafer ÜNVANLI, 200 meters away

Bozcaada

D: Bozcaada-Çanakkale

by Zafer ÜNVANLI, 270 meters away

Bozcaada-Çanakkale

E: Bozcaada

by Zafer ÜNVANLI, 390 meters away

Bozcaada

F: Bozcaada Lefkofris

by Zafer ÜNVANLI, 1.4 km away

Bozcaada Lefkofris

G: Bozcaada Tenassos Ege hotel

by Aykut Erdogdu, 2.7 km away

Bozcaada Tenassos Ege hotel

H: Bozcaada port 360

by Aykut Erdogdu, 3.7 km away

Bozcaada port 360

I: wind turbines

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 9.2 km away

wind turbines

J: CANAKKALE-SEHITLERI-ANITI

by Ozgur KOKSAL, 27.0 km away

CANAKKALE-SEHITLERI-ANITI

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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