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Cathedral of Damascus

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A Christian wedding ceremony in the Cathedral of Saint Mary in Damascus

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A: Damascus Syria - Old Town

by Willy Kaemena, 320 meters away

Wikipedia  "Damascus (Arabic: دمشق‎ Dimashq, Metropolitan Arabic: Dimisheʼ ), commonly known in Syria...

Damascus Syria - Old Town

B: Streets in Ancient Damascus

by Willy Kaemena, 370 meters away

on a friday afternoon somewhere in the maze of streets of old Damascus

Streets in Ancient Damascus

C: Teahouse Damascus

by Willy Kaemena, 410 meters away

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D: Damascus Syria - Antique and local art shop

by Willy Kaemena, 410 meters away

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E: Damascus Old Town

by Willy Kaemena, 430 meters away

Just behind the huge Omayad Mosque in ancient Damascus

Damascus Old Town

F: Damascus Paleis

by Peter Boel, 430 meters away

Damascus Paleis

G: Damascus Azam Palace

by Willy Kaemena, 440 meters away

Damascus Azam Palace

H: Arabian Sweets

by Willy Kaemena, 490 meters away

Arabian Sweets

I: Damascus Old Town

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The Gold and Spices shops in old Damascus

Damascus Old Town

J: In the old Souqs ( Markets) of Damascus

by Willy Kaemena, 530 meters away

In the old Souqs ( Markets) of Damascus

In the old Souqs ( Markets) of Damascus

This panorama was taken in Syria, 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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