Jazz Festival 2007
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Jazz Festival 2007

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The Citadel of Damascus was for one week the stage for many Jazz musicians participating at the intl. Jazz Fstival 2007

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A: Hamidiye Souq

by Willy Kaemena, 170 meters away

  Hamidiye Souq is the most famous market in the Old Town of Damascus / Syria. It forms the main entr...

Hamidiye Souq

B: Damascus Hamadye Souq

by Willy Kaemena, 290 meters away

Damascus Hamadye Souq

C: Ummayad Mosque

by Willy Kaemena, 330 meters away

 Wikipedia:  The Ummayad Mosque, also known as the Grand Mosque of Damascus (Arabic: جامع بني أمية ال...

Ummayad Mosque

D: Umayad Mosque in Damascus

by Willy Kaemena, 370 meters away

Inside the patio of the Umayad Mosque in Damascus Originally the main building of the mosque was a ch...

Umayad Mosque in Damascus

E: Damascus Old Town

by Willy Kaemena, 390 meters away

The Gold and Spices shops in old Damascus

Damascus Old Town

F: Damascus Martyris Square

by Willy Kaemena, 390 meters away

Damascus Martyris Square

G: Arabian Sweets

by Willy Kaemena, 430 meters away

Arabian Sweets

H: Damascus Azam Palace

by Willy Kaemena, 470 meters away

Damascus Azam Palace

I: Damascus Paleis

by Peter Boel, 480 meters away

Damascus Paleis

J: Damascus Syria - Antique and local art shop

by Willy Kaemena, 500 meters away

Wikipedia: "Damascus (Arabic: دِمَشق‎ / ALA-LC: Dimashq; commonly known in Syria as ash-Sham (Arabic:...

Damascus Syria - Antique and local art shop

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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