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A: Palmyra

by Willy Kaemena, 80 meters away

Wikipedia: "Palmyra (Arabic: تدمر Tadmur‎) was in ancient times an important city of central Syria, l...

Palmyra

B: Palmyra Colonnade

by Willy Kaemena, 130 meters away

Nov 2006

Palmyra Colonnade

C: Palmira

by Krainev Pavel, 210 meters away

Palmira in Syria

Palmira

D: Palmyra Amphitheater

by Willy Kaemena, 250 meters away

Nov 2006

Palmyra Amphitheater

E: Palmyra Tetrapylon

by Willy Kaemena, 320 meters away

Wikipedia: "Palmyra (‎;Hebrew: תדמור‎; tiḏmor, Greek: Παλμύρα, Arabic: تدمر‎; Tadmur, /ˌpælˈmaɪərə/) ...

Palmyra Tetrapylon

F: Palmyra Tetrapylon

by Peter Boel, 320 meters away

Palmyra Tetrapylon

G: Palmyra Agora (Market)

by Willy Kaemena, 320 meters away

Wikipedia: "Palmyra (‎;Hebrew: תדמור‎; tiḏmor, Greek: Παλμύρα, Arabic: تدمر‎; Tadmur, /ˌpælˈmaɪərə/) ...

Palmyra Agora (Market)

H: Tetrapylon

by Willy Kaemena, 330 meters away

Tetrapylon

I: Palmyra Market

by Willy Kaemena, 340 meters away

Palmyra Market

J: Palmyra Temple of Bel

by Willy Kaemena, 380 meters away

Wikipedia: "Palmyra (‎;Hebrew: תדמור‎; tiḏmor, Greek: Παλμύρα, Arabic: تدمر‎; Tadmur, /ˌpælˈmaɪərə/) ...

Palmyra Temple of Bel

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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