The Maritime Fortress, Akko (Acre)
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The Maritime Fortress, Akko (Acre)

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A: Standing on the top of Fortress of Akko. Sea walls in sight. Akko (Acre), Israel

by Zoran Strajin, 20 meters away

The port city of Akko (also known as Acre) is located at the northern end of Haifa Bay. The ancient s...

Standing on the top of Fortress of Akko. Sea walls in sight. Akko (Acre), Israel

B: Fortress of Akko (Acre), Israel

by Zoran Strajin, 30 meters away

Fortress of Akko (Acre), Israel

C: Acre's Port, Acre (Akko), Israel

by Zoran Strajin, 60 meters away

Acre's Port, Acre (Akko), Israel

D: The Templars’ Tunnel - Acre, Israel

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E: Templar's Tunnel - Exit

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Templar's Tunnel - Exit

F: Lighthouse, Fortress of Akko, Israel

by Zoran Strajin, 200 meters away

Lighthouse, Fortress of Akko, Israel

G: Fishing Boats, Akko [Acre], Israel

by Zoran Strajin, 200 meters away

Fishing Boats, Akko [Acre], Israel

H: Observing from crusader's Fortress of Acre (Akko), Israel

by Zoran Strajin, 210 meters away

The port city of Akko (also known as Acre) is located at the northern end of Haifa Bay. The ancient s...

Observing from crusader's Fortress of Acre (Akko), Israel

J: Akko - Closed Bazzar - sns-hdr

by Zoran Strajin, 290 meters away

Akko - Closed Bazzar - sns-hdr

This panorama was taken in Israel, 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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