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The World > Asia > Middle East > Turkey > Izmir

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Nearby images in Izmir

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A: agora-saeulen-oben

by M. Hundrieser, less than 10 meters away

agora-saeulen-oben

B: Smyrna-fountain

by M. Hundrieser, less than 10 meters away

Smyrna-fountain

C: agora-truemmer2

by M. Hundrieser, less than 10 meters away

agora-truemmer2

D: Agora-View

by M. Hundrieser, less than 10 meters away

Agora-View

E: agora-unten1

by M. Hundrieser, less than 10 meters away

agora-unten1

F: Agora- Chamber

by M. Hundrieser, less than 10 meters away

Agora- Chamber

G: Izmir - View from the fortress "Kadifekale"

by Ruediger Kottmann, 730 meters away

The old fortress "Kadifekale", on the 160 meter high hill Pagos, offers an amazing view of Izmir.

Izmir - View from the fortress "Kadifekale"

H: Tr08 Izm Kadifekale Izmiruebersicht Kopie

by M. Hundrieser, 750 meters away

Tr08 Izm Kadifekale Izmiruebersicht Kopie

I: Tr08 Izm Kadifekale Family1 Ncap Kopie

by M. Hundrieser, 750 meters away

Tr08 Izm Kadifekale Family1 Ncap Kopie

J: Tr08 Izm Kadifekale Turm Kopie

by M. Hundrieser, 760 meters away

Tr08 Izm Kadifekale Turm Kopie

This panorama was taken in Izmir, 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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