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A: Turkmenistan Ashgabat National Cultural Center 01

by Fariborz Alagheband, 40 meters away

Turkmenistan Ashgabat National Cultural Center 01

B: Turkmenistan Ashgabat The Monument Of Independence 02

by Fariborz Alagheband, 310 meters away

Turkmenistan Ashgabat The Monument Of Independence 02

C: President Hotel In 01

by Fariborz Alagheband, 3.5 km away

President Hotel In 01

D: President Hotel Out 01

by Fariborz Alagheband, 3.5 km away

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E: Turkmenistan Ashgabat Ten Hourse Sq

by Fariborz Alagheband, 5.6 km away

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F: Jame Mosque of Shirvan

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G: Shirkooh Park in Shirvan

by Vahid Saberi, 68.8 km away

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H: River under a wall of rocks in Zoeram

by Vahid Saberi, 86.3 km away

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I: Nowruz Celebration on Quchan Streets

by Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji, 87.5 km away

Nowruz Celebration on Quchan Streets

J: Ferdowsi Statue Bojnoord Iran

by Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji, 103.4 km away

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This panorama was taken in Turkmenistan, 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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