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View from the mountain pass near Cirali, Lycian Way, Turkey

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B: Chimera - Cirali

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C: Small waterfall near Lycian Way, Turkey

by Evgeny Efimov, 830 meters away

Small waterfall near Lycian Way, Turkey

D: Dried up river near Lycian Way, Turkey

by Evgeny Efimov, 890 meters away

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E: Camp on Lycian Way, Turkey

by Evgeny Efimov, 1.0 km away

Camp on Lycian Way, Turkey

F: Ulupinar, Kemer, Turkey. Fishing, September 2011.

by Alexander Adashkevich, 2.2 km away

Ulupinar, Kemer, Turkey. Fishing, September 2011.

Ulupinar, Kemer, Turkey. Fishing, September 2011.

G: Ulupinar, Kemer, Turkey. Fishing, September 2011.

by Alexander Adashkevich, 2.2 km away

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This panorama was taken in Turkey, 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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