بئر هداج:يعتبر أعظم بئر في الجزيرة العربية بل وأشهرها ، ويعتقد أن تاريخ حفر و بناء جدران هذه البئر يعود إلى القرن السادس ق.م. ويقال أن هذه البئر قد تعرضت للطمر حينما أصيبت تيماء بكارثة فيضان وبقيت مطمورة لعدة قرون حتى أتى إلى تيماء رجل يدعى سليمان بن غنيم و حفر البئر و لا زال الكثير من أهالي تيماء ينسبون الى هذا الرجل. Bir Haddaj: It is the biggest and the most famous well in the Arabian Peninsula. It is said that the well was once vanished due to flood the silt of which had completely covered the well. It remained buried for several centuries till a man named Sulaiman bin Ghunaim arrived Tayma are named after that man. It was believed that the date of the well and the present interior walls of it date back to the 6th. Century BC. For more information: http://www.scta.gov.sa
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.