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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Saudi Arabia

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A: 8005

di Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, 10 metri di distanza

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B: 8003

di Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, 20 metri di distanza

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C: 7904

di Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, 370 metri di distanza

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D: 7901

di Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, 380 metri di distanza

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di Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, 380 metri di distanza

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F: 8101

di Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, 970 metri di distanza

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di Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, 970 metri di distanza

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H: 8901

di Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, 970 metri di distanza

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I: 8106

di Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, 980 metri di distanza

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J: 8102

di Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, 990 metri di distanza

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Questo panorama è stato scattato in Saudi Arabia, Middle East

Questa è una vista generale di 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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