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Immagini nelle vicinanze di West Bank

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A: Flood in the Judean Desert "tkoha"

di yeuda asulin, 2.8 km di distanza

Flood in the Judean Desert "tkoha"

B: Dead Sea not dead

di Chaka, 6.3 km di distanza

Dead Sea not dead

C: Fault Mirror in Carbonates along the dead sea

di Renaud Toussaint, 6.3 km di distanza

Fault mirror in carbonate rocks, normal fault along the dead sea. Long vertical striations are the ma...

Fault Mirror in Carbonates along the dead sea

D: Pano 20140606 121954

di Yosi Karl, 7.5 km di distanza

Pano 20140606 121954

E: sinkholes

di Renaud Toussaint, 8.6 km di distanza

Sinkholes: eroded rocks due to internal dissolution triggered by the retreating waterbed, as the near...

sinkholes

F: sinkholes-deadsea

di Renaud Toussaint, 8.7 km di distanza

Sinkholes, by the dead sea, West bank, created by caving and collapse of the rocks by the dead sea, a...

sinkholes-deadsea

G: Qumran Caves near the Dead Sea

di John Romano D'Orazio, 11.8 km di distanza

360° cylindrical panorama of the Qumran Caves near the Dead Sea, where the famous scrolls containing ...

Qumran Caves near the Dead Sea

H: Qumran Caves (where Qumran scrolls were found) with Mercedes Maglasang

di JAN Maglasang, 11.8 km di distanza

Qumran Caves (where Qumran scrolls were found) with Mercedes Maglasang

Qumran Caves (where Qumran scrolls were found) with Mercedes Maglasang

I: Qumran Caves (where Qumran scrolls were found)

di JAN Maglasang, 11.8 km di distanza

Qumran Caves (where Qumran scrolls were found)

Qumran Caves (where Qumran scrolls were found)

J: Qumran Caves (where Qumran scrolls were found)

di JAN Maglasang, 11.8 km di distanza

Qumran Caves (where Qumran scrolls were found)

Qumran Caves (where Qumran scrolls were found)

Questo panorama è stato scattato in West Bank, 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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