Old Jewish Cemetery. Jerusalem
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Old Jewish Cemetery. Jerusalem

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Middle East

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A: veiw to old city

di Chaka, 140 metri di distanza

veiw to old city

C: Overlooking Old City from Olive Mountain, Jerusalem

di Zoran Strajin, 260 metri di distanza

Overlooking Old City from Olive Mountain, Jerusalem

E: Yad avshalom

di Tamir Orbaum, 290 metri di distanza

Yad avshalom

G: Kidron view

di Tamir Orbaum, 320 metri di distanza

Kidron view

H: Maria Magdalena am Ölberg in Jerusalem

di Werner Joemann, 330 metri di distanza

Maria Magdalena am Ölberg in Jerusalem

I: Russian Orthodox Church of the Ascension, Jerusalem

di William Hamblin, 340 metri di distanza

The interior of the Russian Orthodox Church of the Ascension on the top of the Mt of Olives in Jerusa...

Russian Orthodox Church of the Ascension, Jerusalem

J: griech. orthodox Kreuzkloster Eingangsbereich

di Werner Joemann, 360 metri di distanza

dises griechisch orthodoxe Kloster liegt noch im Kidrontal in der Nähe der Knesset. Hier wuchs der Ba...

griech. orthodox Kreuzkloster Eingangsbereich

Questo panorama è stato scattato in 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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