Damascus Old Town
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Damascus Old Town

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Just behind the huge Omayad Mosque in ancient Damascus

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A: Teahouse Damascus

di Willy Kaemena, 20 metri di distanza

Wikipedia: "Damascus (Arabic: دِمَشق‎ / ALA-LC: Dimashq; commonly known in Syria as ash-Sham (Arabic:...

Teahouse Damascus

B: Damascus Syria - Antique and local art shop

di Willy Kaemena, 70 metri di distanza

Wikipedia: "Damascus (Arabic: دِمَشق‎ / ALA-LC: Dimashq; commonly known in Syria as ash-Sham (Arabic:...

Damascus Syria - Antique and local art shop

C: Umayad Mosque in Damascus

di Willy Kaemena, 130 metri di distanza

Inside the patio of the Umayad Mosque in Damascus Originally the main building of the mosque was a ch...

Umayad Mosque in Damascus

D: In the old Souqs ( Markets) of Damascus

di Willy Kaemena, 140 metri di distanza

In the old Souqs ( Markets) of Damascus

In the old Souqs ( Markets) of Damascus

E: Damascus Paleis

di Peter Boel, 160 metri di distanza

Damascus Paleis

F: Damascus Azam Palace

di Willy Kaemena, 170 metri di distanza

Damascus Azam Palace

G: Ummayad Mosque

di Willy Kaemena, 180 metri di distanza

 Wikipedia:  The Ummayad Mosque, also known as the Grand Mosque of Damascus (Arabic: جامع بني أمية ال...

Ummayad Mosque

H: Damascus Old Town

di Willy Kaemena, 180 metri di distanza

The Gold and Spices shops in old Damascus

Damascus Old Town

I: Damascus Hamadye Souq

di Willy Kaemena, 210 metri di distanza

Damascus Hamadye Souq

J: Arabian Sweets

di Willy Kaemena, 220 metri di distanza

Arabian Sweets

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Syria, 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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