On the way to the Dead Sea, Israel
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On the way to the Dead Sea, Israel

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On the way to the dead sea (which can be seen in the horizon).

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Israel

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A: Liquefied rocks: seismites

door Renaud Toussaint, 3.4 hier vandaan

In a canyon by the dead sea, these (Lissan) sediments where depositing at the bottom of the sea or a ...

Liquefied rocks: seismites

B: Dead Sea

door mordagan, 5.1 hier vandaan

Dead Sea

C: Dead Sea

door Leonardo Glusman, 5.2 hier vandaan

At the Dead Sea in Israel. En el Mar Muerto en Israel

Dead Sea

D: Swimming in Dead Sea

door Atila Bezdan, 5.4 hier vandaan

MASHAV International Post Graduate courseWater Management: Decision Making, Environmental Aspects &am...

Swimming in Dead Sea

E: Kina waterhole

door Idan Presser, 16.5 hier vandaan

waypoint 567333/215925 Height: 433 A nice big waterhole at the bottom of an impressive waterfall. Ful...

Kina waterhole

F: Fortress of Masada, Entrance Hall, Israel

door Zoran Strajin, 17.4 hier vandaan

Masada is a rugged natural fortress, in the Judaean Desert overlooking the Dead Sea.It is a symbol of...

Fortress of Masada, Entrance Hall, Israel

G: Masada

door mordagan, 17.4 hier vandaan

Masada

H: Masada

door mordagan, 17.7 hier vandaan

Masada

I: Masada

door mordagan, 17.9 hier vandaan

Masada

J: Masada fortress

door Atila Bezdan, 17.9 hier vandaan

Masada fortress

Dit panorama is genomen in Israel, Middle East

Dit is een overzicht van 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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