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Petra hill view

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Petra hill view

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Jordan

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A: Church of Petra

door Rami Saarikorpi, 120 hier vandaan

Church of Petra

Church of Petra

B: Petra cave

door Rami Saarikorpi, 400 hier vandaan

Petra cave

C: Petra, The Royal Tombs

door Atila Bezdan, 410 hier vandaan

Petra, The Royal Tombs

D: Royal Tombs, Petra

door Marek Koszorek, 450 hier vandaan

Royal Tombs, Petra

E: Petra Treasury - Al Khazneh Jordan

door Mohamed Attef, 550 hier vandaan

Petra Treasury - Al Khazneh Jordan

F: Roman Theater Petra

door Marek Koszorek, 560 hier vandaan

Roman Theater Petra

G: Petra, near Roman Amphitheatre

door Atila Bezdan, 610 hier vandaan

Petra, near Roman Amphitheatre

H: Petra

door Atila Bezdan, 710 hier vandaan

Petra

I: The Siq (narrow canyon) of Petra, Jordan

door William Hamblin, 730 hier vandaan

The entrance to Petra is through a long narrow canyon known as the Siq.  Along the way there are nume...

The Siq (narrow canyon) of Petra, Jordan

J: Petra Treasury

door William Hamblin, 900 hier vandaan

The "Treasury" is a monumental tomb from the first century AD at the entrance to the valley of Petra,...

Petra Treasury

Dit panorama is genomen in Jordan, 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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