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Stone of Anointing, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem

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A: Holy sepulchre church

door Eva Gershgal, 10 hier vandaan

Holy sepulchre church

C: Vorplatz Grabeskirche in Jerusalem

door Werner Joemann, 20 hier vandaan

Vorplatz Grabeskirche in Jerusalem

G: The Tomb of Christ [Rotunda], Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem

door Zoran Strajin, 20 hier vandaan

Here is the ceiling of the hall. There are now eighteen piers which carry a clerestory and a dome ope...

The Tomb of Christ [Rotunda], Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem

H: Jerusalem -Holy Sepulcher

door stas krupetsky, 30 hier vandaan

Jerusalem -Holy Sepulcher

I: Holy Sepulchre

door Roy Zipstein, 30 hier vandaan

Holy Sepulchre

J: GOLGOTHA, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem

door Zoran Strajin, 30 hier vandaan

GOLGOTHA, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem

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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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