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Damascus Old Town

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Just behind the huge Omayad Mosque in ancient Damascus

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Syria

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A: Teahouse Damascus

door Willy Kaemena, 20 hier vandaan

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

door Willy Kaemena, 70 hier vandaan

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

door Willy Kaemena, 130 hier vandaan

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

door Willy Kaemena, 140 hier vandaan

In the old Souqs ( Markets) of Damascus

In the old Souqs ( Markets) of Damascus

E: Damascus Paleis

door Peter Boel, 160 hier vandaan

Damascus Paleis

F: Damascus Azam Palace

door Willy Kaemena, 170 hier vandaan

Damascus Azam Palace

G: Ummayad Mosque

door Willy Kaemena, 180 hier vandaan

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

Ummayad Mosque

H: Damascus Old Town

door Willy Kaemena, 180 hier vandaan

The Gold and Spices shops in old Damascus

Damascus Old Town

I: Damascus Hamadye Souq

door Willy Kaemena, 210 hier vandaan

Damascus Hamadye Souq

J: Arabian Sweets

door Willy Kaemena, 220 hier vandaan

Arabian Sweets

Dit panorama is genomen in Syria, 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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