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Panorama's in de omgeving van Jordan

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A: Petras Temple Interior

door Marek Koszorek, 170 hier vandaan

Petras Temple Interior

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

door William Hamblin, 290 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

C: Petra, near Roman Amphitheatre

door Atila Bezdan, 340 hier vandaan

Petra, near Roman Amphitheatre

D: Petra

door Atila Bezdan, 340 hier vandaan

Petra

E: Roman Theater Petra

door Marek Koszorek, 360 hier vandaan

Roman Theater Petra

F: Petra Treasury

door William Hamblin, 370 hier vandaan

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

Petra Treasury

G: Petra, The Treasury

door Atila Bezdan, 480 hier vandaan

Petra, The Treasury

H: PETRA, Jordan

door Biju Thomas, 480 hier vandaan

Petra has been elected by the world community in 2007 as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. I...

PETRA, Jordan

I: Petra

door Peter Boel, 490 hier vandaan

Petra

J: Temple of Petra

door Rami Saarikorpi, 490 hier vandaan

Temple of Petra

Temple of Petra

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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