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View from the roof of the city Sana`a at night - Yemen

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A: Interior of traditional room in Sana'a Nights Hotel - Yemen

door Sergej Esnault, minder dan 10 meter hier vandaan

Interior of traditional room in Sana'a Nights Hotel - Yemen

C: Sana'a: View from a rooftop at sunset

door Stefan Geens, 200 hier vandaan

The old city of Sana'a is a World Heritage Site. It's easy to see why: hundreds of traditional red-br...

Sana'a: View from a rooftop at sunset

D: Al-Fulayhi Quarter in Sana'a - Yemen

door Sergej Esnault, 400 hier vandaan

Since its founding 2,000 years ago, Sana'a has been a major trading centre for south-eastern Arabia. ...

Al-Fulayhi Quarter in Sana'a - Yemen

E: Tin suq, Sana'a, Yemen

door Stefan Geens, 460 hier vandaan

Daily life is on display in this panorama of the tin suq in Sana'a. Women in niqab haggle over househ...

Tin suq, Sana'a, Yemen

F: Spice suq, Sana'a, Yemen

door Stefan Geens, 490 hier vandaan

The merchants in the spice suq of Sana'a old town all know each other, and love to banter with the od...

Spice suq, Sana'a, Yemen

H: Bread suq, Sana'a, Yemen

door Stefan Geens, 600 hier vandaan

In this small square around noon, bread sellers congregate near stalls selling grilled meats and vege...

Bread suq, Sana'a, Yemen

I: Square with gate Bab al-Yaman in Sana'a - Yemen

door Sergej Esnault, 620 hier vandaan

Square with gate Bab al-Yaman in Sana'a - Yemen

J: Bab al-Yaman, Sana'a, Yemen

door Stefan Geens, 620 hier vandaan

Bab al-Yaman is the main gate of Sana's old fortified wall, and thus it is the place where old Sana'a...

Bab al-Yaman, Sana'a, Yemen

Dit panorama is genomen in Yemen, 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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