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West Wall (Wailing Wall) early in the morning, Old City, Jerusalem

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Middle East

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A: Jerusalem, Western Wall

door Atila Bezdan, minder dan 10 meter hier vandaan

Jerusalem, Western Wall

B: Wailing Wall - Jerusalem

door Ernesto Jorysz, minder dan 10 meter hier vandaan

Wailing Wall - Jerusalem

C: Jerusalem - Kotel

door Ernesto Jorysz, 10 hier vandaan

Jerusalem - Kotel

D: West Wall of Jerusalem

door Eva Gershgal, 20 hier vandaan

West Wall of Jerusalem

E: West Wall (Wailing Wall) - Old City, Jerusalem

door Zoran Strajin, 20 hier vandaan

West Wall (Wailing Wall) - Old City, Jerusalem

F: Western Wall (Kotel), Jerusalem

door William Hamblin, 20 hier vandaan

The Western Wall plaza on the southwest corner of the Temple Mount (Haram al-Sharif) is the most sacr...

Western Wall (Kotel), Jerusalem

G: Jerusalem Wailing Wall

door Laurent Egli, 30 hier vandaan

Panorama taken near the Western Wall, Wailing Wall or Kotel of Jerusalem, on the western side of the ...

Jerusalem Wailing Wall

H: Jerusalem West Wall

door Roland Lahner, 30 hier vandaan

Jerusalem West Wall

I: Karen & Guille wedding

door Ernesto Jorysz, 40 hier vandaan

Karen & Guille wedding

Dit panorama is genomen in 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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