En Gedi, Israel, upper waterfall
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En Gedi, Israel, upper waterfall

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BYU Study Abroad students at the upper waterfall in the northern wadi at En Gedi, Israel, near the cave where David spared Saul's life (1 Sam 24).

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A: Ein Gedi

de Dmitry Prokakhin, la 1.4 km distanta

Ein Gedi

B: Ein Gedi am Toten Meer

de Werner Joemann, la 2.2 km distanta

in diesem Park in Ein Gedi befindet sich ein wunderschönes Hotel mit Restaurant sowie auch Gästehäuse...

Ein Gedi am Toten Meer

C: Dead Sea

de Chaka, la 2.9 km distanta

Dead Sea

D: Pano 20140606 121954

de Yosi Karl, la 12.6 km distanta

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E: Masada

de mordagan, la 17.0 km distanta

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Masada

F: North Palace, Masada, Israel

de Zoran Strajin, la 17.0 km distanta

Herod the Great developed Masada as a mountain fortress, where he could flee to in time of danger. He...

North Palace, Masada, Israel

G: Masada

de mordagan, la 17.1 km distanta

Masada

H: Masada, Herod's Palace

de Atila Bezdan, la 17.1 km distanta

Masada, Herod's Palace

I: Fortress of Masada, Judaean Desert, Israel

de Zoran Strajin, la 17.1 km distanta

Fortress of Masada, Judaean Desert, Israel

J: Masada. East veiw

de Chaka, la 17.2 km distanta

Masada. East veiw

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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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