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Fotografie panoramica de Eva Gershgal EXPERT Fotografiat 17:30, 28/07/2008 - Views loading...

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Old City - arabic market

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A: Wailing Wall (West Wall) complex, Old City, Jerusalem

de Zoran Strajin, la distanta de 30 metri

Wailing Wall (West Wall) complex, Old City, Jerusalem

B: Western Wall from the Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem

de Zoran Strajin, la distanta de 40 metri

The Western Wall in the midst of the Old City in Jerusalem is the section of the Western supporting w...

Western Wall from the Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem

C: the western wall view

de Tamir Orbaum, la distanta de 60 metri

the western wall view

D: Western Wall, Jerusalem - Rare scene, unusually empty

de Zoran Strajin, la distanta de 70 metri

The Western Wall in the midst of the Old City in Jerusalem is the section of the Western supporting w...

Western Wall, Jerusalem - Rare scene, unusually empty

E: Jerusalem, Western Wall Plaza

de Armin Leuprecht, la distanta de 90 metri

Jerusalem, Western Wall Plaza

G: Karen & Guille wedding

de Ernesto Jorysz, la distanta de 100 metri

Karen & Guille wedding

H: Jerusalem West Wall - Klagemauer

de Roland Lahner, la distanta de 100 metri

Jerusalem West Wall - Klagemauer

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

de Zoran Strajin, la distanta de 100 metri

West Wall (Wailing Wall) - Old City, Jerusalem

J: Wailing Wall - Jerusalem

de Ernesto Jorysz, la distanta de 110 metri

Wailing Wall - Jerusalem

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Aceasta este un ansamblu a 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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