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Petra hill view

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Petra hill view

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A: Church of Petra

de Rami Saarikorpi, la distanta de 120 metri

Church of Petra

Church of Petra

B: Petra cave

de Rami Saarikorpi, la distanta de 400 metri

Petra cave

C: Petra, The Royal Tombs

de Atila Bezdan, la distanta de 410 metri

Petra, The Royal Tombs

D: Royal Tombs, Petra

de Marek Koszorek, la distanta de 450 metri

Royal Tombs, Petra

E: Petra Treasury - Al Khazneh Jordan

de Mohamed Attef, la distanta de 550 metri

Petra Treasury - Al Khazneh Jordan

F: Roman Theater Petra

de Marek Koszorek, la distanta de 560 metri

Roman Theater Petra

G: Petra, near Roman Amphitheatre

de Atila Bezdan, la distanta de 610 metri

Petra, near Roman Amphitheatre

H: Petra

de Atila Bezdan, la distanta de 710 metri

Petra

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

de William Hamblin, la distanta de 730 metri

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

J: Petra Treasury

de William Hamblin, la distanta de 900 metri

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

Petra Treasury

Aceasta panorama a fost facuta in Jordan, Middle East

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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