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A: Petras Temple Interior

de Marek Koszorek, la distanta de 170 metri

Petras Temple Interior

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

de William Hamblin, la distanta de 290 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

C: Petra, near Roman Amphitheatre

de Atila Bezdan, la distanta de 340 metri

Petra, near Roman Amphitheatre

D: Petra

de Atila Bezdan, la distanta de 340 metri

Petra

E: Roman Theater Petra

de Marek Koszorek, la distanta de 360 metri

Roman Theater Petra

F: Petra Treasury

de William Hamblin, la distanta de 370 metri

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

Petra Treasury

G: Petra, The Treasury

de Atila Bezdan, la distanta de 480 metri

Petra, The Treasury

H: PETRA, Jordan

de Biju Thomas, la distanta de 480 metri

Petra has been elected by the world community in 2007 as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. I...

PETRA, Jordan

I: Petra

de Peter Boel, la distanta de 490 metri

Petra

J: Temple of Petra

de Rami Saarikorpi, la distanta de 490 metri

Temple of Petra

Temple of Petra

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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