Deir An Natoura
Well, this area of Lebanon is know for making salt; here by the sea, a 900 years old greek orthodoxe monastery.
An old nun is living there alone with a lot of cats; she will open the chapel if you ask her with respect :)
Surrounded by salines, this 900 years old monastery is well hidden from public exposure. However, leb...
Location Tripoli lebanon, Tebeneh 911-912 Land
Tebeneh Front 911 Land
Oldest Port in the World: Byblos Port. Shot was taken in December 2013.For more info visit:http://www...
Crusader's fortress in Byblos, Lebanon. Built in the 11th century when Byblos was conquered by the Ch...
Ruins and excavations of the 8000 year old city of Byblos, Lebanon
Lebanon is blessed with a variety of caves throughout its territory. Even if Jeita Grotto is the larg...
The Cedars of Bcharré, also called "Al Arz" or "Les Cèdres" is a magical place, a place were energy i...
Nested at some 2500 meters of the lebanese mountains, a small heaven. Fresh fishing, pure water, shee...
Lebanon is a land of water, this is also why the country position is geopolitically so complex. As it...
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.