Historic Castle Alanya Alania Turkey mediterranean see panobilder
See a nice 360° overview from the old castle of Alanya (Alania) in Turkey.
Well rebuilt and well shown are many details of this historic place, like water cisterns. From some other buildings you can see only the foundation walls.
But you have a great view over a large area and over the beaches of Alanya from this high point.
Panorama from Alanya - view close to enternance of the Alanya "Kale" in the direction of the Alanya h...
Panorama from Alanya - view underneath the Alanya "Kale" in the direction of Kleopatra beach.http://e...
Panorama from Alanya - overview from the Alanya Kale hill in direction of the Alanya harbor.http://en...
Panorama from Alanya - old docks in the Alanya harbor.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alanya
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.