The Grand Mosque of Kuwait
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The Grand Mosque of Kuwait

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The Grand Mosque of Kuwait. Begun in 1979 and completed in 1986, the mosque can accommodate up to 11,000 worshippers at once. The main hall is closed for reconstruction and repairs, and this picture was taken in the second-story women's section.

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A: The Grand Mosque - Kuwait

Фотограф: Alex Dennis Bolado, На расстоянии 10 метров отсюда

The Grand Mosque is the largest and the official mosque in the country of Kuwait. Its area spans 45,0...

The Grand Mosque - Kuwait

B: Souk Al-Mubarakiya

Фотограф: Michael Malag, На расстоянии 580 метров отсюда

Souk Al-Mubarakiya

C: Heritage Souk

Фотограф: Alex Dennis Bolado, На расстоянии 710 метров отсюда

Souq Al Mubarakiya is a souq from the old days. A large part of it was re built and it is maintained ...

Heritage Souk

D: Dhow in Souk Sharq

Фотограф: Alex Dennis Bolado, На расстоянии 780 метров отсюда

A dhow (Arabic,داو) is a traditional Arab sailing vessel with one or more lateen sails. It is primari...

Dhow in Souk Sharq

E: Sharq Fish Port

Фотограф: John P. Belmonte, На расстоянии 860 метров отсюда

Sharq Fish Port

F: Alghunaim

Фотограф: Alex Dennis Bolado, На расстоянии 880 метров отсюда

Alghunaim

G: Al Sawaber complex

Фотограф: John P. Belmonte, На расстоянии 900 метров отсюда

Al Sawaber is a Kuwaiti housing project built in 1976.

Al Sawaber complex

H: ALGHUNAIM Photography Shop

Фотограф: Michael Malag, На расстоянии 910 метров отсюда

ALGHUNAIM  Photography Shop

I: Kuwait International Bank

Фотограф: Sijo Abraham, На расстоянии 1,000 метров отсюда

Kuwait International Bank

J: Kuwait City park in IR

Фотограф: Michael Malag, На расстоянии 1.1 км отсюда

Shot taken with an IR converted camera.Used a green grass as custom white balance.Channel swap in pho...

Kuwait City park in IR

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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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