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Närliggande bilder i Saudi Arabia

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A: 8304

av Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, 30 meter bort

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B: 8305

av Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, 30 meter bort

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C: 8301

av Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, 90 meter bort

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D: 8307

av Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, 90 meter bort

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E: 8306

av Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, 120 meter bort

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F: 8302

av Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, 130 meter bort

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G: Limoeiro - Ipatinga - MG - Brasil

av MARCIO RODRIGUES, 19.6 km bort

Imagem do alto do Bairro Limoeiro

Limoeiro - Ipatinga - MG - Brasil

H: 86 1 03

av Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, 42.5 km bort

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I: 86 1 01

av Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, 42.5 km bort

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J: 86 2 02

av Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, 43.2 km bort

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Det här panoramat togs i Saudi Arabia, Middle East

Detta är en översikt av 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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