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Närliggande bilder i Israel

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A: Dead Sea

av Leonardo Glusman, 100 meter bort

At the Dead Sea in Israel. En el Mar Muerto en Israel

Dead Sea

B: Swimming in Dead Sea

av Atila Bezdan, 240 meter bort

MASHAV International Post Graduate courseWater Management: Decision Making, Environmental Aspects &am...

Swimming in Dead Sea

C: On the way to the Dead Sea, Israel

av Leonardo Glusman, 5.1 km bort

On the way to the dead sea (which can be seen in the horizon).

On the way to the Dead Sea, Israel

D: Liquefied rocks: seismites

av Renaud Toussaint, 7.3 km bort

In a canyon by the dead sea, these (Lissan) sediments where depositing at the bottom of the sea or a ...

Liquefied rocks: seismites

E: Fortress of Masada, Entrance Hall, Israel

av Zoran Strajin, 12.9 km bort

Masada is a rugged natural fortress, in the Judaean Desert overlooking the Dead Sea.It is a symbol of...

Fortress of Masada, Entrance Hall, Israel

F: Masada

av mordagan, 13.1 km bort

Masada

G: Masada

av mordagan, 13.2 km bort

Masada

H: Masada

av mordagan, 13.5 km bort

Masada

I: Masada fortress

av Atila Bezdan, 13.5 km bort

Masada fortress

J: Masada. East veiw

av Chaka, 13.5 km bort

Masada. East veiw

Det här panoramat togs i Israel, 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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