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A: Manavgat Ali Bey Hotel

av Vladimir Georgievskiy, 850 meter bort

With 64 kilometres (40 mi) of hot, sunny coastline, much of it sandy beaches, with a long river and t...

Manavgat Ali Bey Hotel

B: Beach Side, Turkey

av Konstantin Brizhnichenko, 940 meter bort

Beach Side, Turkey

C:

av Boris, 2.6 km bort

D: Cesars Hotel market

av Boris, 2.6 km bort

Cesars Hotel market

E: Cesars Hotel*****

av Boris, 2.6 km bort

Cesars Hotel*****

F: Side

av www.Kugelklick.de, 2.8 km bort

Side

G: Side Antikes Theater

av Dirk Kurzmann, 2.8 km bort

Side Antikes Theater

H: Ruinen Side Antikes Theater

av Dirk Kurzmann, 2.8 km bort

Ruinen Side Antikes Theater

I: Antikes Theater

av Dirk Kurzmann, 2.8 km bort

Antikes Theater

J: Roman amphitheater. Side. Turkey

av Konstantin Brizhnichenko, 2.9 km bort

Roman amphitheater. Side. Turkey

Det här panoramat togs i Turkey, 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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