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Närliggande bilder i Middle East

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A: Roman's "Cardo", Jewish Quarter, Old City, Jerusalem

av Zoran Strajin, 30 meter bort

Remains of Ancient Roman's "Cardo", Jewish Quartert, Old City, Jerusalem

Roman's "Cardo", Jewish Quarter, Old City, Jerusalem

B: Hurva synagogue

av Tamir Orbaum, 50 meter bort

Hurva synagogue

C: the Jewish Quarter square

av Tamir Orbaum, 70 meter bort

the Jewish Quarter square

D: Jewish Quarter (Jerusalem)

av Tamir Orbaum, 80 meter bort

Jewish Quarter (Jerusalem)

E: Cardo, Jewish Quarter, Old City, Jerusalem

av Zoran Strajin, 130 meter bort

Cardo, Jewish Quarter, Old City, Jerusalem

F: Square workhouse

av Tamir Orbaum, 140 meter bort

Square workhouse

H: Jerusalem old city market

av Assaf Bezalel, 210 meter bort

The market (souq, shuq) in the old city of Jerusalem, 2010. Hand held panorama using a Philopod, Niko...

Jerusalem old city market

I: The Wailing Wall. Jerusalem. Israel.

av Furman Artjem, 230 meter bort

The Wailing Wall. Jerusalem. Israel.

Det här panoramat togs i 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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