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Mary Magdalene Ortodox Monastery, Olive Mountain, Jerusalem

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A: Maria Magdalena am Ölberg in Jerusalem

av Werner Joemann, 60 meter bort

Maria Magdalena am Ölberg in Jerusalem

B: Church of Mary Magdalene

av Furman Artjem, 100 meter bort

Church of Mary Magdalene

C: Church of All Nations (Gethsemane), Jerusalem

av William Hamblin, 120 meter bort

The Church of All Nations commemorates the traditional site of Christ's prayer in the Garden of Geths...

Church of All Nations (Gethsemane), Jerusalem

D: Church of All Nations, Mount Olive, Jerusalem

av Zoran Strajin, 150 meter bort

Church of All Nations, Mount Olive, Jerusalem

E: The Church of All Nations, Jerusalem - entrance

av Zoran Strajin, 150 meter bort

The Church of All Nations, Jerusalem - entrance

G: Kirche der Nationen - am Garten Gethzemanie

av Werner Joemann, 180 meter bort

In dieser Kirche liegt ein großer Felsen vor dem Altar - der Felsen der Todesangst Christi. An diesem...

Kirche der Nationen - am Garten Gethzemanie

I: Tomb of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Jerusalem

av Zoran Strajin, 210 meter bort

The Church of the Sepulchre of Saint Mary informally known the Tomb of the Virgin Mary refers to an e...

Tomb of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Jerusalem

J: Entrance to the Tomb of Blessed Virgin Mary - Jerusalem

av Zoran Strajin, 210 meter bort

The burial caves were cut into the rock in the 1st C AD. They were later expanded into a cross-shaped...

Entrance to the Tomb of Blessed Virgin Mary - Jerusalem

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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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