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Petra hill view

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Närliggande bilder i Jordan

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A: Church of Petra

av Rami Saarikorpi, 120 meter bort

Church of Petra

Church of Petra

B: Petra cave

av Rami Saarikorpi, 400 meter bort

Petra cave

C: Petra, The Royal Tombs

av Atila Bezdan, 410 meter bort

Petra, The Royal Tombs

D: Royal Tombs, Petra

av Marek Koszorek, 450 meter bort

Royal Tombs, Petra

E: Petra Treasury - Al Khazneh Jordan

av Mohamed Attef, 550 meter bort

Petra Treasury - Al Khazneh Jordan

F: Roman Theater Petra

av Marek Koszorek, 560 meter bort

Roman Theater Petra

G: Petra, near Roman Amphitheatre

av Atila Bezdan, 610 meter bort

Petra, near Roman Amphitheatre

H: Petra

av Atila Bezdan, 710 meter bort

Petra

I: The Siq (narrow canyon) of Petra, Jordan

av William Hamblin, 730 meter bort

The entrance to Petra is through a long narrow canyon known as the Siq.  Along the way there are nume...

The Siq (narrow canyon) of Petra, Jordan

J: Petra Treasury

av William Hamblin, 900 meter bort

The "Treasury" is a monumental tomb from the first century AD at the entrance to the valley of Petra,...

Petra Treasury

Det här panoramat togs i Jordan, 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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