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Petra, Sacrifice View

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Närliggande bilder i Jordan

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A: royal tombs of petra. jordan

av luis davilla, 1.9 km bort

royal tombs of petra. jordan

B: tresor of petra. jordan

av luis davilla, 1.9 km bort

tresor of petra. jordan

C: Church of Petra

av Rami Saarikorpi, 2.0 km bort

Church of Petra

Church of Petra

D: Petra hill view

av Rami Saarikorpi, 2.1 km bort

Petra hill view

Petra hill view

E: Petra Treasury - Al Khazneh Jordan

av Mohamed Attef, 2.2 km bort

Petra Treasury - Al Khazneh Jordan

F: Petra cave

av Rami Saarikorpi, 2.4 km bort

Petra cave

G: Petra, The Royal Tombs

av Atila Bezdan, 2.5 km bort

Petra, The Royal Tombs

H: Royal Tombs, Petra

av Marek Koszorek, 2.5 km bort

Royal Tombs, Petra

I: Roman Theater Petra

av Marek Koszorek, 2.5 km bort

Roman Theater Petra

J: Petra, near Roman Amphitheatre

av Atila Bezdan, 2.6 km bort

Petra, near Roman Amphitheatre

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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