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在附近的图片Middle East

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A: Remains of Robinson's Arch, Jerusalem

摄影师Zoran Strajin, 距离此处10远

Robinson's Arch is on the south end of the western wall. It supported a staircase that led up to a ga...

Remains of Robinson's Arch, Jerusalem

B: Goren

摄影师Tamir Orbaum, 距离此处60远

Goren

C: Entrance to the Temple Mount complex [Haram Al-Sharif], Old City, Jerusalem

摄影师Zoran Strajin, 距离此处70远

The Temple Mount is considered one of the holiest Muslim, Judaism and Christian sites in the world an...

Entrance to the Temple Mount complex [Haram Al-Sharif], Old City, Jerusalem

D: Jerusalem Wailing Wall

摄影师Laurent Egli, 距离此处90远

Panorama taken near the Western Wall, Wailing Wall or Kotel of Jerusalem, on the western side of the ...

Jerusalem Wailing Wall

E: The Golden Menorah of the Temple

摄影师Andy Alpern, 距离此处90远

We are standing in front of the solid gold menorah, which according to canonical sources, is produced...

The Golden Menorah of the Temple

F: Jerusalem, view to Temple Mount

摄影师Armin Leuprecht, 距离此处100远

Jerusalem, view to Temple Mount

G: Jerusalem West Wall - Klagemauer

摄影师Roland Lahner, 距离此处100远

Jerusalem West Wall - Klagemauer

H: Jerusalem, Western Wall Plaza

摄影师Armin Leuprecht, 距离此处100远

Jerusalem, Western Wall Plaza

I: Golden Menorah, Jerusalem

摄影师Zoran Strajin, 距离此处100远

The golden menorah is a reenactment of the golden menorah that was used during the time of the third ...

Golden Menorah, Jerusalem

J: Karen & Guille wedding

摄影师Ernesto Jorysz, 距离此处100远

Karen & Guille wedding

此全景拍摄于Middle East

这是一个概述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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