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A: Petras Temple Interior

摄影师Marek Koszorek, 距离此处170远

Petras Temple Interior

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

摄影师William Hamblin, 距离此处290远

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

C: Petra, near Roman Amphitheatre

摄影师Atila Bezdan, 距离此处340远

Petra, near Roman Amphitheatre

D: Petra

摄影师Atila Bezdan, 距离此处340远

Petra

E: Roman Theater Petra

摄影师Marek Koszorek, 距离此处360远

Roman Theater Petra

F: Petra Treasury

摄影师William Hamblin, 距离此处370远

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

Petra Treasury

G: Petra, The Treasury

摄影师Atila Bezdan, 距离此处480远

Petra, The Treasury

H: PETRA, Jordan

摄影师Biju Thomas, 距离此处480远

Petra has been elected by the world community in 2007 as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. I...

PETRA, Jordan

I: Petra

摄影师Peter Boel, 距离此处490远

Petra

J: Temple of Petra

摄影师Rami Saarikorpi, 距离此处490远

Temple of Petra

Temple of Petra

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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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