A heart of Armenia has a history that goes back when some countries even weren’t formed or exist. But year by year this city becomes younger and younger. Once you visited here, you will always want to come back. Though the city is not as big as Moscow it still has anything that all big capitals have. Yerevan is a home to many old buildings as well as modern, restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs, museums, theatres and more than 40 parks that decorates the sunny city. Parks are situated in every part of the city where you can enjoy the green view and relax just sitting on the grass, even doing picnics with your friends.
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.