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The BBC´s gallery of information on the the ´cradle of civilisation´.
BBC - Chronology of Key Historical Events in Iraq [offsite link]
BBC - Chronology of Key Historical Events in Saudi Arabia [offsite link]
BBC - Crusades and Jihads in Postcolonial Times [offsite link]
Excellent article from the BBC discussing an alternative view of politics in the Middle East as influenced by recent (post-colonial) history.
BBC - The Middle East During World War One [offsite link]
The effects on the Middle East of the demise of the Ottoman Empire and World War I
BBC - Timeline of Ancient Egypt [offsite link]
Three thousand years of Egyptian history charted on a BBC timeline.
Cats' Middle Eastern Origins
Where did cats come from? The genesis of domesticated cats arises from the Middle East!
King Midas: Not Just a Greek Myth
Imagine our surprise to learn that King Midas, the mythological King whose touch turned everything to gold, actually lived in an ancient town not far from Ankara, the capital of Turkey.
PBS - Historical Political Boudaries [offsite link]
The History of Falafel
Falafel, an ubiquitous Middle Eastern food, is ancient and even controversial!
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World were all built in the Middle East. Only one of these wonders is still visible today. What are the Seven Wonders and Where are they found?
University of Pennsylvania - Islam´s Historical Development [offsite link]
What is the Silk Road?
A brief history of the Silk Road in relation to the Middle East.
Who Are The Turks?
Turks do not describe themselves as descendants of the Ottoman Empire. Turkish identity is much older than that time period in history.
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