History: Middle East

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Arabia Arabians are a semstic group of the caucasoid race. Little is know about them because they have been isolated until the sixteenth century when Europeans circumnavigated the globe and occupied Musscat and other points on the golf coast. The first mentions of Arabia were in Babylonian records, the Bible, and in south Arabian inscriptions. In the third millenium B.C., Egypt went to the Arabian holy city Mecca to trade spices, incense etc. Because of this, Arabia is k

Change of Interests: The Evolution of the Isrealite Leader Ever since the Lord first made his covenant with Abraham, Israel has always needed a leader. The Israelite society grows and changes and their interests as a group shift to allow the society to progress. Throughout the Old Testament the Isrealites' leaders reflect society in that they each represent what was needed in a leader at the time. Moses becomes the first real leader of the Isrealites during the period when they were

The beginning of this seemingly age-old battle began in 1917 when the Balfor Declaration was created. The Balfor Declaration promised that the Zionists would have a permanent home in Palestine. This document caused some commotion because; it conflicted with what other nations were planning to do with the area. Anglo-France planned to divide the near east between themselves and earlier, Britain encouraged the Arabs to fight for their independence of the Ottoman Empire, so the Balfor Declaration w

ROMAN GLADIATORS In most peoples opinion the Roman gladiator games were gruesome and would not be permitted in our society today. However the sport was ever so popular in Rome where it was considered the main sport and socail event. It was performed in a giant stadium were people all over Rome would come to see It took ten years and a lot of money, hard work and creativity to complete the Roman Colosseum, which was first called the Flavian Ampitheatre, where gladiator games took place. The

The article is basically about the death of King Hussein.He was the King of the Hashemite Kingdom for 47 years since he was 17 years old. His majesty was declared clinically dead on February 5TH 1999, after his return from the United States.He was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma which is a kind of cancer in 1992.He recently underwent six months of treatment for his disease at the Mayo Clinic in the United States.He went back to his homeland on January 19TH but he became really ill afterwards

The principal geographical feature of Jordan is an arid plateau that thrusts abruptly upward on the eastern shores of the Jordan River and the Dead Sea, reaching a height of about 610 to 915 m (about 2000 to 3000 ft), then sloping gently downward toward the Syrian Desert in the extreme east of the country. The Jordan Valley is in the deep depression of the Rift Valley, which is about 213 m (about 700 ft) below sea level in the area of Lake Tiberias (Sea of Galilee) and 395 m (1296 ft) below sea

The Iraq Crisis The recent military action against Iraq by the USA and Britain has plunged the world closer to large-scale war than we have been since 1945. The question is, why have the USA instigated such actions? In my opinion, and in the opinion of any rational person, these attacks have been unnecessary and have constituted an attempt by a ludicrously weak president to divert attention from his domestic struggles. In the last twelve months, Clinton has repeatedly used military actio

Imagine yourself back in time, 4500 years ago to a time of discovery and a time of development. Imagine being so loyal to the ruler of your land that you struggle to build great monuments, and later burial sites. Monuments and burial sites of such great design, size, and architectural precision that to attempt to replicate them today is completely unheard of, but does the great pharaoh Khufu, who later became revered as Re, the sun god, deserve anything less. Just as the Balinese built temples f

The Suez Canal The Suez Canal is an achievement that man has made and a great help through the entire world. This is one of many difficult tasks that man has done and completed. This was a big task and a big construction and was done many years ago. This canal only transported a little water and was not deep enough for ships or boats. The idea of liking the Mediterranean Sea and Red sea first occurred during the age of the pharaohs. The pharaoh dug the canal to link both sea

Armed Islamic Group, Groupe Islamic Armee, Armed Islamig Group, El-Djam's El-islamia El Mosalaha, or GIA mean the same thing for Algerians. They all strike fear within the hearts of Algerians in almost all walks of life. Their actions are described as having "no distinction given to who they kill. They kill women, children, babies in the most horrible way." However, the GIA justifies their actions by saying "it is clear that there are no indiscriminate killings. Our fighters only kill those