Middle Eastern Culture
The fascinating history of the Middle East, known as "The Cradle of Civilization"

⇒ Ottoman Empire star
Articles related to the Ottoman Empire

Iraqi Dissidents star
An article about Iraqi dissent toward the Hussein regime from BellaOnline´s History editor.

BBC - Ancient History of Mesopotamia (Iraq) star[offsite link]
The BBC´s gallery of information on the the ´cradle of civilisation´.

BBC - Chronology of Key Historical Events in Iraq star[offsite link]

BBC - Chronology of Key Historical Events in Saudi Arabia star[offsite link]

BBC - Crusades and Jihads in Postcolonial Times star[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 star[offsite link]
The effects on the Middle East of the demise of the Ottoman Empire and World War I

BBC - Timeline of Ancient Egypt star[offsite link]
Three thousand years of Egyptian history charted on a BBC timeline.

Cats' Middle Eastern Origins star
Where did cats come from? The genesis of domesticated cats arises from the Middle East!

King Midas: Not Just a Greek Myth star
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 star[offsite link]

The History of Falafel star
Falafel, an ubiquitous Middle Eastern food, is ancient and even controversial!

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World star
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 star[offsite link]

What is the Silk Road? star
A brief history of the Silk Road in relation to the Middle East.

Who Are The Turks? star
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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