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  • The Middle East
  • What is the lowest place on earth ?
  • The lowest place on earth is the dead sea. (Between Israel and Jordan) It is 409 meters below sea level.
  • What was the home of ancient civilization?
  • The great fertile river valley which was the home of ancient civilization: Tigris Euphrates valley
  • What borders the middle east?
  • The Middle East is a region of Asia that is bordered by Asia to the east, Europe to the northwest, Africa to the southwest, and the Mediterranean Sea to the west.
  • What other countries are usually considered part of the Middle East ?
  • Parts of Africa (primarily Egypt and Sudan) are usually considered part of the Middle East as well
  • Economically, what is the Middle East known for?
  • Economically, the Middle East is known for its vast oil reserves.
  • What are the 3 major world religions in this region?
  • The Middle East is also known as the home of three major world religions: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.
  • Because of its economic, religious, and geographical location, the Middle East has been at the center of many world issues and political affairs.
  • The Middle East is rich with history. Several great ancient civilizations were formed in the Middle East including Ancient Egypt, The Persian Empire, and the Babylonian Empire
  • What is the world's second largest desert?
  • The Arabian Desert is the 2nd largest desert.
  • The Taurus Mountain Range is a rugged mountain chain that extends across southern Turkey to its borders with Iraq and Iran.
  • The Taurus Mountain Range is a rugged mountain chain that extends across southern Turkey to its borders with Iraq and Iran.
  • What is the highest point in the Eastern Taurus range?
  • The highest point (Mt. Ararat) is located in the Eastern Taurus range. This extinct volcano is 16,583 ft. (5,137m) high. It is felt by biblical historians that Noah's Ark landed here.
  • Where are most of the Petroleum reserves in the middle east?
  • The most Petroleum reserves are found near the shores of the Persian Gulf.
  • What are some natural hazards of the Middle East?
  • Some Natural hazards of the Middle East are: Dust storms, sandstorms and floods.
  • Who are Arabs ?
  • Arabs are part of an ethnic group, not a religion.
  • What is a prominent religion in this area.?
  • Islam is a prominent religion in this area.