Posts Tagged 'Middle East'

Exposing 8,000 Years of Civilization with Satellites


Analysis of the locations of ancient settlements can reveal the many connections between them.

Hidden beneath mounds of Earth, in the fertile crescent of the Middle East, lie overlooked networks of small settlements that date back millennia. Archaeologists are now probing these mounds to find out more about early human settlements.

Read more @ SciTechDaily

The Apparent Gentleness of Osama bin Laden Vs His Outward Violence

Interesting and poignant article by Morgan Meis over at The Smart Set. I like how he contrasted Hitler’s speeches with Osama bin Laden’s.

Confusion of Feelings & Death of Osama bin Laden

Whatever sort of emotional response I may have had on hearing the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed by U.S. forces was immediately confused by everyone else’s response.
Jessa Crispin @ The Smart Set

My thoughts exactly.

Booting Up Baghdad

Silicon Valley execs travel to Baghdad to see if they can boot up the city.

Modern Iranian Culture for Dummies

John Lopez of Vanity Fair attemps to explain modern Iranian culture.

Iran’s Complex Political System

This depicts Irans complex political system, a mix between religion and politics

This depicts Iran's complex political system, a mix between religion and politics

(via cf)

Civil Unrest in Teheran

Protesteres in Iran unhappy with the results of the sham election

Protesteres in Iran unhappy with the results of the sham election

The Sheikh’s Dirty Little Torture Secret

Emirati Sheikh Issa bin Zayed al Nahyanhas been caught on tape torturing over 25 different people.

Dubai Opera House

Incredible dune-like designs from Zaha Hadid for the Dubai opera house.

Future Of Dubai

Designboom has a great article on the future architectural projects of the city of Dubai. (There are also Dubai articles here)

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