Middle East

Middle East

Middle East

 Quick facts about the region:
  • Did you know that the word "Sahara" actually means "desert" in Arabic?  It is incorrect to say "Sahara Desert" because you are actually saying "desert desert"!
  • Did you know the region's history involves the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia and Egypt?  Plus, the region is the birthplace of three monotheistic religions:  Judaism, Christianity, Islam!    
  • Did you know the water in the Dead Sea is lethal to fish and other ocean life?  However, people can dip in the water without worrying!       
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