Middle East

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Mapping the Middle East: Geography, Politics, and Religion
This interactive, map-based resource allows users to highlight individual countries of the Middle East for information about leadership, suffrage, and religious make-up. Also included are a quiz and secondary maps about Muslim populations throughout the world by number, percentage of population, and Shi'a/Sunni breakdown.

Masjid al-Haram
Masjid al-Haram or the Great Mosque, Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Expanded many times since 634 around sacred site, the Kaaba, that predates Islam.

Shrine to Hazarat Ali
Shrine to Hazarat Ali, or the Blue Mosque, Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan.

Egyptian Girls
"Egyptian Girls" (inscribed on negative). c. 1890.

Arabi reading Koran
"Arabi reading Koran" (inscribed on back). c. 1880.

Arab Sheik (Dervish)
"Arab Sheik (Dervish)" (inscribed on negative). c. 1880.

Two men standing
Two men standing. Undated.

Ecole Arabe
"Ecole Arabe" (inscribed on negative). c. 1870.

Cairo street scene
Cairo street scene. 1924.

Women of Teheran
Women of Teheran, Persia. Written on photo mount: "Persian women in street costume. Two have pushed aside the veils but still refuse to show either eyes or mouth." c. 1880.

Pages of the Persian Shah
Pages of the Persian Shah. Written on photo mount: "Runners before the Shah's carriage in Teheran, Persia." c.1880.

Reza Pahlavi
Reza Pahlavi taking oath of office before parliament of Persia. 1923.

Engineering students at Cairo University
Engineering students at Cairo University, 1951.Yasser Arafat is second from the right.

Yasser Arafat at Cairo University
Yasser Arafat as an engineering student at Cairo University, 1952.

Yasser Arafat
Yasser Arafat. Caption reads: "Aug. 1956: Arafat secures membership for Palestine at an international student congress in Prague, Czechoslovakia. For first time, wears Palestinian headdress, or kuffiyeh, that becomes his trademark.".

Yasser Arafat
Yasser Arafat. Caption reads: "Jan. 1, 1965: With paltry weapons and the name Al-Asifa ('The Storm') Fateh lead by Arafat begins guerrilla raids against Israel with an abortive bombing of the national water carrier in the Galilee." .

Cairo street scene
Cairo street scene, Egypt.

Egyptian school children
School children, Egypt.

Two men in main market
Two men in main market, Cairo, Egypt.

Taxi driver
Taxi driver, Egypt; captioned "Abbas, our friend and taxi driver who looked after us during our visit to Luxor in March 2003.".

Camel driver
Camel driver, Egypt.

Woman in the Sinai desert
Woman in the Sinai desert, near Dahab, Egypt.

People on Nile shore
People on Nile shore, Egypt.

Tehran street scene
Tehran street scene.

Iranian parliament
Iranian parliament.

Woman waiting by curbside
Woman waiting by curbside, Tehran.

Afghanistani family
Afghanistani family, Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan.

Class in Mazar-i-Sharif
Class in the mosque, Shrine to Hazrat Ali, Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan.

Aerial view of Cairo and the Citadel
Aerial view of Cairo and the Citadel (complex of buildings including several mosques).

View of Cairo from the Citadel
View of Cairo from the Citadel.

Azhar Park, Cairo
Azhar Park, Cairo, Egypt.

View of Nile riverbanks
View of Nile riverbanks, Cairo.

Small Tehran mosque
Small Tehran mosque.

Azadi Square, Tehran
Azadi Square, Tehran.

Old entrance, Tehran
Old entrance, Tehran.

Highway cloverleaf, Tehran
Highway cloverleaf, Tehran.

Book of the Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices, by al-Jazari
Book of the Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices, by al-Jazari. Probably Syria. 1315-16.

Fourth Section of the Fatawi
Frontispiece from the Fourth Section of the Fatawi (Legal Opinions) of Qadi Khan. Egypt.

Qit'a (section) from a muraqqa' (album)
Qit'a (section) from a muraqqa' (album), by Sufyan al-Wahbi. Bagdhad. First half of 19th century.

Fatwa issued by the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine
Fatwa (Arabic) issued by the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine. 2000.

Book Cover: Tawfiq Yusuf Awwad, Death in Beirut
Lebanese characters and setting.

Book Cover: Simin Danishvar, Daneshvar's Playhouse: A Collection of Short Stories
Iranian characters and settings.

Book Cover: Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
Afghanastani characters and setting.

Book Cover: Naguib Mahfouz, Midaq Alley
Egyptian characters and setting.

The Ottoman Empire, 1914
Map of the Ottoman Empire

Mapping the Middle East