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November 2010 . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . Zur Route . . . . . . Zum Tagebuch

 

. Echoes of Distant Prayers -- Syria and Lebanon

Syria and Lebanon are the "last 100km" of the Silk Road. This area is also where various religions coexist. Here are found a hidden village where Christianity has been protected for 2,000 years, a temple of the Roman Empire, a Shiite holy city, and Christian Maronites who have continued to treasure the legendary Lebanon cedar. However, this area is also plagued by endless wars. The voices of prayers for peace are heard as we wonder if those of a family who's lost a son amid the confrontations can appease the continuous conflicts.

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. Beyond Baghdad

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. The Flame and the Cross -- The South Caucasus

Surrounded by 5,000-meter high mountains, the South Caucasus was a strategic point tying together all directions of the Silk Road. Home to 50 ethnic groups, the region is a cultural treasure trove of unique ethnic music, religious architecture, wines, and so on. It has also been invaded by the Roman, Mongol, and Ottoman empires. Wars still rage even now, and over one million people have become refugees. The region is truly representative of both the blessings and the historical calamities brought on by the Silk Road. This leg of the journey will take you to three countries -- Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia -- countries that have long fostered unique cultures tempered by the flames of war.

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. The Horsemen of Turkey

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. The Other Silk Road

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The Caravans Move West

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. Das Schwarze Meer 1: Drehscheibe zwischen Europa und Asien

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. Das Schwarze Meer:2 - Geopolitik Der Pipelines

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. Die Türkei: Rückkehr in den Orient?

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. KURDISTAN,KURDISTAN, EIN NEUER STAAT IN VORDERASIEN ?  

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. Irak Teil 1

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. Irak Teil 2

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. Irak 2007 3/3 - Eine Teilung des Landes  

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Istanbul to Iran