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  Near East - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Near East is a term commonly used by archaeologists, geographers and historians, less commonly by journalists and commentators, to refer to the region encompassing the Levant (modern Israel, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon), Turkey, Mesopotamia (Iraq and eastern Syria).
The alternative term Middle East — preferred in political and economic contexts — is not used by Near Eastern archaeologists and historians.
In Europe, "Near East" is the preferred term due to the evident geographical proximity.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Near_East   (193 words)

 Ashtanga Yoga Portland, Oregon | Near East Yoga - Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Near East Yoga is an Ashtanga yoga studio in Portland, Oregon founded on the principles of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.
The Ashtanga yoga community at Near East includes practitioners of ranging abilities and is open to anyone who has an Ashtanga yoga practice or would like to develop one.
Near East Yoga’s mission is to encourage people to establish and sustain their personal yoga practices.
www.neareastyoga.com   (279 words)

 Near East Dance Text Book
The solo dances of the Near East were first introduced to modern Westerners through Orientalist art of the late 1800s arising from the French and British colonization of North Africa.
Dancers native to Near Eastern culture may be able to instinctively improvise Raks movement based on a life-long exposure to the structures and rhythms of Near Eastern music.
Oud: A stringed instrument used throughout the Near East, the oud is the precursor of the European lute.
www.neareastdance.com /NearEastDanceText.html   (5485 words)

 Near-East Goddesses Realm Inanna and Ishtar
A Near Eastern, Semitic goddess known for her role as sexual temptress and seductress.
According to the Talmud, she is the "spirit of uncleanness", a designation probably stemming from her association with unbridled, instinctive sexuality.
Originally, however, Asherah was an independent Near Eastern deity and was called "She Who Gives Birth to Gods" and "Wetnurse of the Gods".
inanna.virtualave.net /neareast.html   (1611 words)

 Yale Near East Collection: Selected Internet Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Near East-South Asia Center for Strategic Studies - established under the auspices of the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Oriental Institute, University of Chicago - for the study of the ancient Near East.
Middle East Maps - modern-era maps of historical situations such as the Israeli-Egyptian Agreement (1975), the Sykes-Picot Agreement (1916) and the Palestinian Refugee Camps (1967).
www.library.yale.edu /Internet/neareastern.html   (3406 words)

The development of cities, writing, and written law code, and more, happened first in the part of the world we call the ancient Near East.
The ancient Near East was a region of great diversity.
It stretched from the eastern shore of the Mediterranean to the eastern border of present day Iran, but it was never one big country.
carlos.emory.edu /ODYSSEY/NEAREAST/homepg.html   (195 words)

 USAID: Asia Near East Overview
Foreign assistance to the Asia and Near East region is one of the United States’ most effective foreign policy tools for promoting regional stability.
In countries across the Middle East, economic hopelessness and political stagnation are breeding extremism, providing fertile ground for those seeking to fill the ranks of terrorist groups.
While nations in East Asia continue to struggle to emerge from a legacy of financial and political crises, East Asia has also been affected by the network of terrorism that became evident after September 11.
www.usaid.gov /policy/budget/cbj2004/asia_near_east   (2290 words)

 Meet Our Researchers: Near East Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
She teaches classes on the art and culture of the ancient Near East, and currently is focusing on the art and culture of Bronze Age Iran.
She has published on the art of the Bronze Age and Iron Ages of Iran and Mesopotamia, including an in-depth study of the Glazed Steatite (Piedmont) style seals distributed across the Near East from the eastern Iranian plateau to western Syria and the Levant around 2900 BC.
At the Museum, she co-curated the traveling exhibition of the "Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur." She teaches classes in the Museum focusing on the collections of seals in the Near East Section.
www.museum.upenn.edu /new/research/researchers/neareast.shtml   (2088 words)

 TheHeritageDistricts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Heritage Districts’ Near East is an area just east of I-71 and north of I-70, in the central city.
The Near East was the birth place of the jazz movement in Columbus.
The Near East began to experience economic decline in the 1960’s after the major highway system isolated it and the civil rights movement eliminated the need for segregated businesses and entertainment venues.
www.heritagedistricts.org /neareast.htm   (615 words)

 The Pre-Historic Near East
To understand current research on the subject of the Ancient Near East I think it is necessary to delve into its historiography or the history of research in the recent past
The advent of the true Neolithic in the Near East - with agriculture and livestock breeding - can reasonably be dated a little before 8000 calibrated BC; or more correctly between 8300 and 8000 calibrated BC during a phase that is called Middle Pre-Pottery Neolithic B (PPNB) in the Levant (See Radiocarbon)...
This chronology is for the most part of Levantine origin and should in no way be taken as an absolute for the entire Near East.....
ancientneareast.tripod.com /PreHistoric_Near_East.html   (801 words)

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1900 BCE: The Near East - The Epic of Gilgamesh is redacted from Sumerian sources and written in the semetic language.
Around the same time, he writes his Code of Laws containing 282 rules including the principles of "an eye for an eye" and "let the buyer beware." It is one of the first codes of law in world history, predated only by the Laws of Lipit-Ishtar.
486-465 BCE: The Near East - Xerxes I is emperor of the Persian Empire.
eawc.evansville.edu /chronology/nepage.htm   (1552 words)

 Quaker Oats > our brands > Rice, Pasta & Couscous > Near East
NEAR EAST uses only the best ingredients; 100% natural with no artificial ingredients, preservatives or flavors.
NEAR EAST has taken unique pasta shapes and combined them with light but flavorful sauces from around the world to create a perfect complement to all of your family meals -- for everyday or special occasions.
NEAR EAST Taboule provides bulgur wheat and a blend of mint, parsley and garlic; you add a fresh tomato, lemon juice and olive oil to create this cool and refreshing authentic salad.
www.quakeroats.com /qfb_PressRoom/BrandInfo/BrandDetail.cfm?BrandID=10   (526 words)

 Worldworx Travel - Regional Information - Middle East - The Near East
The Near East region of the Middle East meets Turkey and Iran in the north, the Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf of Aqaba in the south, Iran in the east and has a coastline facing the Mediterranean Sea in the west.
The terrain of the Near East is mostly low-lying and develops from being dry desert to more fertile plains further east.
The Near East is home to some of the world's oldest civilizations and early Christian origins, especially Israel.
www.worldworx.tv /regional-information/middle-east/near-east/index.htm   (246 words)

 Ashtanga Yoga in the Mysore Style in Portland, Oregon | Near East Yoga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
If this is your first visit to Near East Yoga, please contact Casey to schedule a practice time.
At Near East this is a time to hangout, meditate, chant, discuss a topic etc...
Near East Yoga 707 NE Broadway #206 Portland, Oregon 97212 503 890 2212 www.neareastyoga.com contact us
www.neareastyoga.com /fees.htm   (165 words)

 Institutions - Ancient Near East .net
Founded 1900, ASOR supports and encourages the study of the peoples and cultures of the Near East, from the earliest times to the present.
Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East (ASTENE), UK Established in 1997, ASTENE promotes education and learning with particular reference to the history of travel and travellers in Egypt and the Near East.
Coordinated by Manfred Bietak at the University of Vienna, SCIEM 2000 is a consortium of scholars that seeks to better understand the chonology and interacting cultures of the Ancient Near East in the 2nd Millennium BCE.
www.ancientneareast.net /institutions.html   (1515 words)

 USAID - Asia and the Near East
USAID operates in 26 countries and territories in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.
The Asia and Near East region is home to 800 million impoverished people, more than Africa and Latin America combined.
The region is governed by some of the world’s most closed and repressive regimes, which impose restrictions on human freedoms and impede progress and opportunities.
www.usaid.gov /locations/asia_near_east   (438 words)

 Washington Institute for Near East Policy - SourceWatch
Well before most Americans took note of radical Islam as a potential threat to their security, for instance, WINEP and its associates were promoting the notion that Israel is a reliable US ally against the spread of Islamism.
The principal formulator and spokesperson for that policy was Martin Indyk, in his new role as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs at the National Security Council.
Matthew Levitt, director of the Terrorism Research Program at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, has been named to lead the Treasury Department office responsible for intelligence in the fight against terror financing and financial crimes, the research organization announced today.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Washington_Institute_for_Near_East_Policy   (872 words)

Near East Services is your premier consulting resource for Middle East business activity.
Brazilian agribusiness exports to the Middle East have risen 55% from January to September this year, in comparison to the same period in 2003, according to figures supplied by Brazil's Agriculture Ministry.
In September alone, agribusiness exports to the Middle East totalled US$ 307.7 million, against US$ 263.7 million in the same period last year, a growth of 16.67%.
www.neareastservices.com   (111 words)

 NEAR EAST MAP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Oriental Institute expeditions have worked in virtually every region of the Near East, excavating the remains of these ancient cultures and studying and recording their monuments.
The scattering of red dots (each representing a site where the Institute has worked) on the map attests to the broad range of that involvement.
The area called the Near (or Middle) East encompasses the modern states of Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iraq and Iran, and the countries of the Arabian peninsula.
www-oi.uchicago.edu /OI/INFO/Near_East.html   (207 words)

 Near East Group
Near East Group™ is a privately held investment firm, with offices in Houston, London and Amman.
The group was founded in 1963 by Munir H. Atalla, a Jordanian businessman, and expanded to Europe and the US in 1980 and 1989 respectively.
The Group’s main focus is real estate and aviation, with selective investments in the field of technology.
www.neareastgroup.com   (58 words)

 Mythology's MythingLinks: Near East -- Anatolia
Now 50 ancient burial mounds near the town of Pokrovka, Russia, near the Kazakhstan border, have yielded skeletons of women buried with weapons, suggesting the Greek tales may have had some basis in fact.
Other women warriors belonged to the Sauromatian and Sarmatian tribes living between the Don and Volga rivers and whose lifestyle was very similar to that of the women at Pokrovka in the southern Urals....
Near the bottom of the page you'll find links to environmental issues, history, culture, religion, archaeology, history, costume, linguistics, music, lore, publications (scholarly and general), and much more.
www.mythinglinks.org /NearEast~Anatolia.html   (6367 words)

 Amazon.com: The Ancient Near East (Volume I): An Anthology of Texts and Pictures: Books: James Bennett Pritchard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This first of two published books providing the non-specialist and specialist alike with images and texts from the Near East was and is a welcomed addition to any serious scholar's library.
Volume II or "The Ancient Near East" is a good companion to Volume I, containing mythic, legal, and monumental information from the Middle East Bronze and Iron Ages.
Absolutely recommended for anyone who is interested in studying the culture and writings of the ancients in the near east.
www.amazon.com /Ancient-Near-East-Anthology-Pictures/dp/0691002002   (1842 words)

 The Middle East, The Mideast - The Peace Encyclopedia
Quite apart from the values and hopes which the State of Israel enshrines - and the past injuries which it redeems - it twists reality to suggest that it is the democratic tendency of Israel which has interjected discord and dissension into the Near East.
The basic rivalries within the Arab world, the quarrels over boundaries, the tensions involved in lifting their economies from stagnation, the cross pressures of nationalism - all of these factors would still be there, even if there were no Israel.
The Sinai Desert alone, which Israel transferred to Egypt in the 1979 Treaty, is three times larger than the State of Israel.
www.yahoodi.com /peace/middleast.html   (541 words)

 Links to Resources on the Middle Eastern and Judaica
Ancient Near East and Mediterranean World (A University of Chicago project that preserves deteriorated research materials relating to the history, art and archaeology of the ancient Near East and the ancient Mediterranean world)
Arabic on the MAC (University of Bergen) On these pages are collected various notes related to the use of computers and the computer networks for the Middle Eastern or Arabic scholar.
MERIA: Middle East Review of International Affairs (Project of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center of the Lauder School of Government at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), published and edited by Prof.
www.lib.umich.edu /area/Near.East/NewLinks.html   (1599 words)

 The History of the Ancient Near East Electronic Compendium
This doctoral thesis is an excellent textbook on the Prehistoric Near East especially since much of the history that we know of the area up to and including the Neolithic occurred in the Levant.
The Symbolic Journey of Humankind (22) The Bronze Bow (23) The Cultural Atlas of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East (24) The Early History of the Ancient Near East
An Introduction to the Study of the Ancient Near East (73) The Spartan Army (74) Archimedes and the Door to Science (75) Hittite Warrior (76) Greek Hoplite
ancientneareast.tripod.com /index.html   (2137 words)

 Ancient Near East: Internet Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Mesopotamia, Egypt and the Ancient Near East : World Civilizations Reader, CUNY, NY A large collection of texts and images with desriptions and excerpts from primary source documents are available from this online course on World Civilizations.
A brief timeline of events and achievements of ancient Near Eastern civilizations from 5000 BC to 500 BC.
The first chapter synthesizes source material on Human Evolution while chapter two focuses on Mesopotamia with information on people, history, art, society, culture, language, mythology etc. There is also a map of The fertile crescent between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.
www.internet-at-work.com /hos_mcgrane/mesopotamia/eg_neast_intro.html   (2498 words)

 Near East Foundation
The Near East Foundation, a private nonprofit development agency, works directly and through local institutions to help people in the Middle East and Africa build better lives for themselves and their communities.
The Near East Foundation defines its mission as "fostering inclusive local institutional processes that both socially empower and technically equip the poor to participate in a wider economic and social arena."
Mobilizing these hidden assets and transforming them into investable economic and capital resources requires the kind of local institutional capabilities that can support bridges to national and international markets.
www.neareast.org /main/explore/Foundation/mission.asp   (308 words)

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