Kurdish Dancers | Kurds are native to the Middle East mostly mostly inhabiting a region known as Kurdistan, which includes adjacent parts of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey.
Yemen's Socotra Island: In the Land of the Dragon's Blood Tree : News & Features : Condé Nast Traveler
The Jordan River (well, what's left of it), in the Middle East, is the lowest river in the world. It ends in the Dead Sea, at a depth of 1,312 feet (400 meters) below sea level. The river is important to Christians, Jews, and Muslims because of its location in an area that is holy to all three.
Tomb of Lazarus. It is located in the West Bank Town of al-Eizariya. Identified as the Biblical village of Bethany, on the southeast slope of the Mount of Olives (1.5 miles east of Jerusalem)..