Category: middle east

August 24, 1965 – Orbiting high above Earth, N…

August 24, 1965 – Orbiting high above Earth, NASA’s Gemini 5 capsule passes over the Red Sea between Egypt and Saudi Arabia. (NASA/ASU)

Where Egypt meets the Red Sea, as seen from th…

Where Egypt meets the Red Sea, as seen from the Gemini 4 spacecraft, June 5, 1965. (NASA/University of Arizona)

The pyramids of Giza, Egypt, 1959, photographe…

The pyramids of Giza, Egypt, 1959, photographed by Eliot Elisofon.

(Smithsonian)

Postcard showing the ancient amphitheater at P…

Postcard showing the ancient amphitheater at Palmyra, Syria, 1980s.

(British Museum)

Al Khazneh (The Treasury) at Petra, Jordan, ci…

Al Khazneh (The Treasury) at Petra, Jordan, circa 1839, illustrated by David Roberts. 

(Library of Congress)

The Al-Khazneh temple at Petra, Jordan, courte…

The Al-Khazneh temple at Petra, Jordan, courtesy of the British Museum.

“The American baseball party at the Sphinx.” E…

“The American baseball party at the Sphinx.” Egypt, February 9, 1889. Courtesy of the New York Public Library.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, by night, as seen from the International…

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, by night, as seen from the International Space Station on November 13, 2012. (NASA)

The Gemini 12 spacecraft passes over the Persian Gulf region,…

The Gemini 12 spacecraft passes over the Persian Gulf region, November 13, 1966. (NASA/ASU)

The Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, photographed from the…

The Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, photographed from the International Space Station, July 26, 2012. Amazing, no?

(NASA)