June 7, 1967 - Syria - Israeli tanks advance into Syria during the Six-Day War. By June 10, when the fighting was halted, Israel controlled the entire Sinai Peninsula and all Jordanian territory west of the River Jordan, as well as the strategic Golan Heights of Syria. --- Image by © Vittoriano Rastelli/CORBIS

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June 7, 1967 - Syria - Israeli tanks advance into Syria during the Six-Day War. By June 10, when the fighting was halted, Israel controlled the entire Sinai Peninsula and all Jordanian territory west of the River Jordan, as well as the strategic Golan Heights of Syria. --- Image by © Vittoriano Rastelli/CORBIS

Here’s a view of the triangular Sinai Peninsula and the Dead Sea Rift. In the centre, the Red Sea.

Here’s a view of the triangular Sinai Peninsula and the Dead Sea Rift. In the centre, the Red Sea.

Download this stock image: Jun 08, 1967 - Six-Day War, armed conflict in June 1967 between Israel and the Arab states of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria. In six days, Israel conquered the Sinai Peninsula, Gaza Strip, West Bank, and Golan Heights, which became collectively known as the Occupied Territories. Israel and its Arab neighbors had been hostile toward each other since 1948, when Israel became a nation in an area that Palestinian Arabs claim as their homeland. After Israel declared its…

Download this stock image: Jun 08, 1967 - Six-Day War, armed conflict in June 1967 between Israel and the Arab states of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria. In six days, Israel conquered the Sinai Peninsula, Gaza Strip, West Bank, and Golan Heights, which became collectively known as the Occupied Territories. Israel and its Arab neighbors had been hostile toward each other since 1948, when Israel became a nation in an area that Palestinian Arabs claim as their homeland. After Israel declared its…

From the International Space Station: Looking at thousands of years of human history

Fragile Oasis on

From the International Space Station: Looking at thousands of years of human history

Egypt, 1917. British-officered Indian troops armed with Lewis machine guns practice their anti-aircraft drill in the Sinai Peninsula.

Egypt, 1917. British-officered Indian troops armed with Lewis machine guns practice their anti-aircraft drill in the Sinai Peninsula.

Mt. Sinai in the Sinai peninsula, the peak where Moses received the Ten Commandments--The Monastery at the base of the mountain is St. Catherine's.

Mt. Sinai in the Sinai peninsula, the peak where Moses received the Ten Commandments--The Monastery at the base of the mountain is St. Catherine's.

Byzantine Empire: Modern Turkey, Italy, Greece, Jordan, Syria, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Sinai Peninsula, Northern Africa at its height.

Byzantine Empire: Modern Turkey, Italy, Greece, Jordan, Syria, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Sinai Peninsula, Northern Africa at its height.

The Egyptian in all of us: First modern humans spread out of Africa into Europe and Asia from the Sinai peninsula - http://www.henrileriche.com/the-egyptian-in-all-of-us-first-modern-humans-spread-out-of-africa-into-europe-and-asia-from-the-sinai-peninsula/

The Egyptian in all of us: First modern humans spread out of Africa into Europe and Asia from the Sinai peninsula - http://www.henrileriche.com/the-egyptian-in-all-of-us-first-modern-humans-spread-out-of-africa-into-europe-and-asia-from-the-sinai-peninsula/

Kostenki man mt DNA U2. Mitochondral Eve existed 156,000 to 169,000 years ago and we all descend from her. Then about 59,000 to 69,000 years ago some of our ancestors that possessed a mutation identified as L3 migrated out of Africa by traveling up the Nile river basin into Egypt and across the Sinai Peninsula and on through the middle east where they coexisted with Neanderthals for a time. A 60,000 year old Neanderthal skeleton was found in Israel's Kebara Cave (Mount Carmel).

Kostenki man mt DNA U2. Mitochondral Eve existed 156,000 to 169,000 years ago and we all descend from her. Then about 59,000 to 69,000 years ago some of our ancestors that possessed a mutation identified as L3 migrated out of Africa by traveling up the Nile river basin into Egypt and across the Sinai Peninsula and on through the middle east where they coexisted with Neanderthals for a time. A 60,000 year old Neanderthal skeleton was found in Israel's Kebara Cave (Mount Carmel).

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