CONTEXT Islam Part 1 Discover a Hidden Oasis in the Arabian 5 months ago   07:20

Islam starts in Mecca, an oasis in the Arabian peninsula. Mecca had become a center of commerce. Frequent wars between the Romans and the Persian Empires required a re-configuring of trade routes. This turned Mecca into a location where a variety of cultures came together.

This video is part of Context, a blog on the Times of Israel web site:

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Gill Tibber
First guy that doesn't make this stuff religous
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Discover a Hidden Oasis in the Arabian CONTEXT Islam Part 1 5 months ago   02:53

In this episode of A Broad Abroad on Yahoo Travel, Paula Froelich discovers Heaven on Earth when she comes across a hidden Oasis deep in the Arabian Desert in Oman.