... Jerusalem ... 22 Just as the new earth and the new heavens will endure by my power, so your descendants and your name will endure ... Isaiah 66 (GNT), 18 ... Jerusalem will be rebuilt, and its PALACE restored. Jeremiah 30:18 (GNT)


Israel's boarders through ages:kingdoms and empires, maps part 1 of 7 - Petroleum

Crude Oil

Crude oil just like natural gas and coal is a fossil fuel. According to the Greek historians Herodotus and Diodorus Siculus asphalt was used in Babylon for the construction of its towers. There were oil pits near Babylon and great quantities of oil were found on the banks of one of the tributaries of the river Eupharates, the river Issus.

Ancient Persian tablets mentions the use of petroleum in their upper levels of society for medicinal and lighting purposes. By 347 CE bamboo-drilled wells were in use for oil production in China. Today about 80% of the world's readily accessible reserves are located in the Middle East. Russia, Saudi Arabia and the United States are the top tree oil producing countries.

The Middle East has also been of significant importance for trade between peoples which added greatly to the development of early civilizations to become the modern-day nations.

Author: © Mrs A. vd Laan-LeitoPosted in: History