40 maps that explain the Middle East
These maps are crucial for understanding the region's history, its present, and some of the most important stories there today.
Gaza's precious space and the cost of real estate
Gaza’s annual revenue is less than $100 million and its population lives at a density of 2,000 persons per sq.km (third only to Hong Kong and Singapore). In 2014, 50% of Gaza’s 1.82 million population live in substandard housing with 70% living below the poverty line; per capita income was estimated at $US3,100 in 2009. Real estate prices in Gaza continue to rise as Israel seeks more land for projects such as controversial free economic zones, which Netanyahu’s invasion of Gaza seeks to…
Mississippian culture - Wikipedia
The Mississippian way of life began to develop in the Mississippi River Valley (for which it is named). Cultures in the tributary Tennessee River Valley may have also begun to develop Mississippian characteristics at this point. Almost all dated Mississippian sites predate 1539-1540 (when Hernando de Soto explored the area).