Eastern Mediterranean Chapter 4.1
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miltrehberg on November 3, 2011
Section deals with the physical geography of the Eastern Mediterranean.
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|Dardanelles||body of water that connects the Sea of Marmara and the Mediterranean Sea; part of the narrow waterway that separates Europe and Asia|
|Bosporus||body of water that connects the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara; part of the narrow waterway that separates Europe and Asia|
|Jordan River|| river that begins in Syria and flows south through Israel and Jordan,|
finally emptying into the Dead Sea
|Dead Sea||lowest point on any continent and the world's saltiest body of water|
|Syrian Desert||a desert of rock and gravel covering much of Syria and Jordan|
|Phosphates||mineral salts used to make fertilizers|
|Asphalt||a dark tar-like material used to pave streets|
|Anatolia||the large peninsula that makes up the Asian part of Turkey|
|Negev||a desert that lies in southern Israel|
|Middle East||the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean that make up part of the larger region of Southwest Asia|