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tlr online
22-08-03, 12:33
The Balkans Peninsula is the southeastern-most peninsula of Europe, and is made up of portions of Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, and Romania. The peninsula is bounded by six seas: the Black (upper right corner), the Sea of Marmara (upper right edge), the Aegean (center), the Mediterranean (bottom left), the Ionian (left edge), and the Adriatic (upper left corner). The peninsula is named for the range of mountains that runs from eastern Serbia through central Bulgaria to the Black Sea.

This region is historically significant: three major civilizations flourished in this region, including Ancient Greece (c. 4000 BC through 146 BC), the Byzantine Empire (395 BC through the 13th century AD), and the Ottoman Empire (13th century AD through 1918). The political entities existent today on the peninsula are called the Balkan States, and are successors to the Ottoman Empire. Athens, the Greek capital, is visible as a gray spot on the southern end of the peninsula in eastern central Greece. The spot on which the city stands has been inhabited since the Bronze Age.

Scattered throughout the Balkan States are a number of fires, all of which are marked in bright red.


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22-08-03, 12:47
Is there any part of the world not on fire?

tlr online
22-08-03, 12:54
Cayman Trench. Also called Bartlett Deep, or Bartlett Trough, a submarine trench on the floor of the western Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. It extends from the Windward Passage at the southeastern tip of Cuba toward Guatemala. The relatively narrow trough trends east-northeast to west-southwest and has a maximum depth of 25,216 feet (7,686 m), the deepest point in the Caribbean Sea.

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22-08-03, 12:56
Ha...and here I thought you were going to get MODIS images of Antarctica or Siberia...hehe...

tlr online
22-08-03, 12:59
Negative. Far too predictable...


22-08-03, 13:03
Hehe, so when does the MODIS Globe or Atlas come out?

tlr online
22-08-03, 13:12
Not sure NASA produce one. I'll have to badger them into submission.

22-08-03, 15:06
I live in Serbia, it's a Balkan state http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

22-08-03, 15:11
I live in Estonia, it's a Baltic state. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

22-08-03, 15:52
Estonia is not a Balkan state http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/mischievous.gif

22-08-03, 16:02
Did you read my post correctly? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

22-08-03, 16:03
Indeed it's a Baltic ;)

John Falstaff
22-08-03, 16:13
Hi y'all,


Estonia IS a BALTIC state though. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif (Whoops, didn't see mischevious smiley, bit slow today.)

TRL online where do you get your pics from? Or are you just very, very tall.

But I'd check some of your dates though, esp. those re:- the Byzantine period. ;) http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/privateeye.gif