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The Middle East is a mentioned only region.

Background

Before the rise of human civilization, the Ubar civilization rose and fell in the Rub' al Khali desert region. In 1894, archaeologist Lorenzo Cabot and his team made a single expedition into the Rub' al Khali and excavated the ruins.[1] Cabot and discovered a single artifact that once worn, extended his life for over 400 years.[2][3][4][5]

Known locations

Country Locations within Game(s)
Egypt Nile River, Suez Fallout 4 Wastelanders
Israel Dead Sea, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv,
Valley of Hinnom, Tophet, Zion
Fallout 3 Fallout 4 Honest Hearts
Oman Salalah, Wadi Aydam Fallout 4
Arabia Fallout 4
Rub' al Khali Salalah, Wadi Aydam Fallout 4
Ubar Fallout 4

Appearances

The Middle East is mentioned in Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout 3, Fallout 4, the Fallout 76 update Wild Appalachia.

Behind the scenes

According to the Fallout Bible, in 2052, the Resource Wars began. Many smaller nations went bankrupt as their economies collapsed from the high prices for fossil fuels, and the nations of Europe, dependent on oil imports from the petroleum-rich states of the Middle East, responded to their decision to rapidly raise oil prices with military action.[Non-canon 1] This was the beginning of the long, drawn-out conflict between the European Commonwealth and the Middle East, the Resource Wars. In December 2053, Tel Aviv was wiped out by a terrorist nuclear weapon.[Non-canon 2] In January 2054, a limited nuclear exchange in the Middle East raised fears throughout the world."[Non-canon 3]

References

  1. Lorenzo Cabot's journal: "I now know that this city's name was not Ubar, and that this building was not a temple, and what was beneath it was not a crypt."
  2. Lorenzo Cabot's journal
  3. The Sole Survivor: "You said your father found a lost city?"
    Jack Cabot: "Yes. He spent years looking, and was widely ridiculed by the so-called experts. I'm ashamed to say even I doubted him. But in the end he found it: a lost city, buried in the sands of the Rub'al Khali, the Empty Quarter of Arabia. Millennia older than the earliest human civilizations. But with technology that seems to have surpassed our own. And yet, everything about it is... strange. Disturbing geometries, tools not made for human hands, carvings that hint at dimensions beyond our own..."
    (Jack Cabot's dialogue)
  4. The Sole Survivor: "I've never heard of any kind of ancient alien civilization before."
    Jack Cabot: "You wouldn't have. My father only made one expedition to the lost city, and his findings were never published. The clues were all there, scattered amongst the earliest civilizations... but he was the only one to understand what they meant. He followed them into the Empty Quarter of Arabia, to the nameless city buried in the sand like the mythical Atlantis beneath the waves... Millennia older than the earliest human civilizations. But with technology that seems to have surpassed our own. And yet, everything about it is... strange. Disturbing geometries, tools not made for human hands, carvings that hint at dimensions beyond our own..."
    (Jack Cabot's dialogue)
  5. Pioneer Scout camp terminal entries

Non-canon

  1. Fallout Bible 0: "2052 April: The Resource Wars begin. Many smaller nations go bankrupt, and Europe, dependent on oil imports from the Middle East, responds to the Middle East's rising oil prices with military action. The long drawn-out war between the European Commonwealth and the Middle East begins."
  2. Fallout Bible 0: "2053 Dec: Like an exclamation mark on the end of a very bad year, a terrorist nuclear weapon destroys Tel Aviv."
  3. Fallout Bible 0: "2054 Jan: Limited nuclear exchange in the Middle East raises fears throughout the world."
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