Why does the middle east have such large oil reserves?

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    This question has been answered twice previously on the site.  Both links detail the historical geography of the region, namely that it hosted a large body of water, the Tethys Sea, as an explanation:

    http://greenanswers.com/q/219373/energy-fuels/fossil-fuels/oil-petroleum/why-are-oil-supplies-concentrated-middle-east

    http://greenanswers.com/q/26113/energy-fuels/fossil/oil/petroleum/why-there-more-middle-east-anywhere-el

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