Definition: River that
was a boundary of Mesopotamia, or the "land between the
rivers" (Tigris and Euphrates) The Euphrates was the western
of the two rivers and flowed from a source deep in the
Armenian mountains all the way to the Persian Gulf, almost
1,800 miles. Both rivers served as means of defense and
trade for every civilization in this area.
Ancient Middle East
Learn more about the area as a whole.
Map of the Euphrates River (large)
on the Web:
Trade on the Euphrates
This great site takes you back in time to the ancient days,
when the Tigris and Euphrates were the main vehicles for
Entry: Euphrates River
Just the basic facts.
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