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Euphrates River

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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.

Related Resources:
The Ancient Middle East
Learn more about the area as a whole.

Map of the Euphrates River (large)

Elsewhere on the Web:
Ancient 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 trade.

Encyclopedia Entry: Euphrates River
Just the basic facts.

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