Definition: River that
was a boundary of Mesopotamia, or the "land between the
rivers" (Tigris and Euphrates) The Tigris was the eastern of
the two rivers and flowed from a source deep in the Armenian
mountains all the way to the Persian Gulf, about 1,200
miles. Both rivers were the lifeblood of Mesopotamian
civilizations, giving them water and a vehicle for their
trade and defense.
Ancient Middle East
Learn more about the area as a whole.
on the Web:
Trade on the Tigris
This great site takes you back in time to the ancient days,
when the Tigris and Euphrates were the main vehicles for
See just how far the Tigris stretched across
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