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CONFLUENCE-Tigris -Euphrates
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Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Sgt_Ben
N 31° 00.345 E 047° 26.430
38R E 733004 N 3432796
Quick Description: While I was serving in Iraq, we stopped at the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers where they become the Shatt-al-Arab.
Location: Iraq
Date Posted: 10/11/2008 8:58:57 PM
Waymark Code: WM4XZ7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 139

Long Description:
The area around this confluence is believed by theologians to be the Garden of Eden.
Historically, the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers formed the border of Mesopotamia.
The Tigris is the eastern river, which flows from the mountains of southeastern Turkey through Iraq.
The Euphrates is the western river, which flows from Turkey through Syria and Iraq.
We only had a few minutes to stop here as we where moving from Al.Basrah to Al-Nasiriyah. But at least we did get some time to stop and reflect on the historical significance of the region dating back over 6000 years.
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