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Old 30-03-2015, 09:07 PM   #11
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The Tigris is 1,850 km long, rising in the Taurus Mountains of eastern Turkey about 25 km south east of the city of Elazig and about 30 km from the headwaters of the Euphrates.. The river then flows for 400 km through Turkish territory before becoming the border between Syria and Turkey.. This stretch of 44 km is the only part of the river that is located in Syria..Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, stands on the banks of the Tigris.. The port city of Basra straddles the Shatt al-Arab.. In ancient times, many of the great cities of Mesopotamia stood on or near the Tigris, drawing water from it to irrigate the civilization of the Sumerians.. Notable Tigris-side cities included Nineveh, Ctesiphon, and Seleucia, while the city of Lagash was irrigated by the Tigris via a canal dug around 2400 B.C...

The SAS soldiers who built the monument were operating in western Iraq during the latest war.. They wrote an inscription in English and Arabic, reading: "This cairn was built in April 2003 by the men of B SQN 22 SAS.. It commemorates the lives of Bob Consiglio and 'Legs' Lane who gave their lives on the banks of the Euphrates River, January 1991"..Trooper Consiglio, 24, was killed in a firefight on the river bank.. Trooper Lane, 27, ran out of ammunition and had to swim the cold river: he died of hypothermia the next morning.. They both received posthumous Military Medals..The Euphrates (Arabic: الفرات‎:al-Furāt, Syriac: ̇ܦܪܬ: Pǝrāt, Armenian: Եփրատ: Yeprat, Hebrew: פרת‎: Prat, Turkish: Fırat, Kurdish: Firat) is the longest and one of the most historically important rivers of Western Asia.. Together with the Tigris, it is one of the 2 defining rivers of Mesopotamia.. Originating in eastern Turkey, the Euphrates flows through Syria and Iraq to join the Tigris in the Shatt al-Arab, which empties into the Persian Gulf..Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (Arabic: صدام حسين عبد المجيد التكريتي Ṣaddām Ḥusayn ʿAbd al-Maǧīd al-Tikrītī;28 April 1937 – 30 December 2006) was the 5th President of IRAq..

The Ancient Greek form Tigris (Τίγρις) was borrowed from Old Persian Tigrā, itself from Elamite ti-ig-ra, itself from Sumerian idigna..Another name for the Tigris used in Middle Persian was Arvand Rud, literally "swift river".. Today, however, Arvand Rud (New Persian: اروند رود) refers to the confluence of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers (known in Arabic as the Shatt al-Arab).. In Kurdish, it is also known as Ava Mezin, "the Great Water"...The Tigris appears twice in the Bible.. In the Book of Genesis, where it is the THIRD of the 4 rivers branching off the river issuing out of the Garden of Eden.. Daniel received one of his visions "when I was by that great river the Tigris"..In Sumerian mythology, the Tigris was created by the god Enki, who filled the river with flowing water.. His image is a double-helix snake,or the Caduceus, sometimes confused with the Rod of Asclepius used to symbolize medicine.. He is often shown with the horned crown of divinity dressed in the skin of a carp..Early royal inscriptions from the third millennium BCE mention "the reeds of Enki".. Reeds were an important local building material, used for baskets and containers, and collected outside the city walls, where the dead or sick were often carried.. This links Enki to the Kur or underworld of Sumerian mythology..His symbols included a goat and a fish, which later combined into a single beast, the goat Capricorn, recognised as the Zodiacal constellation Capricornus.. He was accompanied by an attendant Isimud.. He was also associated with the planet Mercury in the Sumerian astrological system... intention was not to create a story, but to be worthy divinely inspired story, created 3,000 years ago, the 5 books of Moses..Thank you, for your attention...

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