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ImAssyrian asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

Tigris & Euphrates Rivers: why are they important?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The Euphrates River is one of the most important rivers in the world. Along with the Tigris, it provided much of the water that supported the development of ancient Mesopotamian culture. The Tigris Euphrates valley was the birthplace of the ancient civilizations of Assyria, Babylonian, and Sumer. In northern Iraq the Euphrates forms the western boundary of the area known as Al Jazirah. To the southeast the alluvial lands between the two rivers was the site of the glorious Babylonian civilizations of ancient times. The Euphrates is important solely for its water supply. The river is the source of political tension, as Turkey, Syria and Iraq all compete for the use of its waters for irrigation and the generation of hydroelectric power. For centuries the river formed the east limit of Roman control. During the supremacy of the Eastern Roman Empire, numerous towns and centers of art and literature flourished along its bank. Much historical data has been yielded by archaeological excavations on the banks of the Tigris and the Euphrates.

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  • 1 decade ago

    the tigress and euphrates river junction is where the garden of eden was supposed to be. that would make it the birthplace of man, woman, sin, and banishment. fairly important in the human religion scheme of things.

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  • 1 decade ago

    these rivers are important because it provided the mesopotamian civilization with fertile soil. The rivers flood annually, so when they do, the flood brings with it fertile soil. hence, the name of the region became known as the "fertile crescent."

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  • 1 decade ago

    they are known in mesopotamia thousands of years ago as land of two rivers. sumerians, babylonians and others lived by the rivers to help them in their daily lives like cleaning, farming etc.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    2 impt rivers in mesopotamia that allowed for the birth of civilzations , they allowed for those civilizations to thrive in the middle of the ****** desert.lol

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Sumerians started there, and it was the site for all the ancient near-eastern empires to fight each other, and stuff.

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  • saehli
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    1 decade ago

    one of the birthplaces of Western civilization,

    first settlements etc (Babylon, Niniveh ...)

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