Euphrates
The Euphrates (/juːˈfreɪtiːz/; Arabic: الفرات‎: al-Furāt, Syriac: ̇ܦܪܬ: Pǝrāt, Armenian: Եփրատ: Yeprat, Hebrew: פרת‎: Prat, Turkish: Fırat, Kurdish: Firat) is the longe...
Euphrates - Wikipedia
Saddam Hussein's Very Public Purge
Shortly after assuming the Presidency of Iraq in July 1979, Saddam Hussein convened a gathering of his Ba'ath Party leaders and publicly had 68 of them removed for alleged treason. Twenty-two of them...
Ecological Collapse Circumscribes Traditional Women's Work In Iraq's Mesopotamian Marshes
For thousands of years, the marshes at the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in modern day Iraq were an oasis of green in a dry landscape, hosting a wealth of wildlife. The culture of the ...
History of Iraq
Wednesday, 19 March 2008 This video documentary, on the anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, illustrates the west's history of colonialism in Iraq. Charting ...
Tigris-Euphrates river system
The Tigris and Euphrates, with their tributaries, form a major river system in Western Asia. From sources in the Taurus mountains of eastern Turkey they flow by/through Syria through Iraq into the Per...
Tigris-Euphrates river system - Wikipedia
Mesopotamian Marshes
The Mesopotamian Marshes or Iraqi Marshes are a wetland area located in southern Iraq and partially in southwestern Iran and Kuwait. Historically the marshlands, mainly composed of the separate but ad...
Mesopotamian Marshes - Wikipedia
List of dams and reservoirs in Iraq
Dams and barrages in Iraq (clickable map)The following is a list of dams and reservoirs in Iraq. They are sorted according to their location in either the Euphrates or ...
List of dams and reservoirs in Iraq - Wikipedia
Tabqa Dam
The Tabqa Dam (Arabic: سد الطبقة‎), or al-Thawra Dam as it is also named (Arabic: سد الثورة‎, literally dam of the revolution), is an earth-fill dam on the Euphrates, located 40 ki...
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Southeastern Anatolia Project
The Southeastern Anatolia Project (Turkish: Güneydoğu Anadolu Projesi, GAP) is a multi-sector integrated regional development project based on the concept of sustainable development for the 9 mill...
Southeastern Anatolia Project - Wikipedia
Environmental impacts of reservoirs
The environmental impact of reservoirs comes under ever increasing scrutiny as the global demand for water and energy increases and the number and size of reservoirs increases.Dams and reservoirs can ...
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History of Mesopotamia
The history of Mesopotamia describes the history of the area known as Mesopotamia, roughly coinciding with the Tigris–Euphrates basin, from the earliest human occupation in the Lower Paleolithic perio...
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History of Iraq
Iraq, known in classical antiquity as Mesopotamia, was home to the oldest civilizations in the world, with a cultural history of over 10,000 years, hence its common epithet, the Cradle of Civilization...
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Water politics in the Middle East
Water politics in the Middle East deals with control of the water resources of the Middle East, an arid region where issues of the use, supply, control, and allocation of water are of primary importan...
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Mari, Syria
Mari (modern Tell Hariri), was an ancient Semitic city in Syria. Its remains constitute a tell located 11 kilometers north-west of Abu Kamal on the Euphrates river western bank, some 120 km ...
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Kazallu
Kazalla or Kazallu is the name given in Akkadian sources to a city in the ancient Near East. Under its king Kashtubila, Kazalla warred against Sargon of Akkad in the 24th or 23rd century BC. Sargon la...
Ecological Collapse Circumscribes Traditional Women's Work In Iraq's Mesopotamian Marshes
For thousands of years, the marshes at the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in modern day Iraq were an oasis of green in a dry landscape, hosting a wealth of wildlife. The culture of the ...
Song of the hoe
The Song of the hoe or the Creation of the pickax is a Sumerian creation myth, written on clay tablets from the last century of the 3rd millennium BC.
Seven debate topics are known from the Sumeri...
Song of the hoe - Wikipedia
Standard of Ur
The Standard of Ur (also known as the "Battle Standard of Ur," or the "Royal Standard of Ur") is a Sumerian artifact excavated from what had been the Royal Cemetery in the ancient city of Ur (located ...
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Nehardea
Nehardea or Nehardeah (Aramaic: נהרדעא nher-daʻă‎ "river of knowledge") was a city of Babylonia, situated at or near the junction of the Euphrates with the Nahr Malka (also known as Nâr Sharri,...
Ashur-nadin-ahhe I
Ashur-nadin-ahhe I was the king of Assyria from 1435 BC to 1420 BC. He took power after the death of his father, Ashur-rabi I. Beginning with his reign, Assyria became a vassal of Mitanni. After a 15 ...
Kirkuk
Kirkuk (Arabic: كركوك‎ Karkūk; Kurdish: که‌رکووک Kerkûk; Ottoman Turkish: كركوك Kerkuk) is a city in the north of Iraq, 236 kilometres (147 mi) north of, Baghdad, and 83 kilomet...
Murat River
Location of Murat River's source and mouth.The Murat River (Turkish: Murat Nehri), or Eastern Euphrates is the major source of the Euphrates. The river was called Arsanias (Armenian: Արածանի) ...
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Saqlawiyah
Aş Şaqlāwīyah (Arabic: الصقلاوية‎) is a city in Al Anbar Governorate, in central Iraq. It is located roughly 5 miles northwest of the city of Fallujah.Saqlawiyah is a rural city in between H...
Rawa (Iraq)
Rawa (Arabic: راوة) or Rawaa is an Iraqi town on the Euphrates river. It lies on the north bank of the river, upstream by approx. 20 kilometers from the much larger town of Anah. People from this town...
Rawa (Iraq) - Wikipedia
Gatumdag
Gatumdag is a fertility goddess in Sumerian mythology. She is the daughter of the sky god An and is the tutelary mother goddess of Lagash. She is mentioned in the Gudea Cylinders as a source of prote...
Shu-Sin
Shu-sin was king of Sumer and Akkad, and was the penultimate king of the Ur III dynasty. He succeeded his brother Amar-Sin, and reigned circa 1972-1964 BC. (short chronology)Following an open revolt o...
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Khabur River
The Khabur or Khaboor River (Arabic: الخابور‎ al-khābūr, Kurdish: Xabûr, Syriac: ܚܒܘܪ ḥābur/khābur, Turkish: Habur) is the largest perennial tributary to the Euphrates in Syrian ...
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