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Tigris River

Listed under River Trips in Basra, Iraq.

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Named in the Christian “Book of Genesis” as the third river to flow out of the Garden of Eden, the Tigris River and its valleys supported some of the earliest human civilisations.

Later the empire of Babylon was built on its banks; the city of Baghdad is also built on the Tigris River. The river’s source is in Turkey’s Taurus Mountains and it joins the Euphrates in southern Iraq before it meets the sea in the Persian Gulf.

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