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The Greeks used legends to explain their history. These stories served as a path to understand the dying process and about death. They used these myths and tales to tell the journey of the souls after their death. The dead’s path to the afterlife was described in great detail in[…]

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The Nile is the longest river, stretching through Egypt’s Southernmost boundary to the Mediterranean Coast in the North. The first stop is Alexandria, along the banks of the Nile, the second largest city in the country, founded by the Great Alexander. Here are some of the notable facts about the[…]

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Most people don’t realize that not every river has to flow south. The misconception shoots from the fact that all rivers are thought to flow toward the equator. The concept makes sense if you are in the northern hemisphere. The truth of the matter is that everything on the earth[…]

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Each March live pictures are beamed around the world of the annual boat race that is held on the River Thames in London between Oxford University and Cambridge University. The race starts at Putney and heads up stream to Mortlake covering 4.2 unpredictable miles. Over 270,000 spectators watch the race[…]

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Many industries have grown close to rivers. They have been created as a result of the different activities of the water and have been built by the different actions of the river from either the power it holds the actual water it carries or the sediment that the river holds.[…]

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The wildlife associated with rivers is often concentrated on the fish that is found within them. However, this is not the only natural activity that occurs and the area around rivers is full of different birds, animals and insects. As well as being rich in fauna, the ecosystem is busy[…]

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Rivers have been renowned for the variety and quantity of fish that have been found along their course. In the past this has attracted huge numbers of people to live next to them as they have provided a reliable food source to population. These fresh water fish have given scientists[…]

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As well as rivers having an important role around the world in terms of their interactions with man they have also produced a number of spectacular landforms. These have either been formed by the river eroded away land or rivers depositing its material to form new lands. The river generally[…]

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Central America in the not the largest continent in the world yet it still home to some important rivers. With the region being in area of equatorial climate there is enough rainfall to supply a number of different drainage basins. Border control at Ciudad Juarez on the Rio Grande One[…]

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South America is famed for having the biggest river in the world, the Amazon. There are however, other rivers in the region that do drain large areas and support major cities. The Amazon itself runs for 7000 km and drains almost 7 million square km. Despite flowing mainly through tropical[…]

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