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Numerous major cities in the world are known not only for their history and sights but also for their rivers. What would London be without the Thames or Paris without the Seine? In Germany, there are also numerous cities built on the banks of different rivers. They are ideal to[…]

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Rivers have long been battled over and revered for the water supply they provide a nation. Wars have broken out in favour of the rivers. Some cultures, such as India consider their rivers to be sacred as a tribute to thank nature for fertilizing the land. Even though today, India[…]

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In Ancient Mesopotamia, which is what Iraq used to be, there are two major rivers. One of the major rivers is the Tigris River. Mesopotamia means “land between two rivers”, but in truth, it’s two rivers and a delta that surrounds the land. The earliest components of the civilization of[…]

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There is a continental divide in each continent except Antarctica. A continental divide is what separates each drainage basin from the others. The continental divides help show us what direction rivers are flowing and draining into the seas and oceans. The most popular continental divide that most people know about[…]

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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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