Jaxartes


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Jaxartes

(dʒækˈsɑːtiːz)
n
(Placename) the ancient name for Syr Darya

Syr Dar•ya

(ˈsɪər ˈdɑr yə)
n.
a river in central Asia, flowing NW from the Tien Shan Mountains to the Aral Sea. 1300 mi. (2100 km) long. Ancient name, Jaxartes.
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The Amudarya or Oxus River originates from Hundukush while Syrdarya or Jaxartes River from TainShen range.
They were exclusive, and in Europe and the Middle East as far as the Jaxartes and north India, rulers enforced them on their subjects under more or less severe sanctions for the first time in history'.
While the 'original' Mt Meru cannot be traced, this description is approximately true for the Pamirs, the original Roof of the World, with the Tarim, Gilgit-Indus, Oxus, and Jaxartes flowing roughly towards the cardinal directions, but it does not match any other river system, particularly not that of the Kailash.
Near Samarkand or on the Jaxartes he was struck in the leg by an arrow that fractured his fibula (A.
Other present and future water conflicts involve Turkey, Syria, and Iraq over the Tigris and Euphrates; Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Palestine over water from the Jordan River and the aquifers under the Golan Heights; India and Bangladesh, over the Ganges and Brahmaputra; China, Indochina, and Thailand, over the Mekong; Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan over the Oxus and Jaxartes rivers; and Ethiopia, Sudan, and at least six East African countries, including Egypt, which share the Nile.
Not only was Mesopotamia better supplied by the Tigris and Euphrates, but so were certain regions to the east and northeast where rivers draining the Hindu Kush Mountains in central Afghanistan--the Helmand, the Hari Rud, the Tedzhen, the Murghab, the Oxus (Amu Darya) and the Jaxartes (Syr Darya).