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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Eventually they will join to form the Panj River which flows the length of the border between Tajikistan and Afghanistan, becoming in the process the legendary Oxus River which, with its sister river the Jaxartes, will flow 1,400 kilometres west into the Aral Sea.
The first route, Syrdarya, began in China and moved through Eastern Turkestan (Kashgar), the Zhetisu (Seven Rivers), and along the banks of the Syrdarya (called first the Jaxartes, and later the Seyhun) into the Aral Sea region, from where it led to the Middle East and Byzantium.
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'.
The map also included best known rivers, such as the Nile (Ml), the Indus (Indus), the Ganges (Ganges), the Syr Darya (Jaxartes), and the Amu Darya (Oxus).
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.