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Euphrates Region in Winter

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Jarablus Disrtict and Euphrates River – Winter Scenes

Walking on Euphrates' Banks

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Euphrates River in Winter

Jaabar Castle. Euphrates Lake

Jaabar castle is an Arabic structure, dating back to the beginning of 8-th century, but it has been something before it also.

The castle is now surrounded by the waters of Euphrates Dam, which was constructed by the help of Soviet Union in the 70-ies, and it was a great help to Syria’s economy.

The castle has an entrance, less beautiful than in Najem Castle (also on Euphrates north to this), and has some walls remnants on the surface.

By the way Najem castle is far more impressive.

On The Surface Of Jaabar Castle

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Euphrates

Euphrates

The river is approximately 2,781 kilometers (1,730 miles) long. It is formed by the union of two branches, the Kara (the western Euphrates), which rises in the Armenian highlands of today’s eastern Turkey north of Erzurum and the Murat (the eastern Euphrates), which issues from an area southwest of Mount Ararat, north of Lake Van. The upper reaches of the Euphrates flow through steep canyons and gorges, southeast across Syria, and through Iraq. The Khabur and the Balikh River join the Euphrates in eastern Syria.

Length 2,800 km
Source elevation 4,500 m
Avg. discharge 818 m³/s
Basin area 765,831 km²

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euphrates

These pictures are at 40km after river enters Syria, at Najem castle.

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And these pics at another point in a dusty winds day.

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Syria. Najm Castle At Euphrates Banks.

Not far from Aleppo, to north-east by around 100km, an ancient citadel-castle stands for its beauty to compete with the not less majestic waters of Euphrates.
Since the Hamdani dynasty who ruled Aleppo in 900-ies, it became famous as a stronghold for the king then.
The castle is 95m long and 64m wide, and at 27m attitude from Euphrates now (it was 68m before) due to building of a dam nearby south to it.

Euphrates River In Syria.

The name Euphrates may have originated from Old Persian Ufratu, as it were from Avestan *hu-perethuua, meaning “good to cross over” (from hu-, meaning “good”, and peretu, meaning “ford”).

The river is approximately 2,780 kilometers (1,730 miles) long. It is formed by the union of two branches, the Kara (the western Euphrates), which rises in the Armenian highlands of today’s eastern Turkey north of Erzurum and the Murat (the eastern Euphrates), which issues from an area southwest of Mount Ararat, north of Lake Van. The upper reaches of the Euphrates flow through steep canyons and gorges, southeast across Syria, and through Iraq. The Khabur and the Balikh River join the Euphrates in eastern Syria.

The Euphrates provided the water that led to the first flowering of civilisation in Sumeria, dating from about the 4th millennium BC. Many important ancient cities were located on or near the riverside, including Mari, Sippar, Nippur, Shuruppak, Uruk, Ur and Eridu. The river valley formed the heartlands of the later empires of Babylonia and Assyria. For several centuries, the river formed the eastern limit of effective Egyptian and Roman control and western regions of the Persian Empire.

Euphrates River. Pic Taken in 2001

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