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Ok here goes .......

The city of Baghdad lies along the banks of which river?

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manicpuzzler

Thank you that was interesting :)) I'm surprised Wiki didn't mention that, but I only cut and paste the top section of the wiki text. It gets too long otherwise.

hippo

Interesting Manic. But your text did not mention what Baghdad means - apparently it is of pre-islamic derivation (Indo-European) and means "gift of God" - though which God I could not say...

manicpuzzler

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Max_Tooney

Absolutely, come on over. When it floods, no one will know the difference!

ulangariver

Yes, I "did a Max" - I went Euphrates.
Is there room for me down there with you Max? :-)))

wjl1015

Got it! :))

Mariposamia

Missed again!

manicpuzzler

I think Nev thought the same. Never mind, onwards and upwards :))

Max_Tooney

I had guessed Euphrates. I'm on a non-roll.

manicpuzzler

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Surreal_Heidi

Got it!

Stillmanic

And the answer is................The Tigris River

Baghdad is the capital of Iraq. The population of Baghdad, as of 2016, is approximately 8,765,000, making it the largest city in Iraq, the second largest city in the Arab world (after Cairo, Egypt), and the second largest city in Western Asia (after Tehran, Iran).
Located along the Tigris River, the city was founded in the 8th century and became the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate. Within a short time of its inception, Baghdad evolved into a significant cultural, commercial, and intellectual centre for the Islamic world. This, in addition to housing several key academic institutions (e.g., House of Wisdom), as well as hosting multiethnic and multireligious environment, garnered the city a worldwide reputation as the "Centre of Learning".
Baghdad was the largest city of the Middle Ages for much of the Abbasid era, peaking at a population of more than a million. The city was largely destroyed at the hands of the Mongol Empire in 1258, resulting in a decline that would linger through many centuries due to frequent plagues and multiple successive empires. With the recognition of Iraq as an independent state (formerly the British Mandate of Mesopotamia) in 1938, Baghdad gradually regained some of its former prominence as a significant centre of Arab culture.
In contemporary times, the city has often faced severe infrastructural damage, most recently due to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and the subsequent Iraq War that lasted until December 2011. In recent years, the city has been frequently subjected to insurgency attacks. The war had resulted in a substantial loss of cultural heritage and historical artefacts as well. As of 2018, Baghdad was listed as one of the least hospitable places in the world to live, ranked by Mercer as the worst of 231 major cities as measured by quality-of-life.

manicpuzzler

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Surreal_Heidi

Another easy one!!! Yay!!!

manicpuzzler

Yay :)) :))

Max_Tooney

Got it!

manicpuzzler

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wjl1015

Got it Bonnie!! :))

manicpuzzler

I wonder if they will ever recreate those gardens :)

ulangariver

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the original Seven Wonders of the World, was also located on the same river. Wish I could remember the name! [ :-))) ] ♥♥♥

manicpuzzler

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