The Tigris is the easternmost of the two great rivers that define Mesopotamia, the other being the Euphrates. The river flows south from the mountains of the Armenian Highlands through the Syrian and Arabian Deserts, and empty into the Persian Gulf.
When I wrote the story of Sarah and Alexander - protagonists Sarah and her friend Amaan follow clues to a place where the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers meet, now an almost dried up river bed. Suddenly a UFO emerges from the murky water beaming a light towards a mountain nearby. It was there they have a mystical experience which sets the stage for the end of this chapter of reality. I never thought about any of it happening in real time but apparently the algorithms overlay - one more event that allows me to know we're coming to the end of the simulation.
Euphrates River Is Drying Up And Crisis Looms, Just As The Bible Warned Science Alert - March 11, 2023
In the Bible, it's said when the Euphrates river runs dry then immense things are on the horizon, perhaps even the foretelling of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ and the rapture. For thousands of years, the twin rivers have allowed farming communities and grand cities to flourish in Mesopotamia, which is considered the cradle of some of the world's earliest civilizations. For several decades, it's become increasingly apparent that the Tigris-Euphrates river system is drying out.
It was the river that is said to have watered the biblical Garden of Eden and helped give birth to civilization itself. But today the Tigris is dying. Human activity and climate change have choked its once mighty flow through Iraq, where - with its twin river the Euphrates - it made Mesopotamia a cradle of civilization thousands of years ago. This summer in Baghdad, the level of the Tigris dropped so low that people played volleyball in the middle of the river, splashing barely waist-deep through its waters.
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