- a river in central Asia, flowing NW from the Tien Shan Mountains in Kyrgyzstan, through Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan to the Aral Sea. 1300 miles (2100 km) long.
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In 1847 the Russians founded a fort at the mouth of the Jaxartes or Syr-darya.
On the confusion of the Araxes and Jaxartes in Herodotus, see vol.The History of Antiquity, Vol. III (of VI)
The Jaxartes was now the northern boundary of the Macedonian monarchy, as it had hitherto 329.A Manual of Ancient History
A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren
Tīmūr died soon after crossing the Jaxartes, on the 1st of April, 1406, and China was saved from this dreadful scourge.Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official
After a bloody struggle the Turanians are compelled to retire, first beyond the Oxus, and then beyond the Jaxartes.The History of Antiquity
- the ancient name for Syr Darya
- a river in central Asia, formed from two headstreams rising in the Tian Shan: flows generally west to the Aral Sea: the longest river in central Asia. Length: (from the source of the Naryn) 2900 km (1800 miles)Ancient name: Jaxartes