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date: 20 February 2020

Tarim basin 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Author(s):
Mark DickensMark Dickens

Large depression (over 900,000 sq. km; c.350,000 sq. miles) in Xinjiang, *China, surrounded on three sides by the Tien Shan (north), Pamir and Karakoram (west), and Kunlun (south) mountain ranges; to the east lies the Hexi Corridor. Fed by tributaries from these mountains, the Tarim River flows east, ending in the Lop Nor marsh. The Taklamakan Desert fills most of the basin, with the smaller Lop Desert and ... ...

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