The River Shu and its rich historical past

Subsequently, more than once the river had changed its course as well as the name – Suyab, Sui, Dzhu, Shu, Shuhi, Chuhi and Chuy. Listening to all these names carefully, they all have an obvious same root. «Chu» or «shu» or «su» in different languages means «river» or «water» and has a lot more to it than a mere «water body» component.  Rivers were always the place giving birth to civilizations.  Civilizations appeared and vanished on the fertile shores of the Shu, gardens blossomed, and then were covered with the sands of time… life boiled and then faded here, as if hiding from something or somebody.

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