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Explorer
Exploration
Exploration
is the act of searching for the purpose of discovery of information or resources. Exploration
Exploration
occurs in all non-sessile animal species, including humans. In human history, its most dramatic rise was during the Age of Discovery
Age of Discovery
when European explorers sailed and charted much of the rest of the world for a variety of reasons. Since then, major explorations after the Age of Discovery
Age of Discovery
have occurred for reasons mostly aimed at information discovery. In scientific research, exploration is one of three purposes of empirical research (the other two being description and explanation). The term is often used metaphorically
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Exploration (video Game)
Exploration (also known as Voyages of Discovery and Christoph Kolumbus in Germany) is a simulation strategy game designed by Software 2000 in 1994.This strategy video game–related article is a stub
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Canary Islands
The Canary Islands
Canary Islands
(/kəˈnɛəri ˈaɪləndz/; Spanish: Islas Canarias) are an archipelago and autonomous community of Spain
Spain
located in the Atlantic Ocean, 100 kilometres (62 miles) west of Morocco
Morocco
at the closest point. The Canaries are among the outermost regions (OMR) of the European Union
European Union
proper. It is also one of the eight regions with special consideration of historical nationality recognized as such by the Spanish Government.[3][4] The seven main islands are (from largest to smallest in area) Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro. The archipelago includes much smaller islands and islets: La Graciosa, Alegranza, Isla de Lobos, Montaña Clara, Roque del Oeste and Roque del Este
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Great Britain
Great Britain, also known as Britain, is a large island in the north Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
off the northwest coast of continental Europe. With an area of 209,331 km2 (80,823 sq mi), Great Britain
Great Britain
is the largest of the British Isles, the largest European island, and the ninth-largest island in the world.[5][note 1] In 2011 the island had a population of about 61 million people, making it the world's third-most populous island after Java
Java
in Indonesia and Honshu
Honshu
in Japan.[7][8] The island of Ireland
Ireland
is situated to the west of it, and together these islands, along with over 1,000 smaller surrounding islands, form the British Isles
British Isles
archipelago.[9] The island is dominated by a maritime climate with quite narrow temperature differences between seasons
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Thule
Thule
Thule
(/ˈθjuːliː/; Greek: Θούλη, Thoúlē; Latin: Thule, Tile)[1] was the place located furthest north, which was mentioned in ancient Greek and Roman literature and cartography. In classical and medieval literature, ultima Thule
Thule
( Latin
Latin
"furthermost Thule" ) acquired a metaphorical meaning of any distant place located beyond the "borders of the known world".[2] By the late middle ages and early modern era, the Greco-Roman Thule was often identified with the real Iceland
Iceland
or Greenland
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Shetland Islands
Shetland
Shetland
/ˈʃɛtlənd/ (Old Norse: Hjaltland), also called the Shetland
Shetland
Islands, is a subarctic archipelago of Scotland
Scotland
that lies northeast of Great Britain. The islands lie some 80 km (50 mi) to the northeast of Orkney, 168 km (104 mi) from the Scottish mainland and 280 km (170 mi) southeast of the Faroe Islands. They form part of the division between the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
to the west and the North Sea
North Sea
to the east
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Sahara
The Sahara
Sahara
(Arabic: الصحراء الكبرى‎, aṣ-ṣaḥrāʼ al-kubrá, 'the Great Desert') is the largest hot desert and the third largest desert in the world after Antarctica
Antarctica
and the Arctic.[1] Its area of 9,200,000 square kilometres (3,600,000 sq mi)[2] is comparable to the area of China
China
or the United States. The name 'Sahara' is derived from dialectal Arabic word for "desert", ṣaḥra (صحرا /ˈsˤaħra/).[3][4][5][6] The desert comprises much of North Africa, excluding the fertile region on the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
coast, the Atlas Mountains
Atlas Mountains
of the Maghreb, and the Nile Valley
Nile Valley
in Egypt
Egypt
and Sudan
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Niger
Coordinates: 16°N 8°E / 16°N 8°E / 16; 8 Republic
Republic
of the NigerRépublique du Niger  (French)FlagCoat of armsMotto: "Fraternité, Travail, Progrès" (French) "Fraternity, Work, Progress"Anthem: La NigérienneLocation of  Niger  (dark green)Capital and largest city Niamey 13°32′N 2°05′E / 13.533°N 2.083°E / 13.533; 2.083Official languages FrenchNational languages[1]Arabic BudumaFulfuldeGourmanchémaHausa KanuriZar
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Timbuktu
Timbuktu
Timbuktu
(/ˌtɪmbʌkˈtuː/), also spelt Tinbuktu, Timbuctoo and Timbuktoo (Berber languages: ⵜⵉⵏⴱⵓⴽⵜⵓ; French: Tombouctou; Koyra Chiini: Tumbutu), is an ancient city in Mali, situated 20 km (12 mi) north of the Niger
Niger
River. The town is the capital of the Timbuktu
Timbuktu
Region, one of the eight administrative regions of Mali. It had a population of 54,453 in the 2009 census. Starting out as a seasonal settlement, Timbuktu
Timbuktu
became a permanent settlement early in the 12th century. After a shift in trading routes, Timbuktu
Timbuktu
flourished from the trade in salt, gold, ivory and slaves. It became part of the Mali Empire
Mali Empire
early in the 14th century
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Nigeria
The Federal Republic
Republic
of Nigeria, commonly referred to as Nigeria (/naɪˈdʒɪəriə/ ( listen)), is a federal republic in West Africa, bordering Benin
Benin
in the west, Chad
Chad
and Cameroon
Cameroon
in the east, and Niger
Niger
in the north. Its coast in the south lies on the Gulf of Guinea
Guinea
in the Atlantic Ocean. It comprises 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja
Abuja
is located. Nigeria
Nigeria
is officially a democratic secular country.[6] Nigeria
Nigeria
has been home to a number of kingdoms and tribal states over the millennia
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Uganda
Coordinates: 1°N 32°E / 1°N 32°E / 1; 32 Republic
Republic
of Uganda[1]Jamhuri ya Uganda  (Swahili) Flag Coat of arms Motto: "For God and My Country""kwa mungu na nchi yangu"Anthem: "Oh Uganda, Land of Beauty" Location of Uganda (dark blue)– in Africa (light blue & dark grey)– in the African Union (light blue)Capitaland largest cityKampalaOfficial languagesEnglishSwahili[2]Demonym(s)Ugandan[3]GovernmentUnitary dominant-party p
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Cape Verde
Cape Verde
Cape Verde
(/ˌkeɪp ˈvɜːrd/) or Cabo Verde (/ˌkɑːboʊ ˈvɜːrdeɪ/, /ˌkæb-/) (Portuguese: Cabo Verde, pronounced [ˈkaβu ˈveɾðɨ]), officially the Republic
Republic
of Cabo Verde,[9] is an island country spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean. It forms part of the Macaronesia
Macaronesia
Ecoregion, along with the Azores, Canary Islands, Madeira, and the Savage Isles. In ancient time these islands were referred to as "the Islands of the Blessed" or the "Fortunate Isles"
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Ancient Greece
History
History
of the world · Ancient maritime history Protohistory · Axial Age · Iron Age Historiography · Ancient literature Ancient warfare · Cradle of civilization Category PortalFollowed by Post-classical historyvte Ancient Greece
Greece
(Greek: Ἑλλάς, translit. Hellás) was a civilization belonging to a period of Greek history from the Greek Dark Ages of the 12th–9th centuries BC to the end of antiquity (c. AD 600)
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Red Sea
The Red Sea
Red Sea
(also the Erythraean Sea) is a seawater inlet of the Indian Ocean, lying between Africa
Africa
and Asia. The connection to the ocean is in the south through the Bab el Mandeb
Bab el Mandeb
strait and the Gulf of Aden. To the north lie the Sinai Peninsula, the Gulf of Aqaba, and the Gulf of Suez
Gulf of Suez
(leading to the Suez
Suez
Canal). The Red Sea
Red Sea
is a Global 200 ecoregion. The sea is underlain by the Red Sea Rift which is part of the Great Rift Valley. The Red Sea
Red Sea
has a surface area of roughly 438,000 km2 (169,100 mi2),[1][2] is about 2250 km (1398 mi) long and, at its widest point, 355 km (220.6 mi) wide
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Tanzania
Coordinates: 6°18′25″S 34°51′14″E / 6.307°S 34.854°E / -6.307; 34.854United Republic
Republic
of Tanzania Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania  (Swahili)FlagCoat of armsMotto: "Uhuru na Umoja" (Swahili) "Freedom and Unity"Anthem: "Mungu ibariki Afrika" (English: "God Bless Africa")Capital Dodoma
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Nero
Nero
Nero
(/ˈnɪərəʊ/; Latin: Nero
Nero
Claudius
Claudius
Caesar Augustus Germanicus;[i] 15 December 37 – 9 June 68 AD) was the last Roman emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. He was adopted by his great-uncle Claudius
Claudius
and became Claudius' heir and successor. Like Claudius, Nero
Nero
became emperor with the consent of the Praetorian Guard. Nero's mother, Agrippina the Younger, was likely implicated in Claudius' death and Nero's nomination as emperor. She dominated Nero's early life and decisions until he cast her off. Five years into his reign, he had her murdered. During the early years of his reign, Nero
Nero
was content to be guided by his mother, his tutor Lucius Annaeus Seneca and his Praetorian prefect, Sextus Afranius Burrus
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