Central Asia acquired geo-strategic importance for Washington in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. The United States placed high priority on addressing regional insurgency spillovers and the logistical demands of supporting a large-scale US-led military campaign in Afghanistan. In exchange for access to Central Asian airspace, transportation infrastructure, and military facilities, the U.S. government provided the five republics with over $3.2 billion in security and economic assistance between 2001 and 2015.

Table 1. Opium Poppy Cultivation in Afghanistan (in thousands of hectares) and Heroin and Opium Seizures (in kg) in Central Asia

Source: UNODC, The Paris Pact Initiative, and the Afghan Opiate Trade Project of the UNODC ( The Drugs Monitoring Platform ).

The traditional name for this book is “Acts of the Apostles,” but a more accurate name might be “A Few Acts of a Few of the Apostles.” Peter and Paul are particularly prominent; the other apostles play little or no role. The book describes some developments in detail, but sometimes skips several years at a time.

“Acts of the Risen Jesus” might also be an appropriate name for this book. Luke tells us that his first book (the Gospel of Luke) was “about all that Jesus began to do and to teach until the day he was taken up to heaven” (Acts 1:1-2). Acts is the second volume of Luke’s history-writing project; it is about what Jesus did after his ascension into heaven — he directed and taught the apostles through the Holy Spirit.

As Jesus had promised (John 16:7, 13), he sent the Spirit to guide the apostles after he returned to heaven. Since this book frequently reminds us that the actions of the apostles were inspired and guided by God’s Spirit, “Acts of the Holy Spirit” has also been suggested as a descriptive title.

The Rue Montorgueil neighborhood is a vibrant pedestrian area in the heart of Paris. One of Paris' permanent market streets , Rue Montorgueil boasts some of the best meat and fish markets in the city, along with renowned pastry shops like La Maison Stohrer , cozy bistros, boutiques, and bars diverse enough to please hipsters and traditionalists alike.

The Rue Montorgueil neighborhood is a small section of the Châtelet-Les Halles district, located at the city center. North of Rue Montorgueil is the area known as the Grands Boulevards; directly south is the Saint-Eustache Cathedral and Les Halles .

Main streets in the area:  Rue Etienne Marcel, Rue Tiquetonne, Rue Marie-Stuart.

Nearby: Les Halles , Centre Georges Pompidou , Hôtel de Ville

Getting there: The neighborhood is easily accessible from the following metro stations:

The geography of North Africa has been reasonably well known among Europeans since classical antiquity in Greco-Roman geography . Northwest Africa (the Maghreb ) was known as either Libya or Africa , while Egypt was considered part of Asia.

The West African coast was explored by Hanno the Navigator in an expedition in c. 500 BC. [2] The report of this voyage survives in a short Periplus in Greek, which was first cited by Greek authors in the 3rd century BC. [3] : 162–3 There is some uncertainty as to how far precisely Hanno reached, he clearly sailed as far as Sierra Leone , and may have continued as far as Guinea or even Gabon . [4]

By the Roman imperial period the Horn of Africa was well-known to Mediterranean geographers. The trading post of Rhapta , described as "the last marketplace of Azania ," may correspond to the coast of Tanzania . The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea , dated to the 1st century AD, appears to extend geographical knowledge further south, to Southeast Africa . Ptolemy's world map of the 2nd century is well aware that the African continent extents significantly further south than the Horn of Africa, but has no geographic detail south of the equator (it is unclear whether it is aware of the Gulf of Guinea ) [5]

Central Asia acquired geo-strategic importance for Washington in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. The United States placed high priority on addressing regional insurgency spillovers and the logistical demands of supporting a large-scale US-led military campaign in Afghanistan. In exchange for access to Central Asian airspace, transportation infrastructure, and military facilities, the U.S. government provided the five republics with over $3.2 billion in security and economic assistance between 2001 and 2015.

Table 1. Opium Poppy Cultivation in Afghanistan (in thousands of hectares) and Heroin and Opium Seizures (in kg) in Central Asia

Source: UNODC, The Paris Pact Initiative, and the Afghan Opiate Trade Project of the UNODC ( The Drugs Monitoring Platform ).

The traditional name for this book is “Acts of the Apostles,” but a more accurate name might be “A Few Acts of a Few of the Apostles.” Peter and Paul are particularly prominent; the other apostles play little or no role. The book describes some developments in detail, but sometimes skips several years at a time.

“Acts of the Risen Jesus” might also be an appropriate name for this book. Luke tells us that his first book (the Gospel of Luke) was “about all that Jesus began to do and to teach until the day he was taken up to heaven” (Acts 1:1-2). Acts is the second volume of Luke’s history-writing project; it is about what Jesus did after his ascension into heaven — he directed and taught the apostles through the Holy Spirit.

As Jesus had promised (John 16:7, 13), he sent the Spirit to guide the apostles after he returned to heaven. Since this book frequently reminds us that the actions of the apostles were inspired and guided by God’s Spirit, “Acts of the Holy Spirit” has also been suggested as a descriptive title.

Central Asia acquired geo-strategic importance for Washington in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. The United States placed high priority on addressing regional insurgency spillovers and the logistical demands of supporting a large-scale US-led military campaign in Afghanistan. In exchange for access to Central Asian airspace, transportation infrastructure, and military facilities, the U.S. government provided the five republics with over $3.2 billion in security and economic assistance between 2001 and 2015.

Table 1. Opium Poppy Cultivation in Afghanistan (in thousands of hectares) and Heroin and Opium Seizures (in kg) in Central Asia

Source: UNODC, The Paris Pact Initiative, and the Afghan Opiate Trade Project of the UNODC ( The Drugs Monitoring Platform ).

Central Asia acquired geo-strategic importance for Washington in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. The United States placed high priority on addressing regional insurgency spillovers and the logistical demands of supporting a large-scale US-led military campaign in Afghanistan. In exchange for access to Central Asian airspace, transportation infrastructure, and military facilities, the U.S. government provided the five republics with over $3.2 billion in security and economic assistance between 2001 and 2015.

Table 1. Opium Poppy Cultivation in Afghanistan (in thousands of hectares) and Heroin and Opium Seizures (in kg) in Central Asia

Source: UNODC, The Paris Pact Initiative, and the Afghan Opiate Trade Project of the UNODC ( The Drugs Monitoring Platform ).

The traditional name for this book is “Acts of the Apostles,” but a more accurate name might be “A Few Acts of a Few of the Apostles.” Peter and Paul are particularly prominent; the other apostles play little or no role. The book describes some developments in detail, but sometimes skips several years at a time.

“Acts of the Risen Jesus” might also be an appropriate name for this book. Luke tells us that his first book (the Gospel of Luke) was “about all that Jesus began to do and to teach until the day he was taken up to heaven” (Acts 1:1-2). Acts is the second volume of Luke’s history-writing project; it is about what Jesus did after his ascension into heaven — he directed and taught the apostles through the Holy Spirit.

As Jesus had promised (John 16:7, 13), he sent the Spirit to guide the apostles after he returned to heaven. Since this book frequently reminds us that the actions of the apostles were inspired and guided by God’s Spirit, “Acts of the Holy Spirit” has also been suggested as a descriptive title.

The Rue Montorgueil neighborhood is a vibrant pedestrian area in the heart of Paris. One of Paris' permanent market streets , Rue Montorgueil boasts some of the best meat and fish markets in the city, along with renowned pastry shops like La Maison Stohrer , cozy bistros, boutiques, and bars diverse enough to please hipsters and traditionalists alike.

The Rue Montorgueil neighborhood is a small section of the Châtelet-Les Halles district, located at the city center. North of Rue Montorgueil is the area known as the Grands Boulevards; directly south is the Saint-Eustache Cathedral and Les Halles .

Main streets in the area:  Rue Etienne Marcel, Rue Tiquetonne, Rue Marie-Stuart.

Nearby: Les Halles , Centre Georges Pompidou , Hôtel de Ville

Getting there: The neighborhood is easily accessible from the following metro stations:

Central Asia acquired geo-strategic importance for Washington in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. The United States placed high priority on addressing regional insurgency spillovers and the logistical demands of supporting a large-scale US-led military campaign in Afghanistan. In exchange for access to Central Asian airspace, transportation infrastructure, and military facilities, the U.S. government provided the five republics with over $3.2 billion in security and economic assistance between 2001 and 2015.

Table 1. Opium Poppy Cultivation in Afghanistan (in thousands of hectares) and Heroin and Opium Seizures (in kg) in Central Asia

Source: UNODC, The Paris Pact Initiative, and the Afghan Opiate Trade Project of the UNODC ( The Drugs Monitoring Platform ).

The traditional name for this book is “Acts of the Apostles,” but a more accurate name might be “A Few Acts of a Few of the Apostles.” Peter and Paul are particularly prominent; the other apostles play little or no role. The book describes some developments in detail, but sometimes skips several years at a time.

“Acts of the Risen Jesus” might also be an appropriate name for this book. Luke tells us that his first book (the Gospel of Luke) was “about all that Jesus began to do and to teach until the day he was taken up to heaven” (Acts 1:1-2). Acts is the second volume of Luke’s history-writing project; it is about what Jesus did after his ascension into heaven — he directed and taught the apostles through the Holy Spirit.

As Jesus had promised (John 16:7, 13), he sent the Spirit to guide the apostles after he returned to heaven. Since this book frequently reminds us that the actions of the apostles were inspired and guided by God’s Spirit, “Acts of the Holy Spirit” has also been suggested as a descriptive title.

The Rue Montorgueil neighborhood is a vibrant pedestrian area in the heart of Paris. One of Paris' permanent market streets , Rue Montorgueil boasts some of the best meat and fish markets in the city, along with renowned pastry shops like La Maison Stohrer , cozy bistros, boutiques, and bars diverse enough to please hipsters and traditionalists alike.

The Rue Montorgueil neighborhood is a small section of the Châtelet-Les Halles district, located at the city center. North of Rue Montorgueil is the area known as the Grands Boulevards; directly south is the Saint-Eustache Cathedral and Les Halles .

Main streets in the area:  Rue Etienne Marcel, Rue Tiquetonne, Rue Marie-Stuart.

Nearby: Les Halles , Centre Georges Pompidou , Hôtel de Ville

Getting there: The neighborhood is easily accessible from the following metro stations:

The geography of North Africa has been reasonably well known among Europeans since classical antiquity in Greco-Roman geography . Northwest Africa (the Maghreb ) was known as either Libya or Africa , while Egypt was considered part of Asia.

The West African coast was explored by Hanno the Navigator in an expedition in c. 500 BC. [2] The report of this voyage survives in a short Periplus in Greek, which was first cited by Greek authors in the 3rd century BC. [3] : 162–3 There is some uncertainty as to how far precisely Hanno reached, he clearly sailed as far as Sierra Leone , and may have continued as far as Guinea or even Gabon . [4]

By the Roman imperial period the Horn of Africa was well-known to Mediterranean geographers. The trading post of Rhapta , described as "the last marketplace of Azania ," may correspond to the coast of Tanzania . The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea , dated to the 1st century AD, appears to extend geographical knowledge further south, to Southeast Africa . Ptolemy's world map of the 2nd century is well aware that the African continent extents significantly further south than the Horn of Africa, but has no geographic detail south of the equator (it is unclear whether it is aware of the Gulf of Guinea ) [5]

Exploration is the act of searching for the purpose of discovery of information or resources. Exploration occurs in all non-sessile animal species, including humans. In human history , its most dramatic rise was during the 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 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. For example, an individual may speak of exploring the Internet, sexuality, etc.

The Phoenicians (1550 BCE–300 BCE) traded throughout the Mediterranean Sea and Asia Minor though many of their routes are still unknown today. The presence of tin in some Phoenician artifacts suggests that they may have traveled to Britain . According to Virgil's Aeneid and other ancient sources, the legendary Queen Dido was a Phoenician from Tyre who sailed to North Africa and founded the city of Carthage.

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