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Portage
PORTAGE or PORTAGING is the practice of carrying water craft or cargo over land, either around an obstacle in a river, or between two bodies of water. A place where this carrying occurs is also called a PORTAGE. Early French explorers in New France
New France
and French Louisiana encountered many rapids and cascades . The Native Americans carried their canoes over land to avoid river obstacles. Over time, important portages were sometimes provided with canals with locks , and even portage railways . Primitive portaging generally involves carrying the vessel and its contents across the portage in multiple trips. Small canoes can be portaged by carrying them inverted over one's shoulders and the center strut may be designed in the style of a yoke to facilitate this. Historically, voyageurs often employed tump lines on their heads to carry loads on their backs
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Nile
The NILE ( Arabic
Arabic
: النيل‎‎, Egyptian Arabic en-Nīl, Standard Arabic an-Nīl; Coptic : ⲫⲓⲁⲣⲱ, P(h)iaro; Ancient Egyptian : Ḥ'pī and Jtrw; Biblical Hebrew : היאור, Ha-Ye'or or השיחור, Ha-Shiḥor) is a major north-flowing river in northeastern Africa . It is generally regarded as the longest river in the world, however other conflicting sources cite a 2007 study that gave the title to the Amazon River
River
in South America
South America

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Ptolemy
CLAUDIUS PTOLEMY (/ˈtɒləmi/ ; Greek : Κλαύδιος Πτολεμαῖος, Klaúdios Ptolemaîos ; Latin : Claudius Ptolemaeus; c. AD 100 – c. 170) was a mathematician , astronomer , geographer , astrologer , and poet of a single epigram in the Greek Anthology . He lived in the city of Alexandria
Alexandria
in the Roman province of Egypt
Egypt
, wrote in Koine Greek
Koine Greek
, and held Roman citizenship . Beyond that, few reliable details of his life are known. His birthplace has been given as Ptolemais Hermiou in the Thebaid in an uncorroborated statement by the 14th-century astronomer Theodore Meliteniotes . This is a very late attestation, however, and there is no other reason to suppose that he ever lived elsewhere than Alexandria, where he died around AD 168
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Strangulated Hernia
A HERNIA is the abnormal exit of tissue or an organ , such as the bowel , through the wall of the cavity in which it normally resides. Hernias come in a number of different types. Most commonly they involve the abdomen , specifically the groin. Groin
Groin
hernias are most common of the inguinal type but may also be femoral . Other hernias include hiatus , incisional , and umbilical hernias . Symptoms are present in about 66% of people with groin hernias. This may include pain or discomfort especially with coughing, exercise, or going to the bathroom. Often it gets worse throughout the day and improves when lying down. A bulging area may occur that becomes larger when bearing down. Groin
Groin
hernias occur more often on the right than left side. The main concern is strangulation , where the blood supply to part of the bowel is blocked. This usually produces severe pain and tenderness of the area
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Yangtze River
The YANGTZE (English: /ˈjæŋtsi/ or /ˈjɑːŋtsi/ ), known in China
China
as the CHáNG JIāNG ( listen ; literally: "Long River") or the YáNGZǐ JIāNG ( listen ), is the longest river in Asia and the third-longest in the world. The river is the longest in the world to flow entirely within one country. It drains one-fifth of the land area of the People\'s Republic of China
China
(PRC) and its river basin is home to one-third of the country\'s population . The Yangtze
Yangtze
is the sixth-largest river by discharge volume in the world . The Yangtze
Yangtze
plays a large role in the history , culture and economy of China
China
. The prosperous Yangtze River Delta
Yangtze River Delta
generates as much as 20% of the PRC\'s GDP
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Three Gorges
The THREE GORGES (Chinese : 三峡; pinyin : Sānxiá ) are three adjacent gorges along the middle reaches of the Yangtze
Yangtze
River in the People\'s Republic of China . The Three Gorges
Three Gorges
have long been renowned for their spectacular scenery, and the " Three Gorges
Three Gorges
Scenic Area" is classified as a AAAAA scenic area (the highest level) by the China National Tourism Administration
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Shetland
SHETLAND /ˈʃɛtlənd/ , also called the SHETLAND ISLANDS, is a subarctic archipelago that lies northeast of the island of Great Britain and forms part of Scotland
Scotland
, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
. The islands lie some 80 km (50 mi) to the northeast of Orkney
Orkney
and 280 km (170 mi) southeast of the Faroe Islands
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. The total area is 1,466 km2 (566 sq mi), and the population totalled 23,210 in 2011
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Isthmus
An ISTHMUS ( /ˈɪsθməs/ or /ˈɪsməs/ ; plural: ISTHMUSES; from Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek
: ἰσθμός isthmos "neck" ) is a narrow piece of land connecting two larger areas across an expanse of water that otherwise separates them. A tombolo is an isthmus that consists of a spit or bar , and a strait is the sea counterpart of an isthmus. Canals are often built across isthmuses, where they may be a particularly advantageous short cut for marine transport
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Mediterranean Sea
The MEDITERRANEAN SEA is a sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
, surrounded by the Mediterranean Basin and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Southern Europe and Anatolia
Anatolia
, on the south by North Africa
North Africa
, and on the east by the Levant
Levant
. Although the sea is sometimes considered a part of the Atlantic Ocean, it is usually identified as a separate body of water. Geological evidence indicates that around 5.9 million years ago, the Mediterranean was cut off from the Atlantic and was partly or completely desiccated over a period of some 600,000 years, the Messinian salinity crisis , before being refilled by the Zanclean flood about 5.3 million years ago
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Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA (/ˌælɪɡˈzændriə/ or /ˌælɪɡˈzɑːndriə/ ; Arabic
Arabic
: الإسكندرية al-Iskandariyyah; Egyptian Arabic
Arabic
: اسكندرية‎‎ Eskendereya; Coptic : Ⲁⲗⲉⲝⲁⲛⲇⲣⲓⲁ, Ⲣⲁⲕⲟⲧⲉ Alexandria, Rakotə) is the second largest city and a major economic centre in Egypt
Egypt
, extending about 32 km (20 mi) along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in the north central part of the country. Its low elevation on the Nile delta makes it highly vulnerable to rising sea levels. Alexandria
Alexandria
is an important industrial center because of its natural gas and oil pipelines from Suez . Alexandria
Alexandria
is also an important tourist destination. Alexandria
Alexandria
was founded around a small, ancient Egyptian town c
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Ancient Greece
ANCIENT GREECE was a civilization belonging to a period of Greek history from the Greek Dark Ages of the 13th–9th centuries BC to the end of antiquity (c. 600 AD). Immediately following this period was the beginning of the Early Middle Ages and the Byzantine
Byzantine
era. Roughly three centuries after the Late Bronze Age collapse of Mycenaean Greece , Greek urban poleis began to form in the 8th century BC, ushering in the period of Archaic Greece
Archaic Greece
and colonization of the Mediterranean Basin . This was followed by the period of Classical Greece , an era that began with the Greco-Persian Wars , lasting from the 5th to 4th centuries BC. Due to the conquests by Alexander the Great of Macedonia , Hellenistic civilization flourished from Central Asia to the western end of the Mediterranean Sea
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Ancient History
ANCIENT HISTORY is the aggregate of past events from the beginning of recorded human history and extending as far as the Early Middle Ages or the Postclassical Era . The span of recorded history is roughly 5,000 years, beginning with Sumerian Cuneiform script , the oldest discovered form of coherent writing from the protoliterate period around the 30th century BC. The term classical antiquity is often used to refer to history in the Old World
Old World
from the beginning of recorded Greek history in 776 BC (First Olympiad
Olympiad
). This roughly coincides with the traditional date of the founding of Rome in 753 BC, the beginning of the history of ancient Rome , and the beginning of the Archaic period in Ancient Greece
Greece

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Roman Egypt
The ROMAN PROVINCE OF EGYPT (Latin : Aegyptus, pronounced ; Greek : Αἴγυπτος Aigyptos ) was established in 30 BC after Octavian (the future emperor Augustus ) defeated his rival Mark Antony , deposed his lover Queen Cleopatra VII and annexed the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt to the Roman Empire . The province encompassed most of modern-day Egypt except for the Sinai Peninsula (which would later be conquered by Trajan ). Aegyptus was bordered by the provinces of Creta et Cyrenaica to the West and Iudaea (later Arabia Petraea ) to the East. The province came to serve as a major producer of grain for the empire and had a highly developed urban economy. Aegyptus was by far the wealthiest Eastern Roman province, and by far the wealthiest Roman province outside of Italia
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Oribasius
ORIBASIUS or OREIBASIUS (Greek : Ὀρειβάσιος; c. 320 – 403) was a Greek medical writer and the personal physician of the Roman emperor Julian the Apostate
Julian the Apostate
. He studied at Alexandria
Alexandria
under physician Zeno of Cyprus before joining Julian's retinue. He was involved in Julian's coronation in 361, and remained with the emperor until Julian's death in 363. In the wake of this event, Oribasius
Oribasius
was banished to foreign courts for a time, but was later recalled by the emperor Valens
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Railway
RAIL TRANSPORT is a means of transferring of passengers and goods on wheeled vehicles running on rails, also known as tracks . It is also commonly referred to as train transport. In contrast to road transport , where vehicles run on a prepared flat surface, rail vehicles (rolling stock ) are directionally guided by the tracks on which they run. Tracks usually consist of steel rails, installed on ties (sleepers) and ballast , on which the rolling stock, usually fitted with metal wheels, moves. Other variations are also possible, such as slab track, where the rails are fastened to a concrete foundation resting on a prepared subsurface. Rolling stock
Rolling stock
in a rail transport system generally encounters lower frictional resistance than road vehicles, so passenger and freight cars (carriages and wagons) can be coupled into longer trains
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Despotism
DESPOTISM is a form of government in which a single entity rules with absolute power. Normally, that entity is an individual, the despot, as in an autocracy , but societies which limit respect and power to specific groups have also been called despotic. Colloquially, the word despot applies pejoratively to those who abuse their power and authority to oppress their populace, subjects, or subordinates. More specifically, the term often applies to a head of state or government. In this sense, it is similar to the pejorative connotations that are associated with the terms tyrant and Dictator
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