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The Histomap

Given that it’s almost a century old, this “histomap” — a chart encapsulating the history of the world’s major civilizations over millennia — is probably inaccurate in some area. But I still want it all the same. I’d love for someone to recreate it, and I’m surprised that hasn’t been done yet. Perhaps there were issues with the format that made it academically dubious? See for yourself (if it’s too small, click the title link):

Either way, it’s remarkable to see the rise and fall of so many empires and civilizations, and the various unexpected twist and turns along the way. No matter how much I read about this stuff, it never ceases to amaze me.

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