Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Very Cool Interactive Map of Middle East History

Who has controlled the Middle East over the course of history? Pretty much everyone. Egyptians, Turks, Jews, Romans, Arabs, Persians, Europeans...the list goes on. Who will control the Middle East today? That is a much bigger question.

Very Cool interactive map of who has controlled the Middle East for millennia.

Hats to my good friend Al Lukabyo.

PS. Can anyone else believe that the Mongols once ruled the world?


SeaPea said...

a useless "did you know" of the day:

did you know that the koreans are descendents of mongols?

all korean babies born are to have the "mongolian mark" - a blue birthmark around their butts.

only weirdos like me & my bro didn't have it.

anyway, so if you ever see a korean couple with baby, whose bottom happens to be BLUE, please don't call 911 and report them - that's natural and it's supposed to disappear after awhile.

SamR said...

That's awesome. Thanks.

Goldy said...

That thing is pretty dang awesome. So you know the dude who made it? Do you have a downloadable copy? I'd love to add a resource like that to my files!

Jim said...

Very helpful! Great for the Minor Prophet series i'm doing in BS!

Pete said...

I'm getting in early in case the Mongolians control that much of the world ever again.

ultrarobbo said...

wow that was kinda cool! I love the history stuff, thanks J-Man

frenchcanadianmissionary said...

Really cool, especially for us history geeks. I think I'll steal it for my blog (giving recognition where it is do of course).

Keith said...

Unblieveable - I posted that same map on my blog a few days ago, and then I come here and find it on yours!

It is, indeed, a very cool map. Andrew G. and me did a similar thing live, with big maps and bits of paper, at the end of our ancient history degrees, with Chris Forbes at Mac Uni. It took us hours. This map takes minutes. Oh well!