Thursday, September 19, 2013

Middle East History - Visual Quick Study

  - Note: Click on any map to enlarge it - 

Ancient History (B.C.)

Fertile Crescent

The Earliest Civilizations

3500 BC 

Mesopotamia: First States and Writing
AThe earliest urban civilizations emerged in southern Mesopotamia (now Iraq) around 3200 BCE.
Bronze Age - 1400 BC

Egyptian and Hittite Empires 1340 BC

1450 B.C.

Fall of the Assyrian Empire

Babylonian Empire 560 B.C.


The Persian Empire - 490 B.C.
The Persian Empire - 500 BC

Armenia -115 AD

For Further Details


Roman Influence (A.D.)

Roman Empire - 200 AD

Roman Empire - 500 AD



The Rise of Islam

Islamic Conquests 620 A.D. - 750 A.D.


Continual Turmoil

Byzantine, Seljuk Turks, Mongol and Crusader Influence
Byzantine Empire 1000-1100

The Seljuk Turks 1100

The Crusades 1096 - 1270
Mongol Empire 1294



Ottoman Influence

1841- Ottoman Empire

1914 - Ottoman Empire


Post World War 1 - European Partitioning

1916 - The Sykes-Picot Agreement

1922 - Partitioning of the Ottoman Empire (Syria)
VVV
1923 (post WW1)

1940


Religions

1982 - Shiite Population

Distribution of Religions (Modern Day - Mediterranean and Middle East)


Further Study - Map Collections, etc.

TimeMaps > 
Great Chronological Succession of Maps, Timeline Based

Middle East Maps > 
Extensive Map Library



and finally… Conjecture for the Future


2 comments:

  1. A few other maps were added to fill in the gap between Roman and Ottoman times.

    As always, this is just a quick visual overview and by no means the "final word" -- more like just a catalyst to get folks to search and absorb further details on their own....

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  2. Updated (added a few other maps)

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