Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Cartographer's History of the Mid East

A quick (and simplified) history...

We start in 330 BC with the First Persian Empire

Who were about to meet a man named Philip
Map: Marsyas

And his son Alexander
Generic Mapping Tools

This was followed by the Parthian Empire
Map: Keeby101

Which would eventually meet the Romans
Map: Tataryn77

This would split into the Western Roman Empire (395 AD)
Map: Geuiwogbil. & Mackay 86

And the Eastern Roman Empire
Map: Tataryn77
Then in the 630's they'd meet a guy named Muhammad

Followed by the Rashidun Caliphate (632-661)
Map: Mohammad adil

The Umayyad Caliphate (661-750 AD)

The Abbasid Caliphate (750 -1517 AD)

Meanwhile in the Eastern Mediterranean 

The Eastern Roman or Byzantine Empire was about to be replaced by the Ottoman Empire

Which would eventually fall to the remnants of the Western Roman Empire at in WWI and be divvied up among the victors.

Map:Don-kun, TUBS, NordNordWest

And following WWII

And then came ISIS...

Map: NordNordWest, Spesh531

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