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Map - AD 395 Roman Empire378 views
Map - 606-500 BC Ancient Empires of the East925 views
Map - Conquests of Prophet Muhammad and the Rashidun Caliphate, 630-641319 views
Map - The Spread of Christianity 300 - 800 A.D.270 viewsMap - The Spread of Christianity 300 - 800 A.D.
Map - 1494 Italy275 viewsPolitical map of Italy in early 1494, before the invasion of Italy by Charles VIII of France.
Map - 1084 Italy and the Illyrian Coast374 viewsMap of Italy and the Illyrian coast in the year 1084.
Map - 301 B.C. Hellenistic Kingdoms before the Battle of Ipsus574 views
Map - Hannibal's route of invasion334 viewsThe Second Punic War, 218 - 201 B.C., is most remembered for Hannibal's crossing of the Alps, followed by his crushing victories over Rome in the battle of the Trebia, at Trasimene, and again at Cannae. After these defeats, many Roman allies joined Carthage, prolonging the war in Italy for over a decade. Against Hannibal's skill on the battlefield, the Romans deployed the Fabian strategy. More capable in siegecraft, the Romans recaptured all the major cities that had defected. The Romans defeated an attempt to reinforce Hannibal at the battle of the Metaurus and Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus Major took New Carthage and ended Carthaginian rule over Iberia in the Battle of Ilipa. The final showdown was the Battle of Zama in Africa where Scipio Africanus defeated Hannibal, resulting in the imposition of harsh peace conditions on Carthage, which ceased to be a major power and became a Roman client-state.

Last additions - Chronological
19th Century Reconstruction of Hecataeus' Map of the World27 viewsHecataeus of Miletus was an early Greek historian and geographer. He is believed to have written the first book on geography in 500 BC. He believed that the earth was a flat disk surrounded by the ocean. Jun 19, 2017
1883 Reconstruction of Eratosthenesí map25 viewsEratosthenes of Cyrene (276-194 BCE) invented the discipline of geography and the terminology used today. His map incorporates the information from Alexander the Great's campaigns. Eratosthenes was also the first geographer to incorporate parallels and meridians in his cartographic depictions.Jun 19, 2017
A 1628 Reconstruction of Posidonius Ideas about the Position of Continents.22 viewsPosidonius of Apameia (c. 135Ė51 BCE) was a Greek Stoic philosopher that showed how the forces effected one another and also human life. He measured the Earth's circumference by using the star Canopus. He measured 240,000 stadia (24,000 miles) which is close to the actual circumference of 24,901 miles.Jun 19, 2017
Map 635 AD Muslim-Byzantine troop movement280 viewsMuslim-Byzantine troop movement from September 635 to just before the event of the Battle of Yarmouk.

In 629, the Islamic prophet Muhammad had recently succeeded in unifying all of the nomadic tribes of the Arabian Peninsula. Those tribes had previously been too divided to pose a serious military threat to the Byzantines or the Persians. Now unified and animated by their new conversion to Islam, they comprised one of the most powerful states in the region. The first conflict between the Byzantines and Muslims was the Battle of Mu'tah in September 629. A small Muslim skirmishing force attacked the province of Arabia but were repulsed. Because the engagement was a Byzantine victory, there was no apparent reason to make changes to the military configuration of the region. Also, once the severity of the Muslim threat was realized, the Byzantines had little preceding battlefield experience with the Arabs, and even less with zealous soldiers united by a prophet. Even the Strategicon, a manual of war praised for the variety of enemies it covers, does not mention warfare against Arabs at any length. The following year the Muslims launched raids into the Arabah south of Lake Tiberias, taking Al Karak. Other raids penetrated into the Negev reaching as far as Gaza. The Battle of Yarmouk in 636 resulted in a crushing defeat for the larger Byzantine army; within three years, the Levant had been lost again. By the time of Heraclius' death in Constantinople, on February 11, 641, most of Egypt had fallen as well.
Jun 18, 2016
Map - 1200 AD Anatolia215 viewsAD 1200 AnatoliaJun 15, 2016
MAP - 555 AD - Byzantine Empire Under Justinian221 viewsThe Eastern Roman Empire (red) and its vassals (pink) in 555 AD during the reign of Justinian I.May 21, 2016
Map - 413 BC The Aegean world on the eve of the Peloponnesian War327 viewsMap - 413 BC The Aegean world on the eve of the Peloponnesian WarMar 23, 2016
Map - 310 B.C. Hellenistic World After the Break-up of Alexander's Empire310 viewsMap - 310 B.C. Hellenistic World After the Break-up of Alexander's EmpireMar 23, 2016