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Ancient Asia


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16 maps, last one added on Feb 21, 2018

Ancient Anatolia


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28 maps, last one added on Jul 04, 2017

Ancient Armenia


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4 maps, last one added on Dec 23, 2013

Ancient Syria


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4 maps, last one added on Feb 10, 2014

Ancient Persia


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8 maps, last one added on Sep 14, 2014

Ancient Phoenicia


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4 maps, last one added on Jan 02, 2014

Ancient Judaea and Palestine


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9 maps, last one added on Dec 17, 2017

Ancient Afganistan to India


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1 maps, last one added on Oct 22, 2013

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Random maps - Asia
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Map - Mycenaean Greece, Egypt, Mesopotamia, etc. 1450 BC 454 viewsThe period of Mycenean Greece ran from about 1600-1100 B.C. and ended with the Greek Dark Age. This is the period described in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. At the end of the Mycenean period, writing was abandoned.
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Map - Anatolia and Syria442 viewsAnatolia and Syria
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Map - Persian Empire 500 BC408 views
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Map - Ancient Empires of the East945 views
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Map - Towns of Phoenicia653 views
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Map - Judea under Simon Maccabeus 142 - 135 B.C.69 viewsGreen - area ruled by Judea in 143 B.C.
Purple - area conquered by Simon Maccabeus

Simon Maccabeus was the second son of Mattathias and thus a member of the Hasmonean family. He became the first prince of the Hebrew Hasmonean Dynasty. He reigned from 142 to 135 BCE. The Hasmonean Dynasty was founded by a resolution, adopted in 141 BCE, at a large assembly "of the priests and the people and of the elders of the land, to the effect that Simon should be their leader and high priest forever, until there should arise a faithful prophet" (1 Maccabees 14:41). Recognition of the new dynasty by the Roman Republic was accorded by the Senate about 139 BCE, when the delegation of Simon was in Rome. Simon made the Jewish people semi-independent of the Seleucid Empire. In February 135 BCE, he was assassinated at the instigation of his son-in-law and rival Ptolemy, son of Abubus. Simon was followed by his third son, John Hyrcanus, whose two elder brothers, Mattathias and Judah, had been murdered, together with their father.
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Map - Ionia Anatolia224 views
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Map - Distribution of Semitic languages599 views

Last additions - Asia
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China Map, Yan State, 260 BCE51 viewsThe history of Yan began in the Western Zhou in the early first millennium BC. After the authority of the Zhou king declined during the Spring and Autumn period in the 8th century BC, Yan survived and became one of the strongest states in China. Its capital was Ji (later known as Yanjing and now Beijing). During the Warring States period, the court was also moved to another capital at Xiadu at times. Despite the wars, Yan survived through the Warring States period. In 227 B.C., with Qin troops on the border after the collapse of Zhao, Crown Prince Dan sent an assassin to kill the king of Qin, hoping to end the threat. The mission failed. Surprised and enraged by such a bold act, the king of Qin determined to destroy Yan. The bulk of the Yan army was crushed at the frozen Yi River, Ji fell the following year and the ruler, King Xi, fled to the Liaodong Peninsula. In 222 B.C., Liaodong fell as well, and Yan was totally conquered by Qin. Yan was the third last state to fall, and with its destruction the fates of the remaining two kingdoms were sealed. In 221 B.C., Qin conquered all of China, ending the Warring States period and founding the Qin dynasty. Yan experienced a brief period of independence after the collapse of the Qin dynasty in 207 B.C., but it was eventually absorbed by the victorious Han.

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Feb 21, 2018
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Map - Judea under Judas Maccabeus 167 - 160 B.C. 59 viewsJudah Maccabee (or Judas Maccabeus, also spelled Machabeus, or Maccabaeus) was a Jewish priest (kohen) and a son of the priest Mattathias. He led the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire (167Ė160 BCE). The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah ("Dedication") commemorates the restoration of Jewish worship at the temple in Jerusalem in 164 BCE, after Judah Maccabee removed the Hellenistic statuary.Dec 17, 2017
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Map - Judea under Simon Maccabeus 142 - 135 B.C.69 viewsGreen - area ruled by Judea in 143 B.C.
Purple - area conquered by Simon Maccabeus

Simon Maccabeus was the second son of Mattathias and thus a member of the Hasmonean family. He became the first prince of the Hebrew Hasmonean Dynasty. He reigned from 142 to 135 BCE. The Hasmonean Dynasty was founded by a resolution, adopted in 141 BCE, at a large assembly "of the priests and the people and of the elders of the land, to the effect that Simon should be their leader and high priest forever, until there should arise a faithful prophet" (1 Maccabees 14:41). Recognition of the new dynasty by the Roman Republic was accorded by the Senate about 139 BCE, when the delegation of Simon was in Rome. Simon made the Jewish people semi-independent of the Seleucid Empire. In February 135 BCE, he was assassinated at the instigation of his son-in-law and rival Ptolemy, son of Abubus. Simon was followed by his third son, John Hyrcanus, whose two elder brothers, Mattathias and Judah, had been murdered, together with their father.
Dec 17, 2017
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Armenia, Commagene, Sophene, Osrhoene, parts of the Parthian and Roman Empires, 50 A.D.124 viewsArmenia, Commagene, Sophene, Osrhoene, and parts of the Parthian and Roman Empires, as they would have been in 50 CE.Nov 01, 2017
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Kingdom of Lydia at the time of King Croesus188 viewsThe edge of the brown area is the border of Lydia at the middle of the 6th century BC, at the time of King Croesus. The red line was the 7th century BC border, roughly from 690 to 546 BC.Jul 04, 2017
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Map - Heraclea-Pontica in Bithynia394 viewsMap - Heraclea-Pontica in BithyniaAug 11, 2015
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Map of Galatia322 viewsRoman province of Galatia.Jun 28, 2015
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Map of Ancient Troas527 viewsMap of Ancient TroasFeb 26, 2015