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Map 635 AD Muslim-Byzantine troop movement251 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
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Map - 1200 AD Anatolia179 viewsAD 1200 AnatoliaJun 15, 2016
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MAP - 555 AD - Byzantine Empire Under Justinian189 viewsThe Eastern Roman Empire (red) and its vassals (pink) in 555 AD during the reign of Justinian I.May 21, 2016
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Map - 413 BC The Aegean world on the eve of the Peloponnesian War285 viewsMap - 413 BC The Aegean world on the eve of the Peloponnesian WarMar 23, 2016
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Map - 310 B.C. Hellenistic World After the Break-up of Alexander's Empire276 viewsMap - 310 B.C. Hellenistic World After the Break-up of Alexander's EmpireMar 23, 2016
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Map - 300 B.C. The Hellenistic World After the Death of Antigonus203 viewsMar 23, 2016
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Map - 40 B.C. During the Peace of the Second Triumvirate of Marcus Antonius, Octavian and Lepidus276 viewsMap - 40 B.C. During the Peace of the Second Triumvirate of Marcus Antonius, Octavian and LepidusMar 23, 2016
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Map - 270 B.C. The Hellenistic Kingdoms, Greek City States, Rome and Carthage277 viewsMap - 270 B.C. The Hellenistic Kingdoms, Greek City States, Rome and CarthageMar 23, 2016
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Map - 323 B.C. Satraps of the Diadochi182 viewsThe distribution of satrapies in the Macedonian empire after the Settlement in Babylon summer fall 323 B.C.Mar 21, 2016
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Macedonian Kingdom176 viewsMap of the Macedonian kingdom. Data from M. Hatzopoulos, Macedonian Institutions under the Kings, Athens, 1996. Drawing by Marsyas.Feb 23, 2016
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Theban Hegemony 371 BC - 362 BC272 viewsAncient Thebes was the largest region in central Greece, Boeotia. The Theban general, Epaminondas, ended Spartan rule at the Battle of Leuctra in 371 BC. This made Thebes the ultimate force. Thebes is also well known for it's elite military unit of gay lovers, The Sacred Band of Thebes, who aided in the Battle of Leuctra.Jan 05, 2016
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Map - Battle of Himera 480 B.C.191 viewsThe Battle of Himera (480 BC), supposedly fought on the same day as the more famous Battle of Salamis, or at the same time as the Battle of Thermopylae, saw the Greek forces of Gelon, King of Syracuse, and Theron, tyrant of Agrigentum, defeat the Carthaginian force of Hamilcar the Magonid, ending a Carthaginian bid to restore the deposed tyrant of Himera. The battle led to the crippling of Carthage's power in Sicily for many decades. It was one of the most important battles of the Greek-Punic wars.

This representation of the Battle of Himera 480 B.C. is based on "History of Sicily Volume I" by Edward A. Freeman p. 414 -417 and "History of Sicily Volume II" by Edward A. Freeman p. 180-190.
Oct 07, 2015
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Map - The Spread of Christianity 300 - 800 A.D.244 viewsMap - The Spread of Christianity 300 - 800 A.D.Sep 17, 2015
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Map - Heraclea-Pontica in Bithynia250 viewsMap - Heraclea-Pontica in BithyniaAug 11, 2015
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Map - The Battle of Cynoscephalae in Thessaly, 2nd Macedonian War, 197 B.C. - Phase IV240 viewsThe Battle of Cynoscephalae in Thessaly, 2nd Macedonian War, Phase IV, 197 B.C.Aug 03, 2015
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Map of Hannibal's Route of Invasion, 300 B.C.196 viewsHannibal's Route of Invasion, 300 B.C.Aug 03, 2015
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Map of the Battle of Cannae, Second Punic War, South East Italy, 216 B.C.174 viewsMap of the Battle of Cannae, Second Punic War, South East Italy, 216 B.C.Aug 03, 2015
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Map - Roman Control: Italy, 1st Century B.C.391 viewsMap - Roman Control: Italy, 1st Century B.C.Aug 03, 2015
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Map - Roman Expansion: Mediterranean Basin 2nd Century B.C.346 viewsMap - Roman Expansion: Mediterranean Basin 2nd Century B.C.Aug 03, 2015
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Map - The Battle of Cynoscephalae in Thessaly, 2nd Macedonian War, 197 B.C. - Phase II210 viewsThe Battle of Cynoscephalae in Thessaly, 2nd Macedonian War, 197 B.C. - Phase IIAug 03, 2015
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Map - The Battle of Cynoscephalae in Thessaly, 2nd Macedonian War, 197 B.C. - Phase III176 viewsMap - The Battle of Cynoscephalae in Thessaly, 2nd Macedonian War, 197 B.C. - Phase IIIAug 03, 2015
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Map - Battle of Plataea, Boeotia, Summer of 479 B.C.242 viewsMap - Battle of Plataea, Boiotia, Summer of 479 B.C.Aug 03, 2015
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Map - Battle of Issus - Approach257 viewsAug 03, 2015
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Map - Battle of Granicus, 334 B.C.208 viewsAug 03, 2015
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Map - Roman Expansion 326 B.C.302 viewsMap - Roman Expansion 326 B.C.Aug 03, 2015
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Map - The Battle of Cynoscephalae in Thessaly, 2nd Macedonian War, 197 B.C. - Phase I234 viewsMap - The Battle of Cynoscephalae in Thessaly, 2nd Macedonian War, 197 B.C. - Phase IAug 03, 2015
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Map of the central regions of ancient Greece185 viewsMap of the central regions of Ancient GreeceJul 22, 2015
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Map of Boeotia (Viotia) prefecture (Νομός Βοιωτίας) in Greece141 viewsThe modern Greek prefecture of Boeotia.Jul 22, 2015
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Map - The Battle Of Salamis 480 B.C.157 viewsThe Battle of Salamis was organized by Themisotcles who believed that the Athenian fleets were the "wooden walls" the oracle spoke of in order to defeat the Persians. During this battle King Xeres sat in a golden throne watching his fleets lose the battle. A famous quote from Xeres during this battle was "My men have become women, and women men." He exclaimed this because Queen Artemisia of Halicarnassus, a Greek who was fighting for the Persians, rammed a Persian ship in order to escape.Jun 29, 2015
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Map of Galatia189 viewsRoman province of Galatia.Jun 28, 2015
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Map - The Battle of Issus214 viewsDuring the Battle of Issus Alexander the Great fought against Darius III. In the end Alexander was victorious capturing the Persian king's wife and daughters. Jun 21, 2015
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Map - Odrysian Kingdom in Thrace in 431-324 BC.313 viewsOdrysian Kingdom in Thrace in 431-324 BC. The Odrysian Kingdom was a state union of Thracian tribes that endured between the 5th and 3rd centuries BC. It consisted mainly of present-day Bulgaria, spreading to parts of Northern Dobruja, parts of Northern Greece and parts of modern-day European Turkey. King Seuthes III later moved the capital to Seuthopolis.Mar 16, 2015
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Map of Ancient Troas288 viewsMap of Ancient TroasFeb 26, 2015
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Map of Ancient Rome 271 AD565 viewsMap of the Roman Empire around the year of the consulship of Aurelianus and Bassus (271 AD), with the break away Gallic Empire in the West and the Palmyrene Empire in the East.Feb 02, 2015
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The Decapolis345 viewsThe DecapolisJan 18, 2015
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Map - Caria, ancient region of modern Turkey326 viewsNov 07, 2014
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Map - 1400 AD Byzantine Empire345 viewsByzantine Empire 1400Oct 28, 2014
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Map - Northern Britain c. A.D. 550 - 650.307 viewsThe placements of peoples and sites based on Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia, by John T. Koch, except the positioning of Roman roads which is based on the Iter Britanniarum of the Antonine Itineraries and other sources, supplemented by Koch's additions.Oct 24, 2014
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Map - Scotland, Time of Titus and Domitian.323 viewsThe Northern British Campaigns of Agricola, A.D.80 – 84.Oct 24, 2014
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Map - Ilium vel Troja (Ilium or Troy)383 viewsIlium vel Troja (Ilium or Troy)Oct 23, 2014
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Map - Troas and Hellespontus331 viewsTroas et HellespontusOct 23, 2014
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Map - Ionia364 viewsIoniaOct 23, 2014
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Map - Bosporus-Thracius445 viewsBosporus-ThraciusOct 23, 2014
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Map - Cyprus334 viewsCyprusOct 23, 2014
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Map - Pergamene Kingdom, Bithynia, Galatia, Pontus247 viewsPergamene Kingdom, Bithynia, Galatia, PontusOct 22, 2014
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Map - Empire of Tigranes220 viewsEmpire of TigranesOct 22, 2014
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Map - Eastern Mediterranean 190 BC 456 viewsEastern Mediterranean 190 BC - The Kingdom of Pergamum, Empire of TigranesOct 22, 2014
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Map - The Greek World254 viewsThe Greek WorldOct 22, 2014
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Map - The Assyrian Empire and the Region about the Eastern Mediterranean, 750 - 625 B.C.367 viewsThe Assyrian Empire and the Region about the Eastern Mediterranean, 750 - 625 B.C.Oct 22, 2014
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Map - The Eastern Mediterranean - Geographicus - Graecia430 views1741 Homann Heirs Map of Ancient Greece, The Eastern Mediterranean - Geographicus - Graecia. This is one of the Homann Heirs finest and most appealing maps of the ancient Greek World. Map centers on Greece but includes the entirety of the eastern Mediterranean and North Africa. Also includes the Black Sea as far as the Crimea and the sea of Azov. Extends north as far as Sarmatia and Pannonia. Includes Italy, Sicily, Corsica and Sardinia. Upper left quadrant features a decorative title cartouche adorned with the rectos and versos of 12 ancient Greek coins with explanatory numbered references outside the top border of the map. Show the important Greek provinces and colonies through the Mediterranean, especially in modern day turkey and in the Italian peninsula. Includes nautical military and trade routes. This map was drawn by Joanes Christoph Harenberg for inclusion the 1752 Homann Heirs Maior Atlas Scholasticus ex Triginta Sex Generalibus et Specialibus…. Most early Homann atlases were “made to order” or compiled of individual maps at the request of the buyer. However, this rare atlas, composed of 37 maps and charts, was issued as a “suggested collection” of essential Homann Heirs maps. A fine copy of an important map.Oct 22, 2014
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Map - 5th Century BC - Economic Map of the Mediterranean World461 viewsEconomic Map of the Mediterranean World in the 5th Century BCOct 22, 2014
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Map - Attica and Megaris340 viewsAttica and Megaris from Maps, plans, views and coins illustrative of the travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece, during the middle of the fourth century before the Christian eraOct 20, 2014
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Map - 1300 AD Anatolia307 viewsAD 1300 AnatoliaOct 20, 2014
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Map - AD 117 Roman Empire633 viewsAD 117 Roman EmpireOct 20, 2014
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Map - 89 BC First Mithritadic War 626 viewsA map of the Middle east, Greece and Asia minor, showing the states at the breakout of the first Mithridatic war, 89 BC. Bithynia, light red, is shown as a client kingdom of Rome, dark red. Pontus is shown in dark green.Oct 20, 2014
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Map - Ancient Phocis Greece234 viewsAncient Phocis GreeceOct 15, 2014
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Map - Southern Ancient Greece200 viewsMap of the southern regions of Ancient GreeceOct 15, 2014
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Map - Aetolia, Greece254 viewsAetolia, GreeceOct 15, 2014
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Map - Northern Ancient Greece204 viewsNorthern Ancient GreeceOct 15, 2014
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Map - Greek Colonization of Western Asia Minor, 11th - 8th Cent. B.C.405 viewsGreek Colonization of western Asia Minor during the Greek Dark Age (or Geometric Age) 11th-8th cent. BCOct 13, 2014
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Map - Ancient Mysia228 viewsMysia was a region in the northwest of ancient Asia Minor or Anatolia (part of modern Turkey). It was located on the south coast of the Sea of Marmara. It was bounded by Bithynia on the east, Phrygia on the southeast, Lydia on the south, Aeolis on the southwest, Troad on the west and by the Propontis on the north. In ancient times it was inhabited by the Mysians, Phrygians, Aeolian Greeks, and other groups.Oct 13, 2014
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Map - 89 B.C. 1st Mithradic War485 viewsMap of Asia minor, 89 BC showing Roman provinces and client states as well as Pontic territory. A map of the Middle east, Greece and Asia minor, showing the states at the breakout of the first Mithridatic war, 89 BC.
Oct 13, 2014
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Map - Attalid Kingdom of Pergamon278 viewsThe Attalid dynasty was a Hellenistic dynasty that ruled the city of Pergamon after the death of Lysimachus, a general of Alexander the Great. The Attalid kingdom was the rump state left after the collapse of the Lysimachian Empire. One of Lysimachus' officers, Philetaerus, took control of the city in 282 BC. The later Attalids were descended from his father, and they expanded the city into a kingdom. Attalus I proclaimed himself King in the 230s BC, following his victories over the Galatians. The Attalids ruled Pergamon until Attalus III bequeathed the kingdom to the Roman Republic in 133 BC to avoid a likely succession crisis.Oct 13, 2014
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Map - Epirus, Greece212 viewsEpirus in antiquity, reproduced from a map made by Heinrich Kiepert, published in 1902.Oct 12, 2014
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Map - Illyricum Province of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire204 viewsIllyricum Province of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire. Illyricum was a Roman province that existed between 167 BC and 10 AD, named after conquered Illyria, stretching from the Drin river (in modern north Albania) to Istria (Croatia) in the west and to the Sava river (Bosnia and Herzegovina) in the north. Salona (near modern Split in Croatia) functioned as its capital. The province was then divided into Pannonia in the north and Dalmatia in the south.Oct 12, 2014
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Map - Bruttium255 viewsBruttiumOct 08, 2014
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Map - Lucania Italy Map321 viewsLucania map.Oct 08, 2014
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Map - 100 BC The Growth of Roman Power in Italy220 viewsMap of the Roman confederation in 100 BC, on the eve of the Social War. Note the patchwork political configuration. The Roman possessions (in grey-blue) straddle the strategic centre of the Italian peninsula and the Tyrrhenian coastal plain. Latin colonies (dark red) are scattered in strategic locations. Other socii (pink) are concentrated in the mountainous interior.Oct 08, 2014
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Map - The Growth of Roman Power in Italy162 viewsMap of the Roman confederation in 100 BC, on the eve of the Social War. Note the patchwork political configuration. The Roman possessions (in grey-blue) straddle the strategic centre of the Italian peninsula and the Tyrrhenian coastal plain. Latin colonies (dark red) are scattered in strategic locations. Other socii (pink) are concentrated in the mountainous interior.Oct 08, 2014
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Map - Seljuks of Rum303 viewshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sultanate_of_RumOct 05, 2014
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Map - Asia Minor and the Near East c. 150 B.C.246 viewsAsia Minor and the Near East c. 150 B.C.Sep 14, 2014
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Map - 1300 BC The Hittite Empire at the height of its power (red), bordering on the Egyptian Empire (green)505 viewsThe Hittite Empire at the height of its power (red), bordering on the Egyptian Empire (green), c. 1300 BC . Aug 28, 2014
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Map - 650 AD Byzantine Empire423 viewsThe Byzantine Empire in 650 - by this year it had lost all of its southern provinces except the Exarchate of Africa.Jul 04, 2014
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Map - Serbian Despotate in 1455 - 1459171 viewsSerbian Despotate in 1455 - 1459Jul 04, 2014
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Map - The Vandalic War in 533-534 353 viewsJun 06, 2014
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Map - 533-534 AD The Vandalic War259 viewsEnglish: Map of the operations of the Vandalic War in 533-534, including the rebellions on Tripolitania and Sardinia. Topography taken from from DEMIS Mapserver, which are public domain, other wise self-made. Sources: The History of the Wars by Procopius of Caesarea; J.B. Bury, History of the Later Roman Empire; James Allan Stewart Evans, The Age of Justinian: The Circumstances of Imperial Power, ISBN 9780415022095; Ian Hughes, Belisarius: The Last Roman General, ISBN 9781594160851.Jun 06, 2014
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Map - Map of the Roman Empire with main harbors and fleets from Augustus to Septimius Severus502 viewsMay 30, 2014
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Map - Byzantine-Sassanid Border 384 AD to Reign of Justinian I286 viewsThe frontier between the Roman and Sassanid Persian Empires after the treaty of 384 AD. Despite recurrent warfare, the frontier remained stable throughout the 5th century and until the reign of Justinian I.May 16, 2014
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Map - Byzantine-Sassanid Border 565 AD302 viewsThe frontier between the Roman and Sassanid Persian Empires at the death of Emperor Justinian I in 565 AD. It includes the provincial reorganization of 536 and Lazica.May 16, 2014
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Map - Sassanid Empire301 viewsThe normal borders of the great Sassanid Empire during much of its existence. (Map by Frank Smitha used by permission granted on December 15, 2006 by his agent, Marilynn Bell.)May 16, 2014
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