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Ancient Asia


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13 maps, last one added on Nov 01, 2017

Ancient Anatolia


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29 maps, last one added on Nov 10, 2018

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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11 maps, last one added on May 13, 2019

Ancient Afganistan to India


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2 maps, last one added on Oct 22, 2013

Far East


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8 maps, last one added on Mar 26, 2019

 

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Map - Ancient South West Asia813 views
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Map - Ionia585 viewsIonia
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Map - Ancient Mysia403 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.
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Map - Judea under Judas Maccabeus 167 - 160 B.C. 118 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 (167160 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.
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Map - Judea under Simon Maccabeus 142 - 135 B.C.123 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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Judea after Herod42 viewsJudea after Herod (Modified from Wikipedia)
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Map - Ionia Anatolia282 views
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Map China showing Eastern Wei, Western Wei and Liang, c. 535557.27 viewsMap China showing Eastern Wei, Western Wei and Liang, c. 535557.

Last additions - Asia
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Maps - Plan of Jerusalem Ancient and Plan of Modern [1849] Jerusalem19 viewsMaps - Plan of Jerusalem Ancient and Plan of Modern [1849] Jerusalem
McPhun, W.R., McPhun's New Polyglot Bible. (Glasgow, 1849).
May 13, 2019
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Map - Plan of the Temple of Jerusalem20 viewsPlan of the Temple of Jerusalem
2 Drawings - The Temple with its Courts, and The Temple on an Enlarged Scale
McPhun, W.R., McPhun's New Polyglot Bible. (Glasgow, 1849).
May 13, 2019
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Map - China, Qin dynasty 221 - 206 B.C.30 viewsMap of Qin Dynasty and its administrative divisions, 221 - 206 B.C.

The Qin dynasty was the first dynasty of Imperial China, lasting from 221 to 206 B.C. Named for its heartland in Qin state (modern Gansu and Shaanxi), the dynasty was founded by Qin Shi Huang, the First Emperor of Qin. The strength of the Qin state was greatly increased by the Legalist reforms of Shang Yang in the fourth century B.C., during the Warring States period. In the mid and late third century B.C., the Qin state carried out a series of swift conquests, first ending the powerless Zhou dynasty, and eventually conquering the other six of the Seven Warring States. Its 15 years was the shortest major dynasty in Chinese history, consisting of only two emperors, but inaugurated an imperial system that lasted from 221 B.C., with interruption and adaptation, until 1912 A.D.
Mar 26, 2019
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Map - The Great Jin, the Jurchen Jin Dynasty, as of 1142 A.D.24 viewsMap - The Great Jin, the Jurchen Jin Dynasty, as of 1142 A.D.

The Jin dynasty, the Great Jin, ruled north eastern China 1115 to 1234. Its name is sometimes written as Kin, Jurchen Jin or Jinn in English to differentiate it from an earlier Chinese dynasty with the same name. Its rulers were of Jurchen descent. After vanquishing the Liao, the Jin launched an over hundred-year struggle against the Song dynasty, in southern China. Over the course of their rule, the Jurchens of Jin quickly adapted to Chinese customs, and even fortified the Great Wall against the rising Mongols. The Mongols invaded the Jin under Genghis Khan in 1211 and inflicted catastrophic defeats. Although the Jin seemed to suffer a never-ending wave of defeats, revolts, defections, and coups, they proved tenacious. The Jin finally succumbed to Mongol conquest 23 years later in 1234.
Mar 25, 2019
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Map China showing Eastern Wei, Western Wei and Liang, c. 535557.27 viewsMap China showing Eastern Wei, Western Wei and Liang, c. 535557.Mar 25, 2019
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Map - Xin Dynasty 8 - 23 A.D.23 viewsXin Dynasty 8 - 23 A.D.

Wang Mang was a Han Dynasty official and consort kin who seized the throne from the Liu family and founded the Xin Dynasty, ruling 923 A.D. The Han dynasty was restored after his overthrow, and his rule marks the separation between the Western Han Dynasty (before Xin) and Eastern Han Dynasty (after Xin). Some historians have traditionally viewed Wang as a usurper, while others have portrayed him as a visionary and selfless social reformer. Though a learned Confucian scholar who sought to implement the harmonious society he saw in the classics, his efforts ended in chaos. In October 23 A.D., the capital Chang'an was attacked and the imperial palace ransacked. Wang Mang died in the battle. The Han dynasty was reestablished in 25 A.D. when Liu Xiu (Emperor Guangwu) took the throne.
Mar 25, 2019
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Map - Western Hahn Dynasty in 87 B.C.17 viewsMap - Western Hahn Dynasty in 87 B.C.

Showing the capital Chang'an and the location of all commandery seats. In the Western Regions, a number of pretectorates were Han vassals and under the nominal authority of the Chief Protector of the Western Regions appointed by the Han court.

From roughly 115 to 60 BC, Han forces fought the Xiongnu over control of the oasis city-states in the Tarim Basin. Han was eventually victorious and established the Protectorate of the Western Regions in 60 BC, which dealt with the region's defense and foreign affairs. The Han also expanded southward. The naval conquest of Nanyue in 111 BC expanded the Han realm into what are now modern Guangdong, Guangxi, and northern Vietnam. Yunnan was brought into the Han realm with the conquest of the Dian Kingdom in 109 BC, followed by parts of the Korean Peninsula with the Han conquest of Gojoseon and colonial establishments of Xuantu Commandery and Lelang Commandery in 108 BC. In China's first known nationwide census taken in 2 AD, the population was registered as having 57,671,400 individuals in 12,366,470 households.
Mar 25, 2019
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Judea after Herod42 viewsJudea after Herod (Modified from Wikipedia)Dec 13, 2018