Maps of War

Though I’ve found the turbulent history of the Middle East to be fascinating, I’ve never before found a resource so eloquent as the Maps of War Imperial History which enables one to see 5000 years of empire building and state history in about 90 seconds.

Imperial History Maps of War

Though a lot of the empires shown here are familiar, I had no idea their respective magnitudes or durations.

(via Coolhunting)