History of the Middle East (the two-minute version)

Via Maps of War, a very cool animated map of the major military conquests that defined the history of the Middle East. (Press ‘Play’ on the map below to see the animation.)

Hat tip to Google Blogoscoped.

Comments (1) to “History of the Middle East (the two-minute version)”

  1. I was struck, not only by how many times the Middle East has changed hands, but how many of those empires I know next to nothing about. Roman? Ottoman? Mongols? Sure, but I know essentially nothing about Caliphate and Saladin despite the fact that they pwn’d large swaths of the region.

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