Before now poetry has taken notice
Of wars, and what are wars but politics
Transformed from chronic to acute and bloody?
from "Build Soil"
Robert Frost

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Imperial History of the Middle East

Many of you should find this Flash map interesting (thanks to http://www.mapsofwar.com/). The map progresses through the last 5000 years of history, overlaying sucessive empires that controlled portions or the whole of the Middle East. Enjoy.

Side note: the Persian Sassinid empire (circa 600AD) was the origin of the word "Anbar", meaning storehouse.

9 comments:

  1. This Map has been around a little while - I recall watching it last year. Extremely interesting. And remember, the United States is hardly represented in this time. We are barely able to consider the end of this map as something we have been a part of. So you are a part of making a very large piece of history. Despite the heat you have to live through (from previous post). Good luck with that - sorry it's so uncomfortable.

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  2. Never saw that.

    I love history and I love maps. Really interesting, thanks.

    Sorry to hear about the A/C problems. Hope they get that worked out so you can get a decent night's, er, day's sleep.

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  3. Marieanne1/8/07 13:48

    that map, and indeed that site, is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

    Hope it's cooled off some for you, TD. Stay safe.

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  4. Anonymous3/8/07 10:37

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  5. Anonymous4/8/07 20:47

    Zougi mustaqbal,

    Love and hugs!

    ~Kels

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  6. Anonymous6/8/07 08:40

    BLIND NAVY VETERAN ACCOMPLISHES THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM
    The Navy has a tradition of helping their own. Elroy day, a former bubble head has an incredible story to tell. He was blinded in a home invasion in North Carolina in 1995. He recently applied for and was accepted into the Purple Heart Service Foundations job training program to teach him how to become an at home call center agent. Against all odds, working with a disability that would stop most everyone else, he graduated. He completed 600 hours of hard training and now he is reaching out to other blind and vision disabled veterans to tell them about the opportunity that he had. He wants other blind veterans to come and join him. You see, he has a dream of opening a blinded veterans call center. Staffed by former members of the US military who are now blind, for what ever reason. You can help with his dream, just spreading the word. If you know of any veteran who is vision disabled, have them contact Elroy Day immediately . They can email him at eday@carolina.rr.com or call Ms. Thompson at 703 835 3531.
    And remember, the Navy has a tradition of helping their own.

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  7. Anonymous6/8/07 08:40

    BLIND NAVY VETERAN ACCOMPLISHES THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM
    The Navy has a tradition of helping their own. Elroy day, a former bubble head has an incredible story to tell. He was blinded in a home invasion in North Carolina in 1995. He recently applied for and was accepted into the Purple Heart Service Foundations job training program to teach him how to become an at home call center agent. Against all odds, working with a disability that would stop most everyone else, he graduated. He completed 600 hours of hard training and now he is reaching out to other blind and vision disabled veterans to tell them about the opportunity that he had. He wants other blind veterans to come and join him. You see, he has a dream of opening a blinded veterans call center. Staffed by former members of the US military who are now blind, for what ever reason. You can help with his dream, just spreading the word. If you know of any veteran who is vision disabled, have them contact Elroy Day immediately . They can email him at eday@carolina.rr.com or call Ms. Thompson at 703 835 3531.
    And remember, the Navy has a tradition of helping their own.

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  8. anon;
    Once was enuf. Thx.

    AP;
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    :)
    8)
    :D

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  9. That's really cool!

    Hope you are doing okay- You're in my prayers!

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