Marching through the Middle East

Tam sent me a link to an animated map of the Middle East and surrounding territory through the ages. The thing is silent, completely apolitical, and absolutely astonishing.

Take a look. It’s a visual of 5000 years of history in 90 seconds, and well worth the time.

Actually, all the maps are pretty mind-blowing.

I’ve got to get back to work, but …. wow.

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5 comments… add one
  • PolarBear Jan 7, 2007 @ 15:11

    I sent it to the entire faculty and staff as something of potential value.

  • scottbryan Jan 7, 2007 @ 13:58

    Can’t watch it at work since the firewall blocks most streaming media. Can’t wait to see it when I get home.

  • Chassit Jan 5, 2007 @ 14:49

    Wow! That was really interesting.

  • ThursdayHaiku Jan 5, 2007 @ 10:18

    Thanks for that link! It’s had a pleasantly negative effect on productivity for me and several office mates this morning.

  • Ashtal Jan 5, 2007 @ 8:40

    Thank you for this terrific link! Very bookmarked.

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