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History of Religion

How has the geography of religion evolved over the centuries, and where has it sparked wars? The map below from gives a brief history of the world’s most well-known religions: Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Judaism. Selected periods of inter-religious bloodshed are also highlighted.

Want to see 5,000 years of religion in 90 seconds? Click on the ‘Play’ button below:

Note: other religions have not been shown here due to the short length of the video.

The Imperial History of the Middle East

Who has controlled the Middle East over the course of history? Pretty much everyone. Egyptians, Turks, Jews, Romans, Arabs, Persians, Europeans etc… the list goes on. Who will control the Middle East today? That is a much bigger question.

Click on the ‘Play’ button in the video below from :

Note: the events shown in the video are only till 2006.