Monday, July 6, 2009

Maps of empires

I noticed in the back of my wife's study Bible a few maps of empires found within its pages. I found it interesting. So I put together a collection of maps from oldest to newest. This is far from comprehensive. Here's a list I didn't go by, but found just as I finished my own list: List of largest empires

Indus Valley (3300 BC - 1700 BC)


Elamite Empire (2700 BC - 539 BC)


Akkadian Empire (2350 BC - 2150 BC)


Assyrian Empire (1920 BC - 609 BC)


Babylonian Empire (1900 BC - 1600 BC)


Egyptian Empire (1570 BC - 1270 BC)


Hittite Empire (1460 BC - 1180 BC)


Kingdom of David (1050 BC - 920 BC)


Median Empire (728 BC - 559 BC)


Achaemenid Empire (550 BC - 330 BC)


Athenian Empire (477 BC - 431 BC)


Macedonian Empire (338 BC - 3091 BC)


Seleucid Empire (323 BC - 60 BC)


Maurya Empire (321 BC - 185 BC)


Han Empire (206 BC - 220 BC)


Parthian Empire (200 BC - AD 224)


Kingdom of Armenia (95 BC - 60 BC)


Roman Empire (27 BC - AD 476)


Kushan Empire (AD 105 - 250)


Byzantine Empire (AD 330 - 1453)


Hephthalites Empire (AD 425 - 557)


Holy Roman Empire (AD 843 - 1806)


Chola Dynasty (AD 850 - 1279)


Saffarid Dynasty (AD 861 - 1003)


Fatimid Caliphate (AD 910 - 1171)


Song Dynasty (AD 960 - 1279)


Ghaznavid Empire (AD 963 - 1187)


Mongol Empire (AD 1206 - 1300s)


Ottoman Empire (AD 1299 - 1922s)


Aztec Empire (AD 1375 - 1521s)


Timurid Dynasty (AD 1401 - 1505)


Spanish Empire (AD 1402 - 1975)


Safavid Dynasty (AD 1501 - 1736)


Swedish Empire (AD 1611 - 1721)


Qing Dynasty (AD 1636 - 1912)


British Empire (AD 1707 - 1997) **Largest empire ever


Afsharid Dynasty (AD 1736 - 1796)


Gran Colombia (AD 1819 - 1931)


Empire of Brazil (AD 1830 - present)


French Empire (AD 1822 - 1889)


Japanese Empire (AD 1856 - 1945)


Austro-Hungarian Empire (AD 1867 - 1918)


Third Reich (AD 1933 - 1945)


Soviet Union (AD 1922 - 1991)


American Empire (AD 1787 - present)

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