Imperial History of the Political Centre of the World

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Ever wondered what the centre of the world looks like politically, from the ancient kingdoms to the modern empires? I did, and so I searched cyberspace for an animated map of the Fertile Crescent — the cradle of civilization — up to today’s Middle-East region.

Here’s what I found:

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

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