Map Showing Where Today’s Countries Would Be Located on Pangea


The supercontinent of Pangea formed some 270 million years ago, during the Early Permian Period, and then began to break up 70 million years later, eventually yielding the continents we inhabit today. Pangea was, of course, a peopleless place. But if you were to drop today’s nations on that great land mass, here’s what it might look like. (Click on the image to view it in a much larger, high resolution format.) The map’s creator is Massimo Pietrobon, someone who playfully describes himself as “a famous explorer and cartographer of Atlantis,” and who has taken on other experiments with maps in the past. When someone claimed that the scale of certain countries wasn’t exactly right, Massimo was quick to confess on his blog, “Yes, it’s just a trial, it can be better.” But it’s a creative start.

via Pickover’s Reality Carnival

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  1. Shalaw says . . . | July 27, 2014 / 8:10 pm

    May you and your family enjoy this special occasion together, peace and blessings be upon you all. I would like to say something about Kurdish country, it means Kurdistan. Kurdish people have been the earth when God created people.

    on the other hand, huge ethinc do not have their own country. If you pay attention past histry, you will find Kurdish country on the map.

  2. MacPollo says . . . | August 1, 2014 / 5:15 am

    Today, it depends on what kind of world representation (Winkel, Mercator projection, Pacific-centric, Mollweide…) you choose. Although the vast majority of maps all over the world are Euro-centric.

    But, looking this map, then and now, Europe was the center of the world!

    In a one-continent map there is no debate possible :)

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