Religion: 5000 Years in 90 Seconds

How has the geog­ra­phy of reli­gion evolved over the cen­turies, and where has it sparked wars? This inter­ac­tive map sum­ma­rizes in a brief 90 sec­onds the his­to­ry of Chris­tian­i­ty, Islam, Hin­duism, Bud­dhism, and Judaism. It shows where & when each reli­gion orig­i­nat­ed, how the reli­gions some­times came into con­flict, and how they spread across the globe. This short his­to­ry les­son is pro­duced by a site called Maps of War, which fea­tures oth­er inter­ac­tive lessons, includ­ing The Impe­r­i­al His­to­ry of the Mid­dle East and Amer­i­can Lead­er­ship & War. Enjoy.

Via Boing Boing

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  • lucychili says:

    would be love­ly to see one which includ­ed the old­er cul­tures, Abo­rig­i­nal, Mayan etc.

  • Joe says:

    Where’s the mod­ern infor­ma­tion about the war Islam is wag­ing right now? 9/11 and all the ter­ror­ism since then should not be left out…it’s exact­ly how Islam start­ed, and it’s what Islam is now doing again.

  • I<3TACOS says:

    i want a map that shows the major empires of the earths his­to­ry. that would be a very com­plex but enter­tain­ing show

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