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a 90 second animated map illustrating who has conquered the Middle East over the past 5,000 years, including the Egyptians, Turks, Jews, Romans, Arabs, Greeks, Persians, Europeans...

(see the animated movie below)

see also mideast conflict infographics & coffin counter.

[link: mapsofwar.com]

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4 COMMENTS

I keep watching it over and over. Hypnotizing. And fascinating.

Thu 28 Sep 2006 at 3:26 PM

i love the scare-mongering "OMG IRAN?!!?!?!?!?!?" at the end.

Thu 28 Sep 2006 at 5:33 PM
Mark

Very cool. Anyone ever see the charles and ray eames movie about the map animation in social studies class in high school, back in the day ?

Sat 30 Sep 2006 at 12:41 AM

I enjoyed that. What a useful way to demonstrate history in a new median.

Sun 01 Oct 2006 at 8:25 AM
Matthew Mansfield
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