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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Maps of War and religion

An interesting 90 second look at the imperial history of the Middle East. As you will see, that region has been ruled, throughout history, by many different conquerors: from the Egyptians to the Europeans and many others in between.





Another 90 second look at the history of the world's major religions.



15 comments:

Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Pretty fascinating stuff, great find!!

Ugly Naked Guy said...

Well, that was cool. Was there supposed to be sound?

Pat Jenkins said...

good stuff. what incog should be ones approach to dealing with a religous movement governing. i withdrew a dvd from our library, micheal palin's around the world in eighty days. it has been quite interesting and enlightening. not that this wasn't known already, as he attempted to cross or enter a islamic lead country his difficulty in traversing this land was as tough as entering or moivng through a communist nation. each the same approach of supression of man, but with religion comes the tougher challenge of a "passionate" enemy!!!

WomanHonorThyself said...

ah nice find hun!..Note how miniscule Israel and the Jews are and the Arabs still wont let them breathe!!!

Karen said...

Thanks for sharing such an interesting post, Incognito!

Frasypoo said...

That was fascinating.....
I do miss your friend Troika/Richard etc lame comments.Maybe he ran away and wont be back!

Justin Halter said...

The bottom one is a bit misleading, as there is no reason to think Krishna was born then. In fact, it is roughly equivalent to starting the display in 4000 B.C. with a dot for the birth of Adam and Eve. In other words, it is a religious story, but has zero basis in history. Even the dating for Buddha is highly problematic.

Renegade Eye said...

Good post.

Strawberry said...

Incog - great post. The 2 different timelines should open peoples' eyes. The bottom one was very interesting. Does it reflect the recent growth of Islam? That could be a true eye-opener!

Incognito said...

LMC: Yeah, it is interesting. I thought.

UNG: No, no sound, as far as I could tell.

PATJ: Not sure what you mean by: "what incog should be ones approach to dealing with a religous movement governing". A passionate and irrational, unreasoning enemy. That makes it even worse.

ANGEL: I know, isn't that sad?!

KAREN: :-)

FRASYPOO: I almost do as well. Interesting story about Troika et al. now that you mention him. He linked my 4th of July post to his blog. It was disparaging, of course. I commented about his many disguises. He claimed some were not him. I explained that all those aliases originated in Hong Kong. He deleted my comments. Then his blog disappeared shortly thereafter. But he's back lurking. :-)

JUSTIN: I don't think it is meant to be accurate to the exact date. It starts off at 3,000 BC. Krishna was born mid 3,000s. You're right Buddha was born mid 500s but it's still interesting.

REN: Thank you. I have a post that coming soon that I will be interested in your comment.

STRAWB: I think it reflects the religious growth up until 2006, but obviously can't be terribly accurate.

Freedomnow said...

Oh boy that is excellent. The possibilities for blogging gets cooler all the time.

I wondered if the presentation had sound too. Narration by Orson Wells would have been kick ass.

Thanks

Pat Jenkins said...

how to deal with a religous movement when it has become a ruling body, that's all incog. sory about the idiocy!!!

WomanHonorThyself said...

but they still cant give Jews an inch!,,good one Brooke! :)

WomanHonorThyself said...

p.s. Have a gr8 weekend Incogg!!..:-)

Incognito said...

FREEDOM: Lotsa goodies out there. :-) Would have been nice to have some narration.. but,,

PAT: Make sure it doesn't happen... that's why it's very important we don't allow that to happen here... and that goes for any religion.

ANGEL: You too, my dear.