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Levant History Map

June 4th, 2006 · No Comments · history

As threatened, here is the Levant History Map.

This chart shows the rough political boundaries of the Levant over a period of 1200 years. Due to the unique geography of the Levant, we can make a dramatic simplification of our map into a backwards “C” shape that describes the regions from Egypt into Anatolia — the region just west of Mesopotamia. (Click on this map image to see a larger diagram that maps to the grid below.)

The 1st and 2nd Temple periods, specific to Jewish history, are shown clearly here, as well as the extent of the impact of Greek and Roman imperial influence. (Click on the chart thumbnail to see a readable version.)

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