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In 1453, the Ottomans captured Constantinople and ended the Byzantine Empire. During the next two centuries, they brought their rule to much of the Middle East, North Africa, and southeastern Europe. Their navy dominated the eastern Mediterranean.

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from visualistan.com

Top 10 Infographics Of 2013 [Infographics]

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The Entire History of the World—Really, All of It—Distilled Into a Single Gorgeous Chart
from Slate Magazine

The Entire History of the World—Really, All of It—Distilled Into a Single Gorgeous Chart

Histomap || John B. Sparks, first printed by Rand McNally in 1931 || the actual picture of the march of civilization, from the mud huts of the ancients thru the monarchistic glamour of the middle ages to the living panorama of life in present day America.

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Poverty map of Old Nichol slum, East End of London, showing Bethnal Green Road, from Charles Booth’s Labour and Life of the People. Volume 1: East London (London: Macmillan, 1889).

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~ Wales has about 400 castles ~ there are more castles per head than any other country in the world ~

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from eBay

Details about large 17th century old WORLD style map of London England fine art poster print

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