A Synchronological Map of All Human History

This ludicrously detailed graphic shows, as suggested by the detail, historical linkages and simultaneous occurrences.

Before the years of global empires and trade networks the history of the human existence is focused on discrete, self-contained societies that developed independent of their contemporaries. It can therefore be difficult to understand exactly which civilizations coincided.

If one wants to gain perspective on the relative existence of different civilizations one wouldn’t go far wrong with this graphic.


Alex Browne studied History at Kings College London and is an Assistant Editor at Made From History. He specializes in post-war history in the USA and Central America.