THE WORLD HISTORY CHART
A Chronology of World History According to R.H. Carling.
The World History Chart includes name and events from documented history, archaeology, theology and mythology dating from 4000 B.C.
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Visualize nearly 6,000 years of world history as it appears before your eyes. Follow world events from the rise of the first civilization of ancient
Egypt and Mesopotamia around 4,000 B.C., to the year 2000. The perfect gift, the Eighth Edition of The World History Chart is an exceptional
educational reference for students of all ages. It's also a colorful wall decoration for the home, classroom or office, providing endless topics for discussion.
INSTRUCTIONS for reading the chart
1. The World History Chart by International Timeline, Inc., is designed to provide a concise comparative reference source of the World's civilizations, historical characters and events. Assembled around the traditional 6,000 year time frame (4000 BC to 2000 AD), the information contained on the chart encompasses data from four key areas of historical research: documented history, archaeology, theology and mythology.
2. The chart is arranged in linear format. This arrangement enables the observer to locate a particular historical event or figure by reading horizontally across the chart. Then by reading vertically up or down within the same period, a comparison of contemporary civilizations, events and figures can easily be made.
3. From top to bottom, the chart is divided into 15 geographic regions. Each region is highlighted by a broad colored line running horizontally from left to right across the chart. The major indigenous nations and civilizations are identified within each of these regional lines.
4. The 15 geographic regions are labeled to aid your study. Two of the designations, however, may be unfamiliar. In Greek, "Iberi" means "land far away" and refers to the present day nations of Spain and Portugal. The "Levant" is the scholarly name given to the Eastern Mediterranean region encompassing the modern states of Israel, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.
5. Located immediately beneath each of the colored geographic region lines are three descriptive subdivisions or sections. The first, or top section, lists specific cultures or historic personalities originating from that region. The middle section identifies major social, political, economic and migratory developments and the third, or bottom section, highlights unique artistic, scientific and religious events.
6. The chart is divided into a series of thin, black, vertical lines that begin at the left side of the chart at 4000 BC, and continue across the chart in one hundred year increments to 2000 AD. When moving from left to right along one of the regional lines, you are moving forward in history. Conversely, by going from right to left, you are going back in history.
7. You will also note a number of other colored vertical lines. The thin red lines and blue "flood" lines represent major local and world-wide natural disasters. The broad, arrow-shaped lines indicated significant migrations, not only of peoples and cultures, but also of technology and religion.
8. In any presentation of history, a distinction must be made between periods of historical or relative historical accuracy, and periods of "educated speculation". You will note that in each geographic region, a colored star has been placed at the point indicating where relative historical accuracy begins.
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