Byzantine Empire: Modern Turkey, Italy, Greece, Jordan, Syria, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Sinai Peninsula, Northern Africa at its height.

Byzantine Empire: Modern Turkey, Italy, Greece, Jordan, Syria, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Sinai Peninsula, Northern Africa at its height.

This is a map of the Byzantine Empire in the 6th century. Modern day countries that are part in that area: Greece, Turkey, Egypt, and Italy

This is a map of the Byzantine Empire in the 6th century. Modern day countries that are part in that area: Greece, Turkey, Egypt, and Italy

#Constantinople was the capitol city of the #Byzantine #Empire. It was founded at AD 330.

#Constantinople was the capitol city of the #Byzantine #Empire. It was founded at AD 330.

The Byzantine empire, with territory with the Middle East, and the eastern Meditteranean, maintained very high levels of politicos, cultural, and economic life between 500 and 1450 C.E.

The Byzantine empire, with territory with the Middle East, and the eastern Meditteranean, maintained very high levels of politicos, cultural, and economic life between 500 and 1450 C.E.

Map of the Carolingian and Byzantine Empires and the Califate about 814. Inset: Northern Austrasia 814 (Source: University of Texas at Austin)

Map of the Carolingian and Byzantine Empires and the Califate about 814. Inset: Northern Austrasia 814 (Source: University of Texas at Austin)

Historians generally refer to the Eastern Roman Empire after 476 as the Byzantine Empire. But this is an arbitrary distinction invented for the convenience of historians. People in the Byzantine Empire continued to think of themselves as Romans, and their empire as the Roman Empire, for centuries after 476. The Byzantine Empire would endure as a Christian empire for another 1000 years until it was finally overrun by the Ottomans in 1453.

40 maps that explain the Roman Empire

Historians generally refer to the Eastern Roman Empire after 476 as the Byzantine Empire. But this is an arbitrary distinction invented for the convenience of historians. People in the Byzantine Empire continued to think of themselves as Romans, and their empire as the Roman Empire, for centuries after 476. The Byzantine Empire would endure as a Christian empire for another 1000 years until it was finally overrun by the Ottomans in 1453.

World History Wall Maps - Europe & Byzantine Empire

World History Wall Maps - Europe & Byzantine Empire

Interesting graphic, but far from complete. Here are a few that were overlooked: Nazi Germany, French Empire of Napoleon I, Carolingian Empire of Charlemagne, Byzantine Empire, Mughal Empire, Mayan Empire, Macedonian Empire of Alexander the Great, Inca Empire, Assyrian Empire. Babylonian Empire. Give me time, I'll think of some more...

Interesting graphic, but far from complete. Here are a few that were overlooked: Nazi Germany, French Empire of Napoleon I, Carolingian Empire of Charlemagne, Byzantine Empire, Mughal Empire, Mayan Empire, Macedonian Empire of Alexander the Great, Inca Empire, Assyrian Empire. Babylonian Empire. Give me time, I'll think of some more...

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