This nifty animation shows the myriad empires that have controlled the cradle of civilization over the eons—and reminds us there’s nothing necessarily permanent about Iraq’s present cobbled-together status.
From Maps of War:
Who has controlled the Middle East over the course of history? Pretty much everyone. Egyptians, Turks, Jews, Romans, Arabs, Greeks, Persians, Europeans…the list goes on. Who will control the Middle East today? That is a much bigger question.