My brother passed along this cool link showcasing maps of vast empires that no longer exist. The animated gifs are pretty interesting! [Thx Seb!]
Every imperial project, no matter how great, eventually meets its downfall. In fact, you may be reading this in a country that was once part of a now-vanished international superpower. Here are maps that reveal the rise and fall of the world’s most ambitious empires.
Story: io9 | Photo: io9