Regular visitors to Travel Between The Pages are well aware that I am an insufferable map nerd. When I travel, I still insist on carrying multiple paper maps along with the usual digital map apps and downloaded maps to my travel destinations too. It’s my long held conviction that maps not only tell us where we are at and where we are going, but where we come from and how we got there.
I recently stumble on the fascinating story 35 History Maps That Will Make You See The World In A Whole New Light right here. The historical maps show how empires have risen and fallen throughout the centuries., how religion and cultures have spread across the globe, how wars have shaped nations, and much more.
The recent news stories about the verification of Viking settlement of North America centuries prior to Columbus make the map above even more intriguing.