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World in 3500 BCE
Stone Age hunter-gatherers and farmers live in much of the world. In one small area, however, cities are appearing, literacy is developing, and civilization is emerging.Start Exploring
If you want to know why our world is the way it is, you’re in the right place!
Both an atlas and an encyclopaedia, the Timemap of World History covers all the world’s history.
The Atlas gives you a panoramic overview of the grand sweep of history.
The Encyclopedia provides a wealth of information which lets you dig deeper into civilizations, empires and events.
The Education area offers teachers and students ideas for getting the most from the site.
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“Historical integrity and technological accuracy are combined in one of the most reliable and easy-to-use teaching aids you can ever have the privilege of using. Use this product. It will enhance your teaching of the material and make it take on greater meaning for your students. Without question, this is one of the best teaching resources I have ever seen.”
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The author, Peter Britton, is a historian who has been producing and publishing digital history resources for some thirty years. The maps were created by Alexander Kent, a widely respected cartographer. Jonny, Peter’s son, has overall responsibility for the creation of digital materials and for social media.
World History Atlas
The Atlas of World History contains more than 650 maps covering world, regional and country histories
World History Encyclopedia
The Encyclopedia contains short articles covering the civilizations, empires and great episodes of history
This huge website is ideal for learning about all the world's history! We have classroom ideas and teacher support to get you started