Full Bronze Age Map

My current project: Expanding the Ancient Egypt map to cover all cultures of the late Bronze Age eastern Mediterranen and Middle East.

Making a big map of the late Bronze Age world, showing all the other great powers of the 13th century BCE, is finishing what I started when I was making the Ancient Egypt map for Sardis Verlag last year. The Bronze Age is one of those eras especially fascinating me, thus intended from the beginning to eventually cover the entire eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, but the actual steps to get there have already changed several times. When this was still a Sardis Verlag project, we planned a huge DIN B0 sized map (1.4 x 1 m) next. Keeping the 1:2.5 Mio. scale used for the Ancient Egypt map it would have only covered the Mycenaean world and the Hittite Empire together with an unchanged Egypt.

 

At the end I decided against this path. The new map will be much more similar to the Roman Empire map in scope and design. The final version will include everything on one map, including all of Babylonia and Elam in the same level of detail as the other parts. Format will be DIN A0 (1.189 x 0.841 m) again, the scale 1:3.3 Mio. My next steps are finishing the Mycenaean world and the Hittite Empire during the coming months. It will still be possible to make a smaller, B1 sized, derivative with just the civilizations around the eastern Mediterranean sea, but it is still much to early to say what the printed editions will be, or if there will be any at all.  

Map of the late Bronze Age eastern Mediterranen and Middle East
The current state of my Late Bronze Age map, still lot's of research to do!

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