Timeline from the Back of an Old Bible
It took me years to find an image of this timeline on the Internet. This one is super important to me because it is this timeline that sparked my lifelong love of charts and of history charts in particular. I think I was about six years old when I first found it in the back of an old family bible. My guess is that it was made in the 1960’s or 70’s. The design either inspired (or was inspired by) A Graphic History of Mankind (for example, the Mesopotamia line is almost identical). Unlike most of the other world history charts on this site though, it is rather incomplete. It primarily covers from 2000 BCE to 100 CE and because it is a bible timeline, only includes Middle Eastern nations. I love the design though, and hence had to include it on this website.