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Maps and Geography of the Ancient World

Ancient History traditionally starts with the Fertile Crescent (from modern Iraq to Egypt) and focuses mainly on the Mediterranean. To the people in this area, most of the globe was unknown.

  • Most of the "known world" follows a band north, south, and east of the Mediterranean Sea.
  • You may need to play detective to find the map you're looking for. Ancient maps of Rome (or the Roman Empire) include much of what we think of as Europe, parts of Asia, and Northern Africa.
  • The geographic borders of Asia fluctuated with the dominant empires; Sudan and Egypt belong in both the Near East and Africa. Egypt could extend into Asia.

You'll find an alphabetical list of ancient places based on the Roman historian Tacitus: Geographical Index of Tacitus.

If I'm missing something or if you have a correction, please let me know.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

By Continent & Underworld

- A -

Aegean Maps

Africa Maps

Agade (Akkad) Maps

Akkad Maps, 1

Alexandria, Egypt

America Maps

Asia Maps

Asia Minor / Anatolia Maps

Asoka Maps

Assur, City of

Assyria, 1

Athens

Attica

- B -

Babylon, 1, 2

Barbarian Migrations Map

Balkans

Biblical Maps

Bithynia

Bitter River Maps

Byzantium [Sec. bC]

- C -

Canaan Maps

Caria

Carthage, 1

Chin Maps

China

Colchis [Sec. Lb]

Colophon

Commerce Map

Constantinople [Sec. bC]

Cyrene. Libya [Sec. Gg]

- D -

Dacia

- E -

Egypt Maps

Elam Maps

Ephesus Maps, 1

Euphrates River Maps

Eurasian Commerce Map

Europa Maps

Europe Maps

- F -

France (Franks)

- G -

Gaul, Northern Gaul, Southern Gaul

Germany (Germania)

Greece

Gupta Maps

- H -

Halicarnassus [Sec. Ic]

Halys River

Hana Maps

Hellespont [Sec. Qg]

Hispania Maps

- I -

Illyricum

India/Indus Valley Maps

"Iraq"

Isin

Israel

Italy

- J -

Japan Maps

Jerusalem Maps, 1

Judah Maps

- K -

Kish

- L -

Lagash (between the Tigris and Euphrates)

Larsa

Lemnos

Levant Maps

Libya Maps

Lycia

Lydia

- M -

Macedonia, 1

Mari (Tell Hariri, Syria)

Mauretania

Mauryan Maps

Mediterranean Maps

MesoAmerica Maps

Mesopotamia

Moesia 1, 2

Mount of Olives

Mysia

- N -

Near East Maps

Nicaea [Sec. bC]

Ninevah, 1, 2

Nippur, 1

Numidia Map

- O -

- P -

Palestine

Pannonia

Persian Empire Maps

Phrygia Maps

Pontus

- Q -

Qatar

- R -

Rhodes [Sec. Ic]

Rome Maps, Regions of Italy

- S -

Salamis [Sec. abD]

Samarra (in modern Iraq)

Samos

Sarmatia

Sea of Galilee

Shang Maps

Sidon Maps

Silk Road Map

Spain Map

Sudan Maps

Sumer Maps, 1

Susa

Syracuse

Syria Maps, 1

- T -

Tarsus (in modern Turkey)

Thebes, Greece

Thrace, 2

Tigris River

Tomis (Tomi) [Sec. Ib]

Troy

Tyre Maps

- U -

Underworld Maps

Ugarit (northern Syria)

Ur Map, 1, 2

Uruk Map, 1

- V -

- W -

World Maps 1, 2

- X -

- Y -

Yellow River Maps

- Z -

america NEAR EAST EUROPA EGYPT AFRICA AFRICA ASIA Herodotus world view
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Ancient Maps of Continents

Africa Maps
America Maps
Asia Maps
Europe Maps
Underworld Maps
Ancient World Maps

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