In history, histomap, various subtitled as “four thousand years of world history by relative power of contemporary states, nations and empires” and or “the rise and fall of peoples and nations for four thousand years” (Ѻ), is a vertical downward flowing river-like historical map, made by American cartographer John B. Sparks (c.1890-1960), printed by Rand McNally in 1931, depicting the various world states and empires by “power” dominance, per every fifty years, from 2000BC to 1900AD.

The following is John Spark's original 1931 histomap (2000BC-1900AD), 1125px (width) by 5660px (height) in size, divided into 500-year segments, with key point side commentary, shown at right, extended backwards to 3100BC, the start of the Egyptian Dynasty:

Histomap (title) 2

← | Heliopolis recension [3500-3150BC]: the religion constructed at Heliopolis became the new state religion (see: recension theory).
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2500-3000BC scale← | 1st Dynasty Egypt [3100BC]: Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt united to for the first dynasty of Egypt; Horus was the chief supreme god (see: supreme god timeline).

← | Memphis recension [2890-2686BC]: the religion constructed at Heliopolis became the new state religion (see: recension theory).

← | Step Pyramid [2610BC]: Imhotep built the first the Step Pyramid at Saqqara, Egypt’s first pyramid.

← | Great Pyramid of Giza [2560BC]: The Great Pyramid of Giza, said to have been made for 4th dynasty pharaoh Khufu, was completed; others (Ѻ) date its completion to 2470BC; the "pyramid" concept itself modeled on the Nile River flood cosmology, according to which Ra the sun god would be reborn, in the form of the phoenix, out of the land mound (i.e. Ptah), which arose out of the flood (i.e. god Nun); the pharaoh buried in the pyramid was thus believed to be reborn "like Ra".


Amen (1900BC)

← | Hermopolis recension [2181-2160BC]: the religion constructed at Hermopolis became the new state religion (see: recension theory), according to which the “Ogdoad” (see: supreme god timeline) gave birth to Ra-Atum (see: Ra-Atum).

← | Theban recension [2061-1991BC]: the religion constructed at Thebes became the new “state religion” for the Egyptian empire (see: recension theory), according to which all of the previous supreme gods, i.e. Nun (1st incarnation), Ptah (2nd incarnation), Atum (3rd incarnation), and Ra (4th incarnation), were reconceptualized as reincarnations of the god Amen.

Histomap 2000-1500BC 2

← | Abraham [1976-1801BC]: Here we note peculiarity, according to religious consensus, of dating the existence of a person named “Abraham”, the purported father prophet of the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim people, to the a point near one of heights of power of the Egyptian Dynasty (3100BC-100AD); Abraham, whose Hindu equivalent is the god Brahma (see: B-Ra-hma), is not a real person (see: Abraham never existed), a god-to-prophet rescript of the Egyptian supreme god "father Ra born of Nun" (see: Ab-Ra-ham).

← | Moses [1391-1271BC]: Here we note peculiarity, according to Rabbinical consensus, of dating the existence of a person named “Moses”, the purported author of the first five books of the Old Testament of the Bible, to the time start of the Jewish State; we also note that, while Moses, according to learned consensus (see: RMS), was not real (see: Moses never existed; Osiris, Dionysus-Bacchus, and Moses) that the monotheistic pharaoh Akhenaten (c.1380-1335BC) curiously did exist in this peculiar period.
Histomap 1000-500BC 2

← | Zoroaster [c.6th-7th century]: Here we note that Cyrus the Great (590-530BC), founder of the Achaemenid Empire (1st Persian Empire), wherein the god-man “Zoroaster”, modeled on the 18th Dynasty (1549-1292BC) winged Egyptian aggregate god Atum (see: supreme god timeline), became the center of the new Persian state religion; the story about Zoroaster receiving the commandments from god on a mountain was merged with the story of Bacchus receiving the laws on two tables of stone, into the reformulated syncretistic story of Moses receiving the ten commandments on two tablets on a mountain. (Doane, 1882) (Ѻ)
Histomap 0-500AD 2 ← | Jesus [0-33AD]: Here we note peculiarity that a person named “Jesus Christ” was said, retrospectively, to have been born (see: silent historians problem) at the coincidental height of power of the Roman Empire; this, however, is but a result of the second “Roman recension” of the state religion, a confabulous character rescript of the Egyptian god Osiris-Horus (see: Dendera Temple), i.e. the emperors assigning the religious leaders the job to reform, rescript, and assimilate all the various territorial religions to make one new religion (see also: Jesus never existed); It is no coincidence the visual depiction of creation of the cosmos (see: Genesis), death and resurrection of Osiris (see: death and resurrection of Jesus), immaculate conception of Horus (see: virgin birth), etc., was carved onto the walls of Dendera Temple, near Thebes, a job completed in 37AD, as commissioned by the various Roman emperors (100BC-37AD), and that, e.g., 68AD carvings, at Dendera Temple, Roman emperor Nero offering gifts to the gods Isis and Osiris, who in the years 100-300AD became the Virgin Mary and God the Father, respectively, in the religious recension to ensue in the following 1000 years, to form the finalized version of Catholic Christianity.
Histomap 500-1000AD 2

← | Muhammad [571-632AD]: Here we note peculiarity, according to religious consensus, of dating the existence of a person named “Muhammad”, the purported father prophet Muslim people, a claimed descendant from Abraham, to the period of the early rise to power of the Arab and Persian Empire; here we have, again, but a state religion rescript (see: Muhammad never existed).
Histomap 1000-1500AD
Histomap 1500-1900AD 2

← | King James Bible [1611]: with the rise of power of the British empire, we note the construction of the King James Bible, the apex of religion; after which the enlightenment began to produced new models of universal operation, without gods (see: year god was disabused from science) and new scientific bibles (e.g. Pauling’s On the Nature of the Chemical Bond) and bibles of atheism (see: Atheist Bibles); new intellectual maps emerged, such as Porter's 1939 Map of Physics, wherein "power" became anchored in "knowledge" rather than belief in "gods".

Spark’s original map was 5-foot long, folded into a green cover, and sold for $1 dollar, which had the abstract: “5-foot-long Histomap was sold for $1 and folded into a green cover, which featured endorsements from historians and reviewers.” Sparks followed this up with a histomap of religion and a histomap of evolution. (Ѻ)

See also
Evolution timeline
Great chain of being
Map of physics
Molecular evolution table

External links
Histomap (large) – Slate.com.
Histomap (overview) – David Map Collections.

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