Iran Map: Regional Persian Rug Designs

This is a map of Iran, covered in some of the unique designs of the country’s famed Persian rugs or carpets. RugKnots notes that Iranian rugs are of high quality due to their appealing designs and their hand-made nature. From its existence centuries ago, the rugs’ design has even branched out to the fashion industry, … Read more

Countries Visited by Ibn Battuta in the 14th Century

This world map shows the country visited by the 14th-century scholar and traveler Ibn Battuta. According to Britannica, Ibn Battuta first made his travels in order to fulfill the mandatory Islamic pilgrimage of hajj. He also journeyed in search of better educational opportunities. His journeys are immortalized in a book named Rihlah (Travels). Throughout his … Read more

North America in 1830 Map

This is an illustrated map of North America and its land borders in the year 1830. During that part of the 19th century, the United States of America only spanned what is today’s central and eastern areas. Canada, meanwhile, was a territory of Britain at the time and wasn’t officially given its name until three … Read more

Korea Map: Division During the Korean War

This is a map of the Korean Peninsula depicting how both North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea or DPRK) and South Korea (Republic of Korea or ROK) were divided during the Korean War in the early 1950s. The Conversation notes that after World War II ended in 1945 through the surrender of Japan (who … Read more