Histomap : A thing of beauty

Here’s the 4000 year history of the world in a single image.

Representation here is on a logarithmic scale.

This graph is called a Histomap.

I came across this while scrolling through Linkedin the other day. It really amazed me that this one visualization contains so much information.

This also made me realise a few things:-

  1. The things we do, the things we contribute to are all but a mere speck in the grand scheme of things
  2. Visualization has been, is and will be one of the differentiators in the world of science, history and even culture. Something along the lines of a picture is worth 1000 words.

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