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بلاد الشام

English Levant -
The Levant (/ləˈvænt/) is an approximate historical geographical term referring to a large area in the Eastern Mediterranean region of Western Asia. In its narrowest sense, it is equivalent to the historical region of Syria, which included present-day Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Palestine and most of Turkey south-east of the middle Euphrates.

Short name Levant
Official  name
Status
Capital
Population - inhabitants
Area km²
Major  languages Arabic
Major  religions Islam, Christianity, Judaism
More information Levant, Geography of Levant, History of Levant and Politics of Levant
More  images Levant - Levant (Category).

General maps

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Levant, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Levant.

Greater Syria Map.png Greater Syria according to Syrian Social Nationalist Party
Starożytny Bliski Wschód w XV wieku p.n.e. (Ancient Near East 1450 B.C.).jpg Ancient Near East 1450 B.C.
Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia c. 1450 BC.png Ancient Egypt, Syria and Mesopotamia c. 1450 BC
Near East 1400 BCE.png Near East in circa 1400 BCE
Greatrsyria.png Greater Syria
Byzantine Empire animated.gif Byzantine Empire animated timeline
Kingdoms of Lydia, Media, Cilicia, and later Babylonia.png Syria and Cilicia, 600 BC
Median Empire ru.svg Median Empire, 6th century BC
Cyrus Empire ua.png Achaemenid Persian Empire in the time of the Cyrus the Great
The Conquests of Cyrus the Great.png Achaemenid Persian Empire in the time of the Cyrus the Great
Antoine Philippe Houze . L'Empire des Perses. 1844 (A).jpg Achaemenid Persian Empire, 588-536 BC
Antoine Philippe Houze . L'Empire des Perses. 1844.jpg Achaemenid Persian Empire, 588-536 BC
Brue, Adrien Hubert, Asie-Mineure, Armenie, Syrie, Mesopotamie, Caucase. 1839. (G).jpg Achaemenid Persian Empire, 579-560 BC
Achaemenid Empire En.svg Achaemenid Persian Empire, around 500 BC
Achaemenid-empire-500BCE.png Achaemenid Persian Empire, around 500 BC
Achemenids500BC.png Achaemenid Persian Empire, around 500 BC
Illustrerad Verldshistoria band I karta 4.jpg Achaemenid Persian Empire, around 500 BC
Map of the Achaemenid Empire.jpg Achaemenid Persian Empire, around 500 BC
Perserreich 500 v.Chr.jpg Achaemenid Persian Empire, around 500 BC
Persia (PSF).png Achaemenid Persian Empire, around 500 BC
World in 500 BCE.png Achaemenid Persian Empire, around 500 BC
Persian empire 490bc Bactria.gif Achaemenid Persian Empire, around 490 BC
Iran-achaemenids (darius the great).jpg Achaemenid Persian Empire in the time of the Darius the Great
Achaemenid Empire ~480 BC.png Achaemenid Persian Empire, around 480 BC
File- Achaemenid Persian Empire ~480 BC.png Achaemenid Persian Empire, around 480 BC
Map achaemenid empire en.png Achaemenid Persian Empire
MarchofCamybsesII.png Achaemenid Persian Empire
Shepherd-c-018-019.jpg Macedonian Empire, 336-323
MacedonEmpire.jpg Macedonian Empire, 334-323 BC
Map of the Empire of Alexander the Great (1893).jpg Macedonian Empire, 331-301 BC
Alexander-Empire 323bc.jpg Macedonian Empire, 323 BC
Diadochi satraps babylon.png Macedonian Empire, 323 BC
Excellent map of Alexander’s conquests using the Latin nomenclature, published in Germany in 1893.jpg Macedonian Empire
Illustrerad Verldshistoria band I karta 6.jpg Macedonian Empire
Map-alexander-empire.png Macedonian Empire
Mapa de Alejandrías.svg Macedonian Empire
Seleucid-empire-323BCE.png Seleucid Empire, 323 BC
Seleucid301BC.png Seleucid Empire, 301 BC
Seleucid-Empire 200bc.jpg Seleucid Empire, 200 BC
194fkr.JPG Seleucid Empire, 194 BC
Diadochen1.png Seleucid Empire
Seleucid persia map.PNG Seleucid Empire
Seleukidenreich.png Seleucid Empire
Scythia-Parthia 100 BC.png Parthian Empire, 100 BC
Imperio Parto.png Parthian Empire, 1st century BC
Map Parthian Empire-fr.png Parthian Empire, 60 BC
LocationParthia.PNG Parthian Empire, 60 BC
Parthian-empire-50BCE.png Parthian Empire, 50 BC
Parthia 001ad.jpg Parthian Empire, 1 AD
Parther reich.jpg Parthian Empire
Asia 400ad.jpg Sassanid Persian Empire and Eastern Roman Empire, around 400 AD
Roman-Persian Frontier, 5th century.png Roman-Persian Frontier, 5th century
Asia 500ad.jpg Sassanid Persian Empire and Eastern Roman Empire, around 500 AD
公元500年的萨珊王朝.svg Sassanid Persian Empire, around 500 AD
Roman-Persian Frontier, 565 AD.png Roman-Persian Frontier, 565
Byzanc-Justinián.png Sassanid Persian Empire and Eastern Roman Empire, 6th century
Carte empire Sassanide.png Sassanid Persian Empire, 6th century
Persia 600ad.jpg Sassanid Persian Empire, 600 AD
Byzantine Empire 600AD.png Sassanid Persian Empire and Eastern Roman Empire, 600 AD
Sassanid Empire 620.png Sassanid Persian Empire, 620 AD
Sassanid Empire 226 - 651 (AD).GIF Sassanid Persian Empire, 226-651
Indo-Sassanid.jpg Sassanid Persian Empire
Sassanid empire map.png Sassanid Persian Empire
Sassanid-empire.gif Sassanid Persian Empire
Sassanides02.png Sassanid Persian Empire
Empire Perse.jpg Persian Empires, 610 BC-651 AD
Roman-Persian Frontier in Late Antiquity.svg Roman-Persian Frontier in Late Antiquity, 4th-7th centuries
Syria in the 9th century-ar2.png Administrative divisions of Syria in the 9th century (Arabic)
Map Crusader states 1135-en.svg Crusader states, 1135
Map Crusader states 1165-en.svg Crusader states, 1165
Map Crusader states 1190-es.svg Crusader states, 1190
Ghori Dynasty 1149-1212 (AD).png Ghurid Iranian Empire, 1149-1212
Ayyubid Dynasty 1171 - 1246(AD)-Masry.PNG Ayyubid Empire, 1171-1246
Ayyubid Dynasty 1171 - 1246(AD).PNG Ayyubid Empire, 1171-1246
Ayyubid Dynasty 1171 - 1246(AD).png Ayyubid Empire, 1171-1246
AyyubidGreatest.png Ayyubid Empire, 1188
Ayyubid Greatest Extent 1188.png Ayyubid Empire, 1188
Ayyubids1189.png Ayyubid Empire, 1189
Ayyubid.png Ayyubid Empire, 1190
Ayyubid Dynasty.svg Ayyubid Empire, 12th century
Anatolia1200.png Anatolia and surrounding regions in AD 1200
Mamlukes-Ayyubid Dynasty-ar.png Ayyubid Empire, 1250-1260
Ayyubids 1257.png Ayyubid Empire, 1257
Eyyubiler.png Ayyubid Empire
Das Reich Timur-i Lenks (1365-1405).GIF Timurid Empire, 1365-1405
Mongol dominions.jpg Timurid Empire, 1405
Mongol dominions.png Timurid Empire, 1405
Mongol dominions1.jpg Timurid Empire, 1405
Timurid Dynasty 821 - 873 (AH).png Timurid Empire
Timur Empire.jpg Timurid Empire
Zemljevid Timur Lenk imperij.png Timurid Empire
Safavid Empire 1501 1722 AD.png Safavid Persian Empire in 1501-1722
Safavid map ak.svg Safavid Persian Empire in 1501-1722
LocationSafavid.PNG Safavid Persian Empire in 1512
Map Safavid persia.png Safavid Persian Empire, 16th-18th century


Ottoman era

ImperioOtomano.svg Ottoman Empire 1481-1683
Map of ancient Syria, Description de L'Universe (Alain Manesson Mallet, 1683).jpg A French map of ancient Syria and surroundings in 1683
Syr.jpg Ottoman Syria Vilayets in 1842
1849 Mitchell Map of Turkey ( Iraq, Syria, Palestine ) - Geographicus - TurkeyAsia-m-1849.jpg Ottoman Empire in 1849
1889 Modern Palestine, shewing Turkish provinces.jpg Ottoman administrative divisions in western Syria circa 1889
Ottoman Syria 1918-ar.jpg Ottoman Syria Vilayets circa 1900 (in Arabic)
Ottoman Syria 1900-es.svg Ottoman Vilayets in 1900 (in Spanish)
Detail of "Map-of-Ottoman-Empire-1900 (1)".png Ottoman Vilayets in 1900
Ottoman levant.png Ottoman Syria Vilayets
J-m-dent-and-sons atlas-of-ancient-and-classical-geography 1912 syria-mesopotamia-assyria-etc-northern-middle-east 3296 2114 600.jpg Map showing Syria, Mesopotamia, Assyria, and Turkey in 1912
المقاطعات الإدارية في الشام قبل الحرب العالمية الأولى.jpg Administrative divisions of Ottoman Syria (early 20th century) in Arabic
Mount Lebanon, Ottoman Syria 1914.png Administrative divisions of Ottoman souther Syria in 1914
Ottoman Syria.png Ottoman Syria
Maunsell's map, Pre-World War I British Ethnographical Map of eastern Turkey in Asia, Syria and western Persia 01.jpg Ethnographical Map of Turkey and Syria in 1910


Since WWI

LA SYRIE INTÉGRALE 1915-fr.svg Integral Syria 1915
Sykes-Picot.svg Sykes-Picot agreement to divide Syria
Sykes-Picot-1916.gif Sykes-Picot agreement to divide Syria
Treaty of Sèvres 1920.svg Treaty of Sèvres map
Syrian Kingdom.png Syrian Arab Kingdom in 1920
Les nouveaux États de la Syrie.jpg French first attempt at dividing Syria in 1920
1920 map of Asia Minor, Syria and Mesopotamia.tif Map of Syria in 1920
Turkey-Greece-Bulgaria on Treaty of Lausanne.png Treaty of Lausanne between Turkey and Syria/Iraq
Turkey Peace treaty.gif Treaty of Lausanne border between Turkey and Syria/Iraq
Turkey-Greece-Bulgaria on Treaty of Lausanne.png Treaty of Lausanne border between Turkey and Syria/Iraq
Turkey-Greece-Bulgaria on Treaty of Lausanne-ar.png Treaty of Lausanne border (in Arabic)
Kurdish-inhabited area by CIA (2002).jpg Kurdish-inhabited area
Ottoman levant.png Ottoman Syria Vilayets
1920 map of Asia Minor, Syria and Mesopotamia.tif Map of Syria in 1920


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