Encyclopedia Mythica
Encyclopedia Mythica is something I stumbled upon while searching for some lesser God for a game I was playing.  I've never had a chance to fully explore it, but with over 7,000 articles posted to it, who would?

I've found it to provide lots of interesting information, presented in a very readable, concise format, with enough cross-links to keep you surfing for hours!
Maps of War
I love maps of all kinds.  But this animated map shows just how much turmoil there has been in the Middle East throughout recorded history. 

Some of the Empires will be familiar to almost averyone - Egypt, Babylon, Alexander the Great, Rome, Genghis Khan, Ottoman.  Others are a bit more obscure.  But the changing borders are fascinating.

5000 years in 90 seconds.  Hold onto your seats!
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