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Description Eastern Hemisphere in 600 AD.
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Author Thomas Lessman ( Contact!)
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This map of the Eastern Hemisphere in 600 AD was created by Thomas Lessman, based on information from the sources listed below. This map is free for educational use (see Permission info above). When using this map, please mention that it is available for free at

Map Source References

  • Remember, sources often conflict with each other. This map is only as accurate as the information that is available to me. To report any errors or to help further this work, please click here, or email Thomas Lessman at

References for information contained in this map:

1. Borders of Europe are mostly derived from the map of Europe in 600 AD.

  • (Please note: User:Bogomolov.PL has done a great job of showing me possible discrepancies in my north European borders compared to this source, due to the differences in the geographical layout of the maps.)

2. Borders of Britain derived from "" map of Britain in 600 AD.

3. Borders of Asian countries are derived mostly from the map of Asia in 610 AD, as well as Wikipedia articles related to countries and peoples depicted in this map.

  • Gokturk borders are derived from User:Briangotts' map of the Gokturk Khaganates, 600 CE.
  • Borders of India are derived mainly from this map of the Pallava Empire, 550-600 AD.

4. Fringe areas like Africa, Australia, Siberia, etc. are partially derived from Wikimedia's map of The world in 500 CE, created by User:Javierfv1212.

5. Much of the information in this map was cross-checked with Bruce Gordon's Regnal Chronologies.

Other Maps by Thomas Lessman

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