Watch 2,600 years of culture spread across the world in 5 minutes
What would happen if you took 120,000 influential people starting from Leonardo da Vinci in 600 BC and plotted their birth and death sites across the world?
Using blue to denote a location of birth and red to denote a place of death, art historian Maximillian Schich of the University of Texas at Dallas charted the spread of culture over the past 2,600 years of human history and condensed it into a video that runs for just over five minutes.
Featuring the world map covered in a fountain of colour, the presentation shows the rise and decline of significant locations around the world across the ages.
Tap the video above to see the video for yourself.
Source: YouTube, Nature News