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History over time at a glance

The platform created by a history enthusiast is a means to find out more and perhaps new aspects about historical persons, events and epochs. The timeline, as the heart of the website, shows the context in which they are related to each other. Detailed filter options allow you to select the topic that interests you.

Memorizing dates is a rather unpleasant task for many students in history lessons. However, it is still the basis for putting historical events into the right time frame.Timeline-Of-Humanity can help you get the basics about history, but hopefully the more you delve into the topic, the more you will learn. Timeline-Of-Humanity could help you to get the basics about history, but hopefully the more time passes and you get deeper into the topic, the more you will learn.

Some of the authors of the platform share the view that the existence of humanity is not a product of evolution and argue that a Creator was at work to bring humanity into existence, which is why the timeline of this platform begins with Old Testament creation. Interestingly, there is no real evidence that the history of mankind is much older than about 4000 BC. However, we do provide material on the evolutionary view shared by the majority.

For technical reasons of the database, all persons and periods of time that are important and still exist will end / die around 2100.

In order to give the visitor an in-depth impression of the content, a growing number of persons, events and time periods will not only have basic timeline data, but also additional information. Take Neil Armstrong as an example:

  • So, like a resume, a person's most important career steps are published with the essential data to give an overview.
  • Embedded videos (if available) deepen your knowledge of the topic
  • Comments & Conclusion reflect the author's view on the topic.
  • Last but not least, a number of links will take you to the websites of other parties to learn more.

Often you hear history repeats itself or there is nothing new under the sun. Well, this is not so simple. Because it repeats itself indeed behaviors of humans however the circumstances are again and again different. We cannot always solve the problems of the future with the recipes of the past. 

Never before in the history of mankind has technological development progressed so rapidly. Let us imagine what happened a hundred years ago. From today's perspective, that seems like half an eternity. In fact, hardly anyone would want to live in the past. Those were, for the most part, terrible times that I wouldn't wish on even the worst enemy. Diseases, famines, wars wherever you looked and catastrophic hygienic conditions.

But the history of mankind is not only important and helps us to understand the world better. History is also simply interesting and exciting, even if you didn't always experience it that way in history class at school. The tragedy that many people had to suffer in the past still magically attracts us today. You can see that, for example, in the number of views of videos about the Second World War.

Timeline-Of-Humanity is the platform that also informs you about history, educates and entertains you. A good starting point is to consult the list of articles.

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