“Histography" is an interactive timeline that spans across 14 billion years of history, from the Big Bang to 2015.
The site draws historical events from Wikipedia and self-updates daily with new recorded events.
The interface allows for users to view between decades to millions of years.
The viewer can choose to watch a variety of events which have happened in a particular period or to target a specific event in time. For example you can look at the past century within the categories of war and inventions.
Histography was created as a final project in Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. Guided by Ronel Mor
This beautiful infographic allows you to zoom in and see everything from the Big Bang up to more recent events. You can also access pre-determined time periods such as the Stone Age, Renaissance and the Industrial Age. You can even filter historic events by type if you’re particularly interested in wars, scientific discoveries or literary achievements.
Histography makes for a wonderfully compelling and engaging way to appreciate our world’s history. It makes one think whether this sort of visual depiction could be used more often to teach history in schools as it makes it so much more fun and interesting.