Although it is impossible to show everything that has happened in history on one poster, this one shows the rise and fall of the great empires and nations throughout history, from BC to AD It is arranged by continent, and where possible, continents that are next to each other on the globe are next to each other on the chart, and each continent has a limited colour range, making it easily identifiable Beneath the main chart is a timeline of important events and personalities in the past, including kings and queens, politicians, religious and cultural leaders and inventors