Kingdom of the Seleucids
The stock image depicts the vast empire that once ruled over much of the Middle East during the Hellenistic period.
The map includes the territories controlled by the Seleucid dynasty, including parts of modern-day Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Iraq, and Iran.
The empire was founded by Seleucus I Nicator, a general of Alexander the Great, and lasted from 312 BCE to 63 BCE, when it was conquered by the Roman Republic. The map highlights major cities, trade routes, and key historical events, such as the wars with the Ptolemaic Kingdom and the Maccabean Revolt.
It also shows the influence of Hellenistic culture on the region, with Greek city-states and temples scattered throughout the empire.