Ptolemaic Egypt Seleucid Asia
The stock image depicts the political landscape of the eastern Mediterranean during the Hellenistic period. The map shows the Kingdoms of Ptolemaic Egypt and Seleucid Asia, which were two of the most powerful empires in the region during this time. The Kingdom of Ptolemaic Egypt, founded by Ptolemy I Soter after the death of Alexander the Great, is shown in the lower left-hand corner of the map, encompassing modern-day Egypt, Libya, and parts of Sudan and Palestine. The Seleucid Empire, founded by Seleucus I Nicator, is shown in the upper right-hand corner of the map, encompassing modern-day Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Iran, and parts of Central Asia.
The map shows major cities and trade routes within each kingdom, as well as important geographic features such as the Nile River and the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. The colors of the map represent the different territories controlled by each empire, with Ptolemaic Egypt shown in blue and Seleucid Asia shown in orange. Overall, the map provides a valuable visual representation of the geopolitical situation in the eastern Mediterranean during the Hellenistic period, highlighting the power struggles between different empires and the role of trade and commerce in the region.