QFG Historical Events Database

The Chronicle of the Fall of the Roman Empire

The QFG Historical Database is a research project undertaken by Quantum Future Group Inc. (in short "QFG") under the supervision of senior executive editor Laura Knight-Jadczyk with an international group of editorial assistants.

The project's main effort is to survey ancient and modern texts and to extract excerpts describing various relevant events for analysis and mapping.

This database, The Chronicle of the Fall of the Roman Empire (in short "QFG:COF" ) focuses on a chronological and categorized collection of various environmental and social events that accompanied the Fall of the Roman Empire.

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How to use the interactive timeline and map

The timeline chart shows recorded events for each full year in the time period from ca. 11,000 BC up to 1,800 AD. On the abscissa, thin vertical lines are placed every 10 years, and bold vertical lines every 100 years. Events are displayed as dark blue rectangles and are stacked on top of each other for every year to indicate the frequency of events. The life spans of ancient chroniclers are displayed as horizontal green bars.

Use the horizontal slider at the top of the timeline to zoom in or out, and the scroll bar to scroll to the right or the left. To get more information about a particular event, hover your mouse over a rectangle. When you click on a rectangle, the world map will show geographical sites associated with it.

To highlight recorded events by a particular chronicler, click on the corresponding green horizontal bar of the chronicler. Event rectangles will be shown in red.

To highlight recorded events belonging to a certain category and subcategory, use the drop-down selection. Matching events will be highlighted in blue, the rest will be greyed out.

The world map works similarly. When clicking on one of the map pins, the corresponding event of the timeline will be come into focus.

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