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Lines in the Sand

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I came across this animated map which shows 10 centuries of European border history compressed into 5 minutes.  It has been on YouTube for two weeks now, and has had nearly a half-million views.

The map illustrates why it is difficult to say with precision exactly where my ancestors are from.  For much of the millenium covered, they stayed put.  But the country they lived in kept changing.

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