The chart is separated into three different sections:
A true scale of time eliminates the need to
memorize historical dates, because with such a scale we can get a
visual feel for the flow of time. The chart makes it easier to comprehend all
the worlds major civilizations, because history is no longer learned but viewed.
At the same time a spatial representation of history depicts the fullness
of individual periods and civilizations in a graphic way. Thus the so-
called Middle Ages which are the 'Dark Ages' in Europe are shown
to be an age of flowering in China, India and the Arabic world.
The incorporation - on an equal footing - of the major civilizations
and their histories into our own view of the world, opens our eyes
to the standards and values of these peoples, and contributes to a
greater understanding of the historical forces that shape today's