Synchronoptical means 'Seeing at the same time'. The Synchronoptic Chart provides a perspective of world historical events, and enables the reader to hold simultaneously in mind of what was happening in widely separated parts of the earth.
The chart is separated into three different sections:
  • The top part depicts the lifelines of 464 important persons, distinguishing with different colors between science, culture, religion, and politics;
  • the center part displays the chronologies of the major civilizations; with different colors for Europe, the Middle East, India, China, and others;
  • the bottom part contains 24 geographical maps.

    (A fourth part was added on the very top of the chart listing over 800 important events).

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 global affairs.