The spread of religious ideas
This map of Eurasia and neighboring areas in north Africa and southeast Asia depicts the spread of Christianity and Buddhism, the dispersion of the Jews to 500 CE, the first areas of Buddhist missionary activity, and the original area of Mahayana Buddhism.
The following areas are also shown:
- Parthia 224 CE
- maximum extent of Kushan empire
- Roman empire, 235 CE
- Han empire, c. 220 CE
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The Times Complete History of the World (2007), p. 79.