I am still working through antiquity, but taking a somewhat different direction, Instead of working back through modern history, I have begun extending the connections of nations and peoples to other nations. There are a few nations, notably the United States and China, that are pretty much fully connected to nations as far down the list as Israel. The benefit of this approach is that I can start to see patterns and trends of geographic proximity.
The particular centuries of Antiquity back through the early 3rd millennium are now connected to modern history. Modern history itself isn’t as well developed as I want it to be, but that is a different story.
For Western Civilization, I have been reviewing, rewriting, and expanding a review of the connections of Middle Eastern peoples. I will be mentioning others as I get to them.