The Europe we know today is pretty different from that of 1000 years ago, so why not take three minutes and watch the history of how we've changed over that time period in this amazing timelapse?

The borders of the European continent have changed a good bit over the past millennium, and while we possibly all remember the Ottoman Empire, how familiar are we with the changes that Spain has gone through, or what's the craic over there with Russia and all that? 

Of course, it's also pretty fascinating to watch what happens to Ireland too, which we should have a bit more of an idea about. Time to dust off those Junior Cert history books...

Watch as 1000 years of European borders change (timelapse map) from Nick Mironenko on Vimeo.

Via ViralForest