THE WORLD HAS SEEN A LOT OF EMPIRES at this point. But you don’t really get a sense of how large they were. Sure, people said, “The sun never sets on the British Empire.” But does that really give you a sense of how much of the world they ruled? Same with the Mongols: we imagine they only ruled over China. We don’t fully comprehend just how much of Asia — and even Europe — they brutalized in their short reign. made this infographic mapping history’s greatest empires. It’ll give you the sense of the huge (The Spanish Empire) and the small (The Aztec Empire).