Maps are obviously a great way to understand the world. Maps of the Middle East can clear up a lot of historical questions that have come to surround the borders, demography and conflicts. I think these 40 maps are crucial in understanding the history and complexity of the region. Some notable ones are maps of the Islamic history of the Middle East, the Sykes-Picot Agreement, and oil in Saudi Arabia. But those aren’t the only cool ones so definitely take a look at Vox.