Roman Emperors by Year

Learning about ancient history can sometimes feel like rote memorization: old names, old dates, etc.

For this visualization, I wanted to show the history of the Roman Empire in vivid color. It illustrates the multi-decade reigns, the empire's increasingly complicated power structure, and the years of political intrigue and upheaval.

This is my attempt at a non-map data visualization. It was longlisted for the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards.