This is an old revision of the document!
It deals with the move of the pope from Rome to Constantinople (the POD), earlier scientific and technical achievements, the emigration of the Saxons to the New World and many other interesting developments.
The title was inspired by Diamond.
A Light in the East Archived Version - Due to the gradual shutting down of the Old Board archives in 2014, we've created an archived version of the timeline on our wiki. Click the page to read the archived version.