Nexus

A nexus represents some historical event or state that can span both time and space. If you think of histori.city as a geo-temporal version of Wikipedia, then a "page on Wikipedia" is roughly equivalent to a "nexus on histori.city". The nexus is the atomic unit of information, and the entire histori.city system is, in one sense, nothing more than the totality of the nexuses that comprise it.

A nexus is known by a name, has a well-defined location in time and space, and may have some tags and commentary attached. The attributes of a nexus are described in more detail below.

When viewing the histori.city site today, you are seeing only the data we have auto-imported from Wikipedia using our special open source tools.

We will soon introduce a new version that allows end users to contribute historical data. Then we can have some real fun:

 

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