When I was growing up, it was not too hard to find books lying around full of stories predating the world wars. I read plenty of Sherlock Holmes, Jules Verne, and 19th century ghost stories. It intrigued me when they related to places so exotic that I couldn’t even find them on a map. Now that I’m researching the empires of the last few millennia, I am coming across these names again. It’s a challenge to connect old place names to new ones, to understand exactly where they were. It’s even more interesting to know when and why they changed. See how you do on this quiz.
Byzantium / Constantinople
The Forbidden City
The Ottoman Empire
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