Quiz: How Much Do You Know About the History of the Holy Land?
How Much Do You Know About the History of the Holy Land?
By: Zoe Samuel
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About This Quiz

Throughout its lengthy history, the Holy Land has been tossed from empire to empire to independent kingdom to empire to mishmash of provinces to territories to mandate to goodness knows what. It is one of the most fought-over slices of land on the planet. It's home to all three Abrahamic religions as well as a variety of other cultures and faiths. It has had many names and possibly even more than one climate, as it seems likely that there was more rainfall there some millennia ago, accounting for the prosperity of the region. For an area that has been colonized by just about every empire worthy of the name in the last 10,0000 years. It's an awfully complicated history to unpick, with all sorts of triumphs, tragedies and disasters befalling the place and the people alike. 

Understanding how to bring peace to the Holy Land today means knowing an awful lot about the various cultures there and how they have interacted throughout the years. Indeed, a study of the history of the Holy Land shows that many of the best ideas to emerge from it have been shared by most of the people to set foot there. This quiz will go in chronological order, starting with getting our terms right - you're going to need to know about Mesopotamia, Persia, and the various names of the Holy Land itself - and then moving from Abraham through Biblical times to Roman times, Islamic times, to later empires and then the modern day. So let's see how well you remember this tempestuous multi-millennial history!

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