Whether former colonies, ex-Soviet republics, or vestiges of once-great civilisations, a lot of the world’s countries and cities have gone through numerous iterations in past lives.
While some are obvious – no prizes for guessing which city was once the Roman town of Londinium – others are a little more obscure.
So, what’s in a name? In this quiz, rather a lot…
Missing quiz? Make sure that you’ve accepted cookies to enable quiz functionality. Click the Privacy & Cookies Policy tab below, then click Settings to enable cookies.