Canaan

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Synonyms for Canaan

an ancient country in southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea

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After a series of battles, they won over the Caananites' 31 city states starting with Jericho, Ai, then Jerusalem.
Now it stands in ruins.The muezzin was killed after he had given the call to prayer, residents said.The narrow sliver of territory tucked into the eastern Mediterranean between Egypt and Israel has been home to settled communities since at least 3,300 BC, historians say, governed by the Caananites, Pharoahs, Greeks, Romans and Byzantines before the arrival of Islam in the seventh century AD.It was ruled by the Mamluk dynasty in the 13th century, and three centuries later joined the Ottoman Empire, which held sway until the British took the area in 1917.But Gaza has relatively little to show for its history.Centuries of conquest and conflict, and rapid population growth since the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 have hit the enclave's cultural heritage badly.