Ancient history questions This is a list of recently added questions about ancient history. Play ancient history quiz and see all the questions. Rome has never been sacked byCarthaginians. During the migration period Rome was sacked by Visigoths in 410, Vandals 45 years later. Four centuries later Arabs also plundered the Eternal City. Carthaginians led by Hannibal never conquered the city despite invading most of Italy.Created by: smyruvery hard 38% VandalsVandals370VisigothsVisigoths480CarthaginiansCarthaginians1793ArabsArabs2041Italy riddles » How many wives had king Solomon according to Bible?About one thousand. Just like many of his contemporary rules (1000 years BCE) Solomon had a numerous harem that counted for about 700 wives of prince blood including a pharaoh daughter plus 300 secondary wives and concubines. Created by: smyruhard 54% oneone1375threethree1480sevenseven2478about one thousandabout one thousand6316women riddles » Which numeral system was in use in ancient Sumer and Babilon?Sexagesimal. Remnants of highly composite sexagesimal system are in use even today for measuring angles, geographic coordinates and especially time. An hour of time is divided into 60 minutes, which in turn are divided into 60 seconds. Created by: smyruvery hard 32% octaloctal2032binarybinary1845decimaldecimal2430sexagesimalsexagesimal3027numbers riddles » In 1822 Jean-François Champollion translated for the first time ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. What made it possible?Rosetta stone. The Rosetta Stone is a stele found in 1799 in Egyptian sea port Rosette. The finding occurred during Napolean invasion of Egypt. The stele is inscribed with the same text in three scripts: archaic Egyptian hieroglyphs, Demotic script, and Ancient Greek. Comparison of these three samples helped understand hieroglyphs.Created by: smyruaverage 65% Rosetta stoneRosetta stone2211Thebes' Karnak temple inscriptionsThebes' Karnak temple inscriptions361papyrus Book of the Deadpapyrus Book of the Dead392Dead Sea scrollsDead Sea scrolls423Egypt riddles » For whom were the pyramids in Giza built?Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Menkaure (Mykerinos). The three pyramids were built by pharaons of the fourth dynasty: Khufu, his son Khafre and Kahafre's son, Menkaure. Today, they are better known by their hellenized names: Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinos. Along with these major monuments are a number of smaller satellite edifices, known as "queens" pyramids.Created by: globalquiz.orgvery hard 35% Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Menkaure (Mykerinos)Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Menkaure (Mykerinos)818Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and RamesessKhufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Ramesess758Khufu (Cheops), Ramesess and TutmoseKhufu (Cheops), Ramesess and Tutmose482Khufu (Cheops), Amenhotep and TutmoseKhufu (Cheops), Amenhotep and Tutmose239landmarks riddles » What was the maximum capacity of the Colosseum in Rome?50,000 - 80,000 spectators. The Colosseum could hold, it is estimated, between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators, having an average audience of some 65,000. It was similar in capacity to the largest of modern football stadiums.Created by: globalquiz.orgaverage 69% 2,000 - 5,000 spectators2,000 - 5,000 spectators3015,000 - 10,000 spectators5,000 - 10,000 spectators94610,000 - 20,000 spectators10,000 - 20,000 spectators169650,000 - 80,000 spectators50,000 - 80,000 spectators6580Ancient buildings riddles » Which Roman Emperor committed suicide?Nero committed suicide after facing a false report of being denounced as a public enemy by the senate, who was to be executed. Losing his nerve, he first begged for one of his companions to set an example by first killing himself. Eventually, he forced his private secretary, Epaphroditos, to perform the task.Created by: Arseneaverage 64% CaligulaCaligula1005Augustus CaesarAugustus Caesar549NeroNero4152PompeyPompey743ancient Rome riddles » Where was Aristotle from?Stagira. Aristotle was born in the Macedonian city of Stagira, Chalkidice, on the northern periphery of Classical Greece. At the age of eighteen, he joined Plato's Academy in Athens and remained there until the age of thirty-seven.Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczykvery hard 29% DidymusDidymus237RhodesRhodes526StagiraStagira518SmurnaSmurna476ancient Greece riddles » How many cities did Alexander the Great found that were named after him?20. Alexander the Great founded or repopulated about 20 cities throughout Eurasia and named them all after him, the most famous being Alexandria, Egypt.Created by: Roy Zhuvery hard 38% 556891010843151584120201503explorers riddles » Who used the sarissa (a type of weapon) in their combat formations?Macedonians. The sarissa is a type of long spear (about 4–7 metres or 13–23 ft in length) first introduced by Phillip II of Macedonia in Macedonian phalanx formations. It was usually composed of two lengths and was joined by a central bronze tube only before a battle. The tight formation of the phalanx created a "wall of pikes", and the pike was so long that there were fully five rows of them projecting in front of the front rank of men.Created by: Roy Zhuhard 58% SpartansSpartans1479RomansRomans681TurksTurks452MacedoniansMacedonians3700Greece riddles » Play ancient history quiz and see all the questions.