Ancient history questions This is a list of recently added questions about ancient history. Play ancient history quiz and see all the questions. 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.orgEgypt riddles »very hard 34% Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Menkaure (Mykerinos)Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Menkaure (Mykerinos)529Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and RamesessKhufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Ramesess528Khufu (Cheops), Ramesess and TutmoseKhufu (Cheops), Ramesess and Tutmose320Khufu (Cheops), Amenhotep and TutmoseKhufu (Cheops), Amenhotep and Tutmose167 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.orgAncient buildings riddles »average 66% 2,000 - 5,000 spectators2,000 - 5,000 spectators2125,000 - 10,000 spectators5,000 - 10,000 spectators71810,000 - 20,000 spectators10,000 - 20,000 spectators125550,000 - 80,000 spectators50,000 - 80,000 spectators4371 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: Arseneancient Rome riddles »average 64% CaligulaCaligula776Augustus CaesarAugustus Caesar417NeroNero3101PompeyPompey549 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 Kołodziejczykancient Greece riddles »very hard 30% DidymusDidymus176RhodesRhodes393StagiraStagira394SmurnaSmurna339 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 Zhuexplorers riddles »very hard 36% 555001010640151560820201005 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 ZhuGreece riddles »hard 57% SpartansSpartans1123RomansRomans545TurksTurks381MacedoniansMacedonians2811 Who first proposed the principle of the heliocentric theory?Aristarchus of Samos, Aristarchos (approx. 320 approx. 250 BC), was the Greek astronomer and mathematician from Alexandria. He believed that the Earth revolves around the Sun, which is the center of the world, and the occurrence of day and night is related to the Earth's rotation around its axis. He also tried to mathematically determine the size of the Sun and the Moon, as well as their distance from Earth. Created by: Krzysztof Moskalastronomy riddles »very hard 37% GalileoGalileo679Nicolaus CopernicusNicolaus Copernicus587ArchimedesArchimedes278Aristarchus of SamosAristarchus of Samos919 According to the Greek mythology, how many rivers were found in Hades?Five. In Greek mythology, Styx is a deity and a river that formed the boundary between Earth and the Underworld (the domain often called Hades, which also is the name of its ruler). There are five rivers in Hades: Styx, Phlegethon, Acheron, Lethe, and Cocytus. All these rivers converge at the center of the underworld on a great marsh, which sometimes, also is called the Styx.Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczykliterature riddles »very hard 25% oneone702twotwo252fivefive423sevenseven291 Who built and lived in Teotihuacan, the most impressive pre-Columbian Mesoamerican city?It is not known. The city is ancient - its largest pyramid, the Pyramid of the Sun, was completed by AD 100. It predates most known cultures of Mesoamerica. The origin of its founders is uncertain, and its original name is also unknown. It housed a population of about 150,000 people, making it one of the largest cities in the world at that time. Created by: globalquiz.orgAmerica riddles »very hard 26% MayansMayans628AztecsAztecs1064IncasIncas478it is not knownit is not known789 How is this ancient missile weapon called?Ballista resembles a large crossbow, but it relies on different mechanics. Ballista uses two levers with torsion springs made of twisted skeins instead of a prod (the bow part of a modern crossbow).Created by: globalquiz.orghistoric weapons riddles »hard 55% crossbowcrossbow1490catapultcatapult1435ballistaballista5532trebuchettrebuchet1509 Play ancient history quiz and see all the questions.