Ancient history questions This is a list of recently added questions about ancient history. Play ancient history quiz and see all the questions. This is aleph, the first letter of Phoenician alphabet, progenitor of Greek alpha. What does it resemble?Ox. Aleph comes straight from Egyptian hieroglyph that meant ox. Turn your head to the right and you will note an ideogram of a horned ox head. The word Phoenician word aleph means basically ox. Created by: smyruvery hard 20% OxOx300BowBow368CompassCompass451it's unknownit's unknown313Middle East riddles » 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: smyruhard 40% VandalsVandals604VisigothsVisigoths813CarthaginiansCarthaginians3230ArabsArabs3263Italy 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 55% oneone2144threethree2364sevenseven3900about one thousandabout one thousand10365women 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% octaloctal2996binarybinary2642decimaldecimal3259sexagesimalsexagesimal4254numbers 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 64% Rosetta stoneRosetta stone10135Thebes' Karnak temple inscriptionsThebes' Karnak temple inscriptions1798papyrus Book of the Deadpapyrus Book of the Dead2079Dead Sea scrollsDead Sea scrolls1760Egypt 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 34% Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Menkaure (Mykerinos)Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Menkaure (Mykerinos)1578Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and RamesessKhufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Ramesess1487Khufu (Cheops), Ramesess and TutmoseKhufu (Cheops), Ramesess and Tutmose1067Khufu (Cheops), Amenhotep and TutmoseKhufu (Cheops), Amenhotep and Tutmose443landmarks 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 63% 2,000 - 5,000 spectators2,000 - 5,000 spectators6735,000 - 10,000 spectators5,000 - 10,000 spectators259310,000 - 20,000 spectators10,000 - 20,000 spectators480750,000 - 80,000 spectators50,000 - 80,000 spectators13948Ancient 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 61% CaligulaCaligula2174Augustus CaesarAugustus Caesar1125NeroNero7872PompeyPompey1583ancient 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 27% DidymusDidymus384RhodesRhodes893StagiraStagira743SmurnaSmurna687ancient 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 35% 551261101017461515175020202675explorers riddles » Play ancient history quiz and see all the questions.