Ancient history questions This is a list of recently added questions about ancient history. Play ancient history quiz and see all the questions. 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% octaloctal1973binarybinary1794decimaldecimal2360sexagesimalsexagesimal2916numbers 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 61% Rosetta stoneRosetta stone1434Thebes' Karnak temple inscriptionsThebes' Karnak temple inscriptions277papyrus Book of the Deadpapyrus Book of the Dead300Dead Sea scrollsDead Sea scrolls327Egypt 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)713Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and RamesessKhufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Ramesess679Khufu (Cheops), Ramesess and TutmoseKhufu (Cheops), Ramesess and Tutmose430Khufu (Cheops), Amenhotep and TutmoseKhufu (Cheops), Amenhotep and Tutmose222landmarks 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 68% 2,000 - 5,000 spectators2,000 - 5,000 spectators2745,000 - 10,000 spectators5,000 - 10,000 spectators86110,000 - 20,000 spectators10,000 - 20,000 spectators154950,000 - 80,000 spectators50,000 - 80,000 spectators5756Ancient 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% CaligulaCaligula938Augustus CaesarAugustus Caesar509NeroNero3778PompeyPompey677ancient 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% DidymusDidymus225RhodesRhodes486StagiraStagira485SmurnaSmurna437ancient 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% 556441010786151577720201358explorers 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% SpartansSpartans1374RomansRomans635TurksTurks428MacedoniansMacedonians3443Greece riddles » 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 Moskalvery hard 38% GalileoGalileo842Nicolaus CopernicusNicolaus Copernicus714ArchimedesArchimedes351Aristarchus of SamosAristarchus of Samos1209astronomy riddles » 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 Kołodziejczykvery hard 25% oneone803twotwo303fivefive493sevenseven353literature riddles » Play ancient history quiz and see all the questions.