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 35% Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Menkaure (Mykerinos)Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Menkaure (Mykerinos)652Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and RamesessKhufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Ramesess601Khufu (Cheops), Ramesess and TutmoseKhufu (Cheops), Ramesess and Tutmose385Khufu (Cheops), Amenhotep and TutmoseKhufu (Cheops), Amenhotep and Tutmose192 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 67% 2,000 - 5,000 spectators2,000 - 5,000 spectators2435,000 - 10,000 spectators5,000 - 10,000 spectators78710,000 - 20,000 spectators10,000 - 20,000 spectators140350,000 - 80,000 spectators50,000 - 80,000 spectators5009 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 63% CaligulaCaligula856Augustus CaesarAugustus Caesar458NeroNero3422PompeyPompey616 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% DidymusDidymus200RhodesRhodes436StagiraStagira453SmurnaSmurna391 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 37% 555851010718151569920201208 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 58% SpartansSpartans1250RomansRomans591TurksTurks397MacedoniansMacedonians3121 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% GalileoGalileo756Nicolaus CopernicusNicolaus Copernicus655ArchimedesArchimedes315Aristarchus of SamosAristarchus of Samos1049 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% oneone761twotwo283fivefive462sevenseven332 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% MayansMayans669AztecsAztecs1116IncasIncas517it is not knownit is not known843 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% crossbowcrossbow1576catapultcatapult1513ballistaballista5887trebuchettrebuchet1595 Play ancient history quiz and see all the questions.