Top 10 ancient history facts Selected as the most interesting among ancient history related questions in Ancient history quiz The Vandals were the East Germanic tribe who sacked the city of Rome in 455. Where did the Vandal army come from to attack Rome?North Africa. Vandals founded their kingdom in North Africa after years of journey through Pannonia, Gaul and Hispania. Geiseric, king of the Vandals, led his powerful fleet to sack Rome.Created by: Kasiaancient Rome facts » What was used as a unit of mass in the classical times?Carob seed. Carat, a unit of mass equal to 200 mg, is derived from a carob seed (Greek kerátion). People commonly believed that the seeds have unusually low variability in mass. Modern research denied this claim.Created by: globalquiz.orgunits facts » Where is the Scamander river? (known from the Iliad)In Turkey. The river modern name is Karamenderes. It flows entirely within the Turkish province of Çanakkale, in the Marmara region.Created by: globalquiz.organcient Greece facts » Which metal or alloy used in the Antiquity is the hardest?Bronze. Though bronze is generally harder than wrought iron, the Bronze Age gave way to the Iron Age. This happened because iron was easier to find and easier to process.Created by: Kasiaalloys facts » What was the typical attack method of Roman navy?Boarding. Since the Romans were primarily a land-based army, they lost several sea battles due to lack of naval skills. The corvus, a boarding ramp with two steel spikes, was the Roman answer to this problem. It secured Roman naval dominance in the Mediterranean Sea for several centuries.Created by: globalquiz.orgnaval warfare facts » Augustus was born on 1 January 10BC. Which birthday did he celebrate at 1 January 10AD?19. There was no year number zero. There were only 1999 years between 1000BC and 1000AD.Created by: Gizem İsmailoğlucalendar facts » Plato founded school named Academy. What was the name of the school founded by Aristotle?Lyceum. The Lyceum was a gymnasium and public meeting place in Classical Athens named after the Apollo Lyceus, "wolf-god" of the grove that housed the Lyceum. Created by: ex-terminatorAthens facts » Who was the most famous student of Aristotle?Alexander the Great. Aristotle was invited by Philip II of Macedon to become the tutor to his son Alexander in 343 BC. Aristotle was appointed as the head of the royal academy of Macedon and encouraged Alexander toward eastern conquest.Created by: Sumit Tamanghistory facts » What is the most ancient written language?Sumerian was spoken in southern Mesopotamia from at least the 4th millennium BC, and was gradually replaced by Akkadian as a spoken language around 2000 BC, though it continued to be used as a ceremonial, literary and scientific language until the 1st century AD. Even though it was forgotten later, it is today well understood thanks to the large amount of written sources left. Scientists know its grammar, vocabulary, and even its dialects and pronunciation.Created by: Song Sung-minwriting facts » Whose heads lie on the slopes of Mount Nemrut, a major tourist attraction in Turkey?Various Greek and Iranian gods. Mount Nemrut is a 2,134 m (7,001 ft) high mountain in southeastern Turkey. Near the summit, a number of large statues of Greek and Iranian gods are erected around the royal tomb, which King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built for himself in 62 BC. The heads of the statues have at some stage been removed from their bodies, and they are now scattered throughout the site.Created by: life-o-holicWorld Heritage Sites facts » Play ancient history quiz and see all the questions.