Top 10 ancient Rome facts Selected as the most interesting among history related questions in 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: KasiaNorth Africa 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 » Which competition did Nero participate in the Olympic Games?Chariot racing. Nero enjoyed driving a one-horse chariot, singing to the lyre, and poetry. He was persuaded to participate in the Olympic Games of 67 in order to improve relations with Greece and display Roman dominance. As a competitor, Nero raced a ten-horse chariot and nearly died after being thrown from it. He also performed as an actor and a singer. Despite poor performances, he was chosen as a winner and paraded with olive wreath crowns when he returned to Rome.Created by: Debbie FoxOlympic Games facts » 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 facts » 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 history facts » What was the first name of Istanbul?Byzantium. In 660 BC, the city was founded as the colony of Megara and named to honour its king Byzas. In 324 AD, Constantine the Great made it an eastern capital of Roman Empire. The city was then renamed Nea Roma; however, most simply called it Constantinople.Created by: Kasiahistory of Turkey facts » Which language is a romance language (which descended from vulgar Latin)? Romanian. The Roman Empire withdrew from Dacia in AD 271-5, leaving it to the Goths. The history of the language between the 3rd century and the 10th century, when the area came under the influence of the Byzantine Empire, is unknown. Created by: Hitter smasherRomania facts » Which of the following Roman numerals stands for 4?Both IV and IIII. Both notations are correct and historically Roman numerals were often written less consistently than today. The notation 'IIII' is often seen on clock faces. The reason for that may be practical, to avoid confusing the IV and VI when the clock is held upside down (although other theories also exist).Created by: globalquiz.orgnumbers facts » To whom was the Pantheon in Rome dedicated?All the gods. It is widely accepted that Pantheon was dedicated to all the gods, as its name suggests (from the Ancient Greek Pan "all" + Theon "gods"). However, the concept of a temple dedicated to all the gods is highly unusual and thus questionable. Some sources suggest that the name "pantheon" was only a nickname for the building during the Roman times, and its original name and purpose was lost.Created by: globalquiz.orgAncient buildings facts » 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.orgRome facts » Play history quiz and see all the questions.