10 most difficult ancient history riddles A list of ten (out of 33) ancient history related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Ancient history quiz 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.very hard 25% oneone40%twotwo15%fivefive25%sevenseven17%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 2176 answers in 2 languages »Greece riddles » 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. very hard 28% MayansMayans20%AztecsAztecs34%IncasIncas16%it is not knownit is not known28%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 3857 answers in 2 languages »America 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.very hard 29% DidymusDidymus13%RhodesRhodes29%StagiraStagira29%SmurnaSmurna27%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 1864 answers in 2 languages »ancient Greece 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. very hard 32% octaloctal21%binarybinary19%decimaldecimal25%sexagesimalsexagesimal32%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 9690 answers in 2 languages »numbers riddles » 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.very hard 35% North AfricaNorth Africa35%the Iberian Peninsulathe Iberian Peninsula20%the Alpsthe Alps21%the Balkan Peninsulathe Balkan Peninsula22%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 6205 answers in 2 languages »ancient Rome 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.very hard 36% Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Menkaure (Mykerinos)Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Menkaure (Mykerinos)36%Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and RamesessKhufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Ramesess32%Khufu (Cheops), Ramesess and TutmoseKhufu (Cheops), Ramesess and Tutmose20%Khufu (Cheops), Amenhotep and TutmoseKhufu (Cheops), Amenhotep and Tutmose10%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 2524 answers in 2 languages »Egypt riddles » 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.very hard 37% carob seedcarob seed37%a drop of leada drop of lead11%handful of sandhandful of sand36%swallow's eggswallow's egg14%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 5325 answers in 4 languages »units 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.very hard 38% VandalsVandals8%VisigothsVisigoths10%CarthaginiansCarthaginians38%ArabsArabs43%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 4993 answers in 4 languages »Italy riddles » 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.very hard 39% 191939%202035%212119%80805%Created by: Gizem İsmailoğlu. Statistics based on 13233 answers in 4 languages »calendar 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.very hard 39% 5517%101021%151521%202039%Created by: Roy Zhu. Statistics based on 4278 answers in 2 languages »explorers riddles » Play ancient history quiz and see all the questions.