10 most difficult ancient history riddles A list of ten (out of 51) ancient history related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Ancient history quiz This is aleph, the first letter of Phoenician alphabet, progenitor of Greek alpha and latin A. What does it resemble?Ox. Aleph comes straight from Egyptian hieroglyph that meant ox. Turn your head to the right and you will note an ideogram of a horned ox head. The Phoenician word aleph means ox. very hard 21% OxOx21%BowBow24%CompassCompass31%it's unknownit's unknown21%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 1557 answers in 2 languages »Middle East riddles » What was the most important Athenian holiday, held every four years?Panathenaia . The Panathenaic Games were held every four years in Athens in Ancient Greece from 566 BC to the 3rd century AD These Games incorporated religious festival, ceremony (including prize-giving), athletic competitions, and cultural events hosted within a stadium.very hard 21% Dionysia Dionysia 29%OlympiadOlympiad44%LenaiaLenaia4%Panathenaia Panathenaia 21%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 116 answers in 2 languages »Athens riddles » What is the origin of the name of the Tyrrhenian Sea?Name of Etruscans. The Tyrrhenian Sea is part of the Mediterranean Sea off the western coast of Italy. It is named for the Tyrrhenian people, identified since the 6th century BCE with the Etruscans of Italy. very hard 23% phrase "Terra Incognita"phrase "Terra Incognita"11%name of Etruscansname of Etruscans23%phrase "Terra Romano"phrase "Terra Romano"25%The cities of TyrThe cities of Tyr39%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 4506 answers in 2 languages »Mediterranean Sea 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.very hard 25% oneone41%twotwo16%fivefive25%sevenseven17%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 3207 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 26% MayansMayans20%AztecsAztecs36%IncasIncas16%it is not knownit is not known26%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6805 answers in 2 languages »America riddles » What is the name of Azerbaijan derived from?The Persian satrap Atropates. The name of Azerbaijan derives from that of Atropates, a Persian satrap under the Achaemenid Empire, who was later reinstated as the satrap of Media under Alexander the Great.very hard 26% Azerbaijani languageAzerbaijani language25%historical region of Caucasian Albaniahistorical region of Caucasian Albania17%the Persian satrap Atropatesthe Persian satrap Atropates26%antique Alansantique Alans30%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 449 answers in 2 languages »etymology 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 27% DidymusDidymus13%RhodesRhodes33%StagiraStagira27%SmurnaSmurna25%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 2826 answers in 2 languages »ancient Greece riddles » When did Julius Caesar use the words "Veni, vidi, vici"?After a quick victory over the King of Pontus. In 47 p.n.e. King of Pontus Pharnaces II challenged Rome. Caesar led the flashy five-day campaign ended with a decisive victory at Zela. In a letter to the Senate he summed it up "I came; I saw; I conquered".very hard 29% After a quick victory over the King of PontusAfter a quick victory over the King of Pontus29%After crossing Rubicon riverAfter crossing Rubicon river24%After entering to EgyptAfter entering to Egypt10%After winning GaulAfter winning Gaul34%Created by: Katarzyna Dąbrowska. Statistics based on 5019 answers in 4 languages »quotes riddles » The Claw of Archimedes was used as ...Weapon that protected Syracuse. Archimedes devised defensive devices to counter the Roman efforts including a huge crane operated hook – the Claw of Archimedes – that was used to lift the enemy ships out of the sea before dropping them to their doom. very hard 30% irrigation toolirrigation tool23%weapon that protected Syracuseweapon that protected Syracuse30%buoyancy testbuoyancy test23%locksmith's toollocksmith's tool21%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 242 answers in 2 languages »inventions riddles » Which numeral system was in use in ancient Sumer and Babylon?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% octaloctal22%binarybinary20%decimaldecimal24%sexagesimalsexagesimal32%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 13525 answers in 2 languages »numbers riddles » Play ancient history quiz and see all the questions.