10 most difficult ancient history riddles A list of ten (out of 34) 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. 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 word Phoenician word aleph means basically ox. very hard 20% OxOx20%BowBow25%CompassCompass31%it's unknownit's unknown21%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 1410 answers in 2 languages »Middle East 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 24% oneone41%twotwo16%fivefive24%sevenseven17%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 3082 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 25% MayansMayans21%AztecsAztecs36%IncasIncas16%it is not knownit is not known25%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6539 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 27% DidymusDidymus14%RhodesRhodes32%StagiraStagira27%SmurnaSmurna25%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 2690 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% octaloctal22%binarybinary20%decimaldecimal24%sexagesimalsexagesimal32%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 13129 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 34% North AfricaNorth Africa34%the Iberian Peninsulathe Iberian Peninsula19%the Alpsthe Alps23%the Balkan Peninsulathe Balkan Peninsula22%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 9908 answers in 2 languages »ancient Rome 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 34% carob seedcarob seed34%a drop of leada drop of lead11%handful of sandhandful of sand38%swallow's eggswallow's egg15%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6795 answers in 4 languages »units 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 34% Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Menkaure (Mykerinos)Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Menkaure (Mykerinos)34%Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and RamesessKhufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Ramesess32%Khufu (Cheops), Ramesess and TutmoseKhufu (Cheops), Ramesess and Tutmose23%Khufu (Cheops), Amenhotep and TutmoseKhufu (Cheops), Amenhotep and Tutmose9%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4564 answers in 2 languages »Egypt riddles » 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. very hard 35% GalileoGalileo27%Nicolaus CopernicusNicolaus Copernicus25%ArchimedesArchimedes11%Aristarchus of SamosAristarchus of Samos35%Created by: Krzysztof Moskal. Statistics based on 6674 answers in 2 languages »astronomy 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 35% 5517%101023%151523%202035%Created by: Roy Zhu. Statistics based on 7402 answers in 2 languages »explorers riddles » Play ancient history quiz and see all the questions.