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Ancient Cities

Can you identify these ancient cities and ruins?


Quiz ID:#3929
Fun:*** (2.63)
Difficulty:** (1.49)
Category:History > Ancient
Created By:scallioAus******!




#1   Located in the rainforests of current Guatemala, this large city was once the heart of the Mayan civilization.

#2   Historically, this island city was famous for displaying one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Today, this city (with same name as its island) boasts other cultural and historical sites although the "Wonder" perished. Can you name this Greek city?

#3   This ancient red-rock city is carved in stone and hidden in valleys of rock located in what is now Jordan. Name this city that was depicted in the movie "Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade".

#4   Sometimes called "the lost city of the Incas", this site is located in the Andes mountains of Peru.

#5   Built for King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century to serve as the capital city and as his state temple, this site has become the symbol of Cambodia.

#6   This ancient necropolis in Egypt is gateway to the great pyramids, including the Pyramid of Khufu or Giza, the last of the ancient seven wonders.

#7   Located on a flat topped rock hill in modern day Athens, the name for this ancient site literally means "high city".

#8   This Israeli city with ancient roots is home to famous religious sites such as the Temple Mount, Western Wall, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque.

#9   Damascus is thought to be among the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. In what country is this capital and largest city located?

#10   Carthage, founded in 814 BC by Phoenicians, grew to be a vast economic and political power throughout the Mediterranean. Which opposing civilization brought about the destruction of this city?

#11   Name the 2700 year-old city most noted for its prime location on the ancient "Silk Road" trade route between China and Europe.

#12   The ancient city of Polonnaruwa in Sri Lanka has a wealth of ancient structures and statues. For which of the following is Polonnaruwa famous?

#13   While the story from Homer's "Iliad" tells a compelling story of a war won by use of a giant decoy horse filled with soldiers, the ancient city was quite real. Which of these was the port city made famous by the fable?

#14   A volcanic eruption in 79 AD completely buried these two Roman cities in Italy. Can you name them?





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