Ancient history questions This is a list of recently added questions about ancient history. Play ancient history quiz and see all the questions. How is that sun hat called? (very common in ancient Greece and the symbol of Hermes)Petasos. The petasos was usually made of wool felt, leather or straw, with a broad, floppy brim. It was worn primarily by farmers and travellers, and was considered characteristic of rural people. As a winged hat, it became the symbol of Hermes, the Greek mythological messenger god.Created by: Ninjaivery hard 19% pankrationpankration41peplospeplos32pileuspileus45petasospetasos28fashion riddles » Where the sacred prostitution was never practiced?Egypt. Sacred prostitution is the term for a sexual ritual consisting of sexual intercourse or other sexual activity performed in the context of religious worship, perhaps as a form of fertility rite or divine marriage. It existed, among others, in Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Babylon, South and East Asia or Mesoamerica, but never in Egypt. Egyptians considered sex in or anywhere near the sacred place as profanation. Created by: Ninjaivery hard 24% GreeceGreece23RomeRome46IndiaIndia69EgyptEgypt44religions riddles » Who are considered to be the creators of coins?Phoenicians. The creators of coins were probably Phoenicians. Phenicia is an ancient land that encompasses the areas of today's Lebanon, west Syria and northern Israel. In addition to the invention of coins, the Phoenicians also created the first ever alphabetical magazine.Created by: Marta Kurdzieleasy 73% PhoeniciansPhoenicians1510EgyptiansEgyptians292TurksTurks48ChineseChinese191coins riddles » Cisalpine Gaul is a part of today's...Italy. Cisalpine Gaul (Gallia Cisalpina) was the part of Italy inhabited by Celts (Gauls) during the 4th and 3rd centuries BC. It was considered part of Gaul, until it was conquered by the Roman Republic in the 220s BC. Created by: Ninjaivery hard 32% FranceFrance1353BelgiumBelgium344GermanyGermany197ItalyItaly910ancient Rome riddles » Which gods are from Egypt?Bes, Nut, Sobek. Bes and its feminine counterpart Beset are an Ancient Egyptian deity worshipped as a protector of households. Nut is the goddess of the sky in the Ennead of ancient Egyptian religion. Sobek was an ancient Egyptian deity with a complex and fluid nature He is associated with the Nile crocodile. Sobek was also associated with pharaonic power, fertility, and military prowess.Created by: Tschuka hard 58% Ra, Horus, JanusRa, Horus, Janus669Ra, Isis, ObulRa, Isis, Obul771Bes, Nut, SobekBes, Nut, Sobek3361Ra, Bastet, RenRa, Bastet, Ren989Egypt riddles » Ushabti was commolny used in Ancient Egypt. What was it?Funerary figurine. The ushabti was a funerary figurine used in Ancient Egypt. Ushabtis were placed in tombs among the grave goods and were intended to act as servants or minions for the deceased, should they be called upon to do manual labor in the afterlife. The figurines frequently carried a hoe on their shoulder and a basket on their backs, implying they were intended to farm for the deceased.Created by: Ninjaivery hard 37% guardian angelguardian angel485miniature statue of various godsminiature statue of various gods726funerary figurinefunerary figurine1033viscera jarviscera jar530art riddles » What was the names of the two sea monsters guarding the Strait of Messina?Scylla and Charybdis. In ancient mythology the Strait of Messina between Sicily and mainland Italy was the home of Scylla and Charybdis, two fearsome monsters of the kind the Greeks loved to come up with – both were female, had previously been renowned beauties, who were turned into scabrous horrors only after setting off the jealousy of goddesses, to spend the rest of their days venting their rage on any sailors who dared to make their way through the Strait.Created by: Tschuka average 67% Medusa and GorgonMedusa and Gorgon261Minotaur and HarpyMinotaur and Harpy125Scylla and CharybdisScylla and Charybdis887Dike and EunomiaDike and Eunomia39mythology riddles » Which war began after crossing the Rubicon by Julius Caesar?Roman Civil War. Julius Caesar's crossing the Rubicon was an event in 49 BC that precipitated the Roman Civil War, which ultimately led to Caesar's becoming dictator for life and the rise of the imperial era of Rome.Created by: Ninjaihard 54% Roman Civil WarRoman Civil War770Second Punic WarSecond Punic War330Third Punic WarThird Punic War129Roman–Parthian WarRoman–Parthian War194history riddles » How old was Alexander the Great when he became the King of Macedon?20. Alexander the Great was born in 356 BC and succeeded his father Philip II to the throne at the age of twenty. He spent most of his ruling years on an unprecedented military campaign through Asia and northeast Africa, and he created one of the largest empires of the ancient world by the age of thirty, stretching from Greece to northwestern India. He was undefeated in battle and is widely considered one of history's most successful military commanders.Created by: Ninjaivery easy 84% 202011373030156404039505012kings riddles » Roman "pilum" was a kind of ...Javelin. The pilum was a javelin commonly used by the Roman army in ancient times. It was generally about 2 metres long overall, consisting of an iron shank about 7 millimetres in diameter and 60 centimetres long with a pyramidal head.Created by: Ninjaiaverage 66% javelinjavelin4190nail filenail file780game very similar to a footballgame very similar to a football531ancient coinancient coin755weapons riddles » Play ancient history quiz and see all the questions.