Archeology factsHistory quiz
What is the name of an empty tomb erected in honour of a person whose remains are elsewhere?
Cenotaph. Although the vast majority of cenotaphs honour individuals, many noted cenotaphs are instead dedicated to the memories of groups of individuals, such as the lost soldiers of a country or of an empire.
The capital of which nation was Vilcabamba?
Inca. Vilcabamba, Willkapampa (Aymara and Quechua) or Espíritu Pampa was a city founded by Manco Inca in 1539 that served as the capital of the Neo-Inca State, the last refuge of the Inca Empire until it fell to the Spaniards in 1572, signaling the end of Inca resistance to Spanish rule.
Where is the largest known ancient Egyptian obelisk located?
In Aswan. The unfinished obelisk in Aswan, Egypt is nearly one-third larger than any ancient Egyptian obelisk ever erected. If finished it would have measured around 42 m and would have weighed nearly 1,090 tons.
Who discovered the palace of Knossos on the Greek island of Crete?
Arthur Evans was an English archaeologist and a pioneer in the study of Aegean civilization in the Bronze Age. He is most famous for unearthing the palace of Knossos on the Greek island of Crete. Evans was also the first to define Cretan scripts Linear A and Linear B, as well as an earlier pictographic writing.
What does Syndology do?
Explores the Shroud of Turin. The Shroud of Turin is a length of linen cloth bearing the negative image of a man who is alleged to be Jesus of Nazareth. It is kept in the Turin Cathedral. Syndology (Greek sindon - canvas, shroud) is a study dealing with the study of the Shroud of Turin, whose aim is to confirm or deny its authenticity. It was established at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries after the first picture of the Shroud (by Secondo Pia) in 1898.