10 most difficult ancient history riddles A list of ten (out of 61) ancient history related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Ancient history quiz 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.very hard 21% pankrationpankration29%peplospeplos20%pileuspileus29%petasospetasos21%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 196 answers in 2 languages »fashion riddles » This is aleph, the first letter of the Phoenician alphabet, progenitor of Greek alpha and Latin A. What does it resemble?Ox. Aleph derives from an Egyptian hieroglyph depicting an ox's head. Tilt your head to the right and you will see this. The Phoenician word aleph means ox. very hard 22% OxOx22%BowBow25%CompassCompass30%It is unknownIt is unknown21%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 1655 answers in 2 languages »Middle East 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 4587 answers in 3 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 24% oneone41%twotwo16%fivefive24%sevenseven17%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 3298 answers in 2 languages »Greece riddles » Where was sacred prostitution 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 and Mesoamerica, but never in Egypt. Egyptians considered sex in or anywhere near a sacred place as a desecration. very hard 25% GreeceGreece12%RomeRome26%IndiaIndia36%EgyptEgypt25%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 208 answers in 3 languages »religions 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 7037 answers in 2 languages »UNESCO World Heritage 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 26% Dionysia Dionysia 26%OlympiadOlympiad41%LenaiaLenaia5%Panathenaia Panathenaia 26%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 213 answers in 2 languages »Athens 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 Albania18%the Persian satrap Atropatesthe Persian satrap Atropates26%antique Alansantique Alans29%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 572 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 28% DidymusDidymus13%RhodesRhodes33%StagiraStagira28%SmurnaSmurna25%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 2927 answers in 3 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 30% After a quick victory over the King of PontusAfter a quick victory over the King of Pontus30%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 5289 answers in 4 languages »quotes riddles » Play ancient history quiz and see all the questions.