The most difficult ancient riddlesHistory quiz
The Antikythera mechanism was used to...
predict positions of astronomical objects
it is not known
predict cycles of tides
predict solar eclipses only
The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient Greek analogue computer and orrery used to predict astronomical positions and eclipses for calendar and astrological purposes decades in advance. It could also be used to track the four-year cycle of athletic games which was similar to an Olympiad, the cycle of the ancient Olympic Games.
Which of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World was not destroyed by earthquakes?
Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
Lighthouse of Alexandria
Colossus of Rhodes
The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus was torched by Herostratus in 356 BC and plundered AD 262 by the Goths. The three remaining monuments were destroyed by earthquakes. In the picture Taj Mahal.
Whom were the famous Hanging Gardens of Babylon built for by order of the king Nebuchadnezzar II?
for Nebuchadnezzar's wife queen Amytis
to the memory of Assyrian queen Semiramis
for daughter of Esther
it is not known
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were built for Median wife of king Nebuchadnezzar II queen Amytis, because she missed the green hills and valleys of her homeland. The construction of the Hanging Gardens has also been attributed to the legendary queen Semiramis, who supposedly ruled Babylon in the 9th century BC, and they have been called the Hanging Gardens of Semiramis as an alternate name.
When are the begginings of Acupuncture dated?
2000 - 1000 BC
1000 - 700 BC
It has already been known in prehistory
3000 - 2000 BC
Acupuncture may have been practiced during the Neolithic era, near the end of the stone age, using sharpened stones called Bian shi. Many Chinese texts from later eras refer to sharp stones called "plen", which means "stone probe", that may have been used for acupuncture purposes.
What did the Hesperides guard?
Pitcher with water of life
Sources of immortality
In Greek mythology, the Hesperides are the nymphs of evening and golden light of sunset, who were the "Daughters of the Evening" or "Nymphs of the West". The Hesperides guarded a miracle tree with golden apples in a beautiful garden, which Gaia of Hera used to grow her wedding to Zeus. The apples gave the gods eternal youth.
Which Ancient Greek goddess was the goddess of love and beauty?
In Ancient Greek myths, Aphrodite was born and risen from the sea, created from parts of Ouranos when the Titans overthrew him. She is the goddess of love and beauty, and has a son named Eros.