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Who, according to Herodotus, defeated and killed Cyrus the Great in 530 BC?
Artemisia I of Caria
Tomyris was a Massagetean ruler who reigned over the Massagetae, an Iranian people from Scythian pastoral-nomadic confederation of Central Asia east of the Caspian Sea. Tomyris led her armies to defend against an attack by Cyrus the Great of the Achaemenid Empire, and, according to Herodotus, defeated and killed him in 530 BC. The names of Tomyris, and her son Spargapises, who was the head of her army, are of Iranian origins.
Where is the alleged "Eve's Tomb"?
in Saudi Arabia
The Tomb of Eve is an archeological site located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It is considered by some Muslims to be the burial place of Eve. In 1975, the site was also sealed with concrete by religious authorities, who disapprove of pilgrims praying at tombs. The object is not available to tourists.
The symbol of which country is Chollima, the Winged Horse?
The Chollima Statue is a monument on Mansu Hill in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea. The monument symbolizes the "Chollima speed" of the Chollima Movement. The legendary winged horse Chollima depicted by the monument is said to travel 400 km a day.
Serrallonga is a legendary heroic outlaw of which nation?
Joan Sala and Ferrer, also known as Serrallonga, during his lifetime enjoyed great popularity among the Catalan population (like Robin Hood), which linked his person to the fight against foreign (Spanish) power and feudals. When Serrallonga was captured and publicly executed in Barcelona in 1634, his legend gained strength and has been preserved to this day.
Who, according to Jewish legends, was a one-day king of Poland?
Saul Wahl Katzenellenbogen (1541–1617) was a wealthy and politically influential Polish Jew who is said to have briefly occupied the throne of Poland on 18 August 1587. He has historically borne the nickname, "Le roi d'un jour" (king for a day). While no physical evidence exists to prove the veracity of the story that Saul was briefly king of Poland, it has nonetheless gained a firm place in the folklore of the Jewish people.
According to the legend, why did Lady Godiva ride a horse naked?
to avoid unwanted marriage
to avoid monastery
to lower the taxes
to pay her debt
According to the story, Lady Godiva appealed again and again to her husband, who obstinately refused to lower the taxation. At last, weary of her entreaties, he said he would grant her request if she would strip naked and ride through the streets of the town.
To which country the island from the photo belong?
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Island of Saint George (Ostrvo Sveti Đorđe) one of the two islets off the coast of Perast in Bay of Kotor, Montenegro. The island contains Saint George Benedictine monastery from the 12th century and the old graveyard for the old nobility from Perast and further from the whole Bay of Kotor.
Which country a Poveglia island belongs to?
Poveglia is a small island located between Venice and Lido in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy. A small canal divides the island into two separate parts. The island first appears in the historical record in 421, was populated until the residents fled warfare in 1379. Beginning in 1776, the island was used as a quarantine station for those suffering the plague and other diseases for more than 100 years, and later as a mental hospital. The mental hospital closed in 1968, and the island has been vacant since.
Who was Kelpie in Celtic culture?
Kelpie, or water horse, is the Scots name given to a shape-shifting water spirit inhabiting the lochs and pools of Scotland. It has usually been described as appearing as a horse, but is able to adopt human form. Almost every sizeable body of water in Scotland has an associated kelpie story, but the most extensively reported is that of Loch Ness.