Are you familiar with the geography of the Ancient World? Test

Are you familiar with the geography of the Ancient World? Test
Are you familiar with the geography of the Ancient World? Test

The history of the Ancient World is interesting and mysterious. But not all of us are guided by ancient maps, although it seems that any archaeologist should be a bit of a geographer.


What about you? Can you figure out where the first metropolis of the planet was located and where did the sailors of antiquity sail?


The Harappan civilization is the third most ancient Eastern civilization of the Bronze Age after the Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilizations. Where did it originate?

The Harappan civilization, also known as the Indus, developed in the Indus Valley between 3300-1300 BC. Its decline coincided with a sharp decline in cultures in Egypt during the Old Kingdom and the Akkadian Empire (Mesopotamia).

In the valley of the Indus River In the valley of the Ganges River In the valley of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers 2/10

Archaeological excavations have made this ancient city famous throughout the world. The objects found influenced the formation of styles in architecture and arts and crafts of the first third of the 19th century.

Pompeii, a city once hidden under a layer of volcanic ash from the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, is considered a true open-air museum. It is still visited by thousands of tourists today.

Palmyra Troy Pompeii 3/10

These Phoenician cities, located on the territory of modern Lebanon, in ancient times were the main centers for the production of purple and fabric dyeing.

At the beginning of the 1st millennium BC, the largest cities of Phenicia - Tire and Sidon - became the main centers of the purple industry.

Malet, Ghadir and Gerna Tire and Sidon Ugarit and Hama 4/10

Until the II century BC, Ancient Rome was a relatively small and modest state. Only a victory over this rival, who held back Rome, made it the most powerful power in the Ancient World.

"Carthage must be destroyed" - these are the words with which the ancient Roman politician Cato the Censor ended all his speeches after visiting this city in the late 150s BC. As a result of the three Punic Wars, the Carthaginian Empire, which owned the coast of North Africa, southern Spain, Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica, was finally destroyed.

Etruria Carthage Parthian kingdom Sassanid state (Persia) 5/10

When, during the excavations of this city, they discovered that the bricks and stones of the buildings were melted, many fantastic hypotheses of its death appeared - up to the use of nuclear weapons.

The contemporary of the Egyptian pyramids, Mohenjo-Daro, originated in the Indus Valley, in what is now Pakistan, around 2600 BC. After 900 years, it was abandoned by the inhabitants. And archaeologists are still debating why.

Angkor Mohenjo-Daro Mahendraparvata 6/10

At the beginning of the 19th century, the English traveler George Thompson spoke about the parts of the hull of a ship that had been wrecked in antiquity found in South Africa, in the Cape of Good Hope region. At the end of the 20th century in South Africa, in the Clanwilliam area, rock carvings depicting ships were discovered. Whose ships were these?

About 600 BC, by order of the Egyptian pharaoh Necho II, who was then subject to Phenicia, Phoenician sailors set sail around the African continent.

Roman Sumerian Phoenician Greek 7/10

The capture of the Cretan bull was the seventh feat of Hercules. What is the name of the city on the island of Crete, named after the mythological hero today?

Crete is the largest Greek island, and its administrative center is the city of Heraklion.

Herculaneum Heraclea Heraklion (Heraklion) 8/10

This city was an important political, economic and cultural center of the Ancient World. It is called the "first metropolis" of mankind. Alexander the Great wanted to make it the capital of his state. Here he ended his days.

All that remains of Babylon today is a group of hills 90 kilometers south of Baghdad, the capital of Iraq.

Alexandria Palmyra Babylon Constantinople 9/10

The ancient Greek philosopher Anaximander of Miletus (611-546 BC) hypothesized that the Earth has the shape of a cylinder, and made the assumption that people should also live on the other side. His compatriot Eudoxus of Cnidus (408-355 BC) considered the Earth to be a spherical body. Where did they live?

In Sicily, in the city of Syracuse, Archimedes was born and lived. In the city of Stagir (ancient Macedonia), the educator of Alexander the Great, Aristotle, was born. And Miletus and Cnidus belonged to Asia Minor.

On the island of Sicily (modern Italy) On the west coast of Asia Minor (modern Turkey) On the Halkidiki peninsula in ancient Macedonia (modern Greece) 10/10

The province of Ancient Rome, founded in 146 BC on the territory of modern Northern Tunisia and Western Libya, after the victory over Carthage in the Third Punic War was called …

The Roman province was named Africa. Later, all known regions of this continent, and then the continent itself, began to be called so.

Libya Tripolitania Africa


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