Ancient History Flashcards Preview

Cultural Literacy > Ancient History > Flashcards

Flashcards in Ancient History Deck (53):
1

Astronomical site in Britain c. 1800 B.C.

Stonehenge

2

Sparta and Athens war starting 431 B.C.

Peloponnesian War

3

Religion founded by Lao Tzu 520 B.C.

Taoism

4

Counting table built by Chinese 550 B.C.

Abacus

5

Settlers of central Italy 550 B.C.

Etruscans

6

Legal law giver to Athens 621 B.C.

Draco

7

Games started in Greece 776 B.C.

Olympics

8

Ancient stone building Indians of Central America c. 1000 B.C.

Olmecs

9

Greek war in Asia Minor c. 1260 B.C.

Trojan War

10

Civilization of Crete

Minoan

11

Ancient mariners from Tyre

Phoenicians (founded Carthage)

12

Human relative extinct for 30 thousand years

Neanderthal

13

He created Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Nebuchadnezzar II

14

Riddle Alexander solved

Gordian Knot

15

Indo-European people of Turkey c. 1900 B.C.

Hitttites

16

Construction project in Egypt c. 2600 B.C.

Great Pyramid of Cheops

17

Ancient Mesopotamian City

Babylon (on Euphrates River)

18

Ancient City of Asia Minor

Troy

19

Ancient City of Crete

Knossos

20

Capital of the Assyrian Empire

Nineveh

21

Ancient Empire of the Tigris River Valley

Assyrian Empire

22

Ancient Sicilian City

Syracuse

23

Ancient North African City

Carthage

24

Ancient Sumerian City

Ur

25

Earliest known walled city c. 9 000 B.C.

Jericho

26

Legal Code giver of Babylon c. 1780 B.C.

Hammurabi

27

Ancient Egyptian obelisk

Celopatra's Needle

28

Original location of Elgin Marbles

Parthenon

29

Artifact that was key to decipherment of Egyptian heiroglyphics

Rosetta Stone

30

Man-made relic

Artifact

31

Ancient Japanese warrior

Samurai (those who serve)

32

Ancient land "between two rivers"

Mesopotamia

33

Hittite or Sumerian wedge-shaped form of writing

Cuneiform

34

Ancient people of Tigris-Euphrates region

Sumerian

35

Anient capital of Laconia

Sparta

36

Persian throne

Peacock throne

37

Empire of Darius and Xerxes

Persian Empire

38

Central Asia caravan route c 110 B.C.

Silk Road

39

King of Macedonia 336 B.C.

Alexander the Great

40

Ikhnaton's wife

Nefertiti

41

Alexander's Father

Philip of Macedonia

42

Ancient Egyptian capitals

Memphis; Thebes

43

500 years of Egyptian rulers 26th to 21st century B.C.

Old Kingdom

44

Ancient Egyptian book found in tombs

Book of the dead

45

Egyptians who ruled from 323 to 30 B.C.

The Ptolemies

46

Hannibal's father

Hamilcar

47

Carthaginian who invaded Italy 218 B.C.

Hannibal

48

Ancient Egyptian "City of the Sun"

Heliopolis

49

Greek center of the world

Oracle at Delphi

50

Rome-Carthage wars starting 264 B.C.

Punic Wars

51

Site of great library c. 290 B.C.

Alexandria

52

Modern location of Ur and Palmyra

Syria

53

Egyptian insect talisman

Scarab (beetle)