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Archaeological Discoveries

written by: DieZel
 
Some important discoveries in the history of archeology are mentioned here. Take the quiz and learn something more about them. Enjoy!

Question 1:


The Rosetta Stone was the key to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphs. What kind of stone was it made of?
Andesite
Gneiss
Basalt
Granite

Question 2:


The Dead Sea Scrolls, an important archaeological discovery of the XX century, comprise about 850 ancient documents. Among the most important of the texts are the Isaiah Scroll, the earliest version of the Damascus Document and the Copper Scroll. Do you know what is listed in the Copper Scroll?
Members of the Essenes sect
Enemies of the Essenes sect
Holy rituals
Secret places where gold, scrolls, and weapons are hidden

Question 3:


In 1898, near Kensington, Minnesota, a farmer found a roughly rectangular piece of stone covered in runes (this is true). Scientists are still unable to translate any of the runes on it.
True
False

Question 4:

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When in 1922 Tutankhamen's nearly intact tomb was discovered by this archaeologist, it sparked the public interest in Ancient Egypt and made Tutankhamen the popular face of his homeland.
James Henry Breasted
Gerald Massey
William F. Albright
Howard Carter


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Question 5:


In 1826 Rev. William Buckland discovered "Red Lady of Paviland" - a human skeleton dyed in red ochre. Where did he make his discovery?
France
Scotland
Mexico
Wales

Question 6:

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The Narmer Palette is a shield-shaped, ceremonial palette, that tells the story of the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt. The palette now resides in this museum.
The Museo del Prado
The Louvre Museum
The British Museum in London
The Egyptian Museum in Cairo


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Question 7:


The Siberian Ice Maiden is a rare example of a single woman given a ceremonial burial in her wooden tomb. She was even accompanied by six horses.
False
True

Question 8:

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The Piltdown Man is probably the biggest hoax in the history of archeology. For more than 50 years it was believed to be the missing link between man and ape, until it turned out that the strange skull actually consisted of the cranium of a medieval man, the lower-jaw of a Sarawak orangutan and the fossil teeth of this animal.
Gorilla
Dog
Bonobo
Chimpanzee


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Question 9:


The Amesbury Archer, an early Bronze Age man dating to around 2300 BC, was nicknamed the "King of Stonehenge" by the British press.
False
True

Question 10:


Ötzi the Iceman is a well-preserved natural mummy of a man who lived about 5300 years ago. It rivals an Egyptian mummy as the oldest known human mummy in the world. What is the name of the Egyptian mummy in question?
Ginger
Desert Light
Bubba
Tutankhamen

 


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