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Relics of the Ancient World

written by: Sia
 
Ancient civilizations built many wonders despite the lack of tools and the science we enjoy today. Some have been destroyed, others still stand tall, all carry the message of human ingenuity and perseverance.

Question 1:


This monument was built in ancient Egypt, had many rooms and a fantastic maze hidden in a pyramid. Its walls were covered with gigantic figures. It is not certain when exactly it was destroyed, but during Roman times it was repeatedly plundered due to its fine stone.
The Egyptian labyrinth
The pyramid of Tutankhamen
The Sphinx
The pyramid of Amenhotep

Question 2:


This massive step pyramid (about 210 by 150 feet in size) is the most well-preserved monument from the age of the Sumerians. In the 4th century BC the river Euphrates changed its course and the city, in which this pyramid was built, was abandoned.
The Ziggurat at Ur
Abu Simbel
Statue of Zeus
The Temple of Solomon

Question 3:


This ancient-Greek structure had a single path running to and from the center, in 7 concentric rings. It was burned to the ground in the 15th century.
The Temple of Artemis
Roman mosaic labyrinth
The Labyrinth at Knossos
The Egyptian Labyrinth

Question 4:


This is one of the few surviving relics of the Phrygian culture, which occupied the territory known today as Anatolia. The relic was used for religious ceremonies. It is generally considered that the reasons for its semi-destruction were major climatic cataclysms.
The Giants of Easter Island
The Great Wall of China
The Midas Monument
The Colosseum

Question 5:


It was the most famous artistic work of ancient Greece. The statue was made of gold and ivory and presided over the Olympic games. The games were forbidden, accused of being "pagan" in the 5th century by Emperor Theodosius I. Later, the statue disappeared and its fate has been unknown since.
The Parthenon
The Ziggurat of Marduk
The Colossus of Helios at Rhodes
The Statue of Zeus at Olympia

Question 6:


This great marble temple was built in Ephesus. It is famous for being one of the biggest temples the ancient Greeks ever built. It was burned by a madman, who wanted to immortalize his name.
The Parthenon
The Temple of Artemis
The Forum
The Mayan Pyramids

Question 7:


This was the monumental marble tomb of the Anatolian king Mausolus. 140 feet high, it rivalled even the Egyptian pyramids.
The Ziggurat of Marduk
The Colosseum
The Temple of Artemis
The Mausoleum

Question 8:


These temples were built on the islands of Malta and Gozo earlier than the Egyptian pyramids and Stonehenge. They date from the Bronze Age - 3,600 BC.
Ggantija and the Megalithic Temples
The Ziggurat of Marduk
The Mayan Pyramids
The Temple of Solomon

Question 9:


This building inspired the Biblical myth of the Tower of Babel. It was a gigantic seven-stage multicolored pyramidal tower, over 300 feet high. However, only the ground plan and traces of the three stairs leading up to it have been preserved.
The fortifications at Khattusas
Troy
The Ziggurat of Marduk
The Parthenon

Question 10:


These buildings were designed to be both tombs and temples. Mayan royalties carried out self-torture and mutilation rites on the roofs, as they believed that blood nourished gods.
The Mayan Pyramids
The Giants of Easter Island
The Hanging Gardens
Ggantija and the Megalithic Temples on Malta

 


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