Quiz: 98% of people can't answer these questions about the ancient world? Can you?
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98% of people can't answer these questions about the ancient world? Can you?
By: Isadora Teich
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About This Quiz

The ancient world is one of our favorite subjects here at How Stuff Works, if only for the fact that it's... well... cool. No, we don't believe that aliens helped the Egyptians and the Mayans create advanced civilizations, and if you do think that, then you might want to navigate your way to a different quiz, because this one is actually about ancient history. If you're with us, and you think history is cool, then proceed. Let's find out if you really know as much as you think you do about the ancient world.

Ancient human history is so full of rich tradition and storied adventures that it's almost mythological. After all, who doesn't think that ancient Egypt, Rome, and Greece were pretty interesting? And, with the discovery and uncovering of the city of Pompeii, buried in 79 AD by the ash of Mt. Vesuvius, historians have been able to study human life as it was, frozen in time, thousands of years ago. Now, who doesn't think that's really cool?

If you are a history buff, and you think that the ancient world is as cool as we do, take this quiz to find out if you can hang with the How Stuff Works history gang.

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