Quiz: Can You Match the Historical Fact to the Ancient Civilization?
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Can You Match the Historical Fact to the Ancient Civilization?
By: Bambi Turner
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About This Quiz

The current cultures and country boundaries of our planet are a relatively new phenomenon. Over thousands of years, groups of people built great civilizations, many of which live on today only in history books. Take our quiz to see if you can identify these past civilizations from just a single fact.

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The people of this ancient civilization are best remembered for their mummies and mighty pyramids.
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Around 20 percent of all people on the planet belonged to this civilization at its peak in the first century AD.
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These ancient people drew enormous figures in the ground that can still be seen from the air today.
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Which civilization developed the mysterious Linear A language?
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Which of these is considered to be the first civilization ever established?
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This Mesopotamian civilization endured all the way through the 7th century AD, while Mesopotamia itself collapsed around 500 BC.
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These ancient people lived in the country now called Nigeria.
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What ancient civilization called northern Peru home?
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We don't know what this jaguar-worshiping people called themselves, but today they are called this -- after the large archaeological site they left behind.
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This civilization was located in the Mexican state of Oaxaca.
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This civilization endured for more than 2,500 years, and is now known as Iran.
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This was the largest pre-Columbian empire in the Americans.
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These ancient people built both the Parthenon and The Temple of Athena.
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This civilization established a capital city at Tenochtitlan in what is now Mexico.
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This ancient civilization invented paper, silk and gunpowder.
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Which civilization predicted the end of the world on December 21, 2012?
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This civilization was also known as Harappan.
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This civilization is famous for building colossal stone heads.
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This civilization developed a language known as Linear B.
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Which civilization lived in what is now Sudan?
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Which of these civilizations is known for their enormous stone obelisks?
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This civilization spread across western and central Europe between 1300 BC and the 1st century BC.
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This ancient civilization was also known as the Kingdom of Van.
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What civilization developed a 22-letter alphabet written in cuneiform?
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Which of these civilizations fought against the Greeks in the Greek-Punic wars?
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This civilization lives in what is now Tuscany in Italy.
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Which of these civilizations stretched across the western Balkans?
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Which of these civilizations lived in Polynesia?
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The capital city of this civilization was the largest city on Earth in both 1700 BC and 600 BC.
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The people of this civilization were also known as the Hispani.
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