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Ancient Cities Chain Quiz

Guess the cities based on the descriptions. Each city begins with the last letter of the previous city.
Alternative or historical names beginning with the same letter are accepted, though others are not.
Quiz by MaxStickies
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Last updated: January 24, 2022
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City in Roman Libya that was the birthplace of Septimius Severus
Leptis Magna
City-state that lead the Delian League
Athens
Important Phoenician city that may have been the oldest
Sidon
One of the capitals of the Neo-Assyrian Empire
Nineveh
Capital of the Hittite Empire
Hattusa
City founded on the site of the Egyptian city Rhacotis
Alexandria
Ancient city in Ethiopia known for its obelisks
Axum
Indus Valley city which contains a building known as the "Great Granary"
Mohenjo-daro
Ancient Greek city once located on the site of a modern Ukrainian city
Odessos
Capital of Elam, and one of the capitals of the Achaemenid Empire
Susa
Capital of the Seleucid Empire between 240 and 63 BC and later known as "the cradle of Christianity"
Antioch
City in Upper Mesopotamia that was also known as Carrhae, and was one of the capital of both the Neo-Assyrian Empire and the Umayyad Caliphate
Harran
One of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China
Nanjing
One of the cities of the Philistine Pentapolis, and in modern times the largest city in Palestine
Gaza
The first capital of Assyria
Aššur
City founded in 753 BC, supposedly by two brothers
Rome
Egyptian city home to a temple built during the Ptolemaic period, dedicated to Horus
Edfu
Two-letter Sumerian city with a well-preserved ziggurat
Ur
Ancient Greek city on an island of the same name, home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Rhodes
One of the main cities of the Sogdians, and later the first capital of the Timurid Empire
Samarkand
One of the oldest cities in the world, and one of the capitals of the Umayyad Caliphate
Damascus
Ancient Egyptian city also known as Crocodilopolis, and now known as Faiyum
Shedet
City near Lake Titicaca that was the capital of a civilisation located in modern Bolivia, Chile and Peru
Tiwanaku
Sumerian city that is thought to have been the largest city in the world in around 3100 BC
Uruk
Political centre of the Minoan civilisation
Knossos
The dominant city of the Peloponnesian League
Sparta
The hill on which this Middle Eastern city's citadel sits has been inhabited since at least the middle of the 3rd millennium BC
Aleppo
The Romans fought the Carthaginians and the Sardinians near this city in Sardinia during the First Punic War
Olbia
This Greek city-state was ruled by Pheidon in the 7th century, and during his reign the city was at its most powerful
Argos
Capital of Lydia
Sardis
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