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Ancient City by Letter

Guess which ancient city, town or settlement begins with each letter and fits the description.
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Last updated: November 11, 2021
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Letter
Description
City
A
Capital of a large kingdom that controlled parts of modern day Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Yemen and Saudi Arabia.
Axum
B
Capital of an ancient state of the same name, and later one of the capitals of the Achaemenid Empire
Babylon
C
City-state that controlled large parts of the coastline of the western Mediterranean.
Carthage
D
Sacred precinct that served as the seat of the oracle called the Pythia.
Delphi
E
One of the oldest Mesopotamian cities. In Sumerian mythology, it was once the home of the water god Enki.
Eridu
F
City established by Julius Caesar in 59 BC as a home for his veteran soldiers, which later became one of the centres of the Renaissance.
Florentia
G
Capital of Phrygia, which has a name similar to a famous knot.
Gordion
H
Capital of the Hittite Empire.
Hattusa
I
Town and fortress in Roman Britain built on the site of modern Exeter.
Isca Dumnoniorum
J
A city that is potentially the oldest in the world, and had the oldest known protective wall.
Jericho
K
The ceremonial and political centre of the Minoan civilisation.
Knossos
L
One of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China.
Luoyang
M
One of the largest cities of the Indus Valley Civilisation, home to over 700 wells.
Mohenjo-daro
N
The first permanent Greek colony in Egypt.
Naucratis
O
City home to the shrine Sumiyoshi-taisha, founded in 211.
Osaka
P
The most famous city built by the Nabataeans.
Petra
Q
City founded by the Quitu culture.
Quito
R
According to legend, this city was founded by two brothers, a Trojan refugee or a Greek hero from Arcadia.
Rome
S
One of the most important Phoenician cities, and potentially the oldest. It was notable for its glass manufacturing industry.
Sidon
T
The largest city in the Americas between the years 1 and 500.
Teotihuacan
U
This city was said to have been ruled by Gilgamesh during the 27th century BC.
Uruk
V
The holiest of the seven sacred cities in Hinduism and Jainism.
Varanasi
W
This ancient Egyptian city was known to the ancient Greeks as Thebes, but was known to the ancient Egyptians as...
Waset
X
Capital of the Qin dynasty.
Xianyang
Y
Maya city that was a major rival of the cities Tikal and Palenque.
Yaxchilan
Z
This city was the capital of the Himyarite Kingdom until the 4th century, when it was replaced by Sana'a.
Zafar
2 Comments
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Level 67
Nov 11, 2021
Really good quiz. Thanks.
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Level 79
Nov 11, 2021
Thank you