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Ancient History by Letter ‘V’

Try these ancient history questions - answers begin with ‘V’
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Tribal confederation, occupied the Adriatic coast of North East Italy throughout the first millenium
Veneti
Gallic King who led a united Celtic revolt against Roman rule. Defeated by Julius Caesar at the Battle of Alesia in 52 BC
Vercingetorix
Roman poet who composed the Aeneid - a founding mythology linking Rome to Mycenaean Greece
Virgil
Priestesses of the Roman Goddess of the hearth, their duties included maintaining the Sacred Flame of the temple
Vestal Virgins
Emperor of Eastern Rome, brother of Valentinian, killed by invading Goths under Fritigern in 378 AD at the battle of Adrianople
Valens
Roman general, lost three legions in 9 AD after being ambushed by the Germanic Chieftain Arminius in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest
Varus
Statue of Aphrodite made in the 2nd Century BC, rediscovered on the Greek island of Milos in 1820
Venus de Milo
The highest ranking official / adviser to the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt
Vizier
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Roman fortress located just South of Hadrian’s Wall, now a museum
Vindolanda
Iron-Age Kingdom also known as Urartu, centred around a lake of the same name in modern-day Armenia
Van
Volcano, destroyed the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79 AD
Vesuvius
Germanic tribe, sacked Rome under King Alaric in 410 AD before settling in Southern Gaul and Hispania
Visigoths
Germanic tribe who migrated through Gaul and Hispania before settling in North Africa. Sacked Rome in 455 AD under King Gaiseric
Vandals
City on the Ganges, one of the oldest in India, an important religious and cultural location
Varanasi
9th Roman Emperor, a successful general who founded the Flavian dynasty
Vespasian
Roman town near modern-day St Albans, sacked and burnt by the Iceni Queen Boudica
Verulamium
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