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The 2nd Millennium BC

We go on and on! Can you guess these facts about the years 1001 BC–2000 BC?
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Last updated: September 3, 2023
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First submittedAugust 10, 2018
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1045 BC
The earliest mentions of this capital city, then known as Jicheng
Beijing
c. 1050 BC
The Phoenicians invent the first one of these, consisting of 22 characters
from ālep to taw
Alphabet
c. 1200 BC
The earliest evidence of this nation of people who worship Yahweh
Israel
c. 1200 BC
Sailing out of the Mediterranean, the Phoenicians found this modern-day capital
Lisbon
c. 1250 BC
This city in modern-day Turkey is destroyed by Greek invaders,
later recounted in Homer's "Iliad"
Troy
1213 BC
This "great" Egyptian pharaoh dies after a reign of 66 years
Ramses II
1250 BC
The earliest examples of this language are written on bones or
turtle shells and are used to predict the future
Chinese
c. 1300 BC
This age of history begins, coming after the Bronze Age
Iron Age
1323 BC
This pharaoh dies at age 18. His tomb would be discovered in 1922 AD.
Tutankhamun
c. 1350 BC
This Greek city reaches its peak with a population of around 30,000.
At the time, it controlled much of modern-day Greece.
Mycenae
c. 1470 BC
The Minoan civilization on this island begins to decline
Crete
c. 1600 BC
A gigantic volcanic eruption destroys much of this Greek island,
possibly inspiring the legend of Atlantis
Santorini
1700 BC
With a population of 60,000, this city on the Euphrates river is
possibly the largest in the entire world
Babylon
c. 1792–
1750 BC
This legal code is created, calling for "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth"
Code of
Hammurabi
c. 2000 BC
This group of people starts to migrate into India, possibly subjugating
the native Dravidian population
Indo-Aryans
c. 2000 BC
This huge mammal goes extinct, with the last population existing
on Russia's Wrangel Island
Mammoth
c. 2000 BC
The first evidence of wheels that have these, enabling them to be much lighter
Spokes
+11
Level 70
Aug 10, 2018
One more to come! Stay tuned!
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Level 77
Sep 3, 2023
I think, as well as Santorini, that Thera should also be an acceptable response to the island destroyed by the volcano.
+5
Level ∞
Sep 3, 2023
Thera would have worked
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Level 64
Sep 4, 2023
Nice quiz but... Maybe it's just me; I found the wording of the last question really strange. I couldn't work out at all what you were looking for.
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Level 86
Sep 5, 2023
Maybe it's just me, but I got it pretty quickly. I still missed another "obvious" one according to the stats, though. That's always the worst feeling when I'm doing quizzes here lol
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Level 92
Sep 20, 2023
I got the right concept, but was trying to find a way to answer the negative space-- holes, gaps, etc.
+1
Level 82
Sep 4, 2023
I tried Ramases and mandarin, no joy.
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Level ∞
Sep 4, 2023
Ramases will work now, but Mandarin will not.

Old Mandarin didn't start until about 2,000 years later.

This would be similar to saying French and Latin are the same thing.

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Level 82
Sep 25, 2023
Thanks for the explanation.
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Level 77
Nov 30, 2023
I love the reference to Ozymandias on this quiz's writeup on the front page.
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Level 60
Nov 30, 2023
Can "woolly mammoth" instead of just "wooly mammoth"?
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Level 67
Dec 4, 2023
Good Quiz. I tried Mykene, which is the transcription of the greek name of the city. As far as I know, Mycenae is the latinized version.