Statistics for The 2nd Millennium BC

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  • The average score is 12 of 17

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YearDescriptionAnswer% Correct
c. 1050 BC
The Phoenicians invent the first one of these, consisting of 22 characters
from ālep to taw
Alphabet
96%
1323 BCThis pharaoh dies at age 18. His tomb would be discovered in 1922 AD.Tutankhamun
94%
1045 BCThe earliest mentions of this capital city, then known as JichengBeijing
92%
c. 1300 BCThis age of history begins, coming after the Bronze Age{Iron} Age
90%
c. 2000 BC
This huge mammal goes extinct, with the last population existing
on Russia's Wrangel Island
Mammoth
89%
c. 1470 BCThe Minoan civilization on this island begins to declineCrete
87%
c. 1200 BCThe earliest evidence of this nation of people who worship YahwehIsrael
86%
c. 1250 BC
This city in modern-day Turkey is destroyed by Greek invaders,
later recounted in Homer's "Iliad"
Troy
82%
1213 BCThis "great" Egyptian pharaoh dies after a reign of 66 yearsRamses II
73%
1700 BC
With a population of 60,000, this city on the Euphrates river is
possibly the largest in the entire world
Babylon
67%
c. 1792–
1750 BC
This legal code is created, calling for "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth"
Code of
{Hammurabi}
62%
c. 2000 BC
The first evidence of wheels that have these, enabling them to be much lighter
{Spoke}s
61%
c. 1200 BC
Sailing out of the Mediterranean, the Phoenicians found this modern-day capital
Lisbon
54%
1250 BC
The earliest examples of this language are written on bones or
turtle shells and are used to predict the future
Chinese
38%
c. 2000 BC
This group of people starts to migrate into India, possibly subjugating
the native Dravidian population
Indo-{Aryan}s
34%
c. 1600 BC
A gigantic volcanic eruption destroys much of this Greek island,
possibly inspiring the legend of Atlantis
Santorini
31%
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
21%

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