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Extinction of the Woolly Mammoth
The last mammoth population, located in Russia's Wrangel Island, died off around 2000 B.C.
Construction of Stonehenge
c. 3000 BC to 2000 BC
Columbus sails to the New World
In 1492 (AD), Columbus sailed the ocean blue
Start of Islam
According to tradition, Muhammad began receiving divine revelations in 610 AD
Invention of gunpowder
The first written evidence of gunpowder comes from China in the year 808 AD
Human settlement of New Zealand
c. 1300 AD
Birth of the Buddha
Given variously as 563 BC or 480 BC
William the Conqueror conquers England
Most recent time that Babylon was the largest city in the world
Most recently c. 320 BC
Foundation of the Inca Empire
The Inca Empire had only existed for about a century when the Spanish arrived
Invention of chess
The predecessors of chess are thought to have emerged in the Gupta Empire c. 280–550 AD
Birth of Alexander the Great
First known heliocentric model of the solar system
Aristarchus of Samos crafted the heliocentric model in the 200s BC, long before Copernicus
First known summit of Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps
1786 by Michel-Gabriel Paccard and Jacques Balmat
First written mention of the city of Moscow
Great Pyramid built in Egypt
c. 2560 BC
Assassination of Julius Caesar
On the other, "summit" is a viable word to say "they reach the peak of the mountain". "Ascent", however, means that "they climbed the mountain, with or without reaching the summit", so whether it implies that "they reach the peak of the mountain" is up to the reader.
I prefer the new BCE/CE notation yet.
BC makes the claim that Jesus was anointed, and AD clearly refers to Jesus of Nazareth as "god," so I can see why people would object. I prefer CE more the BCE because fewer letters, though.
Expected some factoid 'There were still mammoths at the time of...'
Thomas Jefferson has been quoted as saying "Dear Marry Todd Jefferson, I hope there is no Wolly Mammoths in Louisiana, just like the ones in Siberia. Dear do those scare me," before he embarked on his adventures to meet Louis, Clark, and Sacajawea in Louisiana.
Or something like that idk
In AD 14 92
Columbus sailed the ocean blue.
Thought maybe they were around in Jesus Times during this quiz but nope lol. Jesus never did go to Siberia...