Statistics for Damaged and Destroyed Cities

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  • The average score is 14 of 20

Answer Stats

YearHintCity% Correct
1945Struck by an atomic bombHiroshima
97%
1945Struck by an atomic bombNagasaki
94%
1986Abandoned after a nuclear meltdownChernobyl
87%
2005Flooded by Hurricane KatrinaNew Orleans
86%
79Destroyed by Mt. VesuviusPompeii or
Herculaneum
86%
1666Burned after a fire that started in Pudding LaneLondon
83%
845Plundered by Vikings who sailed up the SeineParis
83%
455Sacked by the VandalsRome
75%
1923Devastated by the Great Kanto EarthquakeTokyo
71%
1204Sacked during the Fourth Crusade, as crusaders forgot about the Holy Land
and instead looted this greatest of Christian cities
Constantinople
68%
480 B.C.Razed by the Persian emperor Xerxes after the Battle of ThermopylaeAthens
67%
1906Hit by an earthquake followed by a fireSan Francisco
66%
70Nearly leveled by the Romans. Its famous temple would never be rebuilt.Jerusalem
64%
1812Burned by its residents right before Napoleon captured itMoscow
59%
1814Burned by British Troops during the War of 1812Washington D.C.
58%
146 B.C.Destroyed by Roman general Scipio Africanus at the end
of the Third Punic War
Carthage
56%
1258Sacked by the Mongols, ending the Islamic Golden AgeBaghdad
48%
2010Struck by an earthquake that killed at least 100,000 peoplePort-au-Prince
47%
1864Burned by Union general William Tecumseh ShermanAtlanta
45%
1521Leveled by Hernan Cortés and the SpanishTenochtitlan
37%

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