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5-Letter History Chain #1

For each hint, enter a 5-letter word. The last letter of this word will be the first letter of the next word.
Last updated: February 20, 2019
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Hint
Answer
Name of 18 French kings
Louis
Massachusetts witch trial city
Salem
Muhammad's birthplace
Mecca
Empire conquered by Cortés
Aztec
Noble rank somewhere between
Baron and Duke
Count
Flower that caused a "mania" in 17th
century Netherlands
Tulip
Series of wars between Rome and Carthage
Punic
Island of Minoan civilization
Crete
Term for a period in history
Epoch
Author of the Iliad
Homer
River on the northeastern border
of the Roman Empire
Rhine
Animal on the standard of a Roman legion
Eagle
Country of the pharaohs
Egypt
First capital of modern Italy
Turin
Hint
Answer
Ancient region of southern Egypt
and northern Sudan
Nubia
Hitler's first name
Adolf
Former currency of France
Franc
Capital of the Incas
Cusco
American sprinter who won 4 golds
in the 1936 Olympics
Owens
Touch this on each shoulder to
dub a knight
Sword
Celtic priest
Druid
English privateer and circumnavigator
Drake
Eva Peron's nickname
Evita
Greek writer of fables
Aesop
City of Notre Dame cathedral
Paris
Iraq War tactic: ____ and Awe
Shock
Country of the Mau Mau uprising
Kenya
Nuclear test site Bikini _____
Atoll
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level 71
Sep 17, 2015
Should 'Cuzco' also work, or is that a different place?
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level ∞
Sep 17, 2015
Cuzco will work now.
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level 75
Oct 15, 2015
pretty easy, scored 100% with 2:06 leftover. enjoyed it nevertheless.
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level 23
Oct 15, 2015
Tell me I'm not the only person who thought the nuclear test site was called Bikini Bottom.. *cringe*
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level 38
Oct 15, 2015
You weren't...
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level 28
Oct 15, 2015
'Epoch' is used much less frequently in history than 'era' (e.g., the "Era of Good Feelings" in U.S. history). 'Epoch' is more commonly used in geological or paleontological contexts; you might consider specifying the latter rather than just 'history'.
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level 64
Oct 19, 2015
Since era is not a 5-letter word, I think it's safe to assume that it's not a possible answer.
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level 44
Feb 19, 2018
Yeah you should probably specify that it's a word commonly used by Karl Marx since 'era' is much more widespread in history than 'epoch'.
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level 73
Nov 15, 2015
"Capital of the Incas" should be "Capitol..."
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level 38
May 11, 2017
That anomaly is only used (as far as I know, that is) in Washington, DC in general: The Capitol and the Capitol Building
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level 75
Jul 23, 2018
diva you really should get in the habit of looking things up before you comment.
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level 58
Oct 28, 2016
Good quiz!
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level 62
Jan 16, 2017
27/28, average score is 18...and I only get 4 points? What the what?
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level 49
Jul 9, 2017
Shouldn't Torino be acceptable for Turin?
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level 73
Sep 21, 2017
6 letters??
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level 46
Nov 29, 2017
Put Evila for Evita, perhaps a more suitable name:)
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level 38
Dec 17, 2017
Walk a mile in her shoes and then judge.
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level 49
Feb 19, 2018
Would you accept Snood?
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level 19
May 18, 2018
Would you?
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level 40
Oct 25, 2018
ah, blanked on nubia. i knew that one but could only think of kush and punt
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level 71
Nov 11, 2018
Ugh I kept typing Rhein
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level 38
Nov 11, 2018
Kalbahamut: After your gracious comment I did look it up. "Capital" is commonly used for, among other things, cities, money and words (capital letters). The word "Capitol" is used for the Capitol of the United States. Your apology is accepted.