The 1st and 2nd Century

Can you guess these notable people, places, and things from the years 1–200 AD?
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Last updated: July 7, 2020
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Year
Description
Answer
180
This stoic philosopher and emperor dies, marking the start of the long decline
of the Roman Empire
Marcus Aurelius
165–180
The Roman Empire is struck by a plague, thought to be this disease
Smallpox
c. 140
Ptolemy completes his "Almagest", an astrological treatise which places
this at the center of the universe
Earth
122–128
This defensive fortification in northern England is constructed
Hadrian's Wall
126
This temple to all gods is dedicated in Rome
Pantheon
117
Under this emperor, the Roman Empire reaches its maximal extent
Trajan
c. 100
In China, Cai Lun invents a new technique for making this substance,
forever changing how information is transmitted
Paper
c. 100
The Pyramid of the Sun is completed in the city of Teotihuacán,
found in this modern-day country
Mexico
c.100
"Codexes", or modern books, replace these as the preferred method
of preserving written information in the Roman Empire
Scrolls
c. 95
This last book of the New Testament is written by John of Patmos
Revelation
80
This Roman amphitheatre is completed
Colosseum
79
This volcano erupts, destroying Pompeii and Herculaneum
Mt. Vesuvius
70
The Temple in this city is destroyed by Roman troops
Jerusalem
64
Much of the city of Rome is destroyed by fire. This emperor would later
be accused of "fiddling" while it burned.
Nero
61
This Celtic queen dies in a revolt against the Romans
Boudica
58–75
This religion spreads into China during the reign of Emperor Ming
Buddhism
47
Romans found this city on the River Thames
Londinium
c. 30
Jesus is crucified after a trial presided over by this Roman governor
Pontius Pilate
14
This first Roman Emperor dies after a reign of 40 years
Augustus
2
The population of China is recorded as 59,594,978 - most of whom
live near this river
Yellow River
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Level 81
Jul 7, 2020
Very picky detail, but I know you're attentive to this kind of thing! In the clue "This Pyramid of the Sun,,," I believe you meant the first word to be "The." I've enjoyed these early history quizzes!
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Level ∞
Jul 8, 2020
Fixed
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Level 72
Jul 8, 2020
I'm really glad you like those quizzes. Also thank you QM for improving and featuring them!
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Level 64
Jul 8, 2020
Should Flavian Amphitheater be accepted for Colosseum?
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Level 71
Jul 19, 2020
Very Roman-centric, but it's kinda hard to avoid that in the first/second centuries.
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Level 73
Aug 2, 2020
That's what they teach in most schools from the era.

I quickly checked what was the big whoop at the time and there were things from India and China I'm sure almost no one had ever heard of and fleetingly interesting trivia like lions became extinct in Western Europe, the god Quetzalcoatl was invented, Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka first write down Buddha's teachings... But these things would probably make the quiz too hard. Maybe for the hard core version, then?
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Level 82
Sep 25, 2020
60 million people lived near it's banks with no indoor plumbing? Yellow river indeed! ;)