The 2nd Millennium BC Quiz

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Last updated: September 7, 2018
First submittedAugust 10, 2018
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c. 1050 BC
This people group is the first one to create an alphabet
the Phoenicians
c. 1180 BC
The death of this hero is brought with an arrow to the heel
Achilles
1194 BC
The Greeks attack this city in a war (amongst others by donating a horse)
Troy
c. 1200 BC
This modern-day Portuguese city is founded
Lisbon
c. 1200 BC
This city of democracy begins its rise to power
Athens
1213 BC
This "great" Egyptian Pharaoh dies
Ramses II
c. 1225 BC
Birth of this woman whose face launched a thousand ships
Helen
1323 BC
This pharaoh dies aged 18, his body was rediscovered in 1922 AD
Tutankhamun
c. 1400 BC
This prophet who received the Ten Commandments is born
Moses
c. 1500 BC
This is the earliest known major civilization in Mexico
the Olmecs
1595 BC
This city in Mesopotamia is sacked by Hittites
Babylon
c. 1600 BC
This Greek island is devastated by a volcanic eruption,
which might the inspiration for Atlantis
Santorini
1686 BC
After two years of famine, Israelites finally enter this country
Egypt
c. 1700 BC
This sacred text is written in Sanskrit
Vedas
1754 BC
This code, known for "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth" is created
Code of Hammurabi
c. 1800 BC
This huge animal with long tusks and long hair becomes extinct
(last known place: Wrangel Island, Russia)
Mammoth
1877 BC
These two "sin cities" are destroyed
Sodom
Gomorrah
c. 1900 BC
This "cradle of civilization" comes to an end
Indus Valley Civilization
c. 2000 BC
This prehistoric monument and tourist attraction
in South West England is completed (if not earlier)
Stonehenge
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