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Damaged and Destroyed Cities

Can you name these cities that suffered at the hands of humans or mother nature?
If multiple answers fit, guess the most populous
Quiz by WolfCam
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First submittedJanuary 9, 2019
Last updatedMarch 4, 2019
Times taken9,662
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City
2010
Struck by an earthquake that killed at least 100,000 people
Port-au-Prince
2005
Flooded by Hurricane Katrina
New Orleans
1986
Abandoned after a nuclear meltdown
Chernobyl
1945
Struck by an atomic bomb
Hiroshima
1945
Struck by an atomic bomb
Nagasaki
1923
Devastated by the Great Kanto Earthquake
Tokyo
1906
Hit by an earthquake followed by a fire
San Francisco
1864
Burned by Union general William Tecumseh Sherman
Atlanta
1814
Burned by British Troops during the War of 1812
Washington D.C.
1812
Burned by its residents right before Napoleon captured it
Moscow
1666
Burned after a fire that started in Pudding Lane
London
1521
Leveled by Hernan Cortés and the Spanish
Tenochtitlan
1258
Sacked by the Mongols, ending the Islamic Golden Age
Baghdad
1204
Sacked during the Fourth Crusade, as crusaders forgot about the Holy Land
and instead looted this greatest of Christian cities
Constantinople
845
Plundered by Vikings who sailed up the Seine
Paris
455
Sacked by the Vandals
Rome
79
Destroyed by Mt. Vesuvius
Pompeii or
Herculaneum
70
Nearly leveled by the Romans. Its famous temple would never be rebuilt
Jerusalem
146 B.C.
Destroyed by Roman general Scipio Africanus at the end
of the Third Punic War
Carthage
480 B.C.
Razed by the Persian emperor Xerxes after the Battle of Thermopylae
Athens
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level 80
Mar 4, 2019
Pripyat should be accepted for the nuclear meltdown question. It was the most populous town to be evacuated.
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level 75
Mar 5, 2019
I was going to say the same
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level 77
Mar 5, 2019
It worked for me
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level 80
Mar 6, 2019
Yeh it's been added as an answer.
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level 47
Mar 5, 2019
If you accept Istanbul for Constantinople, you should also accept Mexico City for Tenochtitlan.
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level 80
Mar 5, 2019
Agreed
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level 75
Mar 5, 2019
Agreed! Please accept Mexico City. For those of us who wouldn't stand a chance in an Aztec spelling bee.
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level 61
May 11, 2019
Aztec spelling bee, haha!
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level 65
May 11, 2019
Ah, so that’s how they decide who the human sacrifices are! They’re the ones that fail the Aztec spelling bee.
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level 47
May 12, 2019
It took me SO long to spell Tenochtitlan right.
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level 82
Mar 5, 2019
Intresting how the event from the war of 1812 happened in 1814 and then again a whole other war that happened in 1812 is not called that. I mean, a lot of warring was going on in 1812. Even wikipedia has a disambiguation page.
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level 67
May 11, 2019
Perhaps because the Napoleonic Wars started long before 1812, and the war of 1812 started, well, in 1812. When historians give up, they usually name wars based on the year they started in.
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level 28
Mar 5, 2019
Suggestion: One to add could be Dresden (WWII)
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level 64
Mar 10, 2019
Or a lot other cities between the Rhine and the Volga during WW2.
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level 62
Mar 9, 2019
Syria should be an answer at this point.
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level 73
Mar 12, 2019
Syria isn't a city
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level 62
Mar 16, 2019
Pick one and add it, start with Aleppo.
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level 77
May 11, 2019
Aleppo, Kobani, Homs, or even Damascus would be worthy inclusions. Plus dozens of other less-well-known.
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level 63
Mar 29, 2019
Great Chicago Fire?
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level 60
May 11, 2019
I feel like the Scipio Africanus clue is slightly misleading as there are two famous Scipios- the clue is referring to Scipio Africanus the Younger- and perhaps should reflect that. I do appreciate this is just the most minor point in the world though.
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level 56
May 11, 2019
Suggestion: Changsha in 1938 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1938_Changsha_fire
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level 56
May 11, 2019
Of course the one city I didn't get was the one that happened just recently. Also could I make suggestion to add Persepolis in 330 BCE by Alexander the Great?
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level 72
May 11, 2019
This quiz is aching for the yellow box treatment.
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level 59
May 11, 2019
Amazing how the most recent event is one of the most failed.
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level 57
May 11, 2019
Warsaw would be a good inclusion. It was reduced to rubble by the Nazis.
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level 77
May 12, 2019
and the Mongols? Or was that just Krakow?
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level 32
May 13, 2019
Kraków
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level 77
May 16, 2019
Or in English: Krakow.
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level 38
May 12, 2019
Great quiz! Somewhat expected to see Aleppo or Chicago on here.
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level 43
May 12, 2019
It's odd that so few people (including me) got Port-au-Prince, given that it happened in living memory of basically everyone taking the quiz.
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level 77
May 13, 2019
Maybe they don't know what the capital of Haiti is.
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level 21
Aug 6, 2019
Where's Rotterdam? Rotterdam got destroyed during WWII.
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