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History by Picture - D

Can you identify these historic people, places, and things that begin with the letter "D".
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First submittedApril 11, 2018
Last updatedApril 21, 2018
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scientist
extinct animal
1944 event
painter
person
first U.S. state
writer
document
sculpture
place to have a chat with Apollo
musical genre
ancient texts discovered in the 1940s
Dead Sea Scrolls
Venice landmark
actor
Yiddish toy
Doge's Palace
ancient European grave marker
method of determining dates
capital of the Umayyad Caliphate
Dendrochronology
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level 71
Apr 21, 2018
Enjoyed this one! Especially the dolmen - Asterix stood me in good stead :)
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level 76
May 18, 2018
All I could think of was dolma - maybe my brain thought it looked like a giant stuffed grape leaf.
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level 67
Apr 27, 2018
Yeah, good quiz. A few tricky ones on there that took a bit of thinking.
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level 66
Apr 29, 2018
Struggled with "dolmen". We know them as cromlechs here in Wales.
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level 61
Aug 3, 2019
hunebed here, though apparently the word was somewhere in my mind because I got it right...

If you would have asked me what a dolmen was I would have no idea haha (besides that i recently found out it is a type of tshirt, you can choose from if you order tshort) I do know a band that is called the dolmen and thought ahh so that is what they are named after (a medieval folky band).

Weird that I didnt really know what it meant yet my mind came up with dolmen..

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level 61
Aug 3, 2019
Only other word I could come up with (until the last few seconds) besides what we call them here is monolith..
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level 71
Apr 30, 2018
Her name was never Princess Diana.
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level 63
May 19, 2018
Maybe that wasn't her official name but that's what EVERYBODY knows her by.
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level 63
Jul 14, 2018
Everybody in America, perhaps, but those of us in the Commonwealth know that she was NEVER Princess Diana. Being married in to royalty, not born in to it, Princess comes after the name - so she was known as Lady Diana, Princess of Wales. If you want it before her name, she was Princess Charles, though the only one this is currently the commonly used format for is Princess Michael.
They're not a member of the Commonwealth, I know, but even the French know enough to refer to her as 'Lady Di' (pronounced Dee). It's for this reason, also, that we don't ever say Princess Catherine or Princess Meghan. Nor shall we ever. Given that this is a D quiz and people just need to write 'Diana', this can be fixed to Lady Diana. Accept Princess if Americans insist on typing it, but it's just about simple respect for her and the system.
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level 72
Oct 7, 2018
We have zero respect for genetically inherited power from 9 centuries ago. No apology needed.
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level 56
Mar 9, 2019
We = ~10% of the British population
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level 61
Aug 3, 2019
princess charles whahah
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level 61
Aug 3, 2019
plus, pronounced as "dee" .. what??? I have only ever heard it being pronounced as "die"
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level 61
Apr 30, 2018
Dolmens are found in other parts of the world, not only in Europe
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level 61
Aug 3, 2019
honest question, where? never hear of this thought they were quite specific to (western) europe.

And I mean structures that resembeles this one, not just any old megalithic contraption

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level 66
May 18, 2018
What is Dante wearing? It really looks like a bra and cape combo. I guess a lot of medieval fashion was tragic, but this seems even worse than my high school prom.
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level 61
Aug 3, 2019
haha, it took some focus but definitely see where you were getting at. But you can also see it as simple two triangles in a different color (golden) as the rest of his garment. Thought they do seem somewhat skincolored, but if i werent for your remark I would never have looked at it as cutouts.
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level 61
Aug 3, 2019
what is more worrying is that it looks like he ran into a wall and his face got flat... miraculously not his nose..

It almost seemed the painter only had a front view to work with and tried to turn it into a side view, especially if you look at the sketch behind it. That really seems like a front view of a face with half of it deleted..just put your finger over the noseline..

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level 55
May 18, 2018
I thought that third pic is a Dead March from Auschwitz. Nice quiz anyway
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level 70
May 18, 2018
I said Oracle of Delphi but was dismayed when that did not work.
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level 63
May 18, 2018
Please accept "dreidl" - it took me ages to realise it can also spelled with the second E
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level 35
May 18, 2018
"Declaration" should work for Declaration of Independence
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level 70
May 18, 2018
A draydel is not a "yiddish" toy. Yiddish is a language. It is a Jewish toy.
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level 77
May 18, 2018
The term Yiddish can also refer to culture.
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level 53
Sep 7, 2018
I was stuck on dolmen because I thought of the Dolomites and kept on adding an O, dolomite, doloman ... sigh
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level 72
Oct 7, 2018
If I'm a paranoid conspiratard, why can't I type Deep State for every answer? The quiz maker is part of the Deep State and doesn't want us answering his quizzes honestly.
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level 32
Mar 6, 2019
Doge heheheh