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History by Picture - I

Can you name these historic people, places, and things beginning with "I".
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Quiz by WolfCam
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Last updated: June 13, 2018
First submittedApril 27, 2018
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civilization
Spanish queen
colonial area
French Indochina
figurative dividing line
prehistorical age
Mayan city
Chichen Itza
former capital city
poem
most valuable corporation in 1960
only female P.M. of India
goddess
period of history
Indira Gandhi
Industrial Revolution
economic phenomenon
mythical character
formerly a rare and valuable dye
island
material that is now illegal
Byzantine religious art object
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level 72
Apr 28, 2018
Ice Age gets filled in when you try to write Iceland
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level 76
Apr 28, 2018
That's why Iceland comes after Ice Age in the quiz.
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level ∞
Apr 28, 2018
I replaced Iceland with something else so this won't happen.
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level 72
Apr 28, 2018
Please change the photo which you use to illustrate 'IRA'. This is a para-military mural, but the flags are of Ulster and the United Kingdom, so the mural must be supporting a Protestant 'loyalist' group, e.g. UDA or UVF. If you find a similar mural accompanied by an Irish tricolour, it's an IRA mural.
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level 75
Apr 28, 2018
Seconded, notice the cross of St George and union flag flying at the top.
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level ∞
Apr 28, 2018
Good eye. I replaced that clue.
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level 66
Apr 28, 2018
I haven't seen the old clue, but I do like the new one. It's cool to see something different than a leprechaun or a shamrock.
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level 72
Apr 29, 2018
Brilliant clue, that one.
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level 67
Apr 29, 2018
Seconded MayaB
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level 84
May 1, 2018
Yeah, that was one of my favorite clues, had to stop and really look at the graph to figure out what was going on.
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level 59
Apr 30, 2018
maybe accept Isabel for Isabella?
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level ∞
Apr 30, 2018
Done
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level 80
Apr 30, 2018
Doh, did about 80% of these before remembering that it was an "I" quiz. Made the remainder a bit easier!
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level 62
May 1, 2018
Had no idea until I completed the quiz (with poor results) that all begin with the letter "I". I thought that was the Roman Numeral "I", indicating "one" in a series.
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level 62
Jul 20, 2018
Classic!
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level 73
May 2, 2018
Love the island clue. Very creative.
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level 58
Sep 11, 2018
Agreed: very creative and very clever indeed
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level 37
Jun 13, 2018
Can you accept Ikaros for Icarus, as that is the Greek spelling.
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level 60
Jun 13, 2018
Ikaros will work now
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level 79
Jul 20, 2018
"island" and "economic phenomenon" were both great clues. Real thinkers.

Curious: is there something specifically Byzantine about an "icon"? I thought it was a more general term.
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level 60
Jul 20, 2018
Byzantine Icons essentially cause the Great Schism, which split Christianity into the Catholic Church and the Byzantine Church (soon to be the Eastern Orthodox Church)
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level 76
Jul 20, 2018
Great quiz, WolfCam. Really made me think, but you got me with the economic phenom.
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level 73
Jul 20, 2018
Any reason why Constantinople doesn't work? It is, after all, a former capital city and Hagia Sophia was built in 537, more than 900 years before the fall of the city. I also tried Byzantium but after googling it, the city already had its new name before the construction began. (The sole purpose of this whole comment is to make me feel less bad about forgetting yet again that Ankara is now the capital of Turkey, not Istanbul.)
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level 60
Jul 20, 2018
There is one reason, Constantinople does not begin with "I".
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level 73
Jul 20, 2018
Oops. To think I always laugh at people who make that mistake on other quizzes... At least I spent at bit of time on Wikipedia and learned a few things! :)
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level 51
Jul 20, 2018
Icon isn't just Byzantine. I'm orthodox christian from Serbia and icons are still used it should be Orthodox art instead of Byzantine
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level 60
Jul 20, 2018
Icons were originally used in the Byzantine Church and caused the Great Schism (among other things). The Byzantine church evolved into the Orthodox church over time.
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level 62
Jul 31, 2018
The clue for the material now being illegal is not 100% accurate. The commercial trade is usually illegal but not the material itself.
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level 70
Oct 4, 2018
Being pedantic (cos what else is Jetpunk for?) the wooden horse isn't in the Iliad, which 'just' covers the story of the rage of Achilles and the death of Hector. The horse does get a passing mention in the Odyssey.
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level 38
Feb 14, 2019
The Ice Age doesn't look very icy in the photo shown.