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History by Picture - M

Can you name these historical people, places, and things beginning with "M"?
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Last updated: May 24, 2018
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world leader
holy city
empire
Mongol Empire
explorer
civilization
artist
Incan site
philosopher
region
people
artist
musician
extinct animal
wealthy king
dynasty
novel
dictator
Roman god
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level 75
May 24, 2018
Sure that's not Midas?
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level 56
May 24, 2018
I tried it as well
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level 66
May 24, 2018
Yeap, and me. Never heard of the answer. Someone wanna save me a trip to google?
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level 74
Sep 11, 2018
Midas was the only thing I could think of.
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level 39
Sep 15, 2018
^same here.
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level 68
May 24, 2018
That's what I thought too! Mansa Musa was the king of Mali, the largest producer of gold back in the day apparently...
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level 72
Jun 3, 2018
Gave away somuch gold on a trip north that he devalued it and kicked off a massive recession. The ancient world was mental.
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level 35
Sep 11, 2018
I know rulers like Musa thanks to many years of playing Civilization.
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level 46
Sep 11, 2018
The Midas parable calls into question the concept of "wealthy," so perhaps not the best clue, were it meant to be Midas...
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level 68
May 24, 2018
Moops!
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level 67
Sep 11, 2018
It's not Moops, it's Moors. It's obviously a misprint!
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level 73
May 26, 2018
I would never have guessed "Moors" especially with what appears to be a cross on top of the building.
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level 66
Jun 1, 2018
At least there is nothing wrong with your eyesight.
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level 65
Sep 11, 2018
I agree. There are better images of the Alhambra that define moors. I put monks, Mormons, and moors just wasn't on my radar. I think a new image is needed.
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level 65
Sep 11, 2018
I think that the problem is that "Moors" is a European term. No group of people has ever defined itself as Moors and even in Europe its meaning has been shifting and inexact.
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level 71
Sep 11, 2018
Wonder why the Mongols didn't conquer India. I mean, yeah, history's largest contiguous empire is pretty impressive, but it just seems like India was right there and they kinda skirted around it.
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level 41
Sep 11, 2018
The Mongol Empire launched several invasions into the Indian subcontinent from 1221 to 1327, with many of the later raids made by the unruly Qaraunas of Mongol origin. The Mongols occupied parts of modern Pakistan and other parts of Punjab for decades.
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level 55
Sep 11, 2018
There are definitely other factors, but the wet weather destroyed their bows and made them ineffective. I think there was also the problem of dense vegetation and cavalry. However, a descendant of Timur, of the Timurid Empire, who was himself a descendant of Genghis Khan, went on to found the Mughal Empire in India... so they kind of did XD
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level 73
Sep 11, 2018
Mountains
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level 41
Sep 11, 2018
I was trying Mars for the god
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level 61
Sep 11, 2018
Totally forgot Mussolini - could only think of Slobodan Milosevic, or Imelda Marcos's husband... oops
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level 74
Sep 11, 2018
Glad to see some new images. I didn't get them all but I hope I will next time.
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level 41
Sep 11, 2018
Enjoyed this
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level 66
Sep 11, 2018
I can live with not knowing - and now learning about - Musa but I agree that a new photo or answer is needed for the Moors question. Maybe use a picture of the moors of Scotland!
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level 46
Sep 11, 2018
Mastadon for Mammoth? Midas for Mansa Musa? both of those came to mind first before the actual answer. And Wealthy? I don't think there is any proof that Mansa Musa was the richest man ever. Maybe "alleged" should be added.
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level 51
Sep 12, 2018
Regardless of whether or not Mansa Musa was the richest man in history, he was undeniably very wealthy. The picture is also one of the most common depictions of Mansa Musa and pretty distinctively not Midas.
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level 45
Sep 12, 2018
Moors ? from that
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level 40
Sep 12, 2018
How is that image representative of Moors? I guessed monks cause it looked like a monastery to me.
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level 65
Sep 17, 2018
If you recognize the Alhambra, it is a pretty obvious connection. It was built by the Nasrids, who were called Moors.
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