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History by Picture - S

Can you name these historic people, places, and things beginning with the letter "S"?
Technically, one of these is prehistoric
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Last updated: November 21, 2018
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type of warrior
writer
made headlines in 1957
built around 2500 B.C.
former country
ancient city-state
The Great Sphinx
leader
U.S. village - 1692
country - former name
weapon
empire
extinct animal
Spanish Empire
leader's title
lost its independence in 1707
religion started in the 1400s
Sikhism
Buddhist monastery founded 464 AD
thousands of peasants died building this city in the early 1700s
leader
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level 69
Aug 19, 2018
Surprised to see 'Spanish Empire' is the least guessed answer
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level 50
Nov 21, 2018
Living in Florida I saw this flag all the time growing up at museums, attached to ships, on buildings, etc.
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level 63
Aug 19, 2018
I tried like ten other (more?) valid options for the extinct animal (including the wikipedia way). Finally surrendered. Please allow several of the other alternatives.
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level 58
Aug 20, 2018
agree
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level 77
Aug 20, 2018
Like what? 1) what else has teeth like that and 2) begins with an "S"?
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level 66
Aug 21, 2018
Agree - tried saber/sabre tooth tiger - didn't reallize that wasn't a thing. Cat....
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level 59
Aug 21, 2018
Saber/Sabre tooth Tiger should have worked
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level 64
Aug 23, 2018
Sabre-toothed tiger didn't work
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level 52
Sep 24, 2018
isn't the current way ot thinking saying there was no such thing as a STT ?... just as well it auto- credited me the answer even though i typed tiger.... i am one of those sad people who look at the keys as i type so keep giving too much information
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level 26
Nov 21, 2018
Wouldn't accept sabre toothed tiger from me. I have never heard it referred to as sabre toothed cat. I believe the names are interchangeable.
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level 65
Nov 21, 2018
I would make "Sabertooth" also work.
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level ∞
Nov 21, 2018
Okay
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level 56
Nov 28, 2018
Several other options with that skull, staring with the letter S???
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level 58
Aug 20, 2018
I spent lots of time trying to spell shah, but it was sultan :( Had it included Brunei's flag...
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level 82
Aug 21, 2018
One of the easier History by letter picture quiz'.. A good one though..
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level 66
Aug 21, 2018
Not to me - 9 of 18!
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level 56
Sep 24, 2018
Great series! For some reason I found this S quiz the most difficult.
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level 78
Nov 21, 2018
"Samurai Shakespeare" would be a great anime series.
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level 46
Nov 21, 2018
Someone please make this happen.
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level 75
Nov 21, 2018
I think that picture of Sparta is actually Thermopylae.
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level 68
Nov 21, 2018
U.S. village 1692? English colony 1692 surely...
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level 47
Nov 21, 2018
I know it's semantics but Scotland didn't 'lose' it's independence, it's government voted to join the proposed union of the United Kingdom, and therefore freely gave up it's independence in the same way England gave up it's independence by agreeing to the union. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Union
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level 71
Nov 21, 2018
Maybe some more type-ins for Shaoulin? Or I'm just a bad speller.
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level 58
Nov 21, 2018
Tried Shogun, Then Shauloulin, (Got Lucky) but could not get samurai.
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level 38
Nov 21, 2018
I thought that the Soviet Union was a union of soviet republics, not one country.
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level 44
Nov 26, 2018
That image is not Spartan. It is from Thermopylae.