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  1. Which civilisation began around 2000 BC in what is now modern-day Mexico and Central America?
  2. Gobekli Tepe is a Neolithic archaeological site in which country?
  3. The wheel was invented in the 4th millennium BC by which people in Mesopotamia?
  4. The Bronze Age Minoan civilisation was centered on which island?

  5. Which city is generally considered to be the birthplace of Western civilization?
  6. Which civilisation of the 13th to 16th centuries originated in modern-day Peru?
  7. Before the Greeks and Romans, which ancient civilisation ruled the Mediterranean?
  8. Which ancient civilisation was divided into the four social classes: scholars and political leaders, farmers and agricultural workers, artists and artisans, and merchants and traders?
  9. In ancient Egypt, which spiritual guardian was often depicted as a male with a pharaoh headdress?
  10. Which ancient Phoenician city on the north coast of Africa has a name meaning "new city"?
  11. In 1983, UNESCO designated where a World Heritage Site, describing it as "an absolute masterpiece of architecture and a unique testimony to the Inca civilisation"?
  12. Which Spanish conquistador led an expedition which caused the end of the Aztec Empire?
  13. Name the oldest recorded civilisation in the world?
  14. Which early civilisation was located in present-day northwest India and Pakistan?
  15. What name is given to a group of geoglyphs made in the desert soil in southern Peru?
  16. Which writing system was invented in Egypt around 5000 years ago?
  17. The Great Pyramid of Giza served as the tomb of which pharaoh?
  18. Which empire reached its height under Darius I about 500 BCE?
  19. Angkor was the capital of which civilisation?
  20. The wealthy Aksum civilization thrived for centuries in which modern-day African country?


  1. The Maya civilisation
  2. Turkey
  3. Sumerian people
  4. Crete
  5. Athens
  6. Incas
  7. Phoenicians
  8. Chinese civilisation
  9. The Sphinx
  10. Carthage
  11. Machu Picchu
  12. Hernan Cortes
  13. Mesopotamia civilization
  14. Indus Valley Civilisation
  15. The Nazca Lines
  16. Hieroglyphics
  17. Khufu
  18. Persians
  19. Khmer
  20. Eithiopia