• Oxford University is older than the Aztec Empire.
  • The Terracotta army statues were discovered accidentally by a group of Chinese farmers.
  • The celebration of Halloween originated from the Celts.
  • The Great Pyramid of Giza and the Lighthouse of Alexandria are the only remaining wonders of the ancient world.
  • Cleopatra was Greek, not Egyptian.


  • TRUE - As early as 1096, teaching had already started in Oxford, and by 1249, the University of Oxford had grown into a full-fledged university but the Aztec civilization, marked by the founding of the city of Tenochtitl?n by the Mexica at Lake Texcoco, didn’t come until 1325.
  • TRUE - Seven Chinese farmers accidentally discovered the tomb of the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty while they were digging a well near the city of Xian when one of their shovels struck the head of a buried statue. The Terracotta Army figures’ excavation is regarded as one of the greatest discoveries of the 20th century. It had lain underground for more than 2000 years before farmers dug it up.
  • TRUE - The Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the worlds of the living and the dead crossed, so on the night of October 31, they celebrated the festival of Samhain. When the ghosts of the dead returned to earth causing mischief and destroying crops, the Celts believed that their presence made it possible for the Druids (Celtic priests) to make predictions about the future.For the Celts, this occurrence was important, as these prophets provided direction and security for surviving the deadly winter that lay ahead.
  • FALSE - The Great Pyramid of Giza is the only remaining structure still standing out of the seven wonders of the ancient world. It is continually rendering people amazed, as it is actually the oldest of all the other structures and yet it still stands today.
  • TRUE - Cleopatra VII is one of the most famously associated figures with ancient Egypt. However, Cleopatra was not Egyptian, but instead, she was a part of a long line of Greek Macedonians originally descended from Ptolemy I, one of Alexander the Great’s most trusted lieutenants.

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