[10-15-2022] Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Question: Nabonidus, king of ancient Babylon, is sometimes credited for being what?
The given options are:
- First linguist
- First archaeologist
- First paleontologist
Correct Answer: First archaeologist
Fact: Nabonidus was the last king of the Neo-Babylonian Empire, ruling from 556 BC to the fall of Babylon to the Achaemenid Empire under Cyrus the Great in 539 BC. Nabonidus, the last native ruler of ancient Mesopotamia, is known chiefly as a religious reformer. But he’s also considered the first archaeologist for his discovery and restoration of the temples of Akkadian ruler Naram-Sin, who lived 1,700 years before Nabonidus. From 552 BC to 543/542 BC, Nabonidus was in self-imposed exile in Tayma, Arabia. This exile is assumed to have been due to disagreements with the Babylonian clergy and oligarchy.
All three questions from today’s Bing Homepage Quiz are below. You can find their answers by visiting these pages.
- Here is the final resting place of four Persian kings. Where are we?
- What nearby river valley is often called the ‘cradle of civilization’?
- Nabonidus, king of ancient Babylon, is sometimes credited for being what?