Quiz: Japanese imperial Game of Thrones 2019

What do you know about monarchs' seats from across history and around the globe?

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Emperor Akihito will abdicate today, and pass the throne to his son.

Japan's Emperor Akihito is stepping down today - the first Japanese monarch to abdicate - or give up his throne - in nearly two centuries. His son, Crown Prince Naruhito, will inherit the throne tomorrow. 

Seems like a good time to play a game - a game of thrones!

1 Koreans, Burmese, and Mughals all had thrones named after this bird.

2 Many royals had thrones of gold, but which terrible ruler sat on the Ivory Throne?

3 Which fictional monarchy is home to the Iron Throne?

4 We know of David the Giant Slayer’s story from the Holy Bible, but where can we find the Throne of David today?

5 Which throne included in its design birds that actually sang and lions that actually roared?

6 If you were designing a throne, unicorn horns would be high on the list of materials. One throne was rumoured to be made of them. Which modern country owns that magical throne today?

7 Which country had the Bumblebee Throne?

8 Where would you find the Throne of Charlemagne?

9 The Romans had a marble throne for a god, which featured a 3D snake. Who was the god?

10 British monarchs are crowned on a chair named after which saint?

See how you did: click here for the answers.