A story in which alien invaders land on a devastated earth and resurrect a human.

The humans had reached a very advanced stage but had been destroyed by a natural disaster which they didn't have the time to prevent.

The aliens now try to destroy this human but he tricks them into blowing themselves up.

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    Is this movie, book, short story. When did you see/read it? – Paulie_D Aug 29 '16 at 11:18
  • Sounds like every episode of "Allo, Allo" – Andrew Tice Aug 29 '16 at 11:27
  • Try to give as much information as possible. As it stands this question is likely to be closed. – Attack Helicopter Aug 29 '16 at 11:50
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    This sounds like scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/33610/… – andrewsi Aug 29 '16 at 12:01
  • @andrewsi Yes, but story-ID questions can't be closed as duplicate until the OP has confirmed the answer, according to site policy. – Rand al'Thor Aug 29 '16 at 16:10

I believe this is "The Monster" by A E Van Vogt. In this short story an alien ship lands on a lifeless earth and enter a museum. Using a resurrection machine and small fragments of skull bone, they restore several humans to life - beginning with an egyptian mummy and ending with a highly advanced human who outsmarts the aliens.

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