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Ancient Egypt Quiz

#1. Which linguist played a major role in deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphics?

#2. The Egyptians pyramids were

The pyramids are the stone tombs of Egypt’s kings – the Pharaohs.

#3. Who was the last Egyptian pharaoh?

#4. How many mummies did the archaeologists find inside the Great Pyramid at Giza?

No mummies were found inside the Great Pyramid. They had been stolen by robbers long before.

#5. What was the form of writing used by the ancient Egyptians?

#6. What invention of the Egyptians was important in enabling them to run a complex government?

#7. Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote his poem "Ozymandias" inspired by a relic from Ancient Egypt. Which one?

#8. For how many years did the ancient Egyptian civilization last?

Ancient Egypt in North Africa was one of the most powerful and influential civilizations in the region for over 3,000 years, from around 3100 B.C to 30 B.C. It left behind numerous monuments, documents and works of art that continue to be studied by scholars today.

#9. The ancient Egyptians tried to stop the Nile River from flooding. True or false?

The Egyptians depended on the flooding of the Nile to grow crops.

#10. What does the word "pharaoh" mean?

#11. The tomb and treasure of which pharaoh was famously discovered in the Valley of the Kings in 1922?

#12. Which animals were seen as magical and sacred in Ancient Egypt?

#13. Which British archaeologist discovered Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922?

#14. Why were the Pharaoh's servants sometimes smeared with honey?

The Egyptians believed that if a dead body rotted, the person’s soul would suffer in the world of the dead.

#15. Which pharaoh commissioned the temple of Abu Simbel to be built?


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