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Egypt and the Pharaohs
"This quiz is on general facts of Egypt during the time of the pharaohs. Have fun!"
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How many dynasties were there in pharaonic Egypt, from the unification of Egypt ca. 3200 B.C. to the beginning of the Graeco-Roman period in 332 B.C.?
What was the key to the decipherment of the Egyptian system of writing (the hieroglyphs)?
The Mastaba Stone
An Egyptian interpretor
The Rosetta Stone
It is the same writing they still use today
In ancient Egyptian religion the sun was worshipped by many names. What was the common name of the sun-god?
Re or Ra
The first king of pharaonic Egypt, the one who unified Egypt is known as?
The first pyramid was built during the 3rd dynasty for king Djoser. It is known as the step pyramid. The man who built the pyramid was the vizier of Djoser. He was also a doctor, writer, magician and an architect. What was his name?
The 4th dynasty was responsible for building the great pyramids of Giza. Who was the largest pyramid built for?
Who was the pharaoh with the longest rule in the history of Egypt-it lasted 94 years during the 6th dynasty?
The tomb of this pharaoh was found largely unscathed by archaeologists. The king in this tomb has become very famous, he died when he was between 18-20 years old. Who was he?
This ruler in the 20th dynasty is considered by many one of the greatest Egyptian pharaohs. He stopped the 'sea people' ('Indo-European tribes') before they destroyed Egypt. Who is he?
This woman was the most famous female pharaoh of Egypt. She is often presented in art as a man with a false beard. After her death her step son, the new king of Egypt, had her statues destroyed and her inscriptions replaced with his own name. Who was she?
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