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1.
Tales of the Royal Library
  Tales of the Royal Library   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
How would the world be different today if the information stored in the Royal Library had not been destroyed? Although the answer will never be known, we may still ponder on its impact on the ancient world.
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Dec 06 15
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588 plays
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Tales of the Nile
  Tales of the Nile   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
The ancient Greek historian, Herodotus, called Egypt the "Gift of the Nile". How did the great river contribute to the development of civilization in Egypt? Let's see!
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Feb 05 16
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608 plays
3.
A Great Deal of Things in the Egyptian Tomb
  A Great Deal of Things in the Egyptian Tomb!   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Imagine you have trekked through Egypt and have just run across an ancient tomb there. There are actually quite a number of things you might run across in the burial site. Let's investigate some of them!
Easier, 10 Qns, stephgm67, May 06 17
Easier
stephgm67 gold member
May 06 17
572 plays
4.
  Egypt and the Pharaohs   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is on general facts of Egypt during the time of the pharaohs. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, LaraCroft_8, May 14 13
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LaraCroft_8
14383 plays
5.
Tales of the Canopic Jar
  Tales of the Canopic Jar   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
The canopic jar was an important part of the ancient Egyptian mummification ritual and burial. What do you know about this artifact?
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Apr 26 16
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741 plays
6.
Tales of the Crook and Flail
  Tales of the Crook and Flail   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
The crook and flail were symbolic of the power of the pharaoh for centuries. Can you answer these questions about the government of ancient Egypt?
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, May 09 16
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537 plays
7.
Tales of the Funeral Procession
  Tales of the Funeral Procession   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
While the poor in ancient Egypt were typically buried in the sand or common graves with little fanfare, those who could afford it had a different experience. Come along with me to see!
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Nov 10 15
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ponycargirl editor
513 plays
8.
Tales of the Afterlife
  Tales of the Afterlife   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Every ancient Egyptian dreamed of going to the afterlife, which they believed was just like their life in Egypt. All, however, were not granted eternal life. How did they get there? Let's see!
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Nov 11 15
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ponycargirl editor
582 plays
9.
Tales of The Kingdoms
  Tales of The Kingdoms   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
The unification of Upper and Lower Egypt was so important to the ancient Egyptians that they believed the date, c. 3100 BC, was the beginning of their history. What do you know about these early kingdoms?
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, May 07 16
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ponycargirl editor
447 plays
10.
Tales of the Scarab
  Tales of the Scarab   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
The ancient Egyptian scarab possessed such magical powers that it remained an important religious symbol for thousands of years. What do you know about this amulet?
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Apr 29 16
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516 plays
trivia question Quick Question
The first capital of ancient Egypt was established at Memphis, a city whose name can be translated roughly into English as what?

From Quiz "Archaic and Old Egypt"




11.
Tales of the Valley
  Tales of the Valley   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
For nearly five hundred years the Valley of the Kings was used as a burial site. Come explore with me!
Tough, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Nov 18 19
Tough
ponycargirl editor
Nov 18 19
461 plays
12.
Tales of the Annual Flood
  Tales of the Annual Flood   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
The annual flooding of the Nile River helped to produce civilization in ancient Egypt. The containment of the waters required a concerted effort. As small groups banded together to form larger ones, two ancient kingdoms emerged.
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Feb 11 17
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ponycargirl editor
398 plays
13.
Tales of Ancient Beer
  Tales of Ancient Beer   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
"The mouth of a perfectly contented man is filled with beer". Egyptian inscription 2200 BC
Tough, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Feb 04 16
Tough
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507 plays
14.
The Beauty of Ancient Egypt
  The Beauty of Ancient Egypt   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
The history of Egypt can often be seen in the artwork produced at the time. Daily activities and important concepts can all be found. Let's take a look at this fascinating and important culture.
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Dec 14 14
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588 plays
15.
Unification  Achieved
  Unification? Achieved!   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Very little is known about Narmer, however, he is given credit for a very important event in Egyptian history - unification. The ancient Egyptians considered unification to mark the beginning of their nation's history.
Tough, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Dec 05 14
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424 plays
16.
  Everything Was Invented In Ancient Egypt 1   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Egypt is considered to be one of the Cradles of Civilization because of the many inventions that paved the foundation for culture as we known it today. Come along and discover their amazing contributions!
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Sep 10 19
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Sep 10 19
939 plays
17.
Tales of Memphis
  Tales of Memphis   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
And not the one in Tennessee! Memphis was the capital of ancient Egypt for hundreds of years. What do you know about this historic city?
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Nov 08 19
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Nov 08 19
374 plays
18.
  All about Mummification   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Questions all about the hows and whys of mummification.
Average, 10 Qns, nicky_bo, Sep 05 11
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4883 plays
19.
  Mummy's the Word!   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How much do you know about the ancient Egyptian art of mummification?
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Sep 16 08
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3738 plays
20.
  Tales of Amarna   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Sometime around 1346 BC, Pharaoh Amenhotep IV began construction of a new capital city in ancient Egypt which is called Amarna today. As archaeologists uncover the site, new information has been revealed. What do you know about this ancient city?
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Nov 05 19
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ponycargirl editor
Nov 05 19
245 plays
21.
  Everything Was Invented In Ancient Egypt 2   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Egypt is considered to be one of the Cradles of Civilization because of the many inventions that paved the foundation for culture as we known it today. Come along and discover their amazing contributions!
Tough, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Nov 08 19
Tough
ponycargirl editor
Nov 08 19
386 plays
22.
  A Great Egyptian Adventure   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Evelyn Maxwell, a noted fictional Egyptologist and adventurer, heads out along the Nile to find the riches of Egypt, and gets more than she bargained for. Help her fill in the blanks and discover for yourself the wonders of this desert land.
Average, 25 Qns, hunterkyrie, Mar 14 11
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hunterkyrie
1875 plays
23.
  Ancient Egyptian Historical Structures    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Egypt is an amazing country, full of history with its amazing structures scattered throughout the land.
Average, 10 Qns, ClaudiaCat, Feb 26 17
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1405 plays
24.
  A Doctor in Egypt   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
So, you wish you lived in another time and place and had a different job? Play this quiz to walk a mile in someone else's ancient Egyptian sandals.
Tough, 10 Qns, sterretjie101, Apr 13 13
Tough
sterretjie101
2240 plays
25.
  Archaic and Old Egypt   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Questions that reach back towards the very dawn of civilization in Ancient Egypt...have fun!
Tough, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Feb 04 19
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Feb 04 19
4784 plays
26.
  Ancient Egypt: Archaic Period and Old Kingdom 2   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
During a span of almost a thousand years the ancient Egyptians developed a culture that remained virtually unchanged throughout their long history. What do you know about the Archaic Age and the Old Kingdom?
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Nov 08 19
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Nov 08 19
218 plays
27.
  A Trip Through Ancient Egypt   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Destination: Egypt. Your mission: To have an exciting and memorable time in the land of the pharaohs....Basically, this is YOUR trip. So have fun, and answer these trivia questions as well.
Average, 15 Qns, hunterkyrie, Jan 26 11
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1848 plays
28.
  Women of Ancient Egypt    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Dedicated to some of Ancient Egypt's most illustrious females. Test your knowledge right here!
Tough, 10 Qns, DigitalAngel, Apr 28 15
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DigitalAngel
1216 plays
29.
  Ancient Egyptian History   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How much do you know about Ancient Egypt? Take this quiz and put your knowledge of one of the earliest civilizations to the test.
Tough, 10 Qns, Buddy1, Nov 09 19
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Buddy1 gold member
Nov 09 19
2464 plays
30.
  Valleys of the Royal Dead   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Above the heads of some very regal dead, up to 5,000 tourists a day tread the Valley of the Kings and that of the Queens. Shouldn't they rather take off their shoes in reverence? Come and decide for yourself!
Tough, 10 Qns, sterretjie101, Aug 14 08
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923 plays
31.
  Tough Ancient Egypt Quiz - 10 Questions    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A short quiz on the symbols, deities, and structures, etc. of ancient Egypt, one of the most fascinating civilizations in history.
Tough, 10 Qns, Mayacat, Dec 21 05
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Mayacat
5792 plays
32.
  Those Awesome Egyptians   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Facts about Ancient Egypt including kings of Egypt, the Great Pyramid and more!
Tough, 10 Qns, newcastle927, Apr 13 14
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2940 plays
33.
  Egypt - Middle Period   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These questions revolve around the Middle Period of Egyptian history...approximate dates, 2100 B.C. to 1600 B.C. Some general questions on Ancient Egypt are tossed in for fun! Please enjoy...
Tough, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Jun 05 04
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3048 plays
34.
  Egyptian Arts and Crafts   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Layla is preparing for the much anticipated festival in her hometown. Fill in the blanks as you help shape the world that she lives in, by discovering all that goes into building one fascinating civilization.
Average, 10 Qns, hunterkyrie, Feb 15 11
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hunterkyrie
768 plays
35.
  Act Like an Egyptian   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ever wondered why sometimes it's Amon-Re and other times it's just Re? Find out the answer in this quiz based on everything Egyptian starting with the letter "A".
Tough, 10 Qns, H0lyAerith, Dec 31 12
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H0lyAerith
1574 plays
36.
  The Wonderful Egyptians    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
After reading several books, watching several documentaries and surfing through several websites, I have decided to create a quiz on ancient Egypt. Enjoy this mind-blowing and breath-taking adventure!
Average, 10 Qns, me07, Apr 09 21
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Apr 09 21
2915 plays
37.
  A Scribe in Egypt   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
So, you wish you lived in another time and place and had a different job? Play this quiz to walk a mile in someone else's ancient Egyptian sandals.
Tough, 10 Qns, sterretjie101, Oct 01 08
Tough
sterretjie101
849 plays
38.
  Ancient Egyptian Burials   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz finds out how much you know about Ancient Egyptian burials during the Middle and Late Kingdoms (excluding mummification). Good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, robinhayden, Aug 18 11
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robinhayden
500 plays
39.
  Multiple Choice Quiz about Ancient Egypt    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a random bunch of Ancient Egypt questions. Enjoy!
Tough, 10 Qns, hunero, Oct 11 15
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3761 plays
40.
  Ancient Egypt : Part 1   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I love anything to do with Ancient Egypt and so this is the subject of a quiz. I hope you all enjoy.
Difficult, 10 Qns, iset, Oct 21 07
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iset
2524 plays
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  Before the Mummies Eat You ...   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz tests your knowledge of the history of the land of the pharaohs, mummies and pyramids - Egypt! I hope you enjoy it. Do send in feedback.
Tough, 10 Qns, vrinda_coolcat, May 26 07
Tough
vrinda_coolcat
1642 plays
42.
  The "Hidden One" and His Worshippers    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
A quiz on some facts about ancient Egypt I hope will be interesting.
Difficult, 15 Qns, TNREES, Jan 15 24
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TNREES
Jan 15 24
919 plays
43.
  Egyptology    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Egyptomania has been very popular since the discovery of King Tut's tomb 1n 1922. This is a multiple choice quiz. Discover how much you know, and maybe learn a little more!
Average, 10 Qns, russalka, May 24 14
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382 plays
44.
  Early Egyptian History and Culture II   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Second instalment of early Egyptian history and culture.
Difficult, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Jan 04 16
Difficult
thejazzkickazz gold member
1959 plays
45.
  Curious Things About Egypt    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These questions were selected from a history spanning three thousand years. Sources of information include textbooks, lectures and documentaries. My goal is to entertain the general trivia buff and amateur Eyptogolgist.
Difficult, 10 Qns, jacobaz, Aug 16 18
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jacobaz
Aug 16 18
3119 plays
46.
  Take this Ancient Egypt Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you are mad about Ancient Egypt like me you will love this quiz. You may come across a mummy or two.
Tough, 10 Qns, Mystic40, Mar 30 17
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Mystic40
382 plays
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  Ancient Egypt: The Great Civilization of the Nile    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ancient Egypt is one of the first civilizations to form on earth. We all know about its incredibly-architected pyramids and powerful pharaohs. Let's see how much you know about its fascinating history and the beliefs of its people!
Average, 10 Qns, incognitum, Feb 08 22
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Feb 08 22
235 plays
48.
  Egyptian History    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a great quiz about Ancient Egyptian history and the great knowledge and religion of the Egyptian people. The Egyptians were a great advancement to the human race and are now honored in this quiz.
Difficult, 10 Qns, minime13, May 24 14
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minime13
2513 plays
49.
  Ancient Egypt : Part 3    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
More general questions about Egypt. I hope you like it. Good luck.
Difficult, 10 Qns, iset, Dec 31 07
Difficult
iset
849 plays
50.
  Ancient Egypt : Part 2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I loved creating my first quiz, so I thought I write a second one.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, iset, Sep 21 10
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iset
929 plays
51.
  Mastabas   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The original House of Eternity!
Average, 10 Qns, wdstk, May 22 10
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wdstk gold member
822 plays
52.
  Ancient Egyptian Civilization    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Wonders of Ancient Egypt.
Tough, 10 Qns, foruthreskide, Dec 31 11
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1139 plays
53.
  Bronze Age Egypt    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz covers Egyptian history through the New Kingdom, ca. 1085 B.C.
Tough, 10 Qns, stetienne, Dec 08 16
Tough
stetienne
611 plays
54.
  All About Ancient Egypt    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is all about Egypt, from its geographical location to its history and gods.
Tough, 10 Qns, triviadude12, Apr 28 15
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triviadude12
1467 plays
55.
  Life in Ancient Egypt    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A brief quiz on what everyday life was like in ancient Egypt.
Tough, 10 Qns, redlasse, Jan 29 12
Tough
redlasse
1428 plays
56.
  Early Egyptian History and Culture I    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A very simple quasi-cultural and historical trip up to the 17th Dynasty of Egypt. I hope you enjoy my tour.
Difficult, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Mar 17 02
Difficult
thejazzkickazz gold member
1782 plays
57.
  Hyksos of Ancient Egypt    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
Do you know your Hyksos?
Tough, 5 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Mar 29 06
Tough
thejazzkickazz gold member
1570 plays
58.
  Ancient Egypt Quiz Challenge    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hopefully this quiz will be hard enough to make you think.
Difficult, 10 Qns, jdiel, Nov 12 10
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jdiel
2488 plays
59.
  Egypt - Can You Guess Which Word?    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
Can you match the definition with one of these common words found in Ancient Egypt?
Difficult, 5 Qns, brdc, Jun 18 12
Difficult
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1976 plays
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Ancient Egypt Trivia Questions

1. Which animal was the goddess "Bastet" originally associated with?

From Quiz
Ancient Egypt: The Great Civilization of the Nile

Answer: Lioness

Bastet (earlier known as Bast), or Ailuros in the ancient Greek religion, was worshipped as the goddess of love, fertility, sex, joy, mystery, magic, music, the sun, and most notably, cats, throughout most of Ancient Egyptian history. At first, she was a lioness god, but as time went on, the cat became her totem animal. Sekhment, another Egyptian goddess, was considered her alter ego, as she depicted the fighter aspect of Bastet.

2. Amarna was not the original name of Egypt's new capital. In fact, its name looks much like the name of the city's founder, Amenhotep IV, who changed his name early in his reign. What was his new name?

From Quiz Tales of Amarna

Answer: Akhenaten

Amenhotep IV, a younger son of Amenhotep III, was not in line to be pharaoh - his older brother Thutmose was the crown prince. When Thutmose died at a fairly young age, however, Amenhotep became his father's heir. In 2014 it was announced that evidence had been uncovered that suggested that both ruled together for eight years before Amenhotep IV became pharaoh in his own right. For five years he ruled Egypt and began building temples to the god Aten (solar disk) in the capital city; then he changed his name to Akhenaten, which means "Effective for Aten", and began work on a new capital city called Akhetaten, or "Horizon of the Aten". The modern name of the city, Amarna, is taken from the Beni Amran tribe that lived in the area in the past.

3. What was the most common ailment among the Ancient Egyptians?

From Quiz Ancient Egypt

Answer: Respiratory problems

Respiratory problems were caused by the sand and they didn't have a cure for the problems but the coughing was soothed with a mixture of herbs and honey. There were frequent outbreaks of tuberculosis.

4. Who discovered the Rosetta Stone?

From Quiz Egyptology

Answer: French soldiers

The Rosetta Stone is a black granite stele, discovered in 1799 at the village of el-Rashid (Rosetta) in the Nile Delta by some French soldiers of Napoleon who were strengthening the wall of a fort. The Rosetta Stone was critical in deciphering the hieroglyphs because it contained a text in three different scripts, hieroglyphic, demotic (a form of popular, commonly used script), and finally Greek. It was this last one, which being known, permitted the deciphering of the text. The Rosetta Stone is now in the British Museum in London, as the French had to give it up to the British as spoils of war.

5. Rich Ancient Egyptians were buried with many shabti figures. What, however, did the Egyptians believe these shabtis would do?

From Quiz Ancient Egyptian Burials

Answer: They believed they would act as servants to the deceased in the afterlife.

Shabti figures have hieroglyphs written on them. The Ancient Egyptians believed that when these spells were read out they would cause the shabtis to awaken and do their masters' bidding.

6. The golden Egyptian sun cuts over the land like a soaring phoenix as Evelyn stands before the only remaining wonder of the ancient world - Khufu's Great Pyramid, which is estimated to be made from 2.3 million blocks of ______.

From Quiz A Great Egyptian Adventure

Answer: limestone

In order to cut this limestone, wooden wedges were placed inside of cracks. Water was then poured over the wood to make them expand to crack the stone and eventually split it.

7. Who was the pharaoh Djoser's famous architect/vizier?

From Quiz Ancient Egyptian Civilization

Answer: Imhotep

Imhotep was the architect and construction leader of the Step Pyramid at Saqqara.

8. How many categories of funeral procedures were there?

From Quiz Mummy's the Word!

Answer: 3

Mummification procedures varied according to how much money a person had to spend. The cheapest procedure involved the intestines being purged with a clyster syringe of cedar oil, with the body drying out afterwards for seventy days. Secondly, a body could be injected with cedar tree oil after all passages were blocked. Internal organs would be liquified, and the resulting liquid would be flushed from the body. After being dried, all that was left was bones and skin. Lastly, the third and most expensive procedure involved the process of removing the organs and drying the body. Egyptians who could not afford mummification were buried in the sand. Ironically, the heat and sand dried them naturally. Some of the mummies buried in the sand have been found in remarkable condition.

9. About 3,000 years ago, you could have instructed the ferryman on the Nile to take you over to the west bank. Your destination would have been 'Ta-sekhet-aar'. Why was the modern Valley of the Kings called 'The Great Field'?

From Quiz Valleys of the Royal Dead

Answer: Paradise was thought of as a lush field

For the Egyptians, the ideal paradise, life after death, would be spent in the Field of Reeds, dwelling with the gods, surrounded by lush vegetation and life-giving water. While the physical Valley was a place of great desolation and starkness, those who were buried there, by virtue of their death, were already dwelling in the Great Field and enjoying bliss.

10. What Greek historian called Egypt "the gift of the river"?

From Quiz Bronze Age Egypt

Answer: Hecataeus

The river was the Nile. Egypt's entire society was centered around this river and its yearly flood. Hecataeus was a Greek traveler who lived between the sixth and fifth centuries B.C.

11. The first strike occurred while Egyptians were working on this pyramid.

From Quiz Ancient Egyptian History

Answer: Pyramid at Giza

This strike occurred in 2550 BC because the workers were not receiving their payment of garlic. These people were not slaves, who didn't exist in Egypt until the New Kingdom, so they were expecting to get paid.

12. What is a mastaba?

From Quiz Mastabas

Answer: tomb

They were rectangular buildings with flat tops and sloping sides. Those made of mud-brick were usually decorated with stucco.

13. Where did the early ancient Egyptians bury the dead?

From Quiz All about Mummification

Answer: in the desert

They buried the dead in small pits in the desert. Because it was so hot and dry, the bodies dehydrated, creating lifelike and natural 'mummies'.

14. Who discovered the tomb of Seti I?

From Quiz Ancient Egypt : Part 3

Answer: Giovanni Belzoni

He discovered the tomb in 1871. When he found the sarcophagus it was empty. Seti's mummy was found years later at Deir el-Bahri by Emile Brugsch.

15. On certain days acording to the calender of lucky and unlucky days some foods were prohibited. What food was more frequently prohibited than others?

From Quiz Ancient Egypt : Part 2

Answer: Fish

According to the Egyptian 'Calender of Lucky and Unlucky Days' fish was considered unclean and it has been suggested that eating fish may have been considered unsuitable for a state of religious purity because it caused the breath to smell. Another version of this also claims that it was unsuitable because of its association with the sea, which was regarded as a place of chaos. So on unlucky days fish was prohibited more than any other food.

16. According to Ancient Egyptian tradition, where was the burial place of Osiris?

From Quiz Ancient Egypt : Part 1

Answer: Abydos

Abydos used to be one of the most sacred sites in Egypt. Because of the association of Osiris to Abydos it also became an important cemetery site. When the kings started being buried elsewhere, they often had cenotaphs built at Abydos to identify with Osiris.

17. How many sheets of linen were traditionally used when embalming a body intended for mummification?

From Quiz All About Ancient Egypt

Answer: 7

After being embalmed, the body is then strapped in 7 pieces of linen to prevent any damage.

18. Approximately when did the first dynasty of Ancient Egypt start to reign?

From Quiz Those Awesome Egyptians

Answer: 3100 BC

The first dynasty of Ancient Egypt started around 3200 BC and the period is called "The Old Kingdom".

19. The word "Aigyptos" is the root from which the Western name for Egypt originated, but what did the Egyptians themselves call their land?

From Quiz Act Like an Egyptian

Answer: Khemet

Aigyptos is Greek and is actually derived from the Egyptian name for the city of Memphis, Hiku-Ptah. Kush is an area below the third cataract of the Nile that was intermittenly part of the Egyptian empire. It is also called Nubia. Misr or Masr is the Arabic word for Egypt.

20. The Egyptian god known as the "hidden one" had the goose as a sacred bird. Who was he?

From Quiz The "Hidden One" and His Worshippers

Answer: Amon (or Amun or Amen)

Amon was an obscure god of the minor city of Thebes until the middle kingdom when he and his city became very important. He was known as 'he who is hidden' and was a god of the wind and air but later took over aspects of other gods particularly the sun god Re and the fertility god Min. His more common sacred creature was a horned ram. Meretseger (or she who loves silence) was the cobra goddess whose realm included the Valley of the Kings in Thebes.

21. What game, involving small carved pieces and an intricately painted board, was played by Egyptians from all walks of life?

From Quiz Life in Ancient Egypt

Answer: Senet

Menna was a scribe of the late 14th century, mastabas are flat-topped slopped-sided tombs, and Monopoly was invented in 1934 by Charles B. Darrow of Germantown, Pennsylvania.

22. Bastet was an ancient Egyptian ___________.

From Quiz The Wonderful Egyptians

Answer: goddess

Bastet was an ancient Egyptian cat-goddess in the Eastern Delta. She is shown as a woman with a cat's head. The Egyptians worshipped Bastet, the wild cat, which was known for hunting and killing rodents.

23. The Pharaoh Akhenaten moved the capital away from Thebes and named his new capital Akhetaten. What does this mean?

From Quiz Ancient Egypt

Answer: Horizon of the Aten

It means Horizon of the Aten, and he called it this because as the sun (or sun disk - Aten) rose it was always visible on the horizon.

24. A princess of the 15th Dynasty, the daughter of the Hykos Apohis was known as who?

From Quiz Egypt - Can You Guess Which Word?

Answer: Herit

Fragments of her name and rank were found on a vase in a Theban tomb.

25. What was the ancient Greek name for Tell el-Yahudiyah?

From Quiz Ancient Egypt

Answer: Leontopolis

A major feature of this site is the partly preserved earthwork enclosure.

26. Which Pharaoh of Egypt established his capital at Thebes and reunited the land during his reign, beginning the middle period of ancient Egyptian history?

From Quiz Egypt - Middle Period

Answer: Menthu-Hotep I

Menthu-Hotep is recognized as the founder of the 11th Dynasty and reigned for a glorious 51 years...uniting Egypt under his rule. His mummy was found near Thebes in 1827.

27. The unification of Upper and Lower Egypt occurred under the reign of Menes, alternatively known as what?

From Quiz Archaic and Old Egypt

Answer: Narmer

Narmer, whose reign is placed at approximately 3100 B.C., is depicted on a votive palette as the victor of a great struggle.

28. Thutmose III and Akhenaten made a pact of peace with which superpower during the 18th Dynasty?

From Quiz Early Egyptian History and Culture II

Answer: Persia

The first pact was made with the Mitanni, but he was overthrown, and 3 generation of warfare ensued, until a pact was made again with Akhenaten.

29. What is the oldest pre-dynastic dynasty found in Egypt circa 5000 B.C. called?

From Quiz Early Egyptian History and Culture I

Answer: Badarian

30. What was discovered in the graves of the first dynasty kings at Abydos that has never been found in the graves of subsequent dynasties?

From Quiz Curious Things About Egypt

Answer: murdered courtiers

It is believed that officials, priests and women of the royal household were sacrificed to serve their king in the afterlife.

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