Top 10 Egypt facts Selected as the most interesting among geography related questions in Geography quiz Which sea is the most saline in the world?Red Sea. The Red Sea is very saline due to high evaporation, very little precipitation, almost no river inflow and isolation from the rest of the Indian Ocean. Salinity reaches 41 ‰ in the northern part (Average for the world's seawater is ~35 ‰).Created by: globalquiz.orgsalt facts » In 1822 Jean-François Champollion translated for the first time ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. What made it possible?Rosetta stone. The Rosetta Stone is a stele found in 1799 in Egyptian sea port Rosette. The finding occurred during Napolean invasion of Egypt. The stele is inscribed with the same text in three scripts: archaic Egyptian hieroglyphs, Demotic script, and Ancient Greek. Comparison of these three samples helped understand hieroglyphs.Created by: smyruancient history facts » What is the national currency of Egypt?The pound. When the British first got involved in Egypt in the nineteenth century, Egypt was using a monetary unit known as the piastre, or Qirsh. Since 100 piastres was roughly between the value of one pound sterling and one Guinea, a new unit, called the pound in English and the ginaih in Arabic, was created equal to one hundred piastres. The Egyptian pound, however, has never been exactly equal in value to the pound sterling. Created by: globalquiz.orgNorth Africa facts » How many seas does Israel have access to? (not including lakes like Dead Sea)Two. The Mediterranean Sea makes up the majority of Israel's coastline. But Israel has also a small coastline on the Red Sea in the south, with the port of Eilat. This 11 km (7 miles) wide strip of land separates Egypt from Jordan, so tourists visiting Egypt typically need to approach Jordan by the sea if they want to visit Petra.Created by: globalquiz.orggeography of North Africa facts » For whom were the pyramids in Giza built?Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Menkaure (Mykerinos). The three pyramids were built by pharaons of the fourth dynasty: Khufu, his son Khafre and Kahafre's son, Menkaure. Today, they are better known by their hellenized names: Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinos. Along with these major monuments are a number of smaller satellite edifices, known as "queens" pyramids.Created by: globalquiz.orglandmarks facts » What divides Asia from Africa?Suez Canal. Search Results The usual line taken to divide Africa from Asia today is at the Isthmus of Suez, the narrowest gap between the Mediterranean and Gulf of Suez, the route today followed by the Suez Canal. This makes the Sinai Peninsula geographically Asian, and Egypt a transcontinental country.Created by: Normansoceans facts » What is the literal meaning of the word "hieroglyph"?Sacred writing. A hieroglyph (Greek for "sacred writing") was a character of the ancient Egyptian writing system.. The word hieroglyphics refer to a hieroglyphic script. Unlike English, the hieroglyphic script was spelt exactly as it was sounded out. Only those privileged with an extensive education (i.e. the Pharaoh, nobility and priests) were able to read and write hieroglyphs.Created by: Tschukasymbols facts » What sea lies between Egypt and Saudi Arabia?Red Sea. The Red Sea is the world's northernmost tropical sea with coral reefs. The name of the sea may come from the seasonal blooms of the red-coloured cyanobacterias Trichodesmium erythraeum.Created by: globalquiz.orgSaudi Arabia facts » What is the second largest city in Egypt, after Cairo?Alexandria. The largest cities in Egypt: Cairo (18.0 million), Alexandria (4.5 million), Giza (3.6 million) and Shubra El-Kheima (1.1 million).Created by: globalquiz.orgNorthern Africa facts » Ushabti was commolny used in Ancient Egypt. What was it?Funerary figurine. The ushabti was a funerary figurine used in Ancient Egypt. Ushabtis were placed in tombs among the grave goods and were intended to act as servants or minions for the deceased, should they be called upon to do manual labor in the afterlife. The figurines frequently carried a hoe on their shoulder and a basket on their backs, implying they were intended to farm for the deceased.Created by: Ninjaiart facts » Play geography quiz and see all the questions.