10 most difficult Egypt riddles A list of Egypt related questions that are most often answered incorrectly Geography quiz 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.very hard 30% Sacred writingSacred writing30%Secret symbolsSecret symbols22%Carved lettersCarved letters36%Carved spiritsCarved spirits11%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 297 answers in 3 languages »symbols riddles » 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. very hard 32% dirhamdirham21%dinardinar33%the poundthe pound32%rialrial12%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 5586 answers in 3 languages »North Africa riddles » 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.very hard 34% Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Menkaure (Mykerinos)Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Menkaure (Mykerinos)34%Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and RamesessKhufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Ramesess32%Khufu (Cheops), Ramesess and TutmoseKhufu (Cheops), Ramesess and Tutmose23%Khufu (Cheops), Amenhotep and TutmoseKhufu (Cheops), Amenhotep and Tutmose9%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 5012 answers in 3 languages »landmarks riddles » 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.very hard 36% guardian angelguardian angel17%miniature statue of various godsminiature statue of various gods26%funerary figurinefunerary figurine36%viscera jarviscera jar19%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 2726 answers in 2 languages »ancient history riddles » 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.very hard 39% nonenone18%oneone36%twotwo39%threethree5%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 12611 answers in 2 languages »geography of North Africa riddles » Which gods are from Egypt?Bes, Nut, Sobek. Bes and its feminine counterpart Beset are an Ancient Egyptian deity worshipped as a protector of households. Nut is the goddess of the sky in the Ennead of ancient Egyptian religion. Sobek was an ancient Egyptian deity with a complex and fluid nature He is associated with the Nile crocodile. Sobek was also associated with pharaonic power, fertility, and military prowess.hard 58% Ra, Horus, JanusRa, Horus, Janus11%Ra, Isis, ObulRa, Isis, Obul13%Bes, Nut, SobekBes, Nut, Sobek58%Ra, Bastet, RenRa, Bastet, Ren17%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 5754 answers in 3 languages »mythology riddles » 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.average 65% Rosetta stoneRosetta stone65%Thebes' Karnak temple inscriptionsThebes' Karnak temple inscriptions11%papyrus Book of the Deadpapyrus Book of the Dead12%Dead Sea scrollsDead Sea scrolls10%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 17681 answers in 2 languages »art riddles » 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).average 68% AlexandriaAlexandria68%Shubra El-KheimaShubra El-Kheima6%Port SaidPort Said11%GizaGiza14%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 5795 answers in 9 languages »Northern Africa riddles » 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 ‰).easy 71% Arctic SeaArctic Sea9%Baltic SeaBaltic Sea8%Caribbean SeaCaribbean Sea10%Red SeaRed Sea71%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 36082 answers in 2 languages »salt riddles » 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.easy 73% Arabian SeaArabian Sea20%Andaman SeaAndaman Sea3%Red SeaRed Sea73%Celebes SeaCelebes Sea2%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 8161 answers in 9 languages »Saudi Arabia riddles » Play geography quiz and see all the questions.