10 most difficult Egypt riddlesEgypt quiz
Where is the largest known ancient Egyptian obelisk located?
The unfinished obelisk in Aswan, Egypt is nearly one-third larger than any ancient Egyptian obelisk ever erected. If finished it would have measured around 42 m and would have weighed nearly 1,090 tons.
What is the national currency of Egypt?
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.
For whom were the pyramids in Giza built?
Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Menkaure (Mykerinos)
Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Ramesess
Khufu (Cheops), Ramesess and Tutmose
Khufu (Cheops), Amenhotep and Tutmose
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.
How many seas does Israel have access to? (not including lakes like Dead Sea)
The Mediterranean Sea makes up the majority of Israel's coastline. But Israel also has 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.
What ancient Egyptian demoness was called the "Devourer of the Dead"?
Ammit's body was part lion, hippopotamus and crocodile - the three largest "man-eating" animals known to ancient Egyptians. In the underworld, if the heart of a person weighed by Anubis was judged to be not pure, Ammit would devour it, and the person undergoing judgement was not allowed to continue their voyage towards Osiris and immortality.
What is the literal meaning of the word "hieroglyph"?
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.
Where is that obelisk located?
The Obelisk of Theodosius is the Ancient Egyptian obelisk of Pharaoh Thutmose III re-erected in the Hippodrome of Constantinople (the modern city of Istanbul, Turkey) by the Roman emperor Theodosius I in the 4th century AD.
Which Egyptian goddess is this?
In Egyptian mythology, Sekhmet is a warrior goddess as well as a goddess of healing. She was envisioned as a fierce lioness, and in art, was depicted as such, or as a woman with the head of a lioness, who was dressed in red, the colour of blood. She was seen as the protector of the Pharaohs and led them in warfare.
The Ushabti was commonly used in Ancient Egypt. What was it?
miniature statue of various gods
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.
What is this type of building called?
A kiosk (from Turkish köşk) is an open summer-house or pavilion usually having its roof supported by pillars with screened or totally open walls. As a building type, it was first introduced by the Seljuks as a small building attached to the main mosque, which consisted of a domed hall with open arched sides.