Ancient Egypt Quiz
- Akhenaten means "glory of the sun disc". His name was originally Amenhotep IV, which means "Amun is content". He changed his name from Amenhotep to Akhenaten when he changed the religion of Egypt.
It is thought that builders of the pyramids transported granite from the quarries to the construction site via what method?
The scarab, an amulet associated with ressurection, is shaped like what animal?
The Great Pyramid at Giza belongs to which pharaoh?
- Menkaure and Khafre built the other two pyramids at Giza.
The bright blue or green glazed ceramic used in Ancient Egyptian art is:
- Faience is a ceramic material composed of crushed quartz, or quartz sand, with small amounts of lime and plant ash or natron.
This woman regent had herself crowned King of Egypt:
- Nefertari was the wife of Ramses II, and Queen Tiy was the wife of Amenhotep III (and mother of Akhenaten). These two Queens are thought to be the only two royal wives deified in their lifetime.
Who deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphics?
Nefertiti was the wife of:
The Rosetta Stone played a key role in the deciphering of the hieroglyphic language. There are three languages inscribed on the stone: hieroglyphics, demotic, and:
- The Rosetta Stone was discovered in 1799 in el-Rashid (Rosetta) in the western Delta of Egypt.
The Great Sphinx at Giza is a huge sculpture which portrays the head of the pharaoh Khafre on the body of which animal?