Specialist: ancient Egypt

From the quiz on 21/7/15.

  1. Which pharaoh commissioned the construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza? Khufu (Cheops)

  2. In ancient Egyptian mythology, which god of knowledge, wisdom and the Moon, often represented with the head of an ibis or as a baboon, is said to have invented language and writing and serves as both scribe of the gods and messenger to the supreme sun god, Ra? Thoth (Djehuty)

  3. What was Cleopatra’s regnal number as Ptolemaic queen of Egypt? VII

  4. In the early 1820s, which French philologist and pioneering Egyptologist deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphics from inscriptions on the Rosetta Stone? (Jean-François) Champollion

  5. What Greek name is given to a representation of a sacred rearing cobra used as an emblem of royalty and sovereignty, notably on the death mask of Tutankhamun? Uraeus

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