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Curious Facts About Ancient Egypt

written by: yana999
 
Answer these questions about the ancient civilization of eastern North Africa.

Question 1:


What part of an Egyptian pharaoh's body was never allowed to be seen?
His eyes
His arms
His hair
His neck

Question 2:


In order to deter flies from landing on his body, Pepi II of Egypt would keep around him several naked slaves whose bodies were covered with honey.
False
True

Question 3:


In ancient Egypt neither women nor men wore makeup.
True
False

Question 4:


In ancient Egypt infections were treated with mouldy bread.
True
False

Question 5:


In ancient Egypt, what did rich Egyptians wear in order to be distinguished from common people?
Makeup
None of these
Wigs
Slippers

Question 6:


Who established himself as ruler of Egypt following Alexander the Great's death?
Cleopatra
Ptolemy Soter
Ramesses II
None of these

Question 7:


Which of the following was invented by ancient Egyptians?
All of these
Glass and earthenware
Sun clocks
Locks with keys

Question 8:


The Pyramid of Giza is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact till present day.
False
True

Question 9:


Women in ancient Egypt enjoyed legal and economic equality with men.
True
False

Question 10:


Which of the following statements refers to Ramses II, known as Ramses the Great?
He was over 90 years old when he died.
All of these
He was allegedly defeated by the Hittite army in the legendary battle of Kadesh in 1288.
He had 8 official wives and almost 100 concubines.

 


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