Compiled by Paul Kay
1 At what age did Tutankhamen become ruler of Egypt, according to most Egyptologists?
2 In which three cities would you find the Ancient Egyptian obelisks known as Cleopatra's Needles?
3 In Egyptology, what was the significance of the Rosetta Stone, discovered in 1799?
4 The Egyptian god Horus had the head of which animal?
5 The Great Pyramid at Giza is widely believed to have been built as a tomb for which pharaoh?
6 Which feature is missing from the Great Sphinx at Giza?
7 Who played the pharaoh of Egypt in the 1956 film The Ten Commandments?
8 After humans, which creatures were most commonly mummified by the Ancient Egyptians?
9 The name Cleopatra is Greek in origin. Does it mean:
a) Queen of heaven
b) Glory of her father
c) Mother of the people?
10 Which poet wrote the Ancient Egyptian-inspired sonnet Ozymandias?
Solution: 1 Nine (although some say eight) 2 London, Paris and New York 3 It was engraved with a translation of hieroglyphics into Greek 4 A hawk 5 Khufu (aka Cheops) 6 Its nose 7 Yul Brynner 8 Cats
9 b) Glory of her father 10 Percy Bysshe Shelley.