Ancient Egypt

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 27 August, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 27 August, 2006, 12:00am

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.