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A Fun-Filled Ancient Egyptian Art Quiz

Sucheta Pradhan Nov 10, 2020
Ancient Egyptians left the essence of their rich culture and traditions in the form of their arts and crafts. Take this quiz to see how much you know of the art of ancient Egyptians!
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Religion played a very important role in ancient Egyptian life. Among the loads of remnants of Egyptian art found by archaeologists, a very large chunk depicts their religious beliefs and only a handful are secular in nature.
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Hemiunu a.k.a. Hemon was the grand vizier in the court of Pharaoh Khufu. He is also believed to be the architect of the Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of Ancient World.
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Imhotep was the chancellor and high priest in the court of Pharaoh Djoser. He is believed to be the architect of Djoser's step pyramid, although little is known about him as a historical figure.
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During the mummification process, ancient Egyptians used Canopic jars to store and preserve the viscera of the deceased. They were either made of clay or limestone and possessed beautiful adornments on the outer surface.
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Discovered in 1925 by Howard Carter in the famous Valley of Kings, the Mask of Tutankhamun is a gold mask of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. Currently housed in Cairo’s Egyptian Museum, it is made with 24 pounds of gold.
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Ancient Egyptians used the Hieroglyphic script as their formal writing system. It was a combination of logographic, syllabic, and alphabetic elements with about 1,000 distinct alphabets.
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Egyptian art tells us a lot about the life and times in ancient Egypt. Based on the architectural evidence and artifacts found, archaeologists and historians have been able to rebuild the entire timeline of ancient Egypt, giving us valuable insights into how the Egyptian Civilization rose and flourished.
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Papyrus was used in ancient Egypt as a painting surface as well as for writing. It was made from the pith of the papyrus plant and was very similar to thick paper.
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The massive rock-cut temples of Abu Simbel in the Aswan Governorate of Upper Egypt are the most-visited tourist sites in Egypt. They boast four massive statues of Pharaoh Ramses II in various godly forms at the entrance façade.
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While many artifacts have been found on site by archaeologists, most seem to have been lost forever.
It is unfortunate that numerous ancient Egyptians tombs and pyramids were raided by tomb raiders and thieves who sold these precious antiquities in the international black market.
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