Egypt questions This is a list of recently added questions about Egypt. Play Egypt quiz and see all the questions. What is the literal meaning of the word "hieroglyph"?Sacred writing. A hieroglyph (Greek for "sacred writing") was a character of the ancient Egyptian writing system.. The word hieroglyphics refer to a hieroglyphic script. Unlike English, the hieroglyphic script was spelt exactly as it was sounded out. Only those privileged with an extensive education (i.e. the Pharaoh, nobility and priests) were able to read and write hieroglyphs.Created by: Tschuka very hard 29% Sacred writingSacred writing60Secret symbolsSecret symbols39Carved lettersCarved letters84Carved spiritsCarved spirits22symbols riddles » What divides Asia from Africa?Suez Canal. Search Results The usual line taken to divide Africa from Asia today is at the Isthmus of Suez, the narrowest gap between the Mediterranean and Gulf of Suez, the route today followed by the Suez Canal. This makes the Sinai Peninsula geographically Asian, and Egypt a transcontinental country.Created by: Normanseasy 76% Palk StraitPalk Strait746Suez CanalSuez Canal4046Grand CanalGrand Canal259Bering straitBering strait264oceans riddles » What is the second largest city in Egypt, after Cairo?Alexandria. The largest cities in Egypt: Cairo (18.0 million), Alexandria (4.5 million), Giza (3.6 million) and Shubra El-Kheima (1.1 million).Created by: globalquiz.orgaverage 68% AlexandriaAlexandria3712Shubra El-KheimaShubra El-Kheima325Port SaidPort Said609GizaGiza778Northern Africa riddles » In 1822 Jean-François Champollion translated for the first time ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. What made it possible?Rosetta stone. The Rosetta Stone is a stele found in 1799 in Egyptian sea port Rosette. The finding occurred during Napolean invasion of Egypt. The stele is inscribed with the same text in three scripts: archaic Egyptian hieroglyphs, Demotic script, and Ancient Greek. Comparison of these three samples helped understand hieroglyphs.Created by: smyruaverage 65% Rosetta stoneRosetta stone11091Thebes' Karnak temple inscriptionsThebes' Karnak temple inscriptions1901papyrus Book of the Deadpapyrus Book of the Dead2178Dead Sea scrollsDead Sea scrolls1872ancient history riddles » What sea lies between Egypt and Saudi Arabia?Red Sea. The Red Sea is the world's northernmost tropical sea with coral reefs. The name of the sea may come from the seasonal blooms of the red-coloured cyanobacterias Trichodesmium erythraeum.Created by: globalquiz.orgeasy 73% Arabian SeaArabian Sea1611Andaman SeaAndaman Sea276Red SeaRed Sea5729Celebes SeaCelebes Sea175Saudi Arabia riddles » Which country borders Israel?Egypt. Israel borders Egypt in the Sinai Peninsula.Created by: globalquiz.orgaverage 60% Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia964IraqIraq1375EgyptEgypt4198OmanOman359Israel riddles » For whom were the pyramids in Giza built?Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Menkaure (Mykerinos). The three pyramids were built by pharaons of the fourth dynasty: Khufu, his son Khafre and Kahafre's son, Menkaure. Today, they are better known by their hellenized names: Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinos. Along with these major monuments are a number of smaller satellite edifices, known as "queens" pyramids.Created by: globalquiz.orgvery hard 34% Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Menkaure (Mykerinos)Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Menkaure (Mykerinos)1691Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and RamesessKhufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Ramesess1582Khufu (Cheops), Ramesess and TutmoseKhufu (Cheops), Ramesess and Tutmose1130Khufu (Cheops), Amenhotep and TutmoseKhufu (Cheops), Amenhotep and Tutmose478landmarks riddles » Which country is named "Misr" or "Masr" in its language?Egypt. The English name Egypt is derived from the Ancient Greek Aígyptos, but it has nothing in common with the local name of the country (except maybe with the Late Egyptian name of Memphis - Hikuptah). Ancient Egyptians called their land Kemet, meaning "black soil" (as opposed to the desert). Today, Misr is the official name of Egypt, while Masr is the Egyptian-local pronunciation in the Egyptian Arabic.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 48% AlbaniaAlbania2745OmanOman7427EgyptEgypt12668SomaliaSomalia3406geography of North Africa riddles » Where is this girl from?Egypt. This is an Egyptian soccer fan. She gets her national flag drawn on her face on a street in Cairo.Created by: globalquiz.orgeasy 77% BelarussiaBelarussia1682EgyptEgypt23315NicaraguaNicaragua2788MalaysiaMalaysia2402North Africa riddles » How many seas does Israel have access to? (not including lakes like Dead Sea)Two. The Mediterranean Sea makes up the majority of Israel's coastline. But Israel has also a small coastline on the Red Sea in the south, with the port of Eilat. This 11 km (7 miles) wide strip of land separates Egypt from Jordan, so tourists visiting Egypt typically need to approach Jordan by the sea if they want to visit Petra.Created by: globalquiz.orgvery hard 39% nonenone2223oneone4523twotwo4862threethree659Middle East riddles » Play geography quiz and see all the questions.