Ancient Egypt History Quiz

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Why do we call the Egyptians ancient?

Because they lived a long time ago

Where did the ancient Egyptians settle?

On the banks of the Nile River

What did the Egyptians usually build on the western bank of the Nile River?

Tombs for dead kings

What did the Egyptian merchants buy from nearby countries?

Food, gold, ivory, spices, and apes

What made the Egyptians rich?

Their success in farming

What did the Egyptians believe about their sun god Rhee?

He was the first Pharaoh of Egypt

Why did Hashepsu delay her nephew from taking over as Pharaoh?

She wanted to rule Egypt herself

How did the ancient Egyptians represent the water god Thibik?

As a crocodile

What was Nut, the goddess, usually depicted as?

Covered in stars

Why did the Egyptians mummify their dead?

They believed the dead needed their bodies in another world

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Ancient Egyptian Civilization

  • The Egyptians are called "ancient" because their civilization flourished over 4,000 years ago.
  • The ancient Egyptians settled along the Nile River, which provided them with a constant source of water and fertile land.

Egyptian Architecture

  • The Egyptians usually built tombs and temples on the western bank of the Nile River.

Egyptian Economy

  • Egyptian merchants bought goods from nearby countries, which contributed to the country's wealth.
  • The Egyptians' wealth was primarily due to their successful trade with other nations.

Egyptian Mythology

  • The Egyptians believed that their sun god, Ra (or Rhee), was the creator of the world and the ruler of the sky.
  • The ancient Egyptians represented the water god Thoth (or Thibik) as a man with the head of an ibis bird.
  • Nut, the goddess of the sky, was usually depicted as a woman arching over the earth.

Pharaonic Reign

  • Hashepsut, a female Pharaoh, delayed her nephew from taking over as Pharaoh to maintain her power.

Mummification

  • The Egyptians mummified their dead to preserve their bodies for the afterlife, believing that the soul would return to the body.

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