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The Ultimate Egyptian Landmarks That Aren't Pyramids Quiz
by Staff
The landmarks that Egypt is best known for are the pyramids. These awe-inspiring monuments from 5,000 years ago never cease to amaze visitors. There are, however, other major landmarks in Egypt that are not pyramids. Take this quiz to learn more about Egypt's other architectural marvels.

To whom was the Temple of Luxor dedicated?

  • Amenhotep III
  • Ramses II
  • Amun-Ra, Mut, and Khonsu

To what annual festival was the temple central?

  • Opet festival
  • summer solstice
  • celebration of fertility

Where is the most complex and impressive collection of ancient Egyptian religious monuments?

  • Luxor
  • Karnak
  • Montu

What is the centerpiece of Karnak?

  • Temple of Luxor
  • The Thebes Sphinx
  • Hypostyle Hall

Where is the third largest mosque in the world?

  • Mount Yashkur
  • Alexandria
  • Cairo

What was the purpose of the ziyadas?

  • ritual washing area
  • store shoes removed by the worshippers
  • provide privacy

What was special about Hatshepsut for whom the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut was designed?

  • Hatshepsut was the longest reigning Pharaoh.
  • She was a Pharaoh who dressed in men's clothing.
  • Hatshepsut was the daughter of Amon-Ra, the sun god.

What is the architectural significance of this temple?

  • Marks the end of the !8th Dynasty and beginning of 19th.
  • It is in the Mesopotamian style rather than the prevalent Phoenician style.
  • Begins the move towards Classical Greek and Roman styles.

What was the most famous library of classical antiquity?

  • Library of Alexandria
  • The Royal Mesopotamian Library
  • Alexander the Great Museum of Antiquities

How many scrolls did this library include?

  • 300,000 scrolls
  • 700,000 scrolls
  • 900,000 scrolls

What area of Egypt is known for abundant vegetation, beautiful flowers and magnificent temples?

  • the district of Athanasius
  • the Pharaonic Valley
  • Philae Island

What were the areas of power of the goddess Isis, for whom the magnificent Temple of Isis was dedicated?

  • magic and healing
  • war and bravery
  • fertility and prosperity

Where is the Khan al-Kahlili Bazaar located?

  • Aswan
  • Cairo
  • Luxor

What was the main purpose of this market?

  • center for fresh produce
  • animal market
  • spice trade

Where is one of the oldest surviving monasteries in the world located?

  • mountain on the Sinai Peninsula
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Upper Nile Valley

What is the monastery famous for?

  • an extensive collection of ancient agricultural implements
  • a priceless collection of Roman coins
  • an important collection of illuminated manuscripts

What is the Valley of the Kings known for?

  • largest concentration of sphinxes in Egypt
  • over 60 tombs of pharaohs
  • traditional site for coronation of pharaohs

What is the best-known tomb in the Valley of the Kings?

  • tomb of Ramses
  • tomb of Cleopatra
  • tomb of Tutankhamen

Where is the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts located?

  • Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo
  • British Museum
  • Alexandria Museum of Antiquities

What is one of the main attractions of this museum?

  • mummy of Ramses
  • burial mask of Tutankhamen
  • priceless jeweled scarab