Quiz: The Ultimate Egyptian Landmarks That Aren't Pyramids Quiz
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The Ultimate Egyptian Landmarks That Aren't Pyramids Quiz
By: Staff
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About This Quiz

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.

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To whom was the Temple of Luxor dedicated?

This temple was dedicated to Amun-Ra, Mut (goddess of queenship), and Khonsu (moon god).

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To what annual festival was the temple central?

It was central to the late-summer Opet festival celebrating the uniting of Amun-Ra with Mut to give birth to the royal Ka.

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

This would be Karnak, once the temple district of ancient Thebes on the Nile.

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What is the centerpiece of Karnak?

The Hypostyle Hall is the centerpiece, with more than 100 columns marking the boundaries of a 50,000 square-foot (4,645 square-meter) room.

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Where is the third largest mosque in the world?

The Mosque of Ibn Tulun, completed in 879 A.D., is located on Mount Yashkur.

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These small courtyards were designed to provide privacy and separate the mosque from the world outside.

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Hatshepsut was a powerful (female) pharaoh who dressed in men's clothing.

It marked a movement of Egyptian architectural style toward Classical Greek and Roman styles.

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The ancient Library of Alexandria was the most famous; the present building housing it is a modern structure.

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How many scrolls did this library include?

It was home to more than 700,000 scrolls, which some of the leading thinkers of that time, such as Euclid and Eratosthenes, put to good use.

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

Philae Island in the Nile River was once called the "pearl of Egypt."

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

Isis had power over magic, miracles and healing.

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Where is the Khan al-Kahlili Bazaar located?

This huge street market was built in 1382 by the Emir Djaharks al-Kahlili in Cairo.

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What was the main purpose of this market?

It was intended to be a center for the spice trade.

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

St. Catherine's Monastery is situated at the foot of the mountain on the Sinai Peninsula where Moses was believed to have received the Ten Commandments.

It contains one of the most important collections of illuminated manuscripts in the world, with more than 4,500 volumes in Greek, Coptic, Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew and other languages.

It is the home to more than 60 tombs of pharaohs of the 18th to 20th Dynasties.

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

The tomb of Tutankhamen, who reigned from 1333-1323 BC, was uncovered here in 1922.

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Where is the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts located?

The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo is home to more than 100,000 items.

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What is one of the main attractions of this museum?

The famous burial mask of King Tutankhamen is one of the main attractions.

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