Tag Archives: Ancient History

Pharaonic Sonnet

What poem, commonly considered the best known work of a leading English Romantic poet, was inspired by a pharaoh? Continue reading

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Fine Feathered Friend

What kind of bird is this? Continue reading

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Early Thingamajig

This artifact in the Egyptian Museum is the earliest known example of one of the greatest inventions of all time. What is it? Continue reading

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Fanciful Beast

What death-defying fanciful beast is said to have visited ancient Egypt every half-millenium or so? Continue reading

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Ancient Giants

27. In the year 1 A.D., what were the three tallest man-made objects in the world? Continue reading

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Name That Hieroglyph

What is the name of this hieroglyphic symbol, and name a pharaoh whose cartouche (i.e. nameplate) contains it? Continue reading

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