Ancient History: Egypt : Social and Governmental Structures

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Social And Governmental Structures

Egyptian Pharaohs were often depicted wearing a __________ to represent their dominion over Lower Egypt.

Possible Answers:

red crown

gold necklace

silver necklace

crown of flowers

purple gown

Correct answer:

red crown

Explanation:

The Egyptians believed that their land consisted of two, distinct regions — Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt — which had been united by King Menes. The rulers of Lower Egypt typically wore a red crown to represent their dominion over Lower Egypt; and the rulers of Upper Egypt typically wore a white crown to represent their dominion over Upper Egypt. Many Pharaohs, of course, wore a red and white crown to represent their dominion over unified Egypt.

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