ANCIENT EGYPT BREAKOUT
Oh no! Your class went on a field trip to visit the Great Pyramids of Ancient Egypt and some students got separated from their tour guide. The only way to safely return them back is by solving the puzzles below! Can we count on you to reunite these students with their group? We hope so!
Directions: Use the clues provided to decipher each lock. Type your answers in the correct space on the Google Form. Be sure to pay attention to the answer format. Click submit when you think you've answered each question correctly. A "Congratulations" message will appear if you're right! If not, go back and re-work the items you've answered incorrectly.
6 DIGIT NUMBER LOCK
Read each clue below. Look for numbers hidden within each clue. Numbers to open the number lock can only be one or two digits.
1. King Tut was nicknamed the Boy King because he began his reign when he was only nine years old!
2. Tutankhamun died when he was only eighteen, and his body was mummified, which is how the ancient Egyptians preserved their dead.
3. His golden coffin was buried in a tomb in the Valley Of The Kings (pictured below), surrounded by five thousand priceless treasures.
4. These treasures included a golden throne, crown, cobra, pottery, and big chests.
5. Along with a golden burial mask, King Tut’s pair of sandals were also found in the tomb. These had paintings of his enemies on the soles – so everywhere the king went, he trampled all over his foes!
5 DIGIT LETTER LOCK 8 DIGIT COLOR LOCK
Directions: Read about how mummies were made and then answer these questions to solve this lock! Your letters will be in order of each question.
1. Why were mummies made?
A. to keep the body wrapped tight
B. to preserve bodies for the afterlife
C. to use linen in a unique way
D. none of the above
2. What was the difference in burial between rich Egyptians and poor Egyptians?
A. There really was no major difference
B. Only poor Egyptians were mummified
C. Only rich Egyptians were mummified
D. Egyptians who were poor were buried in the sand and the rich ones were buried in a tomb.
3. Which body part did the Egyptians keep inside each mummy?
A. The heart
B. The brain
C. The intestines
D. None of the above
4. Which object was not included inside each Egyptian tomb?
5. Where were mummies buried?
C. both A and B
D. neither A or B
7. Osiris: Osiris was the first son of Geb and Nut and the brother of Set, Horus (the elder), Isis and Nephthys. Osiris was considered to be the king of the underworld, and is the only deity who is referred to simply as "god". That's why he wears his crown.
8. Hathor: Hathor is an Ancient Egyptian goddess who personified the principles of love, beauty, music, dance, motherhood and joy as indicated on her crown. She was one of the most important and popular deities throughout the history of Ancient Egypt.
Directions: Use the god image above and the text below to solve the color lock. Read each description carefully. Pay attention to what is being described. Look for that color in the image to help decipher the color lock.
1. Ra: Ra (pronounced ray) represents sunlight, warmth and growth, depicted in his headpiece. It was only natural that the ancient Egyptians would believe him to be the creator of the world, as well as part of him being represented in every other god. The ancient Egyptians believed that every god should illustrate some aspect of him, while Ra himself should also represent every god.
2. Amon: Egyptian deity who was revered as king of the gods. Amon may have been originally one of the eight deities of the Hermopolite creation myth; his cult reached Thebes, where he became the patron of the pharaohs by the reign of Mentuhotep I, which is reflected in his shirt.
3. Anubis: Anubis is one of the most iconic gods of ancient Egypt. The ancient Egyptians knew him as Anpu (or Inpu). Anubis was an extremely ancient deity and is a guardian and protector of the dead. He was originally a god of the underworld, but became associated specifically with the embalming process and funeral rites which is why his face is dark.
4. Ptah: In Egyptian mythology, is the god of craftsmen and architects. In the triad of Memphis, he is the husband of Sekhmet and the father of Nefertum. He is pure like his wrap and was also regarded as the father of the sage Imhotep.
5. Maat: In ancient Egyptian religion, the personification of truth, justice, and the cosmic order. The daughter of the sun god Re, she was associated with Thoth, god of wisdom. Her feather represents this relationship.
6. Thoth: God of the Moon, Magic and Writing. The wisest of the Egyptian gods was Thoth, the baboon and ibis god of the moon. His face represents nature. In addition, Thoth was the god who overcame the curse of Ra, allowing Nut to give birth to her five children, with his skill at games.
5 DIGIT DIRECTIONAL LOCK
Directions: Look at the map below and follow the path using the bolded clues. U=Up D=Down R=Right L=Left
You'll start at the Arabian Desert.
Use the text below and map above to solve the directional puzzle.
The land of Egypt was blessed with the Nile River, and everything near this river was fruitful. Egypt was truly called "the gift of the Nile", and without this magnificent river everything around would be a desert, much like the Arabian Desert, near the camel image. In Egypt the desert is everywhere, but along both sides of the Nile River is black mud which created lush farmland, like in Herakleopolis. The great mountains of Africa carry rich soil into Egypt via the Nile River. Nearly every year the Nile River would overflow its banks, when the snow on the mountains had melted. This would cause the soil near the banks of the Nile to be very rich and fertile, especially in Memphis and this is the reason why Egypt was called "the gift of the Nile". The Nile River is the longest river in the entire world, flowing over 4000 miles from its origin down in Central Africa and dumping into the Mediterranean Sea. In fact the river flows from south to north which is very unusual for a river and why Lower Egypt is called Upper Egypt and Upper Egypt is called Lower Egypt. The Nile River is between 2 miles and 30 miles wide depending on where you are along the river. If one were to park along the bank of the river and walk on shore near Rameses Zoan, there would be lush dark soil or "black mud" for a period of time, and suddenly it would become dry sandy desert colored red. In the ancient world when people noticed this dark line running down the landscape, they describe it as looking like a thread, and the Egyptians referred to it as "Redland Blackland."
Egyptian writing, also known as hieroglyphics, has a rich history! The hieroglyphic system used in ancient Egypt had between 700 and 800 basic symbols, called glyphs. Originating in 3250BC, this number grew in the last centuries of ancient Egyptian civilization, because of an increased interest in writing religious texts. Egyptians wrote hieroglyphs in long lines from right to left, and from top to bottom. They did not use spaces or punctuation.
Have some fun:
Directions: Use the hieroglyphics typewriter to the left to figure out the word above. That word will open the word lock.