Old School

By Andy Seamans

By Dawn Seamans-Shook

November 1, 2014 2 min read

This week, The Answer Man looks at ancient history.

1. King Enmebaragesi is the first known historical king and ruled in about 2500 B.C. Can you name the kingdom over which he ruled?

2. From about 1630 B.C. to about 1523 B.C., Egypt was ruled by an invading Semitic tribe. What was the name of that tribe?

3. The early Egyptians believed that the god Khnum created man. What instrument did they believe Khnum used to accomplish this feat?

4. Of what historical importance was the discovery of the laws of Ur-Nammu, king of Ur?

5. This well-known Egyptian ruler was King Tutankhamen's father-in-law. For Bragging Rights, also tell the significance of this relationship.

Answers

1. He was the ruler of Kish, a city in ancient Mesopotamia.

2. During this period, Egypt was controlled by the Hyksos.

3. The Egyptians believed that Khnum used a potter's wheel to make man.

4. The laws of Ur-Nammu make up the earliest preserved book of laws.

5. Akhenaten was both King Tut's father and his father-in-law. The young king married his half sister Ankhesenamun.

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