Sunday, 31 May 2015

The Daily Teaser — 31-5-2015: Ramesses the Great


ONE of these day’s, I swear, I’ll get the hang of checking on dates!

I told you, yesterday, I’d got up for work — nice and early — to get to a staff meeting.

Four o’clock in the morning, early!

So … I was up, nice and early.   Getting myself to work, nice and early … 

And found out the staff meeting was next Week — and that I’d got my dates wrong — nice and early.

There’s only one word for it.



But let’s get moving on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring five out of five.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 31st May is the date Ramesses the Great assumed the throne of Egypt.   In which year?
Q2) Ramesses did so on the death of his father.   Who was his father: Seti 1st, Seti 2nd or Seti 3rd?
Q3) As king of Ancient Egypt, what was Ramesses title: Pharaoh, Emperor or King?
Q4) At the time of his rule, Ramesses ruled Ancient Egypt.   This period of Egyptian history was called what: the New Kingdom, Middle Kingdom or Old Kingdom?
Q5) Was Ramesses the first, second or third ruler of Egypt to have the name Ramesses?
Q6) His ‘throne name’ — the name Ramesses used as ruler — was Usermaatre Setepenre.   The name refers, in part, to which Egyptian god?
Q7) That god was associated with what: the midday sun, the full moon or the River Nile?
Q8) Ramesses was a member of the Nineteenth Dynasty.   How many 19th Dynasty rulers of Egypt were there: seven, eight or nine?
Q9) Ramesses led Egyptian forces in the Battle Of Kadesh.   Against which other empire?
Q10) Finally, Ramesses built his own capital city: near what’s now the Egyptian village of Qantir.   What was that capital called?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 30th May saw the first publication of the Gazette de France, the first French language newspaper in where: France, Canada or Switzerland?
A1) France.
Q2) 30th May, 1966, saw the launch of the Surveyor 1: the first US probe to land on an extraterrestrial body.   Which extraterrestrial body … ?
A2) The Moon.
Q3) 30th May, 1908, saw the birth of voice artist, Mel Blanc.   Which skunk did he famously voice, for Warner Bros?
Q4) Henry 8th of England married his third wife: on 30th May, 1536.   Who was she?
Q5) Finally … 30th May, 1932, saw the founding of the National Theatre of Greece.   The Theatre’s in which Greek city?
A5) Athens.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“King of Kings am I, Osymandias†. If anyone would know how great I am and where I lie, let him surpass one of my works.”
Words ascribed to a statue of Ramesses, by Diodorus Siculus.
And this tune … 

Have a good day.

*        I’ll keep me fingers crossed, Debbi: Hollywood can take YEARS on this sort of thing!   (Here’s hoping they cast Ally Sheedy as Sam … !)

†        Ozymandias — sometimes spelt Osymandias — was the Greek rendition of the name ‘Ramesses’.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

That would be really cool! :)

1. 1279
2. Seti I
3. Pharoah
4.the New Kingdom
5. the second
6. Re or Ra
7. the midday sun
8. eight
9. the Hittite Empire
10. Pi-Ramesses