Egyptian Headdress: History, Meaning & Facts


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In ancient Egypt, the Nemes headdress had rings on the back. What do the rings tell us about the pharaoh that wore the headdress?

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1. Who would wear headdresses in ancient Egypt?

2. Why did the pharaohs of ancient Egypt wear headdresses?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out how much you know about the Egyptian headdress. Answer study questions on topics like the rings on the Nemes headdress and the types of people who wore headdresses in ancient Egypt.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See what you know about the following:

  • The purpose of the headdresses that were worn
  • The 'uraei' symbol
  • Significance of a Nemes headdress

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Egyptian headdresses
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Nemes headdress and what it signified
  • Making connections - use understanding of the 'uraei' symbol and how it was connected to the culture of ancient Egypt

Additional Learning

Learn more about ancient culture with the lesson called Egyptian Headdress: History, Meaning & Facts. These areas of interest will be discussed:

  • Overview of the headdress in ancient Egypt
  • Different types of crowns and where they were worn
  • The Khat headdress
  • Types of headdresses that have been found by archaeologists