Which Ancient Egyptian Couple Are You and Your Significant Other?

Zoe Samuel

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About This Quiz

Ancient Egypt is more than just the patch of land on the northeastern corner of the African continent. For a huge swath of human civilization, Egypt was among the most civilized, progressive, prosperous civilization in the world. It was first unified a full five thousand years ago and remained intact until the conquest of Alexander the Great in 332 BC. 

That's pretty much the longest period in the history of the world where a single country has managed to last. It wasn't all plain sailing, and territories were gained and lost and gained and lost again, but generally speaking, Egypt was a continuous presence. The River Nile was the source of much of its wealth, connecting it to the Mediterranean Sea and providing fresh water for miles upon miles of fertile land.

The last Pharoah, Cleopatra, is the best known, along with her Roman lover Mark Antony. However, there were other great Egyptian duos. The gods Isis and Osiris were worshiped for millennia. The great Pharaoh Akhenaten and his beloved wife Nefertiti ruled as an equal pair and built some of the greatest structures in history, bringing prosperity to the realm for decades. The first Pharoah of the Ptolemaic Dynasty, the line of Alexander, was ruled by Ptolemy I Soter, who had three wives and only really understood marriage once he met Berenice, his last and most trusted and treasured wife.

Which of these couples sounds like you? Let's find out!

Is yours a union of equals?

Are you each others' first love?

How glamorous are you?

How charitable are you?

Do you love to spend money?

Is one of you more dominant than the other?

What sort of home do you like?

Looking forward to the very end: do you intend to be buried together?

Is yours a romance for the ages?

Do you feel that your love is somehow doomed?

Are children in the picture?

Do other couples see you as their relationship inspiration?

Do your friends approve?

Do you always support each other's dreams?

Could you ever work together?

How concerned are you with your reputation?

Do you like to entertain at home?

Is your relationship chaotic?

Be honest: how good are you for each other?

How often do you really fight?

What's one way you both love to show your love?

Do you share hobbies?

Do you look forward to the future?

Do they know your deepest fears?

How did you meet?

Are you in this until death do you part?

Were you both single when you met?

Do you ever think you could have done better?

Are you more allies or lovers?

What do they do that really annoys you?

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