World #2 – Egypt unveils ‘one of a kind’ 4,400-year-old tomb, expect more finds

Tuesday's World Events - December 18, 2018


1. For EGYPT, give the following information:

  1. capital
  2. location/the countries that share its borders
  3. the religious breakdown of the population
  4. the type of government
  5. the chief of state (and head of government if different) If monarch or dictator, since what date has he/she ruled? – include name of heir apparent for monarch
  6. the population

Find the answers at the CIA World FactBook website. For each country, answers can be found under the “Geography” “People” and “Government” headings.

NOTE: Before answering the questions below, watch the video under “Resources.”

2. For EGYPT:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) What is significant about the discovery? Be specific.
c) How many ancient discoveries has Egypt has revealed this year?
d) How does the government hope the discovery will benefit the country?
e) Do you think it will succeed - or should travelers still be cautious about touring in Egypt? Explain your answer.