What is the function of both of the のか's in this sentence?


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xs-XWk_oQA 0:28

Below is the English translation from this source, but I feel like some of the meaning is simplified:

"Some people may wonder how ancient Egypt is relevant for our lives today."

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These two phrases are actually separate complete sentences:


Both of them are being quoted by the following phrase:


方 in this case is かた, a polite way to say person/people. It is quoting the first two phrases as examples of things people might say.

の at the end of a sentence adds the sense of giving or asking for an explanation. か of course makes it a question, but it can also be used to list possibilities.

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