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Ancient Egyptian Crossword Puzzle 01/03/2005


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Across 1. Roofed colonnade, often running around the outside of small New Kingdom temples and Graeco-Roman birth houses
4. The niche in the qibla wall of a mosque indicating the direction of Mecca
7. A hieroglyphic sign for life similar to a cross
9. God of the Spoken Word
10. first pyramid builder
12. The sacred bull of Memphis
13. ancient religious city in north, counter to nekhen
14. A semi-circular domed recess, most frequently at the east end of a church
16. One God of Chaos and Water
17. A portion of a hall that is higher than the surrounding ceilings and which has windows for illumination
20. Goddess of Moisture
21. God of the Earth
23. A convex molding
24. The official seat, center of authority, jurisdiction, or office of a bishop
26. In Egypt specifically the word is used to refer to an ancient tempera painting
28. Lady of the Mansion
31. A religious leader in a community
33. A reference to the sun's disc which was considered the life force and is closely related to the religious upheaval of Akhenaten
34. The world of afterlife where the ancient Egyptians believed that the dead roamed
35. Linen or papyrus held together by glue and molded into coffins and funeral masks
37. Queen of the Gods
39. The Perceptive Mind
40. tutankhamun's successor
41. A concave bracket around the summits of walls or gates (2wds.)
45. A main reception hall in an Egyptian house in which the central section is set off with a high roof
46. The superstition that the envious glance of any passer-by, attracted by an immodest show of wealth, achievement or beauty, can harm or bewitch (2 wds.
47. 5th dynasty founder
49. (a) A vestibule at the west end of a church. (b) The entrance of ancient temples
52. Greeter of the Dead
53. In Egypt, usually a roofed porch supported by columns which is approached by steps
56. Kindly God of the Desert
57. God of chaos and confusion
58. The Astral God
59. God of Fertility
61. Interlaced wooden screen work
62. A framework of rigid design used as a means of supporting usually either a roof or a bridge
64. A version of the Bible that is translated into Greek in Alexandria by 70 authors
65. An Arabic word for a holy man or saint from any religion
Down 1. A precursor of Osiris
2. A collection of spells originally written on papyrus and buried with a mummy (4 wds.)
3. Another Moon God
5. Goddess of Plenty
6. A symbol in the ancient writing of Egypt which borrows the sound of another word
8. The Victorious Herdsman
11. The Sun God
13. Niche in the temple containing the god's barque (2 wds)
15. A stone slab with an inscription or design which was used as a monument or grave marker
18. A vaulted hall, usually associated with a mosque
19. Goddess of the Inundation
22. From pagan religion, the spirit that inhabits the body during one's life
25. The outer vestibule of a church
27. The latest form of the Egyptian language but written with mostly Greek letters
29. A king's first cartouche name or throne name
30. God of the Nile River
31. The Child God
32. A hospital
34. The only native Egyptian script in regular daily use from about the 7th century until the adaptation of Coptic in the Roman period
36. The main area of a church, usually flanked by aisles
38. first pyramid site
39. Scorpion Goddess
42. A type of engraving in which the designs are filled with a black alloy and produces a black figure on gold, silver, or brass background or the reverse
43. A cross derived from the ankh and adopted as a symbol by the early Coptic Christians (2 wds.)
44. A cupola or tower containing windows
48. An alloy of gold and silver, often used on the tips of obelisks
50. The arched chambers around a sahn or courtyard within a mosque
51. Deity of Infinity and Eternity
54. Cleanser of Re, Personification of the East
55. great pyramid builder
60. A Mother of Osiris
61. Grandmother of the Gods
63. A symbol of protection, consisting of an image of a herdsman's roll of papyrus which he used as shelter
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