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Ancient Egyptian Crossword Puzzle 01/22/2007


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Across
1 The Sun God (2)
3 The top, or capstone of a pyramid (10)
7 Southern land (5)
9 An aspect of the sun god Ra (3)
10 The picture alphabet used for writing Egyptian (11)
12 An Islamic house or mansion (3)
13 An elegant Arabic cursive script which is the cumulation of Islamic calligraphy (8)
15 Last Egyptian queen (9)
16 festival usually celebrated after 30 years of a kings rule (3)
18 The official seat, center of authority, jurisdiction, or office of a bishop (3)
19 The Child God (3)
21 Tower (4)
23 A very early symbol of Egyptian kingship in the shape of a palace (6)
24 From pagan religion, the spirit that inhabits the body during one's life (2)
26 The plateau (4)
27 Goddess of the Firmament (3)
28 The Sun God (2)
29 God of air and sunlight (3)
30 Tutankhamun's successor (2)
Down
1 Amun animal (3)
2 A council Chamber (2 wds.) (9)
3 A curved triangular support that raises a dome above a square base that puts the weight on the corners of the base, braced with several smaller domes and half domes (10)
4 Common housing such as an apartment house (3)
5 great king's wife (9)
6 The niche in the qibla wall of a mosque indicating the direction of Mecca (6)
8 A filter inserted into the neck of a drinking vessel to filter out bugs and debris (5)
11 Ram-headed God (6)
12 first pyramid builder (6)
14 A type of glass and pottery decoration developed by Islamic craftsmen involving multiple firings (10)
15 Hathor animal (3)
17 The platform in a mosque where the Koran is chanted (6)
18 A symbol of protection, consisting of an image of a herdsmans roll of papyrus which he used as shelter (2)
20 Deity of Infinity and Eternity (3)
21 The ancient Egyptians phoenix, which was probably a heron (5)
22 God of the Earth (3)
23 Partisans who believe that Ali should have succeeded to the caliphate and some of his descendants should have inherited that right (4)
25 Kindly God of the Desert (2)
29 The Perceptive Mind (3)

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