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Ancient Egyptian Crossword Puzzle 01/23/2006


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Across 1. A large pulpit raised on pillars
3. Protector of Childbirth
6. The Lower Nubian Sun God
8. The Creator
9. A round pole-like support, often of stone
11. The Roman Christians who were often pitted against the Egyptian Copts
13. The Fish Goddess
14. The Sun God
15. A symbol of protection, consisting of an image of a herdsmans roll of papyrus which he used as shelter
16. Sufi litany or prayer service
18. A relief created by hammering the reverse side of a thin metal plate
19. A judge in Islamic law
20. Those who believe that only a member of Ali's family could become his successor
22. A sacred enclosure
24. God of the Spoken Word
27. The Great Potter
28. aswan's main island
29. The main area of a church, usually flanked by aisles
30. A spirit that inhabits the body during life and may leave it in death, but requires the continued existence of the body for its survival
31. great greek city
33. A main street that parallels the Nile or other water fronts
36. the Arabic word for row or line
37. God of the Earth
40. A statue or sculpture which depicts the human form in an asymmetrical pose
42. The interior courtyard of a Mosque
43. The Child God
44. The inner or secret shrine of ancient places of worship
45. The balcony above the side aisles of a church which looks down upon the nave
46. The platform in a mosque where the Koran is chanted
48. The Dominant Male Baboon God
50. A sign in the script which is to indicate a dual or plural form
52. From pagan religion, the spirit that inhabits the body during one's life
53. In Egypt, usually a roofed porch supported by columns which is approached by steps
55. 5th dynasty founder
58. An room prior to the naos, or sanctuary
60. city of alexander's orical
61. An administrative subdivision of ancient Egypt
62. Grandmother of the Gods
63. The Bird of Creation
64. God of the Sea
66. A version of the Bible that is translated into Greek in Alexandria by 70 authors
Down 1. tutankhamun's wife
2. A non weight bearing side support for an arch or wall
4. God of air and sunlight
5. One God of Chaos and Water
6. A small chapel that is near a Ptolemaic temple for the birthplace of the god, and by extension, the king
7. Associated with the Goddess Hathor, a sacred rattle device used in her rituals
8. Along with Peteese, a Brother God
9. hathor animal
10. A hospital, usually attached to a mosque
12. great battle of great egyptian king
17. A Mother of Osiris
19. Containers found in ancient tombs which stored organs and viscera (2 wds.)
21. The Good Sister
23. Plural for an Egyptian peasant
25. A symbol of kingship in Egypt represented by a cobra in an upright position worn as a head ornament or crown
26. A collection of spells originally written on papyrus and buried with a mummy (4 wds.)
32. A roofed, open arcade along the side or front of a structure, often seen on the north side of ancient Egyptian houses
34. The Sun God
35. Gods of the Viscera and the Canopic Jars
38. A house, or the self contained apartments into which Ummayed mansions and Abbasid palaces were divided
39. Rapids along a river, specifically the Nile
41. Potsherds with inscriptions
42. Sign in the script which implies meaning, not sound
45. The raised platform within a Coptic church where the Bishops throne is located
47. God of the Moon
49. tutankhamun's successor
51. The womens quarters in a house
54. A religious leader in a community
56. ancient religious city in north, counter to nekhen
57. The official seat, center of authority, jurisdiction, or office of a bishop
59. amun animal
61. Goddess of the Firmament
62. God of Fertility
65. Kindly God of the Desert


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