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Ancient Egyptian Crossword Puzzle 02/26/2007


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Across 2. A semi-circular domed recess, most frequently at the east end of a church
4. The Great Honker
7. A hieroglyphic sign for life similar to a cross
10. The arched chambers around a sahn or courtyard within a mosque
12. The Opener of the Ways
14. Greek historian of Egypt
15. God of Thunder
16. Lady of Truth and Order
18. the plateau
19. God of the Spoken Word
20. A collection of spells originally written on papyrus and buried with a mummy (4 wds.)
23. A cross derived from the ankh and adopted as a symbol by the early Coptic Christians (2 wds.)
26. A stone slab with an inscription or design which was used as a monument or grave marker
27. A Mother of Osiris
28. The tower from which the muezzin cries the call to prayer
30. An Arabic word for a holy man or saint from any religion
31. A hospital
34. God of air and sunlight
35. The sacred shrine of Islam in Mecca containing the holy black stone and the focus of prayers
36. Literally, a city of the dead
37. Amun animal
38. Stars or constellations that rose once every ten days and by which the ancient Egyptians used to tell time
41. A concave bracket around the summits of walls or gates (2wds.)
42. The official seat, center of authority, jurisdiction, or office of a bishop
43. The Resurrected Osiris
45. An irrigation device that was introduced during the Ptolemaic period
49. A Wife of Horus
50. The Soul
52. Gods of the viscera and the canopic Jars
57. a king who stings
60. A circular design often found on Coptic textiles and on Mamluk buildings
61. A row of columns set at regular intervals and often supporting a roof
63. A tower, usually within a fortified structure
64. Place of worship
66. A screen or wall with icons which separated the Heikal (sanctuary) from the nave in Coptic churches
68. The festival of the thirtieth year of a pharaohs rule
69. the heretic king
Down 1. A sign in the script which is to indicate a dual or plural form
2. mother of all the gods; mistress of the sky
3. Demon God of the Win Press
5. 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
6. The Sun God
8. Goddess of the Firmament
9. The title of an individual who would report to the king and thus spread his commands, such as in a battle
11. A market or meeting place
13. A blue or green substance used to mold small figures or amulets in ancient Egypt
15. A non weight bearing side support for an arch or wall
17. A statue or sculpture which depicts the human form in an asymmetrical pose
19. She who is Above the Spirits
21. A caravan resthouse built of storage rooms for trade goods around a courtyard for the animals
22. The raised platform within a Coptic church where the Bishops throne is located
24. Small devices, often arches placed in the corners of a square building to support a dome
25. A conventional and generic manner of describing the head of a local priesthood (2 wds.)
29. Great Greek city
32. The Good Sister
33. 18th dynasty founder
39. Markets that are set up in the open air, or small shops or vendors that are along a specific street
40. The cat goddess.
44. 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
46. An aspect of the sun god Ra
47. The Child God
48. Tutankhamun's successor
49. A predynastic archeology site in upper Egypt, which also lends its name to that culture
51. huge ancient tombs
53. A monolithic tapered shaft that symbolizes the primordial mound upon the rays of the sun shone first
54. Festival usually celebrated after 30 years of a kings rule
55. Scorpion goddess
56. The platform in a mosque where the koran is chanted
58. By far the most prominent form of Christian worship in Egypt
59. From Coptic art, the position of a figure with hands raised in adoration
62. Kindly god of the desert
65. Grandmother of the gods
67. A symbol of protection, consisting of an image of a herdsmans roll of papyrus which he used as shelter


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