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Ancient Egyptian Crossword Puzzle 03/07/2005


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Across 1. Supreme Council of Antiquities chairman
6. tutankhamun's successor
7. An Arabic word for diggers of sabbakh from ancient sites and was used as fertilizer
12. The Good Sister
13. (a) A vestibule at the west end of a church. (b) The entrance of ancient temples
15. The Soul
17. King of the Gods on Earth
20. Roofed colonnade, often running around the outside of small New Kingdom temples and Graeco-Roman birth houses
23. A small chapel that is near a Ptolemaic temple for the birthplace of the god, and by extension, the king
26. A screen or wall with icons which separated the Heikal (sanctuary) from the nave in Coptic churches
30. Stylized plants usually found at the top of ancient Egyptian walls (2 wds.)
33. The Dominant Male Baboon God
35. A temple of the Greco-Roman period god Serapis
36. Along with Pihor, a Brother God
38. A statue or sculpture which depicts the human form in an asymmetrical pose
39. God of chaos and confusion
41. The official seat, center of authority, jurisdiction, or office of a bishop
42. An administrative subdivision of ancient Egypt
43. An Islamic house or mansion
44. carter's pharoah
46. amun animal
48. The King of the Gods
50. An Arabic word for a holy man or saint from any religion
51. A main reception hall in an Egyptian house in which the central section is set off with a high roof
52. A concave bracket around the summits of walls or gates (2wds.)
53. Deity of Infinity and Eternity
54. God of Wisdom
Down 2. The sacred bull of Memphis
3. Greeter of the Dead
4. A title which was originally adopted by the rulers of the Islamic world, but later used by many regional rulers
5. ancient religious city in north, counter to nekhen
6. A precursor of Osiris
7. The Composite God
8. Ancient Cow Goddess
9. Kindly God of the Desert
10. God of the Spoken Word
11. heretic king's wife
14. Arabic word for three describing the length of the typical small stone building blocks of temples
16. A blue or green substance used to mold small figures or amulets in ancient Egypt
17. The picture alphabet used for writing Egyptian
18. The Sun God
19. A symbol of protection, consisting of an image of a herdsmans roll of papyrus which he used as shelter
21. From pagan religion, the spirit that inhabits the body during one's life
22. The Sun God
23. God of Fertility
24. The Orthodox body of the Islamic faith
25. The Roman Christians who were often pitted against the Egyptian Copts
27. A stone slab with an inscription or design which was used as a monument or grave marker
28. Meroitic God of Procreation
29. A cross derived from the ankh and adopted as a symbol by the early Coptic Christians (2 wds.)
31. Helper of Anubis
32. Creator Goddess
34. Linen or papyrus held together by glue and molded into coffins and funeral masks
35. A version of the Bible that is translated into Greek in Alexandria by 70 authors
37. The womens quarters in a house
40. A band of inscriptions usually on textiles or around walls
41. God of air and sunlight
43. A tomb
45. 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
47. The Embracer, Goddess of Fertility and the Nile at Aswan
49. The main area of a church, usually flanked by aisles
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