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Ancient Egyptian Crossword Puzzle 03/19/2007


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Across 2. 18th dynasty founder
4. Deity of Darkness, Obscurity and Night
6. place of worship
8. A sign of fertility usually displayed as the phallus of a god (sometimes Osiris) or pharaoh (usually Min)
11. Ferryman of the Underworld
12. Deity of Infinity and Eternity
14. An ancient symbol of two circles coming together, overlapping one another to form an almond shape in the middle
15. A sacrament and the central act of worship in many Christian churches
18. device that measures the height of the Nile
21. A popular board game of ancient Egypt, which we know of because of its inclusion in tombs, including Tutankhamuns tomb
22. An aspect of the sun god Ra
23. The Child God
24. A screen or wall with icons which separated the Heikal (sanctuary) from the nave in Coptic churches
28. ancient new kingdom capital
29. A blue or green substance used to mold small figures or amulets in ancient Egypt
31. A symbol of kingship in Egypt represented by a cobra in an upright position worn as a head ornament or crown
34. One God of Chaos and Water
35. Meroitic god, usually represented as a human figure wearing a feathered crown
38. modern capital
40. (a) An Arabic bench. (b) A rectangular tomb of ancient Egyptian origin
43. God of the Nile River
44. God of Magic and Medicine
Down 1. Sufi litany or prayer service
2. The heretic king
3. The immediate area inside or outside an arch
4. The Great Scarab
5. 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
7. God of Fertility
9. 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. A concave bracket around the summits of walls or gates (2wds.)
13. An Eye of Re
16. God of the Spoken Word
17. Amun animal
19. One of the four Sunni schools of law founded by Malik Ibn Anas
20. The Sun God
21. Associated with the Goddess Hathor, a sacred rattle device used in her rituals
25. A monolithic tapered shaft that symbolizes the primordial mound upon the rays of the sun shone first
26. Also called a fez, this brimless felt cap with a dark, silk tassel and usually colored red, is of Turkish origin
27. A very early symbol of Egyptian kingship in the shape of a palace
30. An Arabic word for a holy man or saint from any religion
32. Tutankhamun's successor
33. God of air and sunlight
34. An administrative subdivision of ancient Egypt
36. Common housing such as an apartment house
37. Queen of the Gods
38. Hathor animal
39. A Mother of Osiris
41. A symbol of protection, consisting of an image of a herdsmans roll of papyrus which he used as shelter
42. Kindly God of the Desert


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