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Ancient Egyptian Crossword Puzzle 03/21/2005


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Across 1. God of air and sunlight
4. Deity of Darkness, Obscurity and Night
5. A semi-circular domed recess, most frequently at the east end of a church
6. God of the Sea
8. The outer vestibule of a church
10. 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
11. ancient southern border city
12. Sufi litany or prayer service
14. Paints which are mixed with organic substances such as animal fats or egg as a binder
16. The Great Destroyer
17. From pagan religion, the spirit that inhabits the body during one's life
18. Another Moon God
19. God of the Spoken Word
21. An alloy of gold and silver, often used on the tips of obelisks
22. A Turkish title of governors, high- ranking army officers or powerful civilians
23. An early form of Arabic calligraphy in a square form usually used for decoration of monuments
25. macadonian dynasty
28. great greek city
29. Father of Gods and the God of the Rising Earth
31. Kindly God of the Desert
32. A symbol of protection, consisting of an image of a herdsmans roll of papyrus which he used as shelter
34. A walled monastery
35. An elegant Arabic cursive script which is the cumulation of Islamic calligraphy
36. A symbol of kingship in Egypt represented by a cobra in an upright position worn as a head ornament or crown
38. A concave bracket around the summits of walls or gates (2wds.)
Down 1. The official seat, center of authority, jurisdiction, or office of a bishop
2. A main reception hall in an Egyptian house in which the central section is set off with a high roof
3. ancient religious city in north, counter to nekhen
4. Stylized plants usually found at the top of ancient Egyptian walls (2 wds.)
5. A hieroglyphic sign for life similar to a cross
7. The Christian doctrine that the human and divine natures of Christ are absorbed into one nature, the divine
9. (a) A vestibule at the west end of a church. (b) The entrance of ancient temples
11. tutankhamun's successor
13. A Mother of Osiris
15. A large piece of jewelry worn on the chest
17. A collection of spells originally written on papyrus and buried with a mummy (4 wds.)
20. great king's wife
24. Conventional translation of a ranking title of the Old and Middle Kingdoms
26. Used in Islamic art, an intricate design of flowers, foliage or geometric shapes
27. A judge in Islamic law
30. The highest official of an Egyptian Nome
31. modern name of heretic capital
33. Goddess of Plenty
37. An Arabic word for a holy man or saint from any religion


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