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Ancient Egyptian Crossword Puzzle 04/11/2005


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Across
1 Deity of Darkness, Obscurity and Night (3)
3 A main reception hall in an Egyptian house in which the central section is set off with a high roof (3)
5 God of the Spoken Word (2)
6 first pyramid builder (6)
9 The superstition that the envious glance of any passer-by, attracted by an immodest show of wealth, achievement or beauty, can harm or bewitch (2 wds. (7)
10 Deity of Infinity and Eternity (3)
12 From pagan religion, the spirit that inhabits the body during one's life (2)
13 The top, or capstone of a pyramid (10)
16 The sacred bull of Memphis (4)
17 ancient religious city in north, counter to nekhen (4)
18 The Sun God (2)
19 A hieroglyphic sign for life similar to a cross (4)
20 An aspect of the sun god Ra (3)
22 God of Magic and Medicine (4)
24 God of Thunder (4)
25 A section set aside for women, usually in a religious structure (9)
26 God of air and sunlight (3)
27 northern aqaba beach resort (4)
28 A symbol of protection, consisting of an image of a herdsmans roll of papyrus which he used as shelter (2)
Down
1 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 (2)
2 Ram-headed God (6)
3 Goddess of Ecstasy and Sexual Pleasure (6)
4 A precursor of Osiris (7)
7 The greeting area of the public or men's apartments (8)
8 the heretic king (9)
11 Mohammed's flight, or more properly his 'withdrawal of affection' from Mecca in 622 AD. The Muslim calendar starts from this date. (6)
12 A gate (3)
13 macadonian dynasty (9)
14 The Sun God (2)
15 An Islamic house or mansion (3)
19 Goddess of the Nile (6)
21 A symbol of kingship in Egypt represented by a cobra in an upright position worn as a head ornament or crown (6)
23 The Child God (3)
24 Protector of Childbirth (3)
25 God of the Earth (3)


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