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Ancient Egyptian Crossword Puzzle 04/17/2006


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Across 1. The Muslim call to prayer
4. (a) An Arabic bench. (b) A rectangular tomb of ancient Egyptian origin
7. An Islamic house or mansion
9. Kindly God of the Desert
11. The shape of a cross
12. A large piece of jewelry worn on the chest
14. A very simple hand operated lever used for lifting water to irrigate fields
15. In Egypt specifically the word is used to refer to an ancient tempera painting
17. Muslim place of worship
19. Head of the local priesthood and usually extended by the name of a god
20. The Child God
22. A semi-circular domed recess, most frequently at the east end of a church
23. The raised platform within a Coptic church where the Bishops throne is located
24. Strong man of Egyptology
25. A king's first cartouche name or throne name
28. A framework of rigid design used as a means of supporting usually either a roof or a bridge
31. The top, or capstone of a pyramid
32. Grandmother of the Gods
Down 1. A rectangular block placed on top of a column capital in order to support the architrave
2. Roofed colonnade, often running around the outside of small New Kingdom temples and Graeco-Roman birth houses
3. A concave bracket around the summits of walls or gates (2wds.)
5. A reference to the suns disc which was considered the life force and is closely related to the religious upheaval of Akhenaten
6. place of worship
7. A walled monastery
8. The Sun God
10. A symbol of protection, consisting of an image of a herdsmans roll of papyrus which he used as shelter
13. Tutankhamun's wife
15. Plural for an Egyptian peasant
16. The Astral Goddess
18. A palace, fortress or mansion
21. God of the Spoken Word
24. Ancient cow goddess
25. The Creator
26. An administrative title in the early Islamic period
27. The main area of a church, usually flanked by aisles
29. Amun animal
30. God of chaos and confusion


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