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Ancient Egyptian Crossword Puzzle 05/01/2006


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Across 1. From pagan religion, the spirit that inhabits the body during one's life
4. An Arabic word for a holy man or saint from any religion
5. The Orthodox body of the Islamic faith
7. She who is Above the Spirits
8. An endowment or assignment of revenues for religious or charitable purposes in a form of trust
9. The official seat, center of authority, jurisdiction, or office of a bishop
10. An irrigation device that was introduced during the Ptolemaic period
14. A collection of spells originally written on papyrus and buried with a mummy (4 wds.)
15. Modern residential island
17. Amun animal
19. The balcony above the side aisles of a church which looks down upon the nave
24. A semi-circular domed recess, most frequently at the east end of a church
25. City of Alexander's orical
27. A hospital
29. Goddess of Plenty
32. The Sun Disk and later God
33. Tutankhamun's successor
34. An Eye of Re
35. A public or private bath
37. Great Greek city
39. A school, usually theological, for orthodox Sunni
40. Goddess of the Firmament
41. Lioness-goddess 'she who is powerful'
44. A vaulted hall, usually associated with a mosque
47. A large pulpit raised on pillars
50. A concave bracket around the summits of walls or gates (2wds.)
52. God of Lower Egypt
53. The Astral God
54. A sacrament and the central act of worship in many Christian churches
56. 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.)
57. A canon of kings
58. The outer vestibule of a church
59. A hospital, usually attached to a mosque
62. Temple of Amun location
64. The All-Father
65. Ancient new kingdom capital
66. Ancient religious city in north, counter to Nekhen
Down 1. Protector of Childbirth
2. A sign in the script which is to indicate a dual or plural form
3. The Soul
4. Goddess of War
6. A Mother of Osiris
7. Deity of Infinity and Eternity
8. A nationalistic party of Egypt which was led by Sa'ad Zaghlul
10. God who symbolized allotted lifespan or destiny
11. The sacred shrine of Islam in Mecca containing the holy black stone and the focus of prayers
12. Tutankhamun's wife
13. A walled monastery
16. A type of glass and pottery decoration developed by Islamic craftsmen involving multiple firings
18. Goddess of Childbirth
20. A sign of fertility usually displayed as the phallus of a god (sometimes Osiris) or pharaoh (usually Min)
21. From Coptic art, the position of a figure with hands raised in adoration
22. Similar to a mongoose, a small rodent which attacks snakes and eats crocodile egg
23. A tomb sanctuary
26. Aswan's main island
28. Warrior Goddess of Canaan
30. A pre-dynastic archeology site in upper Egypt, which also lends its name to that culture
31. Great battle of great Egyptian king
36. Grandmother of the Gods
38. Hathor animal
41. The Perceptive Mind
42. Helper of Anubis
43. God of Fertility
45. Greeter of the Dead
46. Cow Goddess of the Sky
48. A main reception hall in an Egyptian house in which the central section is set off with a high roof
49. A stone slab with an inscription or design which was used as a monument or grave marker
51. Father of Gods and the God of the Rising Earth
52. Strong man of Egyptology
53. A symbol of protection, consisting of an image of a herdsman's roll of papyrus which he used as shelter
55. A rectangular block placed on top of a column capital in order to support the architrave
60. An aspect of the sun god Ra
61. God of chaos and confusion
63. 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
64. Kindly God of the Desert


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