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Ancient Egyptian Crossword Puzzle 06/11/2007


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Across
1 Protector of Childbirth (3)
3 God of the Spoken Word (2)
5 A woman with the head of cobra, or a scorpion with a woman's head, the guardian of the Valley of the Kings (9)
7 An ancient symbol of two circles coming together, overlapping one another to form an almond shape in the middle (8)
9 Kindly God of the Desert (2)
10 Ancient Cow Goddess (3)
11 A popular board game of ancient Egypt, which we know of because of its inclusion in tombs, including Tutankhamuns tomb (5)
12 The Child God (9)
16 Ancient religious city in north, counter to Nekhen (4)
17 God of the Sea (4)
18 The Child God (3)
20 God of chaos and confusion (3)
22 Stars or constellations that rose once every ten days and by which the ancient Egyptians used to tell time (6)
25 The official seat, center of authority, jurisdiction, or office of a bishop (3)
26 Ancient son of Re (5)
27 A market or meeting place (5)
Down
1 From pagan religion, the spirit that inhabits the body during one's life (2)
2 Leonine Goddess (9)
3 The picture alphabet used for writing Egyptian (11)
4 Plural for an Egyptian peasant (8)
6 The raised platform within a Coptic church where the Bishops throne is located (7)
8 Literally, a city of the dead (10)
9 Mother of all the gods; mistress of the sky (4)
11 A symbol of protection, consisting of an image of a herdsmans roll of papyrus which he used as shelter (2)
13 A Turkish title of governors, high- ranking army officers or powerful civilians (3)
14 18th dynasty founder (6)
15 A hidden chamber in a tomb from which the deceased could view the rituals of his cult (6)
19 Another Moon God (3)
21 Northern Aqaba beach resort (4)
23 Hathor animal (3)
24 One God of Chaos and Water (3)
25 The Perceptive Mind (3)


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