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Ancient Egyptian Crossword Puzzle 06/20/2005


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Across 1. God of Fertility
3. A gate
5. A council Chamber (2 wds.)
8. Hieroglyphic sign meaning beautiful and good
9. Common housing such as an apartment house
11. Ruler of the mid-1st dynasty; son of Merneith
15. Painting technique used for the Fayum mummy-portraits of Roman Egypt
18. A symbol worn as a talisman against evil or injury
19. An Arabic word for a holy man or saint from any religion
20. Devourer of the Dead
21. The Sun God
23. Early Egyptian museum director
25. Great Greek city
26. The highest official of an Egyptian Nome
27. A curved triangular support that raises a dome above a square base that puts the weight on the corners of the base, braced with several smaller domes and half domes
29. God of the Earth
31. One of five elements which the Egyptians considered necessary to make up a complete personality
32. Deity of Darkness, Obscurity and Night
33. The outer vestibule of a church
34. The Sun God
Down 1. King of the 4th dynasty; builder of the 3rd pyramid at Giza
2. God of the primeval lotus blossom
3. Tower
4. Ancient Cow Goddess
5. An Islamic house or mansion
6. Kindly God of the Desert
7. A precursor of Osiris
10. From pagan religion, the spirit that inhabits the body during one's life
12. A row of columns set at regular intervals and often supporting a roof
13. Great pyramid builder
14. A sculptural relief that projects slightly from the background (2 wds.)
16. Hathor animal
17. Rapids along a river, specifically the Nile
22. A main street that parallels the Nile or other water fronts
23. Egyptian priest and historian; author of Aegyptiaca
24. Sign in the script which implies meaning, not sound
28. Sufi litany or prayer service
30. Ancient religious city in north, counter to nekhen
31. Tutankhamun's successor
32. 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


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