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Ancient Egyptian Crossword Puzzle 07/10/2006


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Across
2 Amun animal (3)
4 Southern land (5)
6 A symbolic tomb, honoring the dead but not containing the body (8)
10 Kindly God of the Desert (2)
11 A large pulpit raised on pillars (5)
13 An Islamic elementary school frequently attached to a mosque or situated above a fountain where boys are instructed on the Koran (6)
15 A gate (3)
16 Queen of the Gods (4)
18 An enigmatic hieroglyph and amulet linked to Osiris' backbone and resurrection (2 wds.) (10)
20 Strong man of Egyptology (7)
22 Ancient Cow Goddess (3)
23 Ram-headed God (6)
25 An Arabic word for a holy man or saint from any religion (3)
26 The Perceptive Mind (3)
27 A rectangular block placed on top of a column capital in order to support the architrave (6)
28 God of the Spoken Word (2)
29 The Astral God (3)
30 The interior courtyard of a Mosque (4)
32 The Bird of Creation (4)
Down
1 A necklace that has several rows of beads that gather into a counterweight at the back of the neck (5)
2 Common housing such as an apartment house (3)
3 One God of Chaos and Water (3)
5 pyramid architect (7)
7 Tutankhamun's wife (12)
8 A main reception hall in an Egyptian house in which the central section is set off with a high roof (3)
9 A public drinking fountain (5)
10 An administrative title in the early Islamic period (4)
12 From pagan religion, the spirit that inhabits the body during one's life (2)
14 A canopy which is supported by columns over a throne, altar or tomb (9)
17 God of chaos and confusion (3)
18 The platform in a mosque where the Koran is chanted (6)
19 The Child God (3)
21 From Coptic art, the position of a figure with hands raised in adoration (5)
24 A framework of rigid design used as a means of supporting usually either a roof or a bridge (5)
31 Tutankhamun's successor (2)


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