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Ancient Egyptian Crossword Puzzle 07/31/2006


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Across 2. The top, or capstone of a pyramid
6. Festival usually celebrated after 30 years of a kings rule
7. The Perceptive Mind
8. God of the Spoken Word
9. A row of small blocks which often decorated a cornice
10. ancient southern border city
14. God of Fertility
16. The arched chambers around a sahn or courtyard within a mosque
17. An Arabic word for a holy man or saint from any religion
18. Creator Goddess
19. Sign in the script which implies meaning, not sound
21. A sculptural relief that projects slightly from the background (2 wds.)
22. Devourer of Millions
24. 26th dynasty capital
26. A main reception hall in an Egyptian house in which the central section is set off with a high roof
28. Markets that are set up in the open air, or small shops or vendors that are along a specific street
29. Deity of Infinity and Eternity
31. A Wife of Horus
34. Tutankhamun's successor
35. A statue or sculpture which depicts the human form in an asymmetrical pose
Down 1. Macadonian dynasty
3. The sun god
4. One of the four Sunni schools of law founded by Malik Ibn Anas
5. An Islamic house or mansion
6. The interior courtyard of a mosque
11. Ancient son of Re
12. God of air and sunlight
13. Famous female pharaoh; daughter of Thutmose I and Ahmose Nefertari
15. An elegant Arabic cursive script which is the cumulation of Islamic calligraphy
16. The Syrian War God
17. Used in Islamic art, an intricate design of flowers, foliage or geometric shapes
20. From Coptic art, the position of a figure with hands raised in adoration
23. Designs that are created by inlaying small, colored pieces of glass, stone, tiles, etc., and often decorate walls or floors
25. Cleanser of Re, Personification of the East
27. Kindly god of the desert
30. God of the Nile River
32. According to religious legend (not ancient Egyptian) these are spirits created 2,000 years before Adam that can be either good or evil and can assume the form of animals, insects or humans
33. Northern Aqaba beach resort
36. The Sun God
37. A symbol of protection, consisting of an image of a herdsmans roll of papyrus which he used as shelter
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