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Ancient Egyptian Crossword Puzzle 08/29/2005


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Across 1. Sign in the script which implies meaning, not sound
5. A convex molding
8. A religious hostel for Sufi, where the shaykh may reside and instruct his disciples
10. Deity of Darkness, Obscurity and Night
12. Amun animal
14. A public or private bath
16. City of Alexander's orical
17. Son of Bastet
18. 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.)
21. Roofed colonnade, often running around the outside of small New Kingdom temples and Graeco-Roman birth houses
22. A cursive form of Arabic writing which forms the bases of modern Arabic printing
24. Protector of Childbirth
25. God of Fertility
26. The outer court of a mosque
27. The Soul
29. Deity of Infinity and Eternity
31. Another Moon God
33. A religious leader in a community
35. Ancient religious city in north, counter to Nekhen
36. Niche in the temple containing the god's barque (2 wds)
38. The main area of a church, usually flanked by aisles
39. A script originating in Mesopotamia, used in many languages
41. The heraldic plant of Lower Egypt
44. The platform in a mosque where the Koran is chanted
45. Tutankhamun's successor
47. An aspect of the sun god Ra
48. From as early as the predynastic period, a vent of some nature which faces north to catch the cool prevailing winds
49. God of the Spoken Word
50. An Arabic word for a holy man or saint from any religion
51. A stone slab with an inscription or design which was used as a monument or grave marker
53. Gods of the viscera and the canopic jars
59. Goddess of Thebes
61. The Pregnant God
63. In Egypt specifically the word is used to refer to an ancient tempera painting
64. Goddess of the Firmament
65. Ferryman of the Underworld
66. Markets that are set up in the open air, or small shops or vendors that are along a specific street
67. A palace, fortress or mansion
Down 1. The official seat, center of authority, jurisdiction, or office of a bishop
2. God of the Earth
3. A hieroglyphic sign for life similar to a cross
4. The Fish Goddess
6. The Sun God
7. A temple of the Greco-Roman period god Serapis
9. God of Magic and Medicine
10. An Islamic elementary school frequently attached to a mosque or situated above a fountain where boys are instructed on the Koran
11. 5th dynasty founder
13. A funerary figurine which served as a dead mans deputy in order to do labor for him in the afterlife
15. The Christian doctrine that the human and divine natures of Christ are absorbed into one nature, the divine
19. A main street that parallels the Nile or other water fronts
20. A canopy which is supported by columns over a throne, altar or tomb
21. Kindly God of the Desert
22. Southern land
23. Centipede God
28. The outer vestibule of a church
30. She who is Above the Spirits
32. The picture alphabet used for writing Egyptian
34. Grandmother of the Gods
36. From pagan religion, the spirit that inhabits the body during one's life
37. A sacrament and the central act of worship in many Christian churches
40. Lady of Truth and Order
42. The Child God
43. A symbol of protection, consisting of an image of a herdsmans roll of papyrus which he used as shelter
44. The world of afterlife where the ancient Egyptians believed that the dead roamed
46. God of the Sea
52. An Islamic house or mansion
54. One God of Chaos and Water
55. From Coptic art, the position of a figure with hands raised in adoration
56. The arched chambers around a sahn or courtyard within a mosque
57. Festival usually celebrated after 30 years of a kings rule
58. First ruler of unified Egypt
59. A nationalistic party of Egypt which was led by Saad Zaghlul
60. Canal
62. Common housing such as an apartment house


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