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Ancient Egyptian Crossword Puzzle 09/06/2005


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Across

1. A hieroglyphic sign for life similar to a cross
3. Canal
4. Festival usually celebrated after 30 years of a kings rule
6. Tutankhamun's successor
8. God of chaos and confusion
9. The Child God
10. Deity of Infinity and Eternity
11. From pagan religion, the spirit that inhabits the body during one's life
14. An early form of Arabic calligraphy in a square form usually used for decoration of monuments
16. Used in Islamic art, an intricate design of flowers, foliage or geometric shapes
19. The Sun God
20. God of the Spoken Word
21. The catfish king
22. Macadonian dynasty
24. A symbol of protection, consisting of an image of a herdsmans roll of papyrus which he used as shelter
25. Leonine Goddess
27. A market or meeting place
28. Goddess of War and Funerals

Down

1. Kindly God of the Desert
2. Goddess of Music and Dance
3. Partisans who believe that Ali should have succeeded to the caliphate and some of his descendants should have inherited that right
4. The Astral God
5. An Islamic house or mansion
7. Stylized plants usually found at the top of ancient Egyptian walls (2 wds.)
8. God of air and sunlight
11. A gate
12. A conventional and generic manner of describing the head of a local priesthood (2 wds.)
13. Small devices, often arches placed in the corners of a square building to support a dome
15. An enigmatic hieroglyph and amulet linked to Osiris' backbone and resurrection (2 wds.)
16. The inner or secret shrine of ancient places of worship
17. Goddess of War
18. The outer vestibule of a church
23. Tower
26. God of Fertility

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