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Ancient Egyptian Crossword Puzzle 09/18/2006


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Across 2. The Embracer, goddess of fertility and the Nile at Aswan
4. Used in Islamic art, an intricate design of flowers, foliage or geometric shapes
6. From Coptic art, the position of a figure with hands raised in adoration
9. A monolithic tapered shaft that symbolizes the primordial mound upon the rays of the sun shone first
12. A tower, usually within a fortified structure
13. 18th dynasty founder
15. Literally, a city of the dead
17. Another Moon God
18. Tutankhamun's wife
22. God of chaos and confusion
23. Grandmother of the Gods
25. Northern Aqaba beach resort
26. Deity of Infinity and Eternity
27. An Arabic word for a holy man or saint from any religion
28. (a) An Arabic bench. (b) A rectangular tomb of ancient Egyptian origin
31. Cobra goddess of Lower Egypt
Down 1. Containers found in ancient tombs which stored organs and viscera (2 wds.)
3. A main reception hall in an Egyptian house in which the central section is set off with a high roof
5. A hieroglyphic sign for life similar to a cross
7. Amun animal
8. The official seat, center of authority, jurisdiction, or office of a bishop
10. Pyramid architect
11. 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
14. The Perceptive Mind
15. The main area of a church, usually flanked by aisles
16. A popular board game of ancient Egypt, which we know of because of its inclusion in tombs, including Tutankhamuns tomb
17. God of the Sea
19. An Islamic elementary school frequently attached to a mosque or situated above a fountain where boys are instructed on the Koran
20. Goddess of the Power of Kings
21. The All-Father
23. Lady of Truth and Order
24. The cat goddess
26. The pilgrimage to Mecca by a Muslim
29. Kindly God of the Desert
30. Tutankhamun's successor


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