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Ancient Egyptian Crossword Puzzle 10/24/2005


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Across 1. Kindly God of the Desert
3. A hieroglyphic sign for life similar to a cross
5. An administrative subdivision of ancient Egypt
6. A very simple hand operated lever used for lifting water to irrigate fields
7. The official seat, center of authority, jurisdiction, or office of a bishop
9. A band of images or ornaments usually on a wall
10. A type of glass and pottery decoration developed by Islamic craftsmen involving multiple firings
12. The outer vestibule of a church
15. The part of a cruciform style church which crosses at right angles to the nave
17. A collection of spells originally written on papyrus and buried with a mummy (4 wds.)
18. The Bird of Creation
20. A graphic representation, usually in its simplest form of the object itself, which represents the object in Hieroglyphics
22. 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
23. The Sun God
24. Centipede God
25. A caravan resthouse built of storage rooms for trade goods around a courtyard for the animals
27. God of air and sunlight
28. An aspect of the sun god Ra
29. The Astral God
30. Creator Goddess
33. A palace, fortress or mansion
34. One God of Chaos and Water
Down 1. A semi-circular domed recess, most frequently at the east end of a church
2. The inner or secret shrine of ancient places of worship
4. God of Magic and Medicine
5. god of the primeval lotus blossom
6. Scorpion Goddess
8. A tomb sanctuary
11. The sanctuary of a Coptic church
13. A sign in the script which is to indicate a dual or plural form
14. The outer part of a clad wall
16. A large pulpit raised on pillars
18. The cat goddess
19. A symbol of kingship in Egypt represented by a cobra in an upright position worn as a head ornament or crown
21. A guard of a temple or of a tomb
22. Hot winds that blow in from the southwest in Egypt during the spring and last for about fifty days
26. Another Moon God
27. festival usually celebrated after 30 years of a kings rule
31. A symbol of protection, consisting of an image of a herdsmans roll of papyrus which he used as shelter
32. tutankhamun's successor


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