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Ancient Egyptian Crossword Puzzle 10/25/2004


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Across 2. name of four 18th dynasty rulers; hatshepsut's father
6. device that measures the height of the Nile
8. Ferryman of the Underworld
10. Kindly God of the Desert
15. meroitic god, usually represented as a human figure wearing a feathered crown
16. city of alexander's orical
17. God of Fertility
19. The Great Destroyer
20. Conventional translation of a ranking title of the Old and Middle Kingdoms
22. She who is Above the Spirits
23. huge ancient tombs
25. An Arabic word for a holy man or saint from any religion
26. Guardian and Gatekeeper of the Underworld
27. A sacrament and the central act of worship in many Christian churches
30. God of the Spoken Word
32. The balcony above the side aisles of a church which looks down upon the nave
34. From pagan religion, the spirit that inhabits the body during one's life
36. amun animal
39. The platform in a mosque where the Koran is chanted
41. Markets that are set up in the open air, or small shops or vendors that are along a specific street
43. Containers found in ancient tombs which stored organs and viscera (2 wds.)
44. the plateau
45. A symbol of kingship in Egypt represented by a cobra in an upright position worn as a head ornament or crown
48. A Mother of Osiris
50. The Perceptive Mind
52. A precursor of Osiris
53. tutankhamun's successor
54. Common housing such as an apartment house
55. A collection of spells originally written on papyrus and buried with a mummy (4 wds.)
Down 1. great greek city
3. King of the Gods on Earth
4. From Coptic art, the position of a figure with hands raised in adoration
5. A symbol of protection, consisting of an image of a herdsmans roll of papyrus which he used as shelter
6. Goddess of the Firmament
7. A framework of rigid design used as a means of supporting usually either a roof or a bridge
9. 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
11. The outer part of a clad wall
12. A religious hostel for Sufi, where the shaykh may reside and instruct his disciples
13. A main reception hall in an Egyptian house in which the central section is set off with a high roof
14. the heraldic plant of Lower Egypt
18. A Turkish title of governors, high- ranking army officers or powerful civilians
20. A script originating in Mesopotamia, used in many languages
21. Lady of Truth and Order
22. Goddess of Music and Dance
23. The top, or capstone of a pyramid
24. An Islamic house or mansion
28. The oval band symbolizing continuity which enclosed a gods or pharaohs name
29. Guard of the Gods
31. Interlaced wooden screen work
33. The Sun God
35. By far the most prominent form of Christian worship in Egypt
37. An aspect of the sun god Ra
38. Creator Goddess
40. Mohammed's flight, or more properly his 'withdrawal of affection' from Mecca in 622 AD. The Muslim calendar starts from this date.
42. God of air and sunlight
46. The Sun God
47. the Arabic word for row or line
49. Another Moon God
51. The Child God


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