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Ancient Egyptian Crossword Puzzle 11/08/2004


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Across 2. A chamber where the ceiling is supported by columns or pillars
7. A nationalistic party of Egypt which was led by Saad Zaghlul
9. Goddess of Weaving
12. Napatan funerary site excavated by George Reisner
13. upper Egyptian site on the west bank of the Nile, 9 km southwest of Luxor
16. Mohammed's flight, or more properly his 'withdrawal of affection' from Mecca in 622 AD. The Muslim calendar starts from this date.
18. weapon with stone head attached to a shaft of wood, ivory or horn
19. The Sun God
20. God of the Spoken Word
21. Used in Islamic art, an intricate design of flowers, foliage or geometric shapes
23. An alloy of gold and silver, often used on the tips of obelisks
25. Cleanser of Re, Personification of the East
26. Father of Gods and the God of the Rising Earth
28. Head of the local priesthood and usually extended by the name of a god
29. successor to Teti
30. A sign of fertility usually displayed as the phallus of a god (sometimes Osiris) or pharaoh (usually Min)
32. Goddess of Plenty
33. modern name of ancient new kingdom capital
34. tutankhamun's successor
35. Those who believe that only a member of Ali's family could become his successor
36. one of five elements which the Egyptians considered necessary to make up a complete personality
37. Common housing such as an apartment house
39. Grandmother of the Gods
40. the plateau
41. The King of the Gods
44. the study of the culture and artifacts of the ancient Egyptian civilization
47. A statue of immense size, usually of a god or king
49. God of the Earth
51. God of air and sunlight
52. A king's first cartouche name or throne name
54. a covering or ornament for the head
56. A leader of Islam, the title literally means the successor to Mohammed
57. preservation of the body after death in ancient Egypt
59. vizier under Amenhotep III and Akhenaten
61. A symbol of protection, consisting of an image of a herdsmans roll of papyrus which he used as shelter
63. Stylized plants usually found at the top of ancient Egyptian walls (2 wds.)
66. French Egyptologist; founder of Egyptian Antiquities Service
67. The Syrian War God
68. A public or private bath
Down 1. A hieroglyphic sign for life similar to a cross
2. modern popular red sea coast beach town
3. "Father of Pot Shards"
4. The official seat, center of authority, jurisdiction, or office of a bishop
5. Saqqara explorer
6. term meaning 'dog-headed' usually referring to a species of baboon
8. ruler of the mid-1st dynasty; son of Merneith
9. principal wife of Amenhotep III; sister of Anen
10. Arabic word for three describing the length of the typical small stone building blocks of temples
11. 1st Dynasty ruler whose name means 'the fighter'
14. town-site on the east bank of the Nile opposite modern Sohag
15. An open court with arcades around the inner walls
17. Small devices, often arches placed in the corners of a square building to support a dome
18. fourth pharaoh of the 19th dynasty
21. Kindly God of the Desert
22. The Orthodox body of the Islamic faith
23. The outer vestibule of a church
24. snake-god of the underworld symbolizing chaos and evil
26. A wooden grave marker or sometimes applied to a ceremonial tomb such as a cenotaph
27. Sign in the script that is placed after the phonograms and indicates the class or area of meaning to which it belongs
31. A concave bracket around the summits of walls or gates (2wds.)
36. Greek word used to describe a representation of a broad necklace topped with the head of a deity
38. From pagan religion, the spirit that inhabits the body during one's life
39. The Lower Nubian Sun God
40. The Great Honker
42. God of Fertility
43. One God of Chaos and Water
45. A type of glass and pottery decoration developed by Islamic craftsmen involving multiple firings
46. German pyramid explorer
48. A conventional and generic manner of describing the head of a local priesthood (2 wds.)
50. A triangular unit used as decoration over a doorway or window
51. The Perceptive Mind
53. The All-Father
55. American Egyptologist born in Indianapolis of German parents
58. Goddess of War and Funerals
60. mother of all the gods; mistress of the sky
62. Protector of Childbirth
64. Deity of Infinity and Eternity
65. amun animal



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