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Ancient Egyptian Crossword Puzzle 11/12/2007


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Across 1. Ancient new kingdom capital
4. Lady of the Mansion
7. The sacred bull of Memphis
9. A palace, fortress or mansion
11. Name of four 18th dynasty rulers; Hatshepsut's father
14. The Soul
16. 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
17. (a) An Arabic bench. (b) A rectangular tomb of ancient Egyptian origin
19. A round pole-like support, often of stone
20. An Arabic word for a holy man or saint from any religion
22. The plateau
23. The birthday of a saint or holy man
25. The Creator
26. A monolithic tapered shaft that symbolizes the primordial mound upon the rays of the sun shone first
27. A screen or wall with icons which separated the Heikal (sanctuary) from the nave in Coptic churches
28. the Arabic word for row or line
30. Stylized plants usually found at the top of ancient Egyptian walls (2 wds.)
32. Tutankhamun's successor
33. Amun animal
34. A necklace that has several rows of beads that gather into a counterweight at the back of the neck
37. A sign of fertility usually displayed as the phallus of a god (sometimes Osiris) or pharaoh (usually Min)
40. Paints which are mixed with organic substances such as animal fats or egg as a binder
42. The Great Destroyer
44. A row of columns set at regular intervals and often supporting a roof
48. The Sun God
49. The Sun God
50. Goddess of the Inundation
52. A king's first cartouche name or throne name
53. Queen of the Gods
54. (a) A vestibule at the west end of a church. (b) The entrance of ancient temples
56. A concave bracket around the summits of walls or gates (2wds.)
57. A reference to the suns disc which was considered the life force and is closely related to the religious upheaval of Akhenaten
59. Protector of Childbirth
60. A gate
62. An open, central space or square
64. God of chaos and confusion
65. An administrative subdivision of ancient Egypt
68. A semi-circular domed recess, most frequently at the east end of a church
69. A council Chamber (2 wds.)
70. An Islamic house or mansion
71. Sign in the script that is placed after the phonograms and indicates the class or area of meaning to which it belongs
Down 2. Ancient religious city in north, counter to Nekhen
3. Ramesses II's father
5. The Good Sister
6. City of Alexander's orical
7. Mother of all the gods; mistress of the sky
8. A symbol of protection, consisting of an image of a herdsmans roll of papyrus which he used as shelter
9. A main reception hall in an Egyptian house in which the central section is set off with a high roof
10. The official seat, center of authority, jurisdiction, or office of a bishop
12. Small devices, often arches placed in the corners of a square building to support a dome
13. Early dynastic cemetery, home to the tomb of Osiris
15. A long age of steady and seasonal rainfall
16. A tower, usually within a fortified structure
17. A small chapel that is near a Ptolemaic temple for the birthplace of the god, and by extension, the king
18. God of air and sunlight
19. A horse drawn carriage
20. The Sun Disk and later God
21. Goddess of the Power of Kings
22. A guard of a temple or of a tomb
24. A type of glass and pottery decoration developed by Islamic craftsmen involving multiple firings
29. Arabic word for three describing the length of the typical small stone building blocks of temples
31. Aswan's main island
35. The main area of a church, usually flanked by aisles
36. The Great Honker
38. modern name of ancient new kingdom capital
39. Modern capital
41. A school, usually theological, for orthodox Sunni
43. In Egypt, usually a roofed porch supported by columns which is approached by steps
44. A horizontal supporting projection that crowns the walls of a building
45. A graphic representation, usually in its simplest form of the object itself, which represents the object in Hieroglyphics
46. A cursive form of Arabic writing which forms the bases of modern Arabic printing
47. The personification of divine retribution for all the wrongs one had committed in life.
51. Also called a fez, this brimless felt cap with a dark, silk tassel and usually colored red, is of Turkish origin
55. God of the Spoken Word
56. Conventional translation of a ranking title of the Old and Middle Kingdoms
57. Kindly God of the Desert
58. Goddess of the Firmament
59. God of Thunder
61. Tower
63. A walled monastery
64. festival usually celebrated after 30 years of a kings rule
66. Grandmother of the Gods
67. The Perceptive Mind


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