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Ancient Egyptian Crossword Puzzle 11/15/2004


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Across 1. A convex molding
4. Goddess of War and Funerals
6. Grandmother of the Gods
7. estate inspector in the reign of Thutmose IV
8. name of four 18th dynasty rulers; hatshepsut's father
11. The greeting area of the public or men's apartments
13. Egyptian priest and historian; author of Aegyptiaca
14. tutankhamun's successor
15. Goddess of the Harvest
17. The Dominant Male Baboon God
18. The Sun God
20. a person through whom a deity is believed to speak
22. 5th dynasty founder
24. God of the Spoken Word
25. A walled monastery
27. A type of glass and pottery decoration developed by Islamic craftsmen involving multiple firings
Down 1. an excavation in which a corpse is buried
2. A circular design often found on Coptic textiles and on Mamluk buildings
3. former head of the German Archaeological Institute in Cairo
5. A public or private bath
6. Designs that are created by inlaying small, colored pieces of glass, stone, tiles, etc., and often decorate walls or floors
8. The Good Sister
9. Arabic word for three describing the length of the typical small stone building blocks of temples
10. A symbol of protection, consisting of an image of a herdsmans roll of papyrus which he used as shelter
12. Also called a fez, this brimless felt cap with a dark, silk tassel and usually colored red, is of Turkish origin
14. An administrative title in the early Islamic period
16. hieroglyphic sign meaning beautiful and good
17. symbol of strength, masculinity and fertility
19. Kindly God of the Desert
21. one of five elements which the Egyptians considered necessary to make up a complete personality
23. 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
25. An Islamic house or mansion
26. The Sun God
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