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Ancient Egyptian Crossword Puzzle 10/04/2004


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Across 2. a pair of statues
4. A king of Persia
6. A relief created by hammering the reverse side of a thin metal plate
7. site of the temple of Horus
9. Leonine Goddess
10. A viceroy, usually Ottoman
11. desert-dwelling horned bovid
12. ancient name of heretic capital
14. A symbol of kingship in Egypt represented by a cobra in an upright position worn as a head ornament or crown
17. discoverer of Nefertiti's bust
19. Egyptian king
21. A caravan resthouse built of storage rooms for trade goods around a courtyard for the animals
24. the richness of his funerary items is second only to Tutankhamun
26. Napatan funerary site excavated by George Reisner
27. Along with Pihor, a Brother God
29. Strong man of Egyptology
32. God of Wisdom
34. Cleanser of Re, Personification of the East
35. According to religious legend (not ancient Egyptian) these are spirits created 2,000 years before Adam that can be either good or evil and can assume the form of animals, insects or humans
36. 1st Dynasty ruler whose name means 'the fighter'
38. A monolithic tapered shaft that symbolizes the primordial mound upon the rays of the sun shone first
40. The Sun God's Butler
41. God of the Sea
Down 1. general and 18th dynasty pharaoh
2. a dry, often sandy region of little rainfall, extreme temperatures, and sparse vegetation
3. great greek city
4. first true pyramid builder
5. early 4th dynasty queen; mother of khufu
6. The Sun God
8. final ruler of the 5th dynasty
10. A religious hostel for Sufi, where the shaykh may reside and instruct his disciples
13. Also called a fez, this brimless felt cap with a dark, silk tassel and usually colored red, is of Turkish origin
15. The Sun God
16. a king who stings
18. God of the Spoken Word
19. The Strength of Woman
20. A reference to the suns disc which was considered the life force and is closely related to the religious upheaval of Akhenaten
21. A portion of a hall that is higher than the surrounding ceilings and which has windows for illumination
22. A circular design often found on Coptic textiles and on Mamluk buildings
23. Kindly God of the Desert
25. A public drinking fountain
26. the longest river in the world
27. original island site of a temple of the goddess Isis
28. northern aqaba beach resort
30. A pillar that is mostly in an open court or portico with a colossal statue of a king forming its front part
31. An Islamic title
33. Deity of Infinity and Eternity
36. An aspect of the sun god Ra
37. amun animal
39. From pagan religion, the spirit that inhabits the body during one's life
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