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Ancient Egyptian Crossword Puzzle 10/11/2004


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1.principal wife of Amenhotep III; sister of Anen
2.bird regarded as an incarnation of Thoth
4.An aspect of the sun god Ra
6.An alloy of gold and silver, often used on the tips of obelisks
9.first capital of egypt
11.From pagan religion, the spirit that inhabits the body during one's life
12.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
13.A symbol of protection, consisting of an image of a herdsmans roll of papyrus which he used as shelter
14.aswan's main island
16.A predynastic archeology site in upper Egypt, which also lends its name to that culture
19.The Perceptive Mind
20.Plural for an Egyptian peasant
23.A row of small blocks which often decorated a cornice
26.God of the Earth
28.A concave bracket around the summits of walls or gates (2wds.)
30.Potsherds with inscriptions
32.Son of Bastet
34.The Sun Disk and later God
36.camelus dromedarius
37.A sculptural relief that projects slightly from the background (2 wds.)
38.pyramid architect
40.An administrative subdivision of ancient Egypt
41.Protector of Childbirth
42.God of the Spoken Word
43.King of the Gods on Earth

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1.an excavation in which a corpse is buried
2.A sign of fertility usually displayed as the phallus of a god (sometimes Osiris) or pharaoh (usually Min)
3.Creator Goddess
4.1st Dynasty ruler whose name means 'the fighter'
5.The Sun God's Butler
7.The Sun God
8.group of decorated rock-cut tombs in Middle Egypt
10.From as early as the predynastic period, a vent of some nature which faces north to catch the cool prevailing winds
11.Ancient Cow Goddess
13.26th dynasty capital
15.term used to describe the annual flooding of the Nile in Egypt
17.Kindly God of the Desert
18.One God of Chaos and Water
19.Sign in the script which implies meaning, not sound
21.The womens quarters in a house
22.A form of hieroglyphs in script
24.Literally, a city of the dead
25.The picture alphabet used for writing Egyptian
27.sacred bull of montu at Hermothis, south of Luxor
29.An Arabic word for a holy man or saint from any religion
31.Devourer of the Dead
33.Demon God of the Win Press
34.The sacred bull of Memphis
35.site of the temple of Horus
37.A gate
39.Deity of Infinity and Eternity

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