Ancient Egyptian Crossword Puzzle 03/14/2005

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Across 1. Name of four 18th dynasty rulers; Hatshepsut's father
5. The official seat, center of authority, jurisdiction, or office of a bishop
7. A very simple hand operated lever used for lifting water to irrigate fields
10. From pagan religion, the spirit that inhabits the body during one's life
12. A conventional and generic manner of describing the head of a local priesthood (2 wds.)
14. By far the most prominent form of Christian worship in Egypt
16. God of air and sunlight
18. A relief created by hammering the reverse side of a thin metal plate
20. First pyramid builder
22. The balcony above the side aisles of a church which looks down upon the nave
23. Goddess of War
25. A large pulpit raised on pillars
26. A canopy which is supported by columns over a throne, altar or tomb
29. Greeter of the Dead
32. The Muslim call to prayer
33. Kindly God of the Desert
34. An administrative title in the early Islamic period
35. God of the Spoken Word
36. The heretic king
38. Modern capital
39. One God of Chaos and Water
40. Containers found in ancient tombs which stored organs and viscera (2 wds.)
41. God of Thunder
44. Goddess of Weaving
45. A sign of fertility usually displayed as the phallus of a god (sometimes Osiris) or pharaoh (usually Min)
47. Goddess Demoness of Birth
48. The womens quarters in a house
50. the Arabic word for row or line
51. The Good Sister
52. In Egypt, usually a roofed porch supported by columns which is approached by steps
54. Guardian and Gatekeeper of the Underworld
57. A semi-circular domed recess, most frequently at the east end of a church
58. A hospital, usually attached to a mosque
61. Deity of Infinity and Eternity
62. A portion of a hall that is higher than the surrounding ceilings and which has windows for illumination
65. Canine god of the dead, closely associated with embalming and mummification
66. The Sun God's Butler
Down 1. Northern Aqaba beach resort
2. Partisans who believe that Ali should have succeeded to the caliphate and some of his descendants should have inherited that right
3. The Astral God
4. An Islamic house or mansion
5. Guardian of the Borders
6. The superstition that the envious glance of any passer-by, attracted by an immodest show of wealth, achievement or beauty, can harm or bewitch (2 wds.)
7. A symbol of protection, consisting of an image of a herdsmans roll of papyrus which he used as shelter
8. The Great Destroyer
9. A symbolic tomb, honoring the dead but not containing the body
11. The shape of a cross
13. The top, or capstone of a pyramid
15. A pre-dynastic archeology site in upper Egypt, which also lends its name to that culture
16. God of chaos and confusion
17. A reference to the suns disc which was considered the life force and is closely related to the religious upheaval of Akhenaten.
19. The outer court of a mosque
20. A council Chamber (2 wds.)
21. The Sun God
24. 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. Modern name of heretic capital
27. A statue or sculpture which depicts the human form in an asymmetrical pose
28. A screen or wall with icons which separated the Heikal (sanctuary) from the nave in Coptic churches
30. A Wife of Horus
31. A king's first cartouche name or throne name
32. Tutankhamun's successor
37. A main reception hall in an Egyptian house in which the central section is set off with a high roof
40. A script originating in Mesopotamia, used in many languages
41. Strong man of Egyptology
42. The beam, usually of stone, atop columns which supports a ceiling
43. The sacred shrine of Islam in Mecca containing the holy black stone and the focus of prayers
44. Also called a fez, this brimless felt cap with a dark, silk tassel and usually colored red, is of Turkish origin
46. Arabic word for three describing the length of the typical small stone building blocks of temples
49. A sign in the script which is to indicate a dual or plural form
50. The Perceptive Mind
53. Lord of the Dead
55. Deity of Darkness, Obscurity and Night
56. Sufi litany or prayer service
59. An Arabic word for a holy man or saint from any religion
60. An aspect of the sun god Ra
63. The Sun God
64. Festival usually celebrated after 30 years of a kings rule