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Heliopolis (ancient city, Egypt)

Heliopolis (hēlēŏp´əlĬs) [Gr.,=city of the sun], ancient city, N Egypt, in the Nile delta, 6 mi (10 km) below modern Cairo. It was noted as the center of sun worship, and its god Ra or Re was the state deity until Thebes became capital (c.2100 BC). The god Amon was then joined with Ra as Amon-Ra or Amon-Re (see Egyptian religion). Under the New Empire (c.1570 BC–c.1085 BC), Heliopolis was the seat of the viceroy for N Egypt. The obelisks called Cleopatra's Needles were erected there. Its schools of philosophy and astronomy declined after the founding of Alexandria in 332 BC, but the city never wholly lost importance until the Christian era. The Egyptian name was On; little of the city remains.

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Heliopolis

Heliopolis an ancient Egyptian city situated near the apex of the Nile delta at what is now Cairo. It was an important religious centre and the centre of sun worship, and was the original site of the obelisks known as Cleopatra's Needles. The name is Greek, from hēlios ‘sun’ + polis ‘city’.

Heliopolis was also the ancient Greek name for Baalbek.

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Heliopolis (ancient city, Syria)

Heliopolis, Syria: see Baalbek.

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