Heliopolis

Heliopolis

Heliopolis was one of the oldest cities of ancient Egypt, the capital of the 13th or Heliopolite Nome of Lower Egypt. It is now found in the suburb of Ayn Shams at the north-east edge of Cairo. Heliopolis has been occupied since the Predynastic Period, with extensive building campaigns during the Old and Middle Kingdoms.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: Cairo Governorate

Site History: Fourth Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Ancient Egyptians

Later Cultures: Ptolemaic + Roman

Site Features: Ancient Egyptian Monuments

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