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Heliopolis

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Definition: City in northeast Egypt, near Giza. The Egyptians called it Iunu. Heliopolis was the Greek name. This city was the center of the huge sun god cult. The sun god was Ra, or Aten.

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Ancient Egypt
Find out more about the Land of the Nile.

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More on Heliopolis
Good detail on the ancient city

Map of Ancient Egypt
Click on the map to see a closeup of the cities in that region of Egypt

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