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[hee-lee-op-uh-lis] /ˌhi liˈɒp ə lɪs/
Biblical name On. an ancient ruined city in N Egypt, on the Nile delta.
ancient Greek name of Baalbek. Unabridged
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  • Think of the philosophers who deserted the College of Heliopolis for Alexandria!

    It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
  • Heliopolis is the "house of the obelisk," the obelisk being a representation of the sun.

    History of Religion

    Allan Menzies
  • The obelisks at Alexandria were brought from Heliopolis about 2,000 years ago.

    Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy
  • Will a time ever come, I wondered, when London will be as Heliopolis is?

    A Handful of Stars Frank W. Boreham
  • Heliopolis (Heliop′olis), in Egypt, was the city of the sun.

  • The majority of all extant obelisks was erected at Heliopolis and Thebes.

    The New York Obelisk Charles E. Moldenke
  • He was worshipped in the entire country, but especially in Heliopolis.

    The New York Obelisk Charles E. Moldenke
British Dictionary definitions for Heliopolis


(in ancient Egypt) a city near the apex of the Nile delta: a centre of sun worship Ancient Egyptian name On
the Ancient Greek name for Baalbek
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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