Heliopolis

[hee-lee-op-uh-lis]
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Contemporary Examples of heliopolis

  • At St. Fatima Church in Cairo's Heliopolis, graffiti spray-painted on the church's walls called for Morsi's return.

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    Christians Under Attack

    Mike Giglio, Sophia Jones

    August 15, 2013

  • Cities like Pompeii and Petra, Heliopolis in Egypt and Ayutthaya in Thailand, Ur and Jericho and Babylon in the Fertile Crescent.

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    Swallowed By the Sea

    Simon Winchester

    March 20, 2011

  • Nearly three thousand people also packed around the presidential palace in Heliopolis.

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    Mubarak Steps Down

    Babak Dehghanpisheh

    February 11, 2011

Historical Examples of heliopolis


British Dictionary definitions for heliopolis

Heliopolis

noun
  1. (in ancient Egypt) a city near the apex of the Nile delta: a centre of sun worshipAncient Egyptian name: On
  2. the Ancient Greek name for Baalbek
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