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1. An ancient city of northern Egypt in the Nile River delta north of modern Cairo. It was the center of worship of the sun god Ra until the rise of Thebes (c. 2100 bc). Its importance as a historical repository with famed schools of philosophy and astronomy declined after the founding of Alexandria in the fourth century bc. Two of its obelisks, both known as Cleopatra's Needle, are now in London and in New York City's Central Park.
2. See Baalbek.


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


(ˌhi liˈɒp ə lɪs)

1. Biblical name, On. an ancient ruined city in N Egypt, on the Nile delta.
2. ancient Greek name of Baalbek.
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The church has a hundred and seventy pillars in it, each a single piece, and all of costly marbles of various kinds, but they came from ancient temples at Baalbec, Heliopolis, Athens and Ephesus, and are battered, ugly and repulsive.
On Monday, Wadi Degla City celebrated the re-launch of The District project located in the Sheraton, Heliopolis area over a total area of 200,000 sqm.
Hilton will operate the Heliopolis Hotel and the Towers Luxury Hotel under two distinct brands.
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Now he and the 220 farmers from the Coteaux Heliopolis cooperative are growing grapes for winemaking in the northern Bekaa Valley's Deir al-Ahmar region.
The discovery, hailed by the Antiquities Ministry as one of the most important ever, was made near the ruins of Ramses II's temple in the ancient city of Heliopolis, located in the eastern part of modern-day Cairo.
Summary: Misr Concrete Development Company is implementing a water network in New Heliopolis city costing US$ 27.
To Implement water tertiary treatment plant in New Heliopolis City.
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Cairo Heliopolis has appointed Ahmed Sabry as the new general manager for the Egyptian property.
USPRwire, Mon Jun 29 2015] At the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cairo Heliopolis you can choose a ballroom for a grand and sumptuous occasion for up to 300 guests, sparkling fresh and modern, the ballroom is fitted with up to the minute amenities and facilities to guarantee success of the special day.
A little-known group calling itself the "Giza Popular Resistance" claimed responsibility on its Facebook page for the attack on Hisham Barakat in front of his home in the upscale Cairo neighbourhood of Heliopolis.
Colonel Ahmad Al Ashmawi, an explosives expert, was attempting to defuse a bomb in the vicinity of the Ittihadiya Palace in the eastern Cairo area of Heliopolis when it went off and seriously injured him, added the sources.