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the holy tree of Heliopolis with Thot and Seschat

Heliopolis (griech. for “sun city”, ägypt. Iunu, in the Bible on) was in the antiquity a city northeast today's Cairo in Egypt with an important Sonnenheiligtum, already since the early old person realm.

Heliopolis in hieroglyphics
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Iunu (jwnw)

after the mythology developed here the Gods (Enneade of Heliopolis) and the place belonged into the end to the centers of the Egyptian Pantheons, frequently in competition to the upper-Egyptian Theben (upper-Egyptian Iunu).

Today Heliopolis is a modern European expression for one in the first decade 20. Of century in the neomaurischen style Kairener builds suburb northeast for the city center. The native expression is Ain Shams (عينشمس) or (several suburbs in summary) “Misr el-Gedīda” (مصرالجديدة - “new Cairo”). Heliopolis has today its own university.

Also the Syrian Baalbek was well-known in the antique one as important center of the sun cult under the name Heliopolis. Here the pre-Christian cults held themselves particularly persistent, still in late 6. Century was the city starting point of a “heidnischen” rebellion.

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coordinates: 30° 08 ' n. Break, 31° 18 ' o. L.


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