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Heliopolis

Line breaks: He¦li|opo¦lis
Pronunciation: /ˌhiːlɪˈɒpəlɪs
 
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Definition of Heliopolis in English:

1An ancient Egyptian city situated near the apex of the Nile delta at what is now Cairo. It was the original site of the obelisks known as Cleopatra’s Needles.
2 ancient Greek name for Baalbek.

Origin

from Greek hēlios 'sun' + polis 'city'.

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