Heliopolis was a major city of ancient egyptthe ancient egyptian name of the city was iwnw the pillars or iunuit was the capital of the 13th or heliopolite nome of lower egypt and a major religious center it is now located in ayn shams a northeastern suburb of cairo heliopolis was one of the oldest cities of ancient egypt occupied since the predynastic period. Heliopolis heliopolis one of the most ancient egyptian cities and the seat of worship of the sun god re it was the capital of the 15th nome of lower egypt but heliopolis was important as a religious rather than a political centre during the new kingdom c 1539 1075 bce its great temple of re was second. The ancient city of heliopolis the city of on in the bible was the chief town of the 13th nome of egypt these nomes were ancient administrative borders with roots tracing right back to the unification by menes c 3100 bc in egyptian mythology its name was lunu meaning pillar and it was thought to be the location of the mound of creation from which the world arose from the waters. Eish malh dinner and live music conrad cairo jazz and dance night four seasons hotel cairo at nile plaza ledeck kempinski nile hotel cairo radisson blu hotel cairo heliopolis sane egypt fairmont nile city cairo hilton pyramids golf jw marriott hotel cairo marriott mena housecairo cairo marriott hotel omar khayyam casino radisson blu hotel cairo heliopolis royal maxim palace kempinski
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