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Name Heliopolis
Monsters Slim Burble
Half Brute
Spike Spider
People Farmer
Items Canopic Vase
Dark Stone of Invisibility
Sub-Locations Bedouin Outpost
Cursed Palace
Great Wall Entrance I
Great Wall Entrance II
Great Wall Entrance III
Heliopolis Desert
Heliopolis Point
South Beach
Sun Shrine Island
Gallery Heliopolis Gallery

Heliopolis is a vast desert location in Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy.

History Edit

Heliopolis was once a great desert kingdom bordering Uruk, but became a wasteland filled with monsters. Anubis began setting up perilous traps and supposedly destroyed the city. He set up the Eye of Ra Posts, made the soil unworkable, created the Great Wall of Heliopolis, and cursed everyone in the Pharaoh's Palace. Later, it was revealed that all this was done to protect Heliopolis from Set. Here, Sphinx saved the inhabitants of the Cursed Palace, destroyed the posts, returned the farmers to their plots, and helped Anubis gather the Sacred Crowns. After he did so, Osiris revealed himself and sent Sphinx to fight Set.

Appearance Edit

Heliopolis was a large expanse of sand surrounded by a vast ocean except for the Northern border, which is the Great Wall and Uruk.

Inhabitants, Items, and Sub-LocationsEdit

Monsters Edit

People Edit

Anubis Statue

Farmer Brothers








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Trivia Edit

  • Heliopolis is a real location in Egypt. It is one the largest ruins.
  • The name "Heliopolis" is Greek for "The Land of the Sun."
  • Its native name, Iwnw(ee-oo-noo) translates to "The Pillars" and has several variants, including: Awnu and Annu.
  • Judging from the Slim Burble warren, there must be a small pool of lava flowing underground from Uruk under Heliopolis, as these Monsters require the molten rock to survive.
  • Careful observation reveals that Heliopolis as a whole may be a relatively short peninsula, being surrounded by ocean on three sides.
  • In ancient times, this city was associated with the gods Atum, Ra, and Horus.
Heliopolis map

A map of Heliopolis as seen in the game's manual