The New Student's Reference Work/Heliopolis

Heliopolis (hē-lĭ-ŏp′ō-lĭs) (city of the sun), one of the most ancient and important Egyptian cities, stood on the Pelusiac branch of the Nile. The obelisk now standing in Central Park, in New York, was first brought from this city to Alexandria. Heliopolis was the great seat of learning in ancient Egypt.