Papyrus Puzzles are a type of collectible in Assassin’s Creed: Origins that leads to a treasure hunt. Find the Papyrus and the location it is referencing and you can get yourself some sweet loot in the form of weapons or shields. There are twenty-five in total spread throughout the world. There is also no reason to feel rushed into finding them all, as they scale to your level upon finding them. This means if you have trouble finding one you can happily move on and come back to it later. This Guide will help you avoid any problems tracking them down though.
If for some reason you do wish to find them all as early as possible, be careful. Some of these are in very late game areas and if you are under leveled you will be easy prey for both enemies and wildlife.
#1 – House of Life – A Long Drink
Clue: “In Siwa, come find me at the bottom of the only bowl big enough for a god.”
Clue Location: The clue can be found on a table in a small temple on the southern edge of Siwa. Right next to the blue arrow on the map below.
Item Location: The item can be found right in the middle of a large, circular pool near the south-western corner of the large lake. It’s a large man made pool surround by a wall and can be easily seen on the map.
#2 – Hypostyle Hall – Fertile Lands
Clue: “A few hundred meters north west of the Temple of Sekhmet in Yamu, which resides by Lake Mareotis, there is a great place to go for a date. Full of palm trees and surrounded by desert, one rock fence was built and closed off with no exit. Find me there.”
Clue Location: The clue is located on the second level of the temple, in the courtyard of Yamu. It is easiest to just climb up the outside of the building, go in one of the upper windows and then drop down to it.
Item Location: You will find this item in the center of a small walled off area that contains some long grass.
#3 – Great Library – Divided Valley
Clue: “In the centre of Sap-Meh Nome you can find me hidden in a canyon near Anthylla. I’m under a tree that thinks it’s unique, but only because the nearby rock bridge is blocking it from seeing the others of its breed.”
Clue Location: The clue is location on a small circular table at the foot of a flight of stair in the Great Library Of Alexandria. During the mission to go and meet your wife you will walk right past it.
Item Location: This is slightly awkward to get to. You will find this item at the foot of a tree in the western part of a canyon located to the north west of Anthylia Outpost. It is very close to a large Crocodile Lair so you need to be careful when going in to collect it.
#4 – Sarapeion – The Stone Gaze
Clue: “In the south section of Mareotis Lake there is an island full of ruins. A man stares at me all day, it’s quite a bother, so I’m hiding behind a column that blocks his sight.”
Clue Location: This clue can be located in the Sarapeion in Alexandria, in a room in the south west corner.
Item Location: This item is located on an island in the southern part of Mareotis Lake. Head south in a straight line from the fast travel point and you will find it at the foot of a stone pillar.
#5 – Tomb of Alexander the Great – Ray Of Hope
Clue: “In the Qatara Depression there is only one place that isn’t dry and sad. At dawn’s first light, there is one tree near the valley’s entrance whose roots are halfway between Ra’s glory and Apophis’s shadow. Find me there but make haste, for Ra moves quickly.”
Clue Location: To find this clue you need to visit the Tomb of Alexander the Great, then climb up the pillars to the second level. You will find the Papyrus at the foot of one of the statues there.
Item Location: In the Qattara Depression, on the way to Aquifer Oasis, you will find this item buried near a small tree. It sit he first tree you come to in this little valley, so its very easy to find.
#6 – Great Synagogue – Nature’s Way
Clue: “In the east section of the Kanapos Nome is a ravaged land, where many trees fell and lost their home. I’m by the orphan tree whose parents fell down nearby, pointing towards their lonely daughter.”
Clue Location: You will find this clue in the Great Synagogue of Alexandria, on a small table in the north west corner of the courtyard.
Item Location: Head to Kanapos Nome and you will find this item buried at the foot of a small palm tree, beside a row of picked wheat.
#7 – Zephyros Stables – Dead End
Clue: “In Sapi-Res Nome, north of Letopolis Temple, you can find me in farmland. I lay where man’s creation brings the Nile’s water to desert sand.”
Clue Location: In Kanapos Nome, near a stable with some metal devices on the wall, you will find this Papyrus in a small stable.
Item Location: This item can be found at the end of a partially dried irrigation channel, in fields to the north west of Letopolis, in Sapi-Res Nome.
#8 – Iseion – Deafening Noise
Clue: “Alexandria is large and noisy, but one part is quiet, lonely, and surrounded by water. The fallen palm tree points to where I lay, where land meets water.”
Clue Location: You will find this clue in Alexandira, at the temple of Iseion, behind the altar.
Item Location: In the bay at Alexandria, to the south of the Lighthouse, is a lone island. On the south western part, near the shore, you will find the item. To make finding the falling tree easier, use Senu.
#9 – Temple of Ptah – Fallen Friend
Clue: “Two men stand guard on the Memphis eastern canal. The south one looks solemnly at his sunken friend. If you follow his gaze, you can find him and me on the river floor.”
Clue Location: In Memphis, at the Temple of Path, you will find this Papyrus on a small table under some vines.
Item Location: For this item you will need to go swimming. Head east until you find where the canal joins the Nile river. There is a shipwreck between the sand bar and a statue to the south. Your treasure is on the river bed to the west of the shipwreck.
#10 – Wabet – Burning Bush
Clue: “If you head to the other side of the Nile in Ineb-Hedjet Nome, you can find a peak with a great view of the Nile. Take a look around, then come find me, hiding under the only tree nearby.”
Clue Location: In Memphis, at the Webet ( you go here on a mission, where the mummification is done), you will find the clue on a desk at the rear of the building.
Item Location: From Memphis, head across the Nile towards Ineb-Hedjet Nome. Head towards the southern end of the mountain range on the other side. The item can be found in a bush beside a lone palm tree near the shore.
#11 – Temple of Horus – Sea of Sand
Clue: “In South East of Iment Nome lies a broken ship. Pass time till morning, an X will mark my hiding spot.”
Clue Location: In Sapi-Res Nome, at the Temple of Horus you will find the clue behind a large statue.
Item Location: In the middle of the desert in Iment Nome there is a broken ship which acts as a fast travel point. From here, head towards the dead tree down the slope to the west. If you wait until sunrise the item location is marked by the mast’s shadow. If it’s not sunrise you can just walk around the area, the item will still be there.
#12 – Palace of Apries – In Plain Sight
Clue: “On an Island south east of Krokodilopolis there is a river with unnatural color. Nearby you’ll see the cause, and I’ll be inside the only one that’s unique.”
Clue Location: In Memphis, at the Palace of Apries, you will find the clue on top of a bookshelf in a small room.
Item Location: In Faiyum Oasis, to the south east of Krokodilopolis, the item can be found on a small island.
#13 – Asklepieion – Forsaken City
Clue: “At the bottom border of Paraitonion is a village of ghosts. I’m in the house of the blasphemous man, who built his house farthest from Ra, the sun god’s, dawning grace.”
Clue Location: In the Green Mountains region, to the eat, you will this clue in the rear of the Asklepion in Belgrae.
Item Location: Head to Keno, to the south of Paraitonion. On a hill to the west of the ruins there is a lone building, your item is buried inside.
#14 – House of Iwn – Just Laws
Clue: “In Atef-Pehu Nome there is a law that states that you can only make pottery on the east side of the road. I’m hidden atop the one illegal clay smoker in the region.”
Clue Location: In Faiyum Oasis, south of Philadelphia, you will find a small village. The clue can be found in a building on the eastern side.
Item Location: In Atef-Pehu Nome, to the south of Memphis, you will find a small camp. Climb the smoking chimney on the western side to find your item.
#15 – Temple of Sobek – Sobek’s Rage
Clue: “East of Krokodilopolis, south of the shattered pyramid, a large beast of a god stares angrily at a pharoh who shows him no respect. I’m hidden behind the blasphemer’s head.”
Clue Location: At the Temple of Sobek in Krokodilopolis in Faiyum Oasis you will find a large statue of Sobek in a room to the west of the southern entrance. The clue is located on a ledge above you.
Item Location: In a temple to the east, south of the Pyramid, you will find the item to the south of another statue of Sobek.
#16 – Galenos’house – Royal FLora
Clue: “In southern Herakleion Nome you can find me beneath the tree who fancies himself a king.”
Clue Location: In Herakleion None, on the island in the south, you will find the clue on the upper floor of the large villa in Natho.
Item Location: East of Natho, south of the Neith Cradle bandit camp, you will find the item at the base of a large tree.
#17 – Oracle of Apollo – Wet Work
Clue: “In the Green Mountains where they’re building a great aqueduct, go find its source high up in the mountains. Inside, you can find me sitting at the bottom of the lowest pool, tucked away beside two large jars.”
Clue Location: You will find this clue in the rear of the Oracle of Apollo, in the northern part of the Green Mountains.
Item Location: At the western end of the aqueduct in the middle of the Green Mountains you will find a cave. Your item is in a pool of water within.
#18 – Temple of Khonsou – Twin Despair
Clue: “In Herakleion Nome, East of the temple of Khonsou, is a village that is more water than land. Behind two houses with different problems, one whose feet are always wet, and the other who can’t cover his head, you can find me sitting under a tree.”
Clue Location: In Herakleion Nome, on the large island you will find the clue on a shelf to your right as you head through the main entrance of the Temple of Khonsou.
Item Location: To the East, almost at the center of a cluster of small islands you will find the village of Yw Huts. In the north west part of the village is a small ruin. The treasure is under a nearby tree.
#19 – Eastern Cemetary Mastaba – Stone Fungus
Clue: “In Giza, three pyramids stand tall. From the top of the smaller one you can see quite a lot, even two mushroom rocks, the smaller of which I lay atop of.”
Clue Location: East of the Pyramid that acts as a fast travel point, there is a burial chamber with a hole in the roof. Drop into it to find the clue.
Item Location: West of the middle Pyramid you will find two large, oddly shaped rocks. The item can be found on the top of the thinner rock.
#20 – Apollonion of Cyrene – Dead or Alive
Clue: “In the southwst section of the green mountains lives a monstrous beast with sharp tusks and tough gray skin. In his deadly arena you can find me, between the edge of the arena and where the beast sates his thirst.”
Clue Location: You can find this clue in the back left of the main room of the Apollonion of Cyrene in Kyrenaika.
Item Location: In the south west of the Green Mountains you will find an arena. The item is located along the western edge next to a pool of water. Be careful though, the arena is home to a very angry elephant who will kill you easily if you are a low level (as you can see in the picture).
#21 – Valley Market – The Blasphemer
Clue: “There is a place of remembrance for the unfortunate masses in northwest Haueris Nome. While I rest here, immobile, I cannot escape Ra’s grace, but at least every dawn I avoid him longer than the others.”
Clue Location: In Faiyum, at the Valley Market, you will find the clue on the upper level.
Item Location: In Haueris Nome there is a large burial area. At the north eastern section, the item can be found at the second highest tomb.
#22 – Tomb of Battos – Underground Currents
Clue: “South of Cyrene, in the Green Mountains, there is a lake whose water comes from a magical stream. I’ll be at the source of that magic, where water flows from nothing.”
Clue Location: In central Kyrenaika climb the Tomb of Battos and drop down inside to find the clue.
Item Location: In the Green Mountains you will see a lake that looks like a bow. At the western end is a waterfall, climb this to find the item.
#23 – Sarapeion of Karanis – The Leaning Tower
Clue: “In Faiyum, north of Dionysias Caravanserai, there is a tower with a hole by its feet. It’s in need of support, so I sit behind it, but the wooden beams seem more helpful.”
Clue Location: At the Sarapeion of Karanis, in the north east of Faiyum, you will find this clue on the upper level. The large statue covered in what appears to be green paint can be climbed to find it.
To the north west of Dionysias you will find a building that is leaning over. The item is behind it.
#24 – Temple of Zeus – Undue Haste
Clue: “North of Apollonia, I’m next to a lifesaver. It guides in darkness and fog, and I sit beside it under something that did not heed its warning.”
Clue Location: In Cyrene, in Kyrenaika, at the Temple of Zeus you will find this clue on a table to the right of the large statue.
Item Location: On an small island to the north of Apollonia, you will find the item on the shore behind the lighthouse.
#25 – Temple of Thoth – Thoth’s Secret
Clue: “Southeast of the city Hermopolis is a leapord’s den in Uab Nome. At the top of their territory lies a place where birds should live, but do not. If you take a leap of faith, you can find me.”
Clue Location: In the Temple of Thoth, in Hermopolis in the Haueris Nome region, you will find this clue. You need to enter the temple near the shore, then travel along underground to the end until you find it.
Item Location: Directly south from the tip of Haueris Nome you will find some ruins. At the bottom of the cliff you can enter a large cave. The item is in there.
Hopefully this guide helped you to solve the Papyrus Puzzles and snag some great loot. We also have a Guide to help you get the ISU Armor in the Secret Sphinx Tomb, or where to find the Silica in all the Tombs. If you are trying to complete the Align The Stars quest, we also have a guide for that.
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