Assassin's Creed Origins Papyrus Puzzle Guide & All 25 Loot Locations

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Here’s how to solve all Papyrus Puzzles and find hidden loot in Assassin’s Creed Origins. Ubisoft

Assassin's Creed Origins takes Bayek all around Egypt to save his people. It's the biggest open world in Assassin's Creed yet, and there's plenty of secrets for players to explore. Solving Papyrus Puzzles will lead Bayek to the locations of rare and legendary gear.

Without further ado, here are the solutions to the 25 Papyrus Puzzles and the location of the hidden loot, courtesy of YouTube channel PowerPyx:

A Long Drink : Siwa

At the southern edge of Siwa, there is a clue located on a table in the back of a small temple: "In Siwa, come find me at the bottom of the only bowl big enough for a god."

Find the item in the bottom of a circular pool located at the southeastern corner of the big lake.

Fertile Lands : Lake Mareotis

In Yamu, a temple courtyard with an upper walkway can be accessed by climbing one of the pillars. Bayek will find the following riddle 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."

Travel to the walled location in the desert, marked in the video, and find the item hidden in tall grass.

The Stone Gaze : Alexandria - Lake Mareotis

In Alexandria, find a clue hidden in a small room located in the southwestern corner of the Sarapeion. The riddle clue reads: "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."

The item is south of the fast travel point on the island in the southern part of Mareotis Lake. Search behind the ruins of a stone column.

Divided Valley : Alexandria - Sap-Meh Nome

Walk to the Great Library in Alexandria. Find the clue on the small table at the foot of the stairs. The 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."

Go to the Crocodile Lair in Sap-Meh Nome. Find the item beneath a tree located in the western part of the canyon

Ray of Hope : Alexandria - Qattara Depression

Reach the tower of the Tomb of Alexander the Great. Inside the tower, find the papyrus at the foot of the statue. It reads: "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."

Travel to the Qattara Depression and find the smallest tree along the northeastern end of the valley leading to Aquifer Oasis. The loot is buried below the tree.

Nature’s Way : Alexandria - Kanopos Nome

Go to the courtyard of the Great Synagogue in Alexandria. Find the Papyrus on a small table in the northwest corner of the courtyard. “ 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."

In the eastern part of Kanapos Nome is an area filled with downed palm trees. Find the hidden loot under the lone standing tree in the middle.

Deafening Silence : Alexandria

Find the Papyrus at the altar of the Temple of Iseion, located at the peninsula in Alexandria. The clue reads: “ 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."

Swim to the island across from the temple. Find the loot near a downed tree by the water’s edge.

Dead End : Kanopos Nome

Go to the stable in Kanapos Nome. Find the Papyrus on a desk located at the southern end of the stables. “ 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."

North of the Letopolis is an irrigation channel at the western corner of the fields. Find the loot along the northern end of the channel.

Sea of Sand : Sapi-Res Nome - Iment Nome

Go to the Temple of Horus in Sapi-Res Nome. The Papyrus is next to the Griffon statue. “ In South East of Iment Nome lies a broken ship. Pass time till morning, an X will mark my hiding spot."

Find the old broken ship at the southeastern area of Iment Nome. Use the shadow cast by the mast at sunrise to find the hidden loot.

In Plain Sight : Memphis - Faiyum Oasis

Enter the Palace of Apries in Memphis and find the Papyrus on the top of a bookshelf in the small room. “ 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."

Make way to the island southeast of Krokodilopolis to find the loot in a grey pool.

Burning Bush : Memphis

Find the Webet in the northern area of Memphis. Inside, the Papyrus is on a desk behind pillars. “ 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."

Travel before the southern part of the mountain range across the Nile. Find the palm tree and bush pairing near the shore. The loot is in the bush.

Fallen Friend : Memphis

At the Temple of Ptah in Memphis, the Papyrus is on the desk under the vine-covered trellis. “ 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."

Where the canal joins the Nile, swim toward the sunken shipwreck before a sand bar. Dive to the river bed underneath the shipwreck to find the loot by a sunken statue.

Stone Fungus : Giza

Fast travel to the Eastern Cemetery Mastaba in Giza. Drop into a hole leading to the burial chambers to find the papyrus on a desk. "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."

Make way to the middle of the three Giza pyramids and find the mushroom rocks to the west. Climb to the top of the the thinner mushroom rock to find the loot.

The Leaning Tower : Faiyum

Climb a statue to reach the upper level of the Sarapeion of Karanis in Faiyum. The Papyrus is on a desk. “ 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."

Find the loot behind the lopsided building northwest of Dionysias.

The Blasphemer : Faiyum - Haueris Nome

Visit the Valley Market at the southern tip of Faiyum. The Papyrus is above a set of stalls in the market. “ 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."

Make your way to the cemetery at the northwestern area of Haueris Nome. The loot is in front of the second-highest tomb.

Just Laws : Faiyum Oasis - Atef-Pehu Nome

Travel to House of Iwn in Faiyum Oasis. The Papyrus can be found in a small building on the eastern side, next to the pottery and tiny pools of yellow and red. The clue reads: “ 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."

Travel to Atef-Pehu Nome, walk along a road to find a tiny hut with a large smoking chimney.

Sobek’s Rage : Faiyum Oasis - Haueris Nome

Climb to the top of the Temple of Sobek in Krokodilopolis. The loot is on a desk at the corner, next to a couple of pots. "East of Krokodilopolis, south of the shattered pyramid, a large beast of a god stares angrily at a pharaoh who shows him no respect. I'm hidden behind the blasphemer's head."

Head to the east of the region, travel along the coast, and find another temple before a pyramid. Climb to its roof and find the loot behind a statue.

Toth’s Secret : Haueris Nome - Uab Nome

Travel to the Temple of Thoth in western Hermopolis of Haueris Nome. Make your way to the end. The Papyrus is on the floor before three statues. “ 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.”

Journey south of the tip of Haueris Nome, to ruins atop a cliff. Find the Anubis statue and climb the branch behind it. Be careful of leopards! Execute a leap of faith from the branch to land in a hole in the cliffs below to find the loot.

Twin Despair : Herakleion Nome

Enter the temple of Khonsou in Herakleion Nome and find the Papyrus by the shelf on the right. “ 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."

Travel east to reach a tiny village of Yw Huts among a cluster of islands. The loot is under a tree behind the broken houses.

Royal Flora : Herakleion Nome

Travel to Galenos’ House at Herakleion Nome. Climb to the room with the balcony to find the Papyrus on the desk. It reads: "In south eastern Herakleion Nome you can find me beneath the tree who fancies himself a king."

Travel south of the Neith Cradle bandit camp to find a massive tree. The loot is located underneath it.

Forsaken City : Green Mountains - Paraitonion

Travel to the town of Balagrae in the eastern part of the Green Mountains. Find the Papyrus on a small table inside the round building next to the Asklepion. “ 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.”

Head to the Keno village ruins. Find the loot buried under a lone building on the hill.

Wet Work : Green Mountains

Travel to the northern area of Green Mountains and reach the Oracle of Apollo. Walk to the rear to find the papyrus on the ground by a shelf. “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."

Enter into the cave of Aquaeductus Kyrenaike and dive into the pool. Search for the small hole with two jars underneath to find the loot.

Underground Currents : Kyrenaika - Green Mountains

Head to the Tomb of Battos in Cyrene, located in central Kyrenaika. Climb to the top, fall into a fountain in the middle of the room. The Papyrus is on a desk in the corner. "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."

There’s a lake shaped like a mustache, or an upside-down U, in the Green Mountains. Climb a waterfall to the east and the loot is at the top.

Dead or Alive : Kyrenaika - Green Mountains

Travel to the Apollonion of Cyrene in Kyrenaika. To the left of the statue in the main room is a desk that holds the Papyrus. “ In the southwest 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."

The arena is located in the southwestern area of the Green Mountain, where you’ll encounter an angry elephant. Beware: falling into the arena will trigger combat and Bayek will not be able to climb out. Grab the loot on the arena floor before Bayek is killed.

Undue Haste : Kyrenaika

Inside the Temple of Zeus in Kyrenaika, find the Papyrus on a table to the right of the large statue. “ 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."

Go to the lighthouse north of the Apollonia peninsula. The loot is located on the shore behind the lighthouse.


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