Assassin’s Creed Origins is full of places to explore and puzzles to solve, but some of the most rewarding activities are the ancient tombs found all over the map. These tombs offer gear, extensive backstory, as well as the most important commodity of all: silica.
As we mentioned in our guide on how to get silica, the rare resource is important if you want to eventually gain access to the tomb below the Great Sphinx and claim the Isu Armor set. Below is a list of all tombs in Assassin’s Creed Origins, which should help you collect more silica.
Before you finish unlocking all the tombs, make sure you have completed the Bayek’s Promise quest and have finished the 12 Stone Circles challenge. Completing these will ensure you can access the final tomb in the back of the Great Sphinx.
All Tomb Locations
The following tombs should contain some amount of silica, which is good as you will need to amass 50 pieces if you want to unlock the Isu Armor. Each of the tombs is listed within a certain section of the map, so as you make your way to each area, be sure to consult the appropriate heading below.
The Mountain of the Dead Tomb is located in Siwa, and is one of the first tombs you’ll explore.
Isolated Desert Tombs
The Golden Tomb in the Isolated Desert has an interesting puzzle that makes use of reflecting a beam of light through the tomb to the Ancient Tablet.
Oun-mAa Niye Ressoot is another tomb that requires passing through the Golden Tomb first.
Tomb of the Nomads is a water-heavy tomb, so come prepared to swim around and do some exploring for any silica you might be after.
Saqqara Nome Tombs
When you enter the Tomb of Djoser, you will need to break through walls and manoeuvre through cracks in order to reach a library. It is here you’ll find breakable walls with the Ancient Tablet behind them.
The Tomb of Sneferu introduces some weighted physics problems. Ensure that you have enough weight in order to allow Bayek to continue climbing.
Black Desert Tombs
Thankfully, Nomarch’s Tomb is fairly simple, and solving it grants you access to the following tomb.
The Seshem eff.Er Aat tomb contains an Ancient Mechanism and can only be accessed by completing the Nomarch’s Tomb.
Haueris Nome Tombs
You will need to make good use of fire in the Tomb of Amenemhat III, especially when you encounter crocodiles. If you’re struggling to kill them, look for the oil jars on the upper level, these will distract or kill the crocs, giving you precious seconds to swim below the water.
At the Tomb of Smenkhkare you will find a lion outside, so be sure to come prepared. This tomb contains a lot of moving platforms that you will need to traverse counter-clockwise, all while avoiding the guards. At the end of this tomb you will be able to access the Eeyoo Sekedoo Aat tomb.
The Eeyoo Sekedoo Aat is only accessible after reaching the end of the Smenkhkare tomb. In this tomb you will find a lot of dark areas, as well as a Leap of Faith spot. Five silica is needed for you to activate the Ancient Mechanism at the end.
Desheret Desert Tombs
Seth-Anat Tomb uses a lot of climbable mirrors that need to be moved or cleaned in order to bounce the light around. At the end you will find the Ancient Tablet.
Qeneb too Kah’Aiye can only be accessed at the end of the Seth-Anat tomb. In here you will find plenty of silica and an Ancient Mechanism.
Uab Nome Tombs
Tomb of the Cynic is full of lions, making it one of the only tombs with a focus on combat instead of puzzles.
The Adorer of Thoth Tomb contains a few enemies and weighted puzzles. Fairly simple, but come prepared for a fight.
Tomb of Khufu requires a lot of Bayek’s Eagle Vision in order to find secret openings and other hidden areas.
Tomb of Khafre isn’t too challenging, though you will need to ensure a boat doesn’t tip the wrong way while trying to cross it.
Tomb of Menkaure can be a bit complicated at first, as progression can only be made by climbing up and over doorways in certain locations.
All your troubles will land you at the Eesfet Oon-m’Aa Poo tomb, and in order to find the entrance, you must head around the back of the Great Sphinx. To progress further, you will need to have finished the Bayeky’s Promise side quest and completed the 12 Stone Circles challenge. After these are completed, you can activate the Ancient Mechanism using 50 silica.
Now that you’ve completed all the tombs in Assassin’s Creed Origins and activated the final Ancient Mechanism, you will be able to claim the powerful Isu Armor!