Assassin's Creed Origins - All Papyrus Locations

Where to find all the papyrus scrolls in Assassin’s Creed Origins and the papyrus treasure they hide.


Assassin’s Creed Origins contains a lot of collectibles, and one of the most involved are the papyrus scrolls. Each papyrus scroll, of which there are 25, is hidden around Egypt and requiring a keen eye to find. Once a papyrus scroll has been found, it will give you a hint on where to find a piece of treasure. Below is every papyrus you can find and the solution to where to find the hidden treasure.

All Papyrus Locations

Papyrus scrolls are easy to spot on the map by their icon: a little scroll symbol with a knot holding it together. However, this only gives you the general location of a papyrus, not its exact location. From here, you can use Senu’s hover mode to scout the area for a better idea of where the papyrus might be.

Once collected, you can find the papyrus in your Inventory, it’s here you can solve its riddle to lead you to treasure. The inventory continues to expand with each papyrus you collect, so don’t worry about filling up the slots. When you successfully solve the papyrus riddle and find its treasure, a little tick mark the papyrus complete.

Below are all the papyrus scrolls in the game, where to find them, their riddles, and where to find the papyrus treasure. To quickly navigate our guide, be sure to use your browser’s search function (Ctlr + F) and search for the area, papyrus name, or its location.

Siwa – House of Life

The papyrus scroll in Siwa is found in the House of Life. Head to the temple and look for the stalls erected outside. Look for the table near the rug on which a sick man rests.

A Long Drink: “In Siwa, come find me at the bottom of the only bowl big enough for a god.”

Treasure Location: To find the loot for the “A Long Drink” papyrus, head to Siwa and look for the circular pool by the western side of the body of water. The loot is at the bottom of the pool.

Lake Mareotis – Hypostyle Hall

This papyrus scroll can be found in the Hypstyle Hall. You will need to climb the column to reach the second level.

Fertile Lands: “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.”

Treasure Location: Starting at a fast travel point in the Temple of Sekhmet in Yamu in the Lake Mareotis region, follow the main road north. When the road forks, take the west path and continue along until you reach the oasis deep in the desert dunes.

Alexandria – Great Library

The papyrus in Alexandria is located in the Great Library to the north by the water. Head inside the library and look for the stairs leading up to the second level, the papyrus is on a little round table at the base of the stairs.

Divided Valley: “In the center 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.”

Treasure Location: The treasure for the papyrus can be found in the middle of the Sap-Meh Nome region. There’s a tiny river that cuts the land in half, it’s here you’ll find the Crocodile Lair or a question mark – depending on whether you’ve explored the area. Look for a tree on a ledge that doesn’t match the other palm trees around it.

Alexandria – Sarapeion

Another papyrus can be found in Alexandria in the Sarapeion area. This ziggurat structure takes up a lot of room on the west bank of the main land. The icon for the papyrus makes it look as if it’s in the ceiling, when in reality it’s on the table in the same room.

The Stone Gaze: “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.”

Treasure Location: Make your way to the southern island in Lake Mareotis and look for the large statue. The statue is looking directly at a collapsed pillar, it’s here you’ll find the papyrus treasure.

Alexandria – Iseion

Alexandria contains yet another papyrus, this one found in the northern island in a place called Iseion. There is a fast travel location connected to the island that can be used to easily reach this collectible. Head inside the temple and go behind the statue to find the papyrus.

Deafening Silence: “Alexandria is large and noisy, but on part is quiet, lonely, and surrounded by water. The fallen palm tree points to where I lay, where land meets water.”

Treasure Location: Head to the little island in the waters of Alexandria to find this papyrus treasure. There’s a fallen palm tree pointing toward the water, the papyrus treasure is right by the water’s edge.

Alexandria – Tomb of Alexander the Great

Found on the mainland of Alexandria, this papyrus is in Alexander the Great’s tomb, found to the east of the amphitheatre. Head inside the circular tomb and climb the columns into the top section. The papyrus is at the feet of a statue.

Ray of Hope: “In the Qattara 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 Apophi’s shadow. Find me there but make haste, for Ra moves quickly.”

Treasure Location: You can find this Papyrus treasure in the west of the Qattara Depression. Look for the small oasis nestled in a valley, the treasure can be found away from the water, near the northern path that leads to the oasis. Look for the little tree that isn’t a palm.

Alexandria – Great Synagogue

Further east from the previous Papyrus is another located in the Great Synagogue. You can find the papyrus sitting on a little table in the back of the area.

Nature’s Way: “In the east section of the Kanopos Nome is a ravaged land, where many trees fell and lost their home. I’m by the ophan tree whose parents fell down nearby, pointing towards their lonely daughter.”

Treasure Location: To find this papyrus treasure, head to the east island of Kanopos Nome. This area has a lot of cut-down and fallen trees, but the treasure can be found next to the tree that has two palm trees pointing at it like arrows.

Kanopos Nome – Zephyros Stables

To the south of the Kanopos fast travel point is a small farm that contains the Papyrus. Look for the large stables to the south of the Papyrus marker.

Dead End: “In Sapi-Res Nome, north of Letopolis Temple, you can find me in the farmland. I lay where man’s creation brings the Nile’s water to desert sand.”

Treasure Location: Use the Lepotolis fast travel point in Sepi-Res Nome and run north to the farmland that’s just on the edge of the Nile. There is an irrigation system covered in algae that’s watering the farms – the papyrus treasure is at the north-end of the aqueduct.

Sapi-Res Nome – Temple of Horus

This Papyrus is found near the two lower fast travel points in Sapi-Res Nome, inside the walled temple. Head inside to where the statue of Horus is located and look for the scroll next to the little statue on the right.

Sea of Sand: “In South East of Iment Nome lies a broken ship. Pass time till morning, an X will mark my hiding spot.”

Treasure Location: Use the fast travel point in Iment Nome to arrive on the ship. Use the Dawn & Dusk ability to wait until morning. The shadow of the mast creates an “X” on the ground where you’ll find the papyrus treasure.

Kyrenaika – Temple of Zeus

The Papyrus in Kyrenaika is found inside the building of the fast travel point overlooking the coliseum.

Undue Haste: “North of Apollonia, I’m next to a life saver. It guides in darkness and fog, and I sit beside it under something that did not heed its warning.”

Treasure Location: The papyrus treasure for Undue Haste is located in the north of Kyrenaika near the lighthouse fast travel point. Travel to the point, then look around the northern side of the small island for an old, destroyed rowing boat, the treasure will be beside it.

Kyrenaika – Tomb of Battos

The second last papyrus scroll you can find in Kyrenaika is located in the Tomb of Battos. To reach this, use the middle fast travel point and head southwest. You will come across the Cyrene fast travel point, and it’s to the west of this that you’ll discover the Tomb of Battos. To reach the papyrus, climb the outside of the tomb and drop down through the roof. The papyrus is on the table at the top of the stairs.

Underground Currents: “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.”

Treasure Location: To find the Underground Currents papyrus treasure, use the fast travel point that is in the middle of the Green Mountains near the pond. Head west and follow the stream feeding into the pond until it disappears into the rocks, here you’ll find the treasure.

Kyrenaika – Apollonion of Cyrene

The final papyrus in Kyrenaika can be found in the building to the north of the previous papyrus. Starting at the fast travel point in the middle of Kyrenaika, head due west to the large building up the hill, just beside the amphitheatre. You’ll find the papyrus inside the building on a small table at the back.

Dead or Alive: “In the southwest section of the Green Mountains lives a monstrous beast with sharp tusks and tough grey skin. In his deadly arena you can find me, between the edge of the arena and where the beast sates his thirst.”

Treasure Location: To find the Dead or Alive papyrus treasure, head to the southwest corner of the Green Mountains, here you’ll find some pools of water, a military camp, and an arena with a huge elephant. You will need to go into the arena and either kill or avoid the elephant in order to collect the treasure. The treasure is between the water and the northwest wall.

Memphis – Temple of Ptah

Memphis contains a few papyri, the first of which can be easily found in the Temple of Ptah, which is located on the western side of the area. The Papyrus is located on a table in the northwest quadrant of the temple.

Fallen Friend: “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.”

Treasure Location: The papyrus treasure for Fallen Friend is located in Memphis. There are two statues near the main canal entrance on the east side of the city. Follow the gaze of the statue on the southern side out to the water where a sunken ship is located. Near the sunken ship is a statue similar to the one on the shore, it’s here you’ll find the treasure.

Memphis – Palace of Apries

Another papyrus can be found in the Palace of Apries, the large northern building in Memphis. The papyrus is on top of a bookshelf in the north section of the palace.

In Plain Sight: “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.”

Treasure Location: To find the In Plain Sight papyrus treasure, head to the island in the very southeast corner of the city of Krokodilopolis in the Faiyum Oasis region, here you’ll find a river stained red. There are little square pools in the area, most of which are red or yellow, but one of them has clear water in it – it’s here you’ll find the treasure.

Memphis – Wabet

The last papyrus in Memphis can be found in the northeast building (the building to beside the previous papyrus location, the Palace of Apries). The papyrus is on a table inside the building.

Burning Bush: “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.”

Treasure Location: To find the Burning Bush papyrus treasure, you will need to head to Ineb-Hedjey Nome and then across the Nile to the edge of the map. Though the clue does say to climb the mountain, you don’t have to – but it’s a nice view. The treasure is actually located on the shoreline, under the only palm tree, and is technically in the Memphis region, so you will need to travel south of the mountain to find the treasure.

Faiyum – Sarapeion of Karanis

There are a few papyrus scrolls located in Faiyum, but the first can be found in the northeast side of the region in Karanis. The papyrus can be found in the upper level of the temple near the northernmost fast travel point. It is on a table in the room next to the room covered in blood.

The Leaning Tower: “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.”

Treasure Location: The treasure for the Leaning Tower papyrus is found near the west bank of Faiyum. Using the west-most fast travel point, head east toward the bay, then follow the main road south a short distance until you see a leaning tower. The treasure is at the base of the tower, on the water-side.

Faiyum – Valley Market

This papyrus is located in the south of Faiyum, close to the Faiyum Oasis border. Use the lower-most fast travel point and then travel south until you come across the market sitting in a valley. The papyrus scroll is on a table in one of the market stalls.

The Blasphemer: “There is a place of remembrance for the unfortunate masses in north west Haueris Nome. While I rest here, immobile, I cannot escape Ra’s grace, but at least every dawn I avoid him longer than others.”

Treasure Location: The treasure for The Blasphemer can be difficult to find, as there are no objects on the map hinting at its location. To find the papyrus treasure, use Haueris Nome’s western fast travel point and then go north. You’ll eventually come across a valley with many tombs, the one you’re looking for remains in the shade the longest and is found on the northeast wall of the valley.

Faiyum Oasis – Temple of Sobek

In the south of Faiyum Oasis is the city of Krokodilopolis, using the fast travel there, head into the nearby temple.

Sobek’s Rage: “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.”

Treasure Location: To find the Sobek’s Rage papyrus treasure, use the west fast travel point in Haueris Nome and head south. You’ll find a statue of Sobek staring south, follow his gaze to find a statue of a pharaoh leaning against the building – the treasure is behind his head.

Faiyum Oasis – House of Iwn

The House of Iwn papyrus can be found by heading to the north fast travel point in Faiyum Oasis and then heading south until you reach a little bay off of the river. The papyrus is in a house with a hole in its roof.

Just Laws: “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.”

Treasure Location: Not to be confused with the small furnaces in the main town of Atef-Pehu Nome, the papyrus treasure for Just Law is located up the main road of the area. To find it, start at the southern fast travel point and head north, you’ll come across a small village of large clay smokestacks. The smokestack on the northwest side of the road holds your treasure.

Haueris Nome – Temple of Thoth

The papyrus in Haueris Nome can be found deep within the Temple of Thoth. To reach the Temple of Thoth, use the Hermopolis fast travel point that is found on the southern tip of Haueris Nome. To find the papyrus, enter the temple and head straight to the very back of the room to find it on an altar.

Toth’s Secret: “Southeast of the city of Hermopolis is a leopard’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.”

Treasure Location: To find the Toth’s Secret papyrus treasure, start at the Hermopolis fast travel point and head south into Uab Nome. You will find a Leopard Lair point of interest, and at the top of the hill is a temple with some high level leopards. There is a branch extending out over the cliff, perform a Leap of Faith into the hole below to find the treasure on a fallen wooden fence.

Herakleion Nome – Galenos’ House

Use the lower fast travel point in Herakleion Nome and then head east until you reach the Natho fast travel point. In this area is a section called Galenos’ House, and you’ll find the papyrus on a table on the second floor of his house.

Royal Flora: “In south eastern Herakleion Nome you can find me beneath the tree who fancies himself king.”

Treasure Location: The papyrus treasure for Royal Flora can be found in the Herakleion Nome region by using the Natho fast travel point and traveling east. There is a large tree on a little island just south of the Neith Cradle Hideout, the treasure is beside it.

Herakleion Nome – Temple of Khonsou

To find the Temple of Khonsou in Herakleion Nome, you will need to head to the fast travel point in the center of the area. Once there, head west across the small lake to the temple. The papyrus can be found inside the temple, in the south, on a table.

Twin Despair: “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.”

Treasure Location: To find the Twin Despair papyrus treasure, use the Herakleion fast travel point in the very center of Herakleion Nome and then head east. The village you’re looking for is at the furthest point east and is called Yw Huts. Look for the broken houses side-by-side, one is in the water and one has a broken roof, behind them is the tree hiding the treasure.

Green Mountains – Oracle of Apollo

This papyrus can be found by heading to the northern most fast travel point in Green Mountain and heading inside the cave below it – the papyrus is immediately to the right.

Wet Work: “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.”

Treasure Location: Reaching the Wet Work papyrus treasure in Assassin’s Creed Origins requires traveling to the center fast travel point in the Green Mountains. From here, follow the aqueduct into the mountain and dive into the water. Look for the two jars deep below the water in a little alcove, here you’ll find the treasure.

Green Mountains – Asklepieion

The last papyrus in Green Mountains can be found by using the eastern fast travel point and then heading east until you come across the Balagrae fast travel point. Head into the rear of this restricted area to find a circular pergola.

Forsaken City: “At the bottom border of Paraitonion is a village of ghosts. I’m in the house of the blasphemous man, who built his house furthest from Ra, the sun god’s dawning grace.”

Treasure Location: The Forsaken City papyrus treasure can be found in the deep south of the Paraitonion region. Use the fast travel point and then travel south to the broken village of Keno. Look for the only ruins atop a hill on the west side of the village, the treasure is in the middle of the house.

Giza – Eastern Cemetary Mastaba

The very last papyrus in Assassin’s Creed Origins can be found in Giza. Head to the largest of the great pyramids and head east to the buildings buried in the sand. You will discover the Eastern Cemetary Mastaba, it’s in this building you will find the papyrus. Enter the building using the hole in the roof, the papyrus will be on a table in the same room.

Stone Fungus: “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.”

Treasure Location: The Stone Fungus papyrus treasure can be found in the Giza region, relatively close to the three pyramids. The riddle suggests standing on top of the smaller pyramid, but you don’t have to – there are two rocks to the west of the middle pyramid that look slightly like mushrooms, on top of the smaller one is the treasure.

It will take a while to track down all the papyrus, especially if you want to claim the treasure they hide (which, you do). Just remember that while you can find and collect all the papyrus and their treasure in Assassin’s Creed Origins whenever you want, some areas are full of enemies that will one-hit kill you! With the papyrus out the way, take some time to find all the tombs and even get yourself a sweet fire sword.

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