Papyrus Puzzles were a series of scrolls found by the Medjay Bayek in Egypt, Cyrenaica and Sinai during the 1st century BCE. Hidden across the country, these puzzles led Bayek to various locations where he would find treasures containing drachmae, weapons and gear.
The Papyrus Puzzles were a set of twenty-five riddles in various places across Egypt and Cyrenaica. Each riddle in the puzzle had vague clues that led to a particular location.
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.
(Obtained in the Wabet of Memphis)
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.
(Obtained in the Apollonion of Cyrene in Cyrenaica)
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.
(Obtained in the Iseion building, on the island of Pharos)
In the center of Sap-Meh Nome you can find me hidden in a canyon near Anthylla, in the center of the Western Nile Delta. 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.
(Obtained in the Royal Library in Alexandria)
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.
(Obtained in the Temple of Ptah at Memphis)
A few hundred meters north west of the Temple of Sekhmet, 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.
(Obtained in the Temple of Sekhmet in Yamu)
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.
(Obtained in the Asklepieion, a large temple east of Balagrae)
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.
(Obtained in the villa south of Philadelphia)
In the east section of the Kanopos 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 toward their lonely daughter.
(Obtained in the Great Synagogue)
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 Apophis' shadow. Find me there but make haste, for Ra moves quickly.
(Obtained in the Tomb of Alexander the Great)
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.
(Obtained in the Temple of Sobek in Krokodilopolis)
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.
(Obtained in the Eastern Cemetery Mastaba in Giza)
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.
(Obtained in the Valley Market, the marketplace of Euhemeria)
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.
(Obtained in the Serapeum of Alexandria)
Southeast of the city 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.
(Obtained in the Temple of Thoth in Hermopolis)
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.
(Obtained in the Temple of Khonsou in Herakleion)
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.
(Obtained in the Tomb of Battos, near the Roman Akropolis in Cyrene)
Completing all resulted in Bayek receiving a final one:
To you, the ardent adventurer.
You have found all my treasures through all the dirt, mud, hardships, beauty and soul of this world. You set your intentions and the universe helped you reach them. What will you carry as you walk away from this experience? Is it the treasure, or something more?
(Obtained after solving the other puzzles)
Northeast of the Shur Quarry is a testament to man's folly, where they built two short walls to capture what cannot be caught. Though their target flows in and out at will, I am stuck in the center of their useless trap.
(Obtained in the Shur Quarry)