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Game Info[]

Unique building of the Egyptian civilization. Requires Shrine. Replaces the Temple.

  • Common traits:
    • +2 Faith Faith
    • +1 additional Faith Faith with Organized Religion Social Policy
    • +25% Gold Gold output for this city with Theocracy Social Policy
    • +1 Food Food with Feed the World Religious Belief
    • +2 Culture Culture in cities with at least 5 followers with Choral Music Religious Belief
    • +2 20xHappiness5.png Happiness in cities with at least 5 followers with Religious Center Religious Belief
  • Special traits:
    • +2 20xHappiness5.png Happiness
    • Requires no Gold Gold maintenance.
    • Should this city be captured, the amount of Gold Gold plundered by the enemy is doubled.


Compared to the Temple it replaces, the Burial Tomb is much better, providing additional 20xHappiness5.png Happiness for the empire, and costing no maintenance. The downside is that an enemy will gain more Gold Gold when capturing this city, so if you're convinced that your city is about to fall into enemy hands, be sure to sell the Burial Tomb.

Combined with the Meritocracy policy, this means that with a little production to construct this building, expanding to new cities is happiness neutral. This is a huge boon for any leader which wants to settle wide tracts of land.

Civilopedia entry[]

The Egyptians raised ancestor-worship to heights unmatched before and since, and much of civilization's wealth and creative energy was expended in the construction of Burial Tombs for deceased relatives. Many such tombs may be found in the Valley of the Kings, across the Nile River from Thebes. These tombs were often stocked with a portion of the wealth of the deceased, making them rich targets for tomb robbers throughout history.

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