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Game InfoEdit

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

  • Common traits:
    • +2 20xfaith5 Faith
    • +1 additional 20xfaith5 Faith with Organized Religion Social Policy
    • +25% 20xGold5 Gold output for this city with Theocracy Social Policy
    • +1 20xFood5 Food with Feed the World Religious Belief
    • +2 20xCulture5 Culture in cities with at least 5 followers with Choral Music Religious Belief
    • +2 20xHappiness5 Happiness in cities with at least 5 followers with Religious Center Religious Belief
  • Special traits:
    • +2 20xCulture5 Culture
    • Requires no 20xGold5 Gold maintenance.


In vanilla Civilization V, the Mud Pyramid Mosque is a great replacement for the Temple. It allows an extra boost in 20xCulture5 Culture relatively early on and costs no maintenance, so don't hesitate to build it in your cities right away!

In Gods & Kings and Brave New World, the Mud Pyramid Mosque has been updated as with the Temple, so that it also generates 20xfaith5 Faith while retaining its zero maintenance cost and capability of generating 20xCulture5 Culture.

Civilopedia entryEdit

The Mud Pyramid Mosque is a complex of buildings found in the city of Gao. It consists of a tomb, two mosques, a cemetery, and an assembly ground. According to legend, it is the burial site of Askia Mohammad I, one of the greatest of Songhai Emperors. Although not as grand as the Mosque of Gao, other similar structures have been found across Western Africa, testaments to the religious dedication and engineering skills of the Songhai people.

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