- "O, let not the pains of death which come upon thee enter into my body. I am the god Tem, and I am the foremost part of the sky, and the power which protecteth me is that which is with all the gods forever."
- –The Book of the Dead, translated by Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge
Requires Liberty. ()
- Tile improvement construction speed increased by 25%
- Two free Workers appear near the City.
The Pyramids is one of the earliest wonders available, and it may considerably speed up your early development. Its main effect, faster improvement construction, combines nicely with the similar effect from the Liberty social branch, but even more important are the free Workers, which will allow you to upgrade your early cities with lightning speed. To get a chance at building the Pyramids, adopt Liberty first thing, then research Mining, then finally Masonry.
On higher difficulties (Emperor and above), grabbing land with Settlers may take a higher priority over this wonder.
Built by the fourth dynasty of Egyptian rulers, the Pyramids represent the pinnacle of ancient Egyptian cultural achievement. Constructed on the Giza plateau outside modern-day Cairo, these structures were burial tombs and monuments for the Pharaohs, and may have taken generations and tens of thousands of workers to complete. The Pyramids are the only one of the generally accepted man-made wonders of the ancient world that remains in existence today.