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 "From the heights of these pyramids, forty centuries look down on us."
– Napoleon Bonaparte
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The Pyramids are an Ancient Era Wonder in Civilization VI. They must be built on Desert or Desert Floodplains.

  • Effects:
    • +2 Culture Culture
    • Grants a free Builder
    • All Builders receive an extra build charge (Applies to both existing Builders and newly trained or purchased ones.)


The Pyramids are one of the best early wonders in the game. An additional charge for Builders this early on is somewhat of a game-changer, as it increases a single unit's effectiveness by 33% - you can do more while spending fewer resources on units! The extra Builder unit is also handy, as it makes up for the lost time dedicated to building the wonder. Of course, you need a Desert tile to construct it.

The Pyramids have good synergy with the Serfdom Policy Card, which provides newly trained Builders with 2 additional charges. By combining this wonder with this card, it is possible to have Builders with twice the standard number of charges. Qin Shi Huang enjoys even greater benefits from this combo, which will provide his Builders with an unparalleled 7 charges. In the expansions, a city in which Liang is established can produce Builders with 8 charges when playing as Qin Shi Huang and 7 charges when playing as any other civilization and leader.

The Pyramids can also be useful when playing as Montezuma's Aztecs. After declaring war with your Eagle Warriors and successfully capturing a city full of luxury resources, your Builders can repair or build the tile improvements that give you access to them. A successful battle will make your people happy while bringing you closer to winning a Domination Victory.

Civilopedia entry[]

Though pyramids were built from the beginning of the Old Kingdom to the close of the Ptolemaic dynasty, the really big heaps of stone along the Nile were piled up commencing in the late third dynasty and continuing through the sixth (roughly 500 years). The Great Pyramid of Giza that is virtually synonymous with the “glory”  of ancient Egypt went up around 2560 BC to serve as the tomb of Pharaoh Khufu (who is unremarkable for anything else save the length of his reign). It is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Built by tens of thousands of workers, including skilled masons, and covered with “casing stones” (slabs of polished limestone), the Pyramids of Giza were a testament to Egypt’s power and the natives’ conviction of the afterlife – at least for the elite. To date, some 135 pyramids have been found in what was once the greatest empire in the world.




CIVILIZATION VI - The Pyramids (Wonder Movies)

Civilization VI Wonders [edit]
Wonders AlhambraAmundsen-Scott Research Station R&F-Only.pngAngkor Wat1Apadana1Big BenBiosphère1Bolshoi TheatreBroadwayCasa de Contratación R&F-Only.pngChichen ItzaColosseumColossusCristo RedentorEiffel TowerEstádio do MaracanãEtemenanki1Forbidden CityGolden Gate Bridge GS-Only.pngGreat Bath GS-Only.pngGreat LibraryGreat LighthouseGreat ZimbabweHagia SophiaHanging GardensHermitageHuey TeocalliJebel Barkal1Kilwa Kisiwani R&F-Only.pngKotoku-in R&F-Only.pngMachu Picchu GS-Only.pngMahabodhi TempleMausoleum at Halicarnassus1Meenakshi Temple GS-Only.pngMont St. MichelOracleOrszágház GS-Only.pngOxford UniversityPanama Canal GS-Only.pngPetraPotala PalacePyramidsRuhr ValleyStatue of Liberty R&F-Only.pngStatue of Zeus1St. Basil's Cathedral R&F-Only.pngStonehengeSydney Opera HouseTaj Mahal R&F-Only.pngTemple of Artemis R&F-Only.pngTerracotta ArmyTorre de Belém1University of Sankore GS-Only.pngVenetian Arsenal
Natural Wonders Bermuda Triangle1Chocolate Hills GS-Only.pngCliffs of DoverCrater LakeDead SeaDelicate Arch R&F-Only.pngEye of the Sahara R&F-Only.pngEyjafjallajökull1Fountain of Youth1Galápagos IslandsGiant's Causeway1Gobustan GS-Only.pngGreat Barrier ReefHạ Long Bay1Ik-Kil GS-Only.pngKakadu2Lake Retba R&F-Only.pngLysefjord1Mato Tipila GS-Only.pngMatterhorn R&F-Only.pngMount EverestMount KilimanjaroMount Roraima R&F-Only.pngMount Vesuvius GS-Only.pngPaïtiti1Pamukkale GS-Only.pngPantanalPinnacles2PiopiotahiSahara el Beyda GS-Only.pngTorres del PaineTsingy de BemarahaUbsunur Hollow R&F-Only.pngUluru1Vinland2YosemiteZhangye Danxia R&F-Only.png
1 Requires a DLC2 Specific scenarios only

R&F-Only.png Added in the Rise and Fall expansion pack.
GS-Only.png Added in the Gathering Storm expansion pack.