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City of the Dead is an Egyptian myth technology in Age of Mythology that is available to worshipers of Nephthys and can be researched at the Temple. Once researched, it increases the hit points and attack of Pharaohs and also decreases the time it takes for them to resurrect at the Town Center by 50 seconds. City of the Dead also benefits the Son of Osiris.


  • The technology Necropolis available through Anubis also means City of the Dead; interestingly enough it is an Ancient Greek word.
  • Once City of the Dead is researched, the text that announces the appearance of a Pharaoh at the Town Center changes to "A new Pharaoh has quickly arisen to lead your people!"


Egyptians were buried in tombs. People of lesser importance might be buried together in large groups, while aristocrats, priests, and pharaohs had their own private tombs for their families. The most powerful pharaohs were enshrined in pyramids, or in massive caves like those at Karnak. Tombs of the wealthy were carefully hidden and fitted with false chambers and concealed doors to discourage thieves. While few important tombs escaped robbers, that of Tutankhamen was discovered in 1922 virtually intact and yielded a wealth of treasure, over 3500 items in all.

“The Osiris Ani, whose word is truth, saith: I am the serpent Sata whose years are infinite. I lie down dead. I am born daily. I am the serpent Sa-en-ta, the dweller in the uttermost parts of the earth. I lie down in death. I am born, I become new, I renew my youth every day.”

-- The Papyrus of Ani
—In-game help section
Egyptian mythological technologies
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NephthysIcon.png Nephthys SpiritOfMaat.png Spirit of Ma'at · FuneralRites.png Funeral Rites · City of the Dead.jpg City of the Dead
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