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This article is about the civilization in Age of Empires. For their appearance in Age of Mythology, see Egyptians (Age of Mythology).
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The ancient Egyptians are an ancient river valley culture that once controlled the upper and lower Nile regions of the Egyptian Kingdom. They are a playable civilization in Age of Empires "North African Campaign" and are playable in other game modes as well. They are considered to be one of the best civilizations to play in Age of Empires and The Rise of Rome.

Historically, the Egyptian civilization was located in the Nile valley which has very fertile lands suitable to the extensive agriculture. To reflect this, their farms are cheaper. Egyptian states were very wealthy and contained large amounts of riches, which is reflected in their better efficiency at gold mining. They also were pretty strong religious fanatics, and is mirrored in the extra range of Priests. Finally, chariots were the backbone of the Egyptian armies and allowed them to be one superpower in the Bronze age; to reflect this, their Chariot units have increased hit points.


Campaign appearances[]

The Egyptians appear as AI players in:

Ascent of Egypt[]

Reign of the Hittites[]

Imperium Romanum[]


Age of Empires[]

Definitive Edition[]

  • Coinage is available.
  • With update 38862, Farms are 20% cheaper to build; they now cost 60 wood instead of 75 wood.

AI Player Names[]

Names shown in italics are only used in the original game, names shown in bold are used in both the original game and its expansions.

  • Ramses - Name of 11 Pharaohs between 1295-1077 BC; Ramses I: Pharaoh 1292-1290 BC
  • Thutmose (𓅝𓄟𓋴𓀀) - Name of 4 Pharaohs between 1506-1388 BC; Thutmose I: Pharaoh 1506-1493 BC
  • Ramses II - "the Great"; Pharaoh 1279-1213 BC
  • Thutmose II - Pharaoh 1493-1479 BC
  • Ramses III - Pharaoh 1186-1155 BC
  • Thutmose III - Pharaoh 1479-1425 BC
  • Ramses IV - Pharaoh 1155-1149 BC
  • Amosis (𓇹𓄟𓋴) - Pharaoh 1539-1514 BC
  • Necho - Pharaoh 672-664 BC (Necho I); 610-595 BC (Necho II)
  • Seti - Pharaoh 1290-1279 BC (Seti I); 1200-1194 BC (Seti II)
  • Haremhab - Pharaoh 1319/1306-1292 BC
  • Amenophis - Hellinized form of Amenhotep; Pharaoh 1526-1506 BC (Amenophis I); 1427-1402 BC (II); 1388-1351 BC (III); 1351-1334 (IV, commonly known as Akhenaten)
  • Hatshepsut - Pharaoh 1479-1458 BC
  • Menes - First dynastic Pharaoh, believed to be the same person as Narmer, around 3150 BC