|This article is about the civilization in Age of Empires. For their appearance in Age of Mythology, see Egyptians (Age of Mythology).|
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.
The Egyptians appear as AI players in:
Age of Empires
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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.