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This article is about the technology in Age of Empires. For the technology in Age of Mythology, see Engineers.

Engineering is a researchable technology in Age of Empires that increases the range of all siege units and Siege Ships by 2 points. It is researched in the Government Center and is needed to research and build the Juggernaught. It can only be researched once the player reaches the Iron Age. Researching this technology is important if the player's civilization specializes in siege weapons since it is the only way for Helepoli to outrange Iron Age towers with the exception of the ones built by the Choson and the Mirror Tower.

It is available to all civilizations except the Choson, Macedonians, Palmyrans, and Shang.


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Definitive Edition[]

  • Assyrians: Engineering added to the technology tree.


Ancient engineers were able to build remarkable structures even though the raw materials and tools with which they could work were often limited.  The Egyptian pyramids, for example, were built of multiton stone blocks using only the fulcrum and lever, wedge, ramp, sledge, and rollers.  The pyramid builders of 2600 B.C. used tools made only of wood and copper.  Advances in engineering were slow and based primarily on practical experience until advances in mathematics, especially from the Greeks, led to the new experimentation and techniques.
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