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Irrigation is a common technology in Age of Mythology. It improves the rate at which workers gather food from Farms.


  • +10% farming gather rate for non-Egyptian workers.
  • +11% farming gather rate for Egyptian workers.


Ancient gatherers and farmers understood through observation the relationship between the sun, water, and crops. Enterprising cultures learned to control the availability of water by irrigation. Canals brought water often great distances to fertile lands otherwise too dry for agriculture. Irrigation was critical to food production, population growth, and economic power in many regions where civilization first took hold on earth, including the Fertile Crescent, Egypt, and China.

Common food technologies
Hunting Dogs | Husbandry | Plow | Irrigation | Flood Control