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This article is about the building in Age of Mythology. For the building in other games of the series, see Market.

The Market is a Heroic Age economic building in Age of Mythology. With Nü Wa, it can be built in the Classical Age already. It is available to all civilizations and must be built to reach the Mythic Age. At the Market, players can buy and sell resources, train Caravans and research technologies related to these and other economic functions. It also acts as the drop-off site for Caravans.

When buying and selling resources, gold is considered the standard resource. Players can buy food and wood with gold, or sell food and wood to obtain gold. The more of a resource a player sells, the lower its buying price becomes; the converse is also true. Buying and selling resources is useful in cases when one resource is in short supply or is in surplus.

Caravans travel from the Market to any Town Center the player or an ally controls, obtaining gold. This is added to the player's stockpile (i.e. is dropped off) when the Caravan returns to the Market. Each time the distance between Market and Town Center doubles, the gold gathered approximately quadruples, so it is wise to build a Market as far as possible from the Town Center it is trading with. Trading with an allied Town Center provides 50% extra gold.

The approximate formula for calculating gold production is:

where, y represents gold generated and X represents a Market-length of distance.

Further statistics[]

Civilization bonuses[]

God bonuses[]

  • FuXiPortrait Fu Xi: -20% cost.
  • NuWaPortrait Nü Wa: Markets are available since the Classical Age.





Technology tree[]

Market icon AOM
Tax Collectors


In each sizable town, residents created a trading center, or Market, where food items and craft goods were exchanged. In larger towns the markets became the center of trade with other towns. Markets such as the Greek agora became also a place for the exchange of ideas, entertainment (bards, acrobats, musicians), and the spreading of news.
—In-game help section


Buildings in Age of Mythology
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MilitaryDockAOMIcon Dock · TempleAOMIcon Temple
Walls and gatesStonewall icon Wooden Wall · GateIconAoM Gate · Stonewall icon Stone Wall · GateIconAoM Stone Gate · Fortifiedwall icon Fortified Wall · GateIconAoM Fortified Gate
TowerSentryTowerIcon Sentry Tower · Improvement watch tower icon 64 Watch Tower · Guard Tower upgrade icon AoM Guard Tower
SpecialAomWonderIcon Wonder · SecretsOfTheTitans Titan Gate
GreekPortrait GreeksGranaryIcon Granary · Storehouse Icon Storehouse · MilitaryAcademyIcon Military Academy · ArcheryRangeAOMIcon Archery Range · StableAOMIcon Stable · Fortress Fortress
EgyptianPortrait EgyptiansGranaryIcon Granary · LumberCampIcon Lumber Camp · MiningCampIcon Mining Camp · MonumentVillagersIcon Monument · MilitaryAcademyIcon Barracks · Midgol Migdol Stronghold · SiegeWorks Siege Works · Lighthouse icon Lighthouse · Obelisk Obelisk · CitadelWall Icon Citadel Wall · GateIconAoM Citadel Gate · Improvement ballista tower icon 64 Ballista Tower
NorsePortrait NorseLonghouse icon Longhouse · HillFort Hill Fort · ArmoryIcon Dwarven Foundry · AoMR Great Hall icon Great Hall
AtlanteanPortrait AtlanteansManor Manor · EconomicGuild Economic Guild · MilitaryBarracksIcon Military Barracks · CounterBarracksIcon Counter-Barracks · Palace Palace · BronzeWall icon Bronze Wall · GateIconAoM Bronze Gate · IronWall icon Iron Wall · GateIconAoM Iron Gate · OrichalkosWall icon Orichalkos Wall · GateIconAoM Orichalkos Gate · SkyPassage icon Sky Passage · Mirror tower icon Mirror Tower
ChinesePortrait ChineseBuilding storage pit icon Storage Pit · GardenIcon Garden · MilitaryAcademyIcon War Academy · StableAOMIcon Stable · Building chinese fortress icon Castle · Earthen Wall Icon Earthen Wall · GateIconAoM Earthen Gate · Great Wall Icon Great Wall · GateIconAoM Great Gate
Non-constructable (non-campaign exclusive buildings)
CitadelIcon Citadel Center · HealingSpringIcon Healing Spring · HesperidesIcon Hesperides Tree · LureIcon Lure · PlentyIcon Plenty Vault · TartarianGateIcon Tartarian Gate · UnderWorldPassageIcon Underworld Passage
Charioteria Charioteria