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The Migdol Stronghold (or simply Migdol) is the Castle-type building for the Egyptians in Age of Mythology. It is cheaper and stronger than the Greek Fortress, the Norse Hill Fort, the Atlantean Palace and the Chinese Castle, though it takes considerably longer to build. The Migdol is vital to the Egyptians as it is where their elite units, the Chariot Archer, Camelry, and War Elephant, are trained. It is also where technologies that improve these units are researched. Unlike with the other Castle-type buildings, siege weapons are not trained at the Migdol, but at the Siege Works.

Migdol Strongholds fire multiple arrows at enemies within range, mowing down those with low pierce armor. They can be used to bolster a town's defenses, strengthen a player's claim to a neutral area, or as a forward base. They are, however defenseless against melee attacks unless upgraded with Boiling Oil, and, while formidable at defense, they are not invincible. Siege weapons either outrange them or take little damage from their attacks. In a large enough group, human soldiers can destroy a Migdol, though not without suffering substantial losses.

God bonuses[]

  • SetPortrait Set: Migdol Strongholds -25% gold cost



Myth technologies[]

Technology tree[]

Migdol Stronghold
Chariot Archer
Heavy Chariots
Champion Chariots
Heavy Camelry
Champion Camelry
War Elephant
Heavy Elephants
Champion Elephants
Levy Migdol Soldiers
Conscript Migdol Soldiers


Although the ancient Egyptians were largely isolated by expansive deserts, they were still open to attack from the Middle East, the sea, and up the Nile Valley from the south. Where they were vulnerable they built large fortresses. The name Migdol comes from a fortress with attached towers found in northern Egypt near a town thought to have been named Migdol. Other fortresses incorporating similar towers are sometimes characterized as being in the Migdol style.


  • Migdol is the Egyptian word for tower. It is related to the Hebrew word magdala, from which 'Magdalene' is derived.


Buildings in Age of Mythology
EconomicTownCenterAOMGreek Town Center · AoMR Village Center Greeks icon Village Center · Building house icon House · AomFarmIcon Farm · ArmoryIcon Armory · Market icon AOM Market
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