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This article is about the building in Age of Mythology. For other uses, see Monument.

Monuments are economic buildings in Age of Mythology that are only available to the Egyptians. They are the Egyptian means of generating favor. There are five Monuments in total and the more a player builds, the faster the total favor generation rate. Each subsequent Monument costs more resources to build and, apart from the first, generates increasingly more favor.

Number Name Food and Gold cost HP Favor generation
1 Monument to Villagers 50 450 6.0
2 Monument to Soldiers 100 640 4.9
3 Monument to Priests 200 960 5.1
4 Monument to Pharaohs 300 1,600 5.7
5 Monument to Gods 400 2,400 6.7

In order to build a Monument, all previous Monuments must be standing.

God bonuses[]

  • RaPortrait Ra: Monuments are 25% cheaper and have 20% more hit points.
  • IsisPortrait Isis: Monuments have 20% less hit points, but block enemy players from using god powers in the surrounding area.

Resource trickle comparison[]

There are quite a few means of auto-generating resources in Age of Mythology.

Resource generator Civilization God Resource Rate (per minute)
Aomrelicvase Ring of the Nibelung N/A Gold 18
Aomrelicvase Ship of Fingernails Food 24
Aomrelicvase Ankh of Ra Favor 2.4
VaultsOfErebus Vaults of Erebus GreekPortrait Greeks HadesPortrait Hades Gold 45
PlentyIcon Plenty Vault HephaestusIcon Hephaestus 180
Food 180
Wood 180
MonumentVillagersIcon Monument EgyptianPortrait Egyptians All Favor 4.9 - 6.9
FloodOfTheNile Flood of the Nile IsisPortrait Isis Food 45
Hersiricon Hersir NorsePortrait Norse All Favor 0.6
In combat: 1.2
TownCenterAOMAtlantean Town Center AtlanteanPortrait Atlanteans All Favor 6.3
HornsOfConsecration Horns of Consecration (Rheia): 7.56
GardenIcon Garden ChinesePortrait Chinese All Food 30
HouseAltars House Altars (Dabo Gong): 36
Wood 30
HouseAltars House Altars (Dabo Gong): 36
Gold 30
HouseAltars House Altars (Dabo Gong): 36
Favor 3
HouseAltars House Altars (Dabo Gong): 3.6
NuWaPortrait Nü Wa 3.6
HouseAltars House Altars (Dabo Gong): 4.2
Sacrifices Sacrifices HeBoIcon He Bo 6
  1. Gardens can be tasked to generate any resource, but they only generate one at a time.
  2. The Plenty Vault generates all three resources simultaneously.


AoM The Titans icon The Titans[]

  • With patch 1.02, the protection radius created by Isis' Monuments was reduced by 20%.


Ancient Egypt was a wealthy civilization largely isolated from external enemies and this allowed a lavish expenditure for Monuments and other edifices that glorified gods and pharaohs. For several thousand years, major construction projects were underway almost continually, for the glorification of some god or ruler. The Nile Valley today is dotted with Monuments of all sizes. The most famous of these are the Pyramids, the ultimate tombs, and the Sphinx.


  • On the box art of the original Age of Mythology, there is what appears to be beta textures and new models for the Monuments. The Monument's textures are much like other Egyptian buildings, and it appears that a sphinx and an arch was planned to be included in the final game as Monuments.
  • The model of the Monument to Gods differs for each Egyptian major god, but all of them have an icon showing Isis.


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