Civilization EditAn empire astride the banks of the River Nile, Egypt boasts advanced medicine, agriculture, and art, as well as undeniable military prowess. This might has allowed its pharaohs to establish a tenuous rule over the shifting sands. Now, Egypt seeks to expand its borders through conquest while harried on all sides by kingdoms that seek the same. Assume command of the Egyptian forces to lead them to victory and establish a dynasty throughout the region..
Unique Features Edit
- Priestess of Ra, which acts as a powerful priest that can empower buildings and heal troops while in combat.
- Fast access to cheap units in exchange for strength.
- Can create the mighty War Elephant which can lay down sieges of destruction.
- Age up by building a temple dedicated to Ra, Set, and Ptah.
- Access to the Priest of Ptah which converts multiple units and buildings at once although has a short range.
- Camel Rider are excels at raids and can deal devastating damage to cavalry and archers.
The following gear is featured in the Egyptian main page.
- Egyptian Battle Cuirass
- Desert Wanderer Robes
- Studded Battle Gorget
- Superior Imperial Fortifications
- Blessed Spear of Thoth
- Apep's Acidic Bow
- Golden Winged Axe of Ra
- Vizier's Deadly War Sling
- Main article: Units (Egyptian)
- Main article: Buildings (Egyptian)
- Main article: Technologies (Egyptian)
Behind the scenesEdit
On January 25, 2011 the Egyptian civilization was announced as the second civilization. The Egyptians were released with the Greeks on August 16, 2011, Age of Empire Online's official release.[[|]]
The Egyptian civilization was based on the fertile lands of the Nile River. The Nile would annually flood, bringing rich yellow silt onto the banks of the river. Around 3150 BC, Upper and Lower Egypt were united under the first pharaoh, Narmer, who became the absolute monarch of a hierarchial society.
Ancient Egypt is commonly organized under a series of Kingdoms and Intermediate Periods. Egyptian Kingdoms were eras of stability: Old Kingdom, the Middle Kingdom, and the New Kingdom (Golden Age). The Intermediate Periods were eras of relative instability. The Egyptians flourished and became a dominant Meditteranean power, expanding into Nubia, Libya, and Levant.
After the end of the New Kingdom era, Egypt fell into decline and became conquered by a succession of foreign powers (ex: the Nubians, Libyans, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, and Greeks). After Alexander the Great's death, one of his generals, Ptolemy Soter, established himself as the ruler of Egypt and founded by Ptolemaic Dynasty. As the Greek Empire went into decline, Ptolemaic Egypt fell to the Roman Empire and became a Roman Province called Aegyptus.