|Game||Age of Empires|
|Campaign||Ascent of Egypt Learning Campaign|
|Course of Campaign|
Crusade is the eighth map in the Ascent of Egypt Learning Campaign. The mission shows you how to convert enemy units.
"The great new temple has had a powerful effect on the people of Egypt. Priests are revitalized in their fervor and are spreading the word up river and along the coast. You are leading a new settlement in the west near Libya where raiders have been harassing Egyptian towns. These raiders possess a powerful new weapon called a Ballista. Capture the Ballista and bring it to your Town Center."
Capture (convert) the Ballista and bring it to your Town Center.
This map can be won in a matter of minutes. The ballista you're after is just south of your town, and you start off with a priest. Train a scout, and send the two units down to the ballista. Send the scout in first, to dodge ballista shots while the priest converts (but make sure that the scout doesn't move too close to the priest, or the ballista might hit him). Once you bring the ballista to your village, the mission can be completed.
Historical Outcome Edit
"The religion of Egypt remained a powerful unifying force for thousands of years. It overshadowed or influenced the religions of smaller neighboring barbarian cultures.
Egyptian religion was not without disruption, however. During the reign of Akhenaten (1364-1347 BC), for example, the old gods and goddesses were briefly deposed. The pharaoh insisted the people worship only one god, Aten, represented by the disc of the sun. He built a new city and temple for Aten and banned the worship of the old gods, causing great disruption. The names of the old gods were physically removed from many inscriptions. The idea of one god only may have influenced later religions. Within a few years of his death, Akhenaten was branded a heretic and the old gods and goddesses were restored.
Akhenaten is believed to have been the father of Tutankhamen."—In-game section