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This article is about the building in Age of Mythology. For the building in Age of Empires II: The Conquerors, see Monument (Age of Empires II).
Monument
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Economic
First AppearanceAge of Mythology
CostVariable
Age AvailableArchaicAge Archaic Age
Base Hit PointsVariable
Build Limit5 (one of each type)
LOS9
UseGenerates favor
CivilizationsEgyptians
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Monuments are 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 – 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 (see below for details. Empowering a monument causes it to yield more favor (20% more for a standard Pharaoh.)

God bonuses for Monuments are:

  • Ra's Monuments are 25% cheaper and have 50% more hit points.
  • Isis' Monuments block enemy players from using god powers in the surrounding area.

The five Monuments must be built in the order they appear below. If a player loses a Monument, they will have to rebuild it before subsequent Monuments can be built.

Monument to Villagers Edit

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  • 50 Food, 50 Gold.
  • 450 HP.
  • Generates 6.0 favor per minute. (0.100 per second)
The smallest, cheapest, and weakest monument, though it has the second highest favor-gathering rate.

Monument to Soldiers Edit

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  • 100 Food, 100 Gold
  • 640 HP.
  • Generates 4.9 favor per minute. (0.082 per second)
This second monument can only be built when the player has a Monument to Villagers. It has the lowest rate of favor generation of all the monuments.

Monument to Priests Edit

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  • 200 Food, 200 Gold
  • 960 HP.
  • Generates 5.1 favor per minute. (0.085 per second)
This medium-sized monument cannot be built unless the player has both the previous monuments. It has the fourth highest favor generation rate.

Monument to Pharaohs Edit

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  • 300 Food, 300 Gold
  • 1600 HP.
  • Generates 5.7 favor per minute. (0.095 per second)
This large monument cannot be built unless the player has the previous three monuments. Has the third highest rate of favor generation.

Monument to the Gods Edit

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Monuments to Ra, Set & Isis

  • 400 Food, 400 Gold
  • 2400 HP.
  • Generates 6.9 favor per minute. (0.115 per second)

This is the final and largest monument with the fastest favor generation rate. It cannot be built unless the player has all the other monuments. The Monument to the Gods comes in three different designs, one for each Egyptian Major God.

History Edit

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.

Trivia Edit

On the box art of the original Age of Mythology game, 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.

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