Building The Sphinx (CTP2)

Workers building the Sphinx as depicted in the opening movie of the game. The Sphinx was in CTP1 but it was taken out of CTP2.

The Ancient era is one of the eras in Call to Power II. It is the first era in the base game, coming before the Renaissance era.

The Ancient era begins in 4000 BC and lasts until the discovery and usage of Gunpowder in the 1400s (15th century). This 5500-year period is divided into 3 eras, 2 of which are playable: Ancient, Classical, and Middle. There were no scenarios uploaded that focused solely on the Middle Ages era so it only gets a passing footnote here. This page will mainly focus on the early Ancient era, rather than the later Ancient eras.


The Ancient era began with the discovery of writing. Before this discovery your civilization will still be part of the Pre-Historic era. Usually players in this age will start off with a wandering (nomadic) settler and wish to make a nice first impression of there neighbors if they are lucky enough to discover any. After you select a nice spot for your city you begin to grow your empire or civilization. Because of the length and depth of the Classical age this page will mainly focus on the early ancient period.

Technologies (early ancient only)Edit

Name Allows
Stone Working City wall, Fortification, Pyramids
Toolmaking Warrior
Bronze Working Hoplite
Ship Building Coracle, Nets
Agriculture Farms, Granary
Slave Labor Mines, Slaver
Ballistics Archer, Ballista Towers
Horse Riding Mounted Archer, Trading Post
Trade The Appian Way, Bazaar, Caravan, Roads
Religion Ramayana, Shrine
Drama Theater
Writing leads to Jurisprudence
Jurisprudence Chichen Itza, Courthouse
Custom techs
Alphabet Leads to Writing, Requires nothing
Domestication Leads to Trade, Requires Agriculture
Warrior code Leads to ballistics, Requires nothing

Notable Civilizations (4000 to 600 BC)Edit

Custom CivsEdit

  • Babylon (discovered Jurisprudence by 1700 BC)
  • Hittite (world's first Peace treaty, Egypt-Hittite Peace treaty of 1280 BC also Early Iron working which was a Classical age tech)
  • Olmec (Pre-Mayan culture; first city states in the Americas)