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Pyramid

Pyramid (Civ5)

Building of the Ancient era


The unique building of the Mayan civilization
(replaces Shrine)

Game speed
Quick - Regular - Epic - Marathon
Cost 40 20xProduction5
Maintenance 1 20xGold5
Technology

Pottery (Civ5) Pottery

Specialists

None

Effect
  • +2 20xfaith5 Faith
  • +2 20xScience5 Science

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Game InfoEdit

Unique building of the Mayan civilization. Replaces the Shrine.

  • +2 20xfaith5 Faith
  • +2 20xScience5 Science
  • +1 additional 20xfaith5 Faith with Organized religion Social Policy
  • +1 20xCulture5 with Ancestor worship Religious Belief
  • +1 20xFood5 Food with Feed the world Religious Belief
  • +1 20xHappiness5 in cities with at least 3 followers with Asceticism Religious Belief

StrategyEdit

The Pyramid produces twice as much 20xfaith5 Faith as the building it replaces and additionally produces 2 20xScience5 Science, which is a great thing early on in the game. Mayan players should research Pottery ASAP and build these buildings first thing in every city, which will allow them to get ahead of the technological race in the early game.

A quick early science progression is essential for the Maya, because it allows them to research the Theology tech faster and start making use of their unique ability.

Historical InfoEdit

These impressive, pyramid-shaped structures were built by the Mayans for ceremonial purposes, beginning nearly 3,000 years ago. The Mayan crafters hand-carved every stone of the building, giving the structures a "stepped" appearance. A long staircase would run up one side of the pyramid, leading to a small shrine at the top, usually dedicated to one of the Mayan gods. The largest Mayan Pyramid is located at El Mirador, measuring nearly 260 feet in height. By volume (almost 99 million cubic feet) it is one of the largest pyramids in the world.

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