Ziggurat (Civ5)

Building of the Classical era

The unique building of the Sumerian civilization
(replaces Temple)

Cost 120 20xProduction5
Maintenance 2 20xGold5

Philosophy (Civ5) Philosophy


Artist (Civ5)

  • +3 20xCulture5 Culture
  • +25% 20xScience5 Science
  • Requires Monument

BackArrowGreen Back to the list of buildings

Game InfoEdit

Unique building of the Sumerian civilization in the Wonders of the Ancient World scenario. Replaces the Temple. Requires Monument.

  • +3 20xCulture5 Culture.
  • +25% 20xScience5 Science.


The Ziggurat is the Sumerian unique building, replacing the Temple. The Ziggurat increases the 20xCulture5 Culture of a city, speeding the growth of its borders and the civilization's acquisition of Social Policies. The Ziggurat also provides a 20xScience5 Science bonus.

Civilopedia entryEdit

A hallmark of Sumerian, Babylonian and Assyrian construction efforts, the Ziggurat evolved from early temple designs that were built upon elevated platforms (probably to avoid flooding). The colossal Ziggurats typically featured large shrines on the highest level, to be viewed only by priests and other religious figures. Predominantly featured as part of larger overall temple complexes, the exact purpose of the Ziggurats remains a mystery today.