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Egypt led by Djoser is a custom civilization mod by JFD and Janboruta, with contributions from Leugi, Regalman, Sukritact, Tarcisio.


Old Kingdom[]

The Old Kingdom is the name given to the period in the 3rd millennium BC when Egypt attained its first continuous peak of civilization – the first of three so-called "Kingdom" periods, which mark the high points of civilization in the lower Nile Valley (the others being Middle Kingdom and the New Kingdom). It was in this era that formerly independent ancient Egyptian states became known as nomes, under the rule of the pharaoh. The former rulers were forced to assume the role of governors or otherwise work in tax collection. Egyptians in this era worshipped their pharaoh as a god, believing that he ensured the annual flooding of the Nile that was necessary for their crops. Egyptian views on the nature of time during this period held that the universe worked in cycles, and the Pharaoh on earth worked to ensure the stability of those cycles. They also perceived themselves as a specially selected people.


Djoser was an ancient Egyptian pharaoh of the 3rd dynasty during the Old Kingdom and the founder of this epoque. One of the most famous contemporaries of king Djoser was his vizier, "head of the royal shipyard" and "overseer of all stone works", Imhotep. Imhotep oversaw stone building projects such as the tombs of King Djoser and King Sekhemkhet. It is possible, that Imhotep was mentioned in the also famous Papyrus Westcar, in a story called "Khufu and the magicians". Djoser was buried in his famous step pyramid at Saqqara. This pyramid was originally built as a nearly quadratic mastaba, but then five further mastabas were literally piled upon the first, each new mastaba smaller than the predecessing ones, until the monument became Egypt's first step pyramid. Supervisor of the building constructions was the high lector priest Imhotep.

Dawn of Man[]

We kneel to your blessing, O' he who is divine of body, Djoser, Pharaoh of Egypt and of the flowing Nile. You are the ruler who brought an end to famine and a beginning to plenty, and the founder of Egypt's third dynasty. Aided by your Vizier, Imhotep, you oversaw the restoration of the great temple of Khnum, and with it the prosperity and fertility of your people. You pioneered the construction of Egypt's first great pyramids, and your visionary projects remain today a testimony to the stability and strength of your reign.

Diplo Djoser

Leaderscene by TarcisioCM

Wise ruler, the time to restore Egypt's monuments are upon you. Can you, through shrewd administration and long life, compel the peoples of your realm to erect great structures, and, in return, deliver to them an age of prosperity? Can you build a civilization that can stand the test of time?

Introduction: "Blessings be upon you, noble leader. I am Djoser, King of Egypt. Do you find my monuments impressive? I know that you must."

Introduction: "Welcome to Egypt, where the rivers converge at my feet and the sun shines at my beckoning."

Defeat: "Fortunate that I have devoted my life to erecting my tomb."

Defeat: "Alas, I ask only one thing: that you bury me in the tomb which I had raised for this day."

Unique Attributes[]

Egypt (Djoser)

Art by Janboruta

Feats of Imuthes

Wonder Production Production bonuses from Beliefs, Buildings, Policies, Resources, etc. also apply 50% of their bonuses towards buildings. Free Vizier at Masonry.


Art by Janboruta

Vizier (Great Engineer)
  • May discover Limestone (+10% Wonder Production Production) on any owned flatlands tile
  • Creates a Worker when discovering Limestone

Art by Sukritact

Brick Mason (Stone Works)
  • Has 1 slot for an Engineer specialist
  • +1 Production Production on Limestone
City List
  1. Memphis
  2. Heliopolis
  3. Giza
  4. Saqqara
  5. Nekhen
  6. Abydos
  7. Busiris
  8. Kahun
  9. Sais
  10. Mendes
  11. Bubastis
  12. Yebu
  13. Abydos
  14. Tanis
  15. Buto
  16. Dahshur
  17. Akoris
  18. Iunu
  19. Per-Wadjet
  20. Shedyet
  21. Tjebu
  22. Nubt
  23. Swenet
  24. Zawty
  25. Men-Nefer
  26. Buhen
Spy List
  • Khasekhemwy
  • Khufu
  • Khafre
  • Menkaure
  • Sneferu
  • Menes
  • Hetephernebti
  • Nimaethap
  • Inetkaes
  • Mit-Amen
Vizier Names
  • Imhotep
  • Kagemni I
  • Nefermaat I
  • Hemiunu
  • Kawab
  • Ankhhaf
  • Nefermaat II
  • Minkhaf
  • Khufukhaef
  • Nikaure
  • Ankhmare
  • Duaenre
  • Nebemakhet
  • Iunmin I
  • Babaef II
  • Sekhemkare
  • Weshptah
  • Ptahhotep I
  • Akhethotep
  • Ptahhotep II
  • Senedjemib Inti
  • Senedjemib Mehi
  • Nefersheshemre
  • Kagemni
  • Mereruka


JFD EgyptDjoserAtlas 256


Peace Theme War Theme

Egyptian music


Epic Egyptian Music - Tomb Raiders

'Egyptian music' by Lorenna McKennit. 'Tomb Raiders' by Derek Fietcher.

Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence
Wish for the World

Events & Decisions[]

Codify the Vizierate
The conduct by which the Viziers of our government present themselves is in dire need of structure and codification. Only by entrenching our expectations of the Vizier can we hope to entrust them with running an efficient administration.
  • Player must be Egypt (Djoser)
  • Must have at least one Vizier
  • Must have researched Writing
  • May only be enacted once per game
  • CultureIcon Culture equal to the cost of the next Social Policy
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrate
  • Receive +1 Magistrates Magistrate whenever a Vizier is expended
Develop Step Pyramids
Our tombs are well and truly monumental, but what if... - now bear with me on this - what if we constructed a tomb on top of a tomb on top of a tomb. Now that would be truly remarkable!
  • Player must be Egypt (Djoser)
  • May only be enacted once per game
  • 300 Gold Gold
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrates
  • Allows construction of Step Pyramids (+1 CultureIcon Culture and +1 FaithIcon Faith on sources of Limestone) in cities which have a Brick Mason

Hebsed Festival

Today marks the great Heb Sed - the great feast of rejuvenation! For many years we have ruled over the Egyptian lands, and for many years more do we hope to do so.
Option 1: Let the celebrations begin!
  • All cities begin celebrating 'We Love the King Day' for 5 turns

Exceptional Courtier

One of our courtiers is well regarded for their exceptional wisdom and skill. It has been recommended to us that we appoint them as Vizier.
Option 1: We certainly must.
  • Gain a free Vizier
Option 2: Our present Vizier serves us too well.
  • Gain 300 CultureIcon Culture

Observation of Khnum

Our Vizier has recommended to us that we observe the blessings of Khnum, the God of the waters. Doing so, he advises, would ensure the continued prosperity and fertility of our lands.
Option 1: No, it would be a waste of our time.
  • 20% chance that all cities will lose 20 Food Food
Option 2: Indeed, we must show our reverence.
  • Lose 60 FaithIcon Faith
  • 25% chance that each city will gain Food Food; doubled if the city has a Temple

Claims & Colonies[]

Colony List
  1. Beth-Pelet
  2. Robihwa


Vizier List
  1. Imhotep
  2. Kagemni I
  3. Nefermaat I
  4. Hemiunu
  5. Kawab
  6. Ankhhaf
  7. Nefermaat II
  8. Minkhaf
  9. Khufukhaef
  10. Nikaure
  11. Ankhmare
  12. Duaenre
  13. Nebemakhet
  14. Iunmin I
  15. Babaef II
  16. Sekhemkare
  17. Weshptah
  18. Ptahhotep I
  19. Akhethotep
  20. Ptahhotep II
  21. Senedjemib Inti
  22. Senedjemib Mehi
  23. Nefersheshemre
  24. Kagemni
  25. Mereruka
Political Parties
  1. High Priests (Clergy)
  2. Al-Wasat Party (Conservatives)
  3. Muslim Brotherhood (Fascists)
  4. Nomarchs (Nobility)
  5. Freedom and Justice Party (Reactionaries)
  6. Free Officers Movement (Revolutionaries)
  7. National Democratic Party (Socialists)

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now constructing mud pyramids in which to house their dead! We're worried the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

Full Credits List[]

Dropbox Download
Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 30 September 2015

  • JFD: Coding, Design, Writing
  • Tarcisio: Art (Leaderscene)
  • Janboruta: Art (Civ, Leader, Unit Icons)
  • Sukritact: Art (Building, Resource Icons)
  • Regalman: Research (City/Spy-Lists)
  • Leugi: Graphics (Vizier)
  • Loreena Mckinnet: Peace Theme[1]
  • Derek Fiechter: War Theme[2]
  • Whoward: PlotIterators.lua[3]

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