Edit: Link to the old thread: http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=272814 Much has changed since the old longevity challenge, but I'm still quite proud I made it all the way. I made it from 3000 BC to 2020 AD with Egypt without collapsing. Churchill won a time victory. Monarch difficulty of course. Some key factors: I founded 2 cities at first Per-Wadjet (capitol) and Niwt-Rst. I build about 20 wonders, founded both Christianity (Oracle), and Islam (Research + prophets). The funds from their shrines kept me in mercenaries and purchased techs from foreign nations until the beginning of the 20th century. I had 4 golden ages with the Mausoleum of Mausoleus, 2 from great people, Taj Mahal and olympic park I was close to a third great person GA. I got to liberalism first, and lead the tech charge until the 1700s. I was near collapse several times but managed to get a golden age or a civic change just in time to prevent it in each case. On a couple occasions I had a city declare independence, or granted it myself to keep myself afloat. At the end, Niwt-Rst did declare its independence, but I retook it right away. This somehow pushed my stability from -39 to -12. Towards the end of the game I kept afloat with defensive pacts. I had about 7 of them, and it almost cost me the game when I got involved in a nuclear world war. But I did not get nuked, and was able to stay out of the action. Some key wonders: Great Wall to keep the barbarians at bay and keep natives busy with barbs. Mausoleum of Mausoleus for +50% golden age time. Cristo for no anarchy for civic changes Graceland & Wembly for resources to trade other civs so I could survive with my limited city count. Things I was proud of: At the height of my meager Egyptian empire I Boasted 6 cities: Per-Wadjet, Niwst-Rst, Athens, Jerusalem, Abdju (1 E of Axum) and Tripoli. Not collapsing! Things that could be done better: Get an actual victory, either time, space race, diplomatic or even culture. I didn't get the internet built, which might have let me get a space-race going. Not losing any city ever. This seems impossible if you have more than one city, but then again I thought just surviving was impossible. Screenshots after spoiler Spoiler : The state of the world: My empire at the end of the game (Down to 3 cities) I'm stable at the end of the game! Per-Wadjet Niwt-Rst So, Who can do better?