I was not a God, a Diety, not yet. As the mortal ruler of Egypt, I was still just a King. Not any King, of course, but the Sun King, ruler of the Nile, builder of Pyramids! Well, I plan to build Pyramids, at least. When I get around to it. But first, I build my first city, Memphis, in Egypt. This is a Large Earth, with the Real-locations mod so that all civs start in the correct location. From the start, I notice I already border Sidon, which occupies what would be Isreal, to my north east. I start out sending my warrier to scout, and building a scout. After the scout finished, I started on a worker. I notice that most of my tiles are either flood plains or desert. Beyond two forests, I had no production to speak of. But between rivers and flood plains, my people will have plenty of food at least! Not sure how I can get my lazy people to build anything though, especially since I no longer have a whip. My scout runs through Sidon's territory and explores the Middle East. Persia is here, and to north is Russia. Meanwhile, my warrier discovers I am not alone in Africa - Songhai is here. I think he looks kinda scary. Meanwhile I have teched to the Pyramids, and begin work on it immediately. My worker starts to build farms on my already rich lands. The Egyptians will be a populous race! I also buy a settler, and send him south along the river. There I find a location full of flood plains, rivers, and cotton (?)! I didn't know cotton grew on flood plains, but we are joyous. I tell my advisors to make clothes out of the cotton, of the dull, low-quality variety and give them to the slaves in Memphis. They can wear it while building the pyramids! They will be so happy.