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Mobs in treasure room?[edit]

We should find out of monsters can spawn in the loot rooms. If they can, this could cause un-called for explosions. --Fishrock123 (Talk)(c) 14:09, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

They can. I found pyramid with already exploded trap. I think, adding torches to generated room can help. — MiiNiPaaT|C 14:12, 24 May 2012 (UTC)
Dang. We need to let Mojang know so that can be fixed. :/ --Fishrock123 (Talk)(c) 14:13, 24 May 2012 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure that'll be fixed soon. It sounds unfair how mobs destroyed all your treasure. I play on "peaceful" until I have a good shelter, so I don't need to really worry about this –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) 18:24, 8 August 2012 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~


One can be found on the seed '2723252156358377690' at x:-277, y:67, z:-208. A second one is found near a desert village on the same map at x:-422, y:70, z:-671 –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Fishrock123 (Talk|Contribs) 14:02, 24 May 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

A third one is found in a closer desert biome in the same map. It's at x:-277 y:65 z:-218 –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) 16:32, 24 May 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Pyramids can also be found buried in sand, as if they were Abandoned. (Seed: '2025899048' at x:-460, z:680) –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) 14:08, 24 May 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Another one can be found on the seed 'Desert' at x:212, y:71, z: 330. It's half-buried in sand. You can also find a mobspawner on the surface (x:253, y:63, z:182) next to a NPC village with sandhouses(x:257, y:70, z:111) –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) 15:49, 24 May 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Moving to chat done by me, KingFlameTail 16:14, 24 May 2012 (UTC)
The first one also has a dungeon near spawn.-- 18:53, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

A Desert Temple spawned partially inside a jungle can be found in seed "-12718286588389791" at x: -327, z: 233. -- 00:42, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

Another desert temple inside jungle in seed "simone" at x=586 , z= 123, ... and visit Jungle Temple on the way at x: 296, z: 72. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) 20:30, 4 June 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~


I think this page should be renamed Desert Castle, as it is more like a castle than a pyramid, and for n00bs 'pyramids' would look more like Incan or Egyptian pyramids, not at all like this.From Moi, Ajc_1254 18:16, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

I don't see why they should stop being called pyramids, unless you want to rename creepers to hissy-exploding-thingy, and diamonds to super-rare-and-valuable-ore KingFlameTail 18:21, 24 May 2012 (UTC)
Does it look like a pyramid to you? Not to me. And you? Really, you have to be sarcastic like a douche about creepers and diamonds? That's not cool. Your making me sound like a spoiled brat who doesn't get his way. I'm just saying IT'S NOT A PYRAMID! It really is a castle with a pyramid style roof. Do you have the snapshot and have seen it, or are you a no-snapshot crybaby who is ripping on someone who just wants a rename for a good reason?From Moi, Ajc_1254 18:44, 24 May 2012 (UTC)
Deep breaths there buddy. He was just trying to make a semi-humorous example. I don't think it was supposed to be at your expense at all. Back on to the topic at hand I do agree with Ajc 1254. It definitely does not look like a pyramid. It also is not mentioned by any of the developers as a pyramid. For now I think we should call it something less descriptive like "Desert/sand temple". We should also find someone to look through the source code to find out if they are named in the coding. --Moxxy 20:48, 24 May 2012 (UTC)
Well, considering how a good portion of it is a pyramid, I believe that we could keep the name as-is. Also, pyramids can have other structures connected to it, as is the case with the Nubian pyramids. 23:31, 24 May 2012 (UTC)
Shocking news, they're actually temples. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) 21:23, 2 August 2012 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~


Pyramids in vanilla Minecraft!? My dream has come true!!! :D –Preceding unsigned comment was added by CoalSponge (Talk|Contribs) 17:11, 25 May 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

cool story bro 22:55, 25 May 2012 (UTC)
Congratulations :P I think they're pretty cool too –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) 18:21, 8 August 2012 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

the treasure is, uhhh, interesting?[edit]

when i found a pyramid, i tried to get the chests, and i did. but when i got them i got disappoint. the only loot it had was gold ingots, bones and rotten flesh. according to the wiki, it had an valuable loot, but bones rotten flesh and gold ingots aren't really valuable. or does it varies on world? 00:48, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

Pretty sure they're supposed to be Sarcophagi with rotting mummies buried with their loot. The bones and flesh aren't the treasure, but gold is (at least in reality) pretty valuable. Other things it can have include diamonds and emeralds, which are more valuable. 02:41, 5 June 2012 (UTC)
The first desert temple I found had 3 diamonds, 3 emeralds, some rotting flesh, bones, (can't remember how much) gold, and iron. It did have enough gold to make a full set of armour though. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) 21:26, 2 August 2012 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~
Its just a possibility to get diamonds and emeralds, but it doesn't happen all the time. Emeralds and diamonds are the rarest things in the game, rarer than spider jockeys. Just keep finding different temples, and you are sure to get better loot sooner or later :) I found a lot of boring stuff in one pyramid. All four chests only contained a bunch of rotten flesh and bones (I think the bones are alright, because you can get wolves :D) Hope this helped at least a little... You can also find emeralds in mines, but they're rarer than diamonds and can only be found in the Extreme Hills biome. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) 18:20, 8 August 2012 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

The first desert temple I found had 1 iron horse armour, 1 gold horse armour,an emerald, saddle, lots of bones, 3 rotton flesh, and some iron and gold ingots. So I think that one was pretty valuable. -- 11:59, 7 July 2013 (UTC)-- 11:59, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

Photo help[edit]

I was looking to put up a few pictures of some pyramid stuff I found and I don't know how. Can anyone help me? J.L.L. No account. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) 02:22, 26 May 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Go here: and upload your picture. Below, input the name of the picture and a description. Choose the license and then click the button at the bottom of the page. You'll be redirected to a page which is kinda like: "Are you sure you want to upload this picture with this description?", and then just proceed. The picture will be uploaded to the wiki. Now you have to put it on a page, so just put in "File:Picture Name|Picture description (doesn't have to be the description you typed earlier)" on the page. Hope this helps! :) Matt.B. 17:26, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Jeb's "Desert Temple"[edit]

It does not matter what Jeb dubbed it, logic is more important than the game of who-said-what. If it truly is a temple, than the sloped sides and obvious chamber should be removed. Even if it's a "Desert Temple", a more fitting name such as "Ziggurat" should be used, as "Desert Temple" sounds silly, when you see that it truly is a Pyramid, or at the very least, a Ziggurat. May I also mention, the Pyramid itself seems to be based off of a Nubian Pyramid (another user mentioned this as well). Desert Temple is not a fitting name, as it very childishly describes the structure and what it could be. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Gardevoirr (Talk|Contribs) 23:53, 28 May 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Jeb called it a desert temple, which makes that the official name. We use the official name for blocks, mobs, features, etc. since otherwise we end up with fighting over what we should call them (for example, in your comment, you point out two different possible names for this structure). If Jeb clarifies that the official name is, in fact, "pyramid" or "ziggurat" or something other than "desert temple", then we'll rename the article, but until then, "desert temple" is fine for the name. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 00:12, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
I realize your side of the argument, but "Desert temple" makes absolutely no sense at all. By 1.3, the name or structure should be different if it is to be a "Temple", otherwise a different selection of loot and layout may be needed for the name to accurate portray the structure itself. (On a personal note, "Desert temple" just isn't creative at all. No cookies for you, Mojang :/). –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Gardevoirr (Talk|Contribs) 04:17, 29 May 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~
Obviously you didn't read my 'Rename' section. It obviously isn't a pyramid. Ziggurat is much more accurate. I also don't like 'Desert Temple', but it's 1000x better than Pyramid. It should stay Desert Temple until we find out what their official names are.From Moi, Ajc_1254 12:59, 29 May 2012 (UTC)P.S. The name Pyramid sucks! :P
The name "Pyramid" is fine. The stereotypical view of "Pyramid" are the ones at Giza, but as I mentioned, many structures under the name "Pyramid" are found throughout the world, that aren't always a triangular shape. If you really need to see the true shape, remove the towers and gaze upon it; it's truly a stereotypical pyramid without them. However, if this structure is any indication, Mojang is getting a lot better at their building design, and we may see an actual "Pyramid" structure one day. Now, I now believe "Ziggurat" isn't a perfect name for this, but it is much better than the unimaginative and totally inaccurate "Desert temple" (even "Desert Castle" is better than this, honestly). I guess "Pyramid" isn't the best name either, as the added towers do give the impression of something else. Again though, the word "Temple" should not be used in the name at all; this structure is neither large enough nor shows any sign of ever being used as a "Temple". If they truly wish to call it "Desert temple", they should remove the treasure chamber and add a Potion rack and Alchemy table, as it would be far more accurate to a technical temple than it's current state. So, if Jeb does not decide to rename it, I propose the name "Ziggurat" be used, as it's better accepted than Pyramid or Desert temple, a negotiated name, if you will. With that being said, I hope Jeb sees this or other discussion on the name, as I simply refuse to use the term "Desert temple"; it's unimaginative, it's inaccurate, and most importantly, it's very un-Minecrafty and un-videogamey (Like those words I made up? I like them too!). What I mean is, is that many structures or other, various things in Minecraft have had creative, or at least attemptive-creative names. A few seem very simple, yes, and could use more descriptive names (Villagers = Testificates? Nope, not bringing that flame war here xD), but nonetheless, they have (and many other games) had simple, one-word names that describe the entire subject very easily. Sorry for the long post, I just hate seeing creativity being overshadowed by production. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by ‎Gardevoirr (Talk|Contribs) 21:03, 29 May 2012 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~
  • nice speech bro
Desert Temple isn't videogamey or Minecrafty? We have "villages", "dungeons", "strongholds" and "abandoned mineshafts". Desert temple fits in just fine and is the term Jeb_ used. --Moxxy 21:58, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Disagreements About The Name[edit]

Well I think we should just go with whatever name Jeb comes up with for it. People always have different opinions about it. He can't make everyone happy. He's trying his best. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) 17:58, 29 May 2012‎ (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~


I think we should merge desert and jungle temples into one article called "Temples" or something... Electrk 00:42, 1 June 2012 (UTC) I think thats worth putting to vote Rhysmordauntsucks 02:14, 17 June 2012 (UTC)

where is the jungle temple[edit]

heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelp where can i find a jungle temple easy pr desser easy –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) 16:35, 11 July 2012 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Well, its not too easy to find a jungle temple or desert pyramid. I'm acually thankful its hard to find them, because if they were common they wouldn't be as exciting to find. What I do to find a desert pyramid or jungle temple is keep searching deserts for red wool, and search the jungle for cobblestone or mossy cobblestone. I have found that this acually helped me a lot, and I found both types in the same world. Hope this helps you, too –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) 18:12, 8 August 2012 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Desert Temple bug?[edit]

Twice today, on different worlds, I attempted to take over a Temple as my dwelling place. I was killed by mobs in both cases more or less on the front doorstep. Whoops. ^^; Now to the bug: in both cases, when I decided to respawn, I fell through the ground and off the world.

...Has this happened to anyone else?? 03:49, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

Thats wierd... It hasn't happened to me though. The desert pyramids are acually dark enough to spawn mobs on the inside, which probably come out when you come. For the bug... I don't think it has anything to do with the desert pyramid. You might need to find a way to tell the Minecreaft owners what happened. Sorry I can't really help you –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) 18:16, 8 August 2012 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Put "SPOILER" under TNT trap[edit]

We should put all the parts about a TNT trap under a spoiler. You probably know that there's a TNT trap under the temple. But maybe not everyone. Diamond.png Pin Collector Talk

More of a challenge of a trap.[edit]

Im extremely loving the pyramids, but since there is only one pressure place it is kinda easy to bypass it. What if there was pressure plates on all but 1 block, so if you guess the wrong block you land on the pressure plate, triggering tnt. Also they need torches, i found one with a trap already set off.

temple exit blocked off![edit]

Ok, so I was playing on my survival world in single player when I found a pyramid! So I decided to go and get all the treasure from the pyramid. I went inside, got the all the goodies, and went to exit the pyramid, but the exit was BLOCKED BY STONE! I didn't cover up the exit with anything! I looked around to see if it was the wrong exit, but it wasn't! Please tell me what is happening. -AlaskanKid

Reply: It might be a bug... or this: -- 12:27, 3 July 2013 (UTC)Gnmpolicemata

Isometric picture[edit]

On the isometric image above the stairs are missing in the pyramid! {{SUBST:ERS:Benutzer:ILeon/Sig}} 21:02, 5 January 2013 (UTC)


Is it possible for someone to find a layer by layer blueprint for the desert temple? I know there are such things for the jungle temple and NPC villages, but haven't found one for the desert temple. If someone could get one, that would be really awesome. Thank you!

I'm planning on making one in my userspace, but I need to find one first. And because it's made of sandstone, it's hard to tell what is part of it and what isn't. Lennbot (talk) 10:35, 22 September 2013 (UTC)


I was adventuring with a friend and we found beacons in the chest. I'm pretty sure beacons don't appear in Desert Temple chests. It could have been the guy in charge of the server, but I'm pretty sure we were the first ones in that area. Does anyone have any idea? 17:56, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

Beacons do not spawn naturally in Desert Temples. -- TheWombatGuru t | c NL Admin 21:11, 5 October 2013 (UTC)
Ok thanks it must have been the guy in charge. (and that is me who started it above, but that was before I made an account)Dragon29 29 (talk) 23:50, 6 October 2013 (UTC)

I found a desert pyramid that only had 3 chests. They contained bones and rotten flesh, which is not unusual. But I have never encountered a pyramid that only had 3 chests before. 04:55, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

Did maybe a cave or other generated structure overwrite the fourth chest? The temple in the thing I wrote above this one had the treasure room intersecting with a ravine, and it looked really cool. It still had all the chests, though. Dragon29 29 (talk) 13:08, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

A Desert Temple Where A Jungle Temple Should Be[edit]

There is a bug that makes a desert temple spawn where a jungle temple should be.--JOCOOL (talk) 22:04, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

A bug making a desert temple be where a jungle temple should be

Beacon-Related Trivia[edit]

So I've been thinking about why the trivia of secondary-power beacons fitting in desert temples would be useful. I came up with 2 reasons: 1) Trivia is, by virtue of the root word 'trivial', generally useless information that is interesting. 2) This particular piece of trivia is interesting because the beacon was added after desert temples, suggesting a coincidence in the design portions. Biostars (talk) 19:50, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Expanding the lead section[edit]

Special:Diff/1304710 – the lead section serves as a brief version of the article, which does not mean it must be completely free of content repeating that of the rest of the article. My edit, which was reverted by TheFirePhoenix, does not violate the style guide (if rules conformance is the only thing you care about), and can hardly be said to have degraded the article. I need more input before I either restore my revision or acknowledge it is undesired for a valid reason. --AttemptToCallNil (report bug, view backtrace) 10:05, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

I support ATCN's edit. I'm not a fan of very long leads, but two sentences which briefly summarize the article is helpful, in my opinion. The current lead says that desert pyramids are structures and that they look like pyramids. I think ATCN's edit made the lead much more useful than that.-- Madminecrafter12Orange Glazed Terracotta.pngTalk to meLight Blue Glazed Terracotta.png 14:56, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
I also support ATCN's edit; it gives the most important characteristics of the structure (contains loot and TNT trap). The style guide says that "The introduction section...should be capable of standing alone as a concise overview of the article, briefly describing its most important points", which is what the edit is doing. (Though I'm not saying that the style guide should be treated as an absolute rule.) –Sonicwave talk 18:48, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
"It's good to have a little bit of information. The lead is to summarise the article not to have no information whatsoever
"‘Desert pyramids are mediumly-sized structures made of sandstone that contain four loot chests.’ is good." – Nixinova Nixinova sig1.png Nixinova sig2.png 19:03, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
In my opinion, it is important information to include in some way, that the structure contains loot chests and a trap. Important enough to include it in the lead section. Because otherwise just glancing through the lead section might grief a careless new player by their own doing. Including this information is more honest, however it doesn't need to explicitely describe it in detail. – Jack McKalling [ Talk Contrib ] 23:10, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

I rewrote the lead section again.
...I feel we shouldn't have needed to discuss this in the first place... --AttemptToCallNil (report bug, view backtrace) 03:16, 17 January 2019 (UTC)