I can't believe that I'm the first to post -- also can't quite believe what I've done to my self. I goofed around searching for too long & founded Berlin in 3550BC. Popped a hut for Masonry, so I left another hut alone for a while. Founded Leipzig in 2150 -- going really slow & Hamburg in 1850. Discovered Monarchy in 850BC & revolted immeadiately. Had to kill my first barbarian visitor (Archer with Leader) when they approached the cappital & I had no serious defenders (a warrior, settler, dip & horse in the area.) Am now at 1AD with 7 cities, 10 techs, the Hanging Gardens & not much else. Time to set this aside (finish GOTM 31 ) & let this develop into a better picture.