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Discussion in 'Civ5 - Mod Components' started by Pouakai, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. Pouakai

    Pouakai It belongs in a museum. Moderator

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    More Wonders


    "We built wonderous monuments honouring the gods, which reached up to touch the very fabric of the heavens"

    Upcoming Wonders

    - Mosque of Uqba
    - Palacio de Bellas Artes
    - Rila Monastery
    - Stari Most
    - Taputapuatea Marae
    - Vienna Stephansdom
    - Washington Monument
    - Xunantunich

    - Borgund Stave Church
    - Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
    - Fushimi Inari Shrine
    - Geghard Monastery
    - Khan Shatyr
    - Marina Bay Sands

    As of 25 June 2012 All mods will no longer be compatible with solely the base game, and will require at least one of the expansion packs.


    Wonder Packs
    Beginning with the release of the Korean Wonders Pack on August 13, 2011, Wonder Packs have become a new medium for the release of related wonders. These wonder packs will be released on average every three months, and will be to celebrate or commemorate an event that happens / happened on that date.

    13 August 2011 - Korean
    18 December 2011 - Arab Spring
    23 January 2012 - Chinese New Year
    15 April 2012 - Songkran
    13 November 2012 - Diwali

     
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  2. Pouakai

    Pouakai It belongs in a museum. Moderator

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    Abu Simbel
    By: Sukritact
    Current Version: v2

    The Abu Simbel temples are two massive rock temples in Abu Simbel in Nubia, southern Egypt, carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BCE, as a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari, to commemorate his alleged victory at the Battle of Kadesh. The complex was relocated in its entirety in 1968, onto an artificial hill made from a domed structure, high above the Aswan High Dam reservoir. The relocation of the temples was necessary to avoid their being submerged during the creation of Lake Nasser, the massive artificial water reservoir formed after the building of the Aswan High Dam on the Nile River. Abu Simbel unlocks with Writing and contains 2 slots for Great Works of Art. +2 Production for Great Works housed in Abu Simbel and +1 Production for every other Great Work in the city.

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    Banaue Rice Terraces
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)
    Current Version: v2 (Updated 22 November 2014)

    The Banaue Rice Terraces of Ifugao Province, Philippines are a series of Rice Terraces carved into the hillsides.They were first carved in the first century CE, and have since expanded across the region to the point where the length of terraces would reach half way around the Earth. The terraces are irrigated by an intricate system developed by the ancient culture from the rainforests higher up the slopes. Ingame, the Banaue Rice Terraces provide two sources of the Rice luxury resource and +4 Food, while it requires The Wheel and must be built in a city on a hill tile.

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    Cheomseongdae
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)
    Part of the Korean Wonders Pack
    Current Version: v3 (Updated 22 November 2014)

    Located in the city of Gyeongju, South Korea, Cheomseongdae (whose very name means 'star-gazing platform') is believed to be the oldest surviving observatory in the entirety of East Asia. It was built during the seventh century, near the capital city used by Queen Seondeok, out of 362 granite blocks, which represent the 362 days of the lunar year. The symbolism is further continued with the platform having twenty-seven layers of stones, which are said to represent that Queen Seondeok was the 27th ruler of the kingdom of Silla. Available once both Calendar and Masonry have been researched, Cheomseongdae provides +1 Science for every 3 citizens in a city.

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    Chogha Zanbil
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)

    Chogha Zanbil is the world's best preserved Ziggurat, and one of the few located outside of the Mesopotamia region, instead being found in modern day Iran where it was built by Elamites around 1250 BCE. The Ziggurat is dedicated mainly to the god Inshushinak, although smaller temples within the site honour many other gods of the same Pantheon. Terracotta statues of bulls and griffins guarded the entrances to the Ziggurat, which was originally intended to be even bigger and with more temples than it received. This is due to the death of King Untash-Napirisha, who ordered the construction, before it was finished. Despite the Ziggurat being unfinished, it continued to be occupied for over five hundred years until it was destroyed by Assyrian forces led by Ashurbanipal in 650 BC. Ingame, Chogha Zanbil provides a free temple in the city in which it is built, as well as +2 faith, while it requires Bronze Working.

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    Göbekli Tepe
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)
    Current version: 3 (Updated 21 November 2014). Requires either expansion.

    Gobekli Tepe predates even Agriculture, and is the oldest known man-made religious site on Earth, with an estimated date of construction at around 8000 BCE. Built in Turkey near the Syrian border, the site wasn't identified until the 1960's, when it was thought to be a Byzantine cemetery. Proper excavations on the site did not begin in earnest until 1995, when the true nature was revealed to be a neolithic religious site. Several of the large monolithic pillars, which were all quarried on site with flint tools and transported uphill with Neolithic technologies, feature animal motifs which are believed to be sacred. In whole, the site currently excavated is believed to be at least 300 metres in diameter, with excavations still ongoing and recovering more of the site. However, the site remains a key insight into human society of the period, having just emerged from the last Ice Age and slowly beginning the transition into an agricultural revolution which would ultimately give birth to civilisation. Ingame, Gobekli Tepe provides +2 Faith from every source of Stone and Marble worked by the city, and does not require a technology.

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    Karnak
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)

    The Karnak Temple Complex of Thebes (Modern day Luxor) is one which provides a cross-section of the beliefs associated with the Kemetic religion of Ancient Egyptian society. It is a sacred site on which temples and shrines have been constructed from the reign of Senusret I in 1941 BCE to Ptolemaic Egypt in as late as 30 BCE. It is widely known for the Avenue of Sphinxes, a row leading up to the entrance to Karnak which features approximately two thousand Sphinxes lining the path. Ingame, Karnak provides a free temple in the city in which it is built, and +2 faith from Flood plains.

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    Malwiya Minaret
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)

    The Malwiya Minaret (Also known as the Spiral Minaret or the Minaret of Samarra) is a large Minaret in Samarra, Iraq. It was constructed in the ninth century CE during the reign of the Abbasid Caliphate, and the mosque complex to which it belongs is one of the largest in the world. It is world renowned for it's unique spiral design, which earned it the name 'Malwiya', which translates as 'snail shell' or 'twisted'. Despite remaining intact for over a millennium and surviving the Mongol invasion of the region under Hulegu Khan (who destroyed the surrounding mosque,) the minaret was damaged during the Iraq War in 2005 by insurgents, who claimed their attack was due to the minaret being used by American forces as a lookout post, although former British Prime Minister Tony Blair claimed that it was an attempt to incite sectarian violence between Sunnis and Shia in the country. The Minaret previously appeared in the Civilization franchise as a wonder in Civilization IV, under the name Spiral Minaret. Ingame, the Malwiya Minaret makes Culture and Gold purchasing of tiles 10% cheaper, and requires The Wheel

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    Mesa Verde
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Janboruta (icon)

    Mesa Verde (Spanish for 'Green table') is the name given to a large area of what is now part of the American state of Colorado but was once a large settlement of the Pueblo (Anasazi) civilization of Native Americans. The area is believed to have been first settled c.400 CE, reaching its peak around the 12th-13th centuries before declining in the 1200's as a result of climate change and an increased population. One of the most iconic sites of Mesa Verde is the cliff palace, a large arrangement of buildings constructed under a rocky outcrop at the site which is believed to have been brightly painted during the peak of the Pueblo culture. Other than the cliff palace there are several more major Pueblo constructions within the area, including defensive towers and reservoirs, indicating that this site was once a thriving settlement. Such importance does the site have that President Theodore Roosevelt declared the area a national park in 1906, in order to "Preserve the works of man". Ingame, Mesa Verde provides +1 food from desert tiles, and +50% Great Person generation in the city in which it is built, while it must be built in a city on or next to a desert and requires Trapping.

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    Nazca Lines
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)

    The Nazca Lines, located between the Peruvian towns of Nazca and Palpa, are a series of enormous Geoglyphs designed on a large plateau, spanning over 80 kilometres. The designs have long been a source of mystery for those who have gazed upon them. It is estimated that the lines were constructed by the Nazca culture, hence the name, between 450 and 600 CE. The level of complexity of design varies between designs. Some are simple lines hundreds of metres long, while others are incredibly complex patterns resembling a variety of zoological designs - Monkeys, Condors, Spiders and Orca (Killer whale) to name but a few. The Nazca Lines are particularly popular amongst circles which believe in the existence of extra-terrestrial life, which the Nazca culture mistook for their gods. They believe that the simpler, straight lines are in fact landing strips for interstellar crafts used by the extra-terrestrials to land, and that a humanoid figure represented in the patterns is one of the extraterrestrials. Modern science has had a range of theories, amongst which the lines serving a purpose similar to that of Stonehenge as an early form of an observatory / astronomical calendar. However, to this day the exact purpose of the lines remains a mystery. Available with Calendar, the Nazca Lines cause Temples in the empire provide an additional +1 faith, while Universities provide +2 Science. Additionally, the lines provide +4 Tourism upon the adoption of Flight.

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    Buddhas of Bamiyan
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)

    The Buddhas of Bamiyan were two colossal Buddha statues, and hundreds of smaller ones, located in the province of Bamiyan in Afghanistan. All the Buddha on the site were carved out of cliff faces, and for several decades were a main tourist attraction of Afghanistan. The smaller of the two main statues was constructed in 507 CE, the other was constructed in 554 CE. The statues were originally coated in a mud and straw combination for finer details, which was then painted a variety of different colours. In man-made caves surrounding the Buddhas were what is believed to be the oldest examples of oil paintings ever found, dating to the fifth century CE. In March 2001, the leader of the Taliban government declared that the statues were idols, and ordered their destruction. The two statues were dynamited in March and to this day remain as rubble around the area. Several proposals have since been made to restore the statues, these have been met by fierce opposition. Ingame, the Buddhas of Bamiyan provide +1 Faith from Desert tiles and contain a slot for a Great Work of Art or Artifact, while it must be built in a city on or next to a desert tile after Engineering has been researched.

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    Cairo Citadel
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)

    Cairo Citadel is a large fortified construction built atop Mokattam hill in Cairo, Egypt. It was constructed under orders of Saladin, Sultan of the Ayyubid Dynasty, between 1176 and 1183 CE, as part of a fortification effort to encircle the cities of Cairo and Fustat with a wall to protect against Crusaders. The citadel was to serve as the main defensive point in the wall. In order to supply the Citadel with water, and provide a source in the event of a siege, Saladin had the Well of Joseph constructed. The well is 85 metres (200 feet) deep, and has three hundred stairs leading to it in a spiral, hence the other name of Spiral Well. Water from this well was transported to the Citadel via a series of Aqueducts. Following the death of Suleiman and during the Mamluk dynasty, Al-Nasir Muhammed took control of the Citadel. This saw the Well of Joseph struggle with the amount of water needed, so Al-Nasir commissioned a series of wells, fed by waterwheels on the Nile river and then moved through the citadels through Saladin's aqueducts. A series of mosques are also positioned in the Citadel, combining various sects of Islamic architecture, among which Ottoman and traditional Mamluk / Ayyubid. The Citadel also acted as the seat of Egypt's government, from the era of Saladin until the 19th century. Ingame, the Cairo Citadel provides +10% combat strength when fighting in Desert terrain and +25% when attacking a city. Engineering is required to build it.

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    El Tajín
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)

    El Tajín is one of the largest and most important pre-Colombian cities in Classical Mesoamerica. From as far back as at least 5600 BC, nomadic hunters and gatherers became farmers to create the complex societies of a civilization. While the city's rise in both prominence and progression hastened during the rise of the Olmec, c. 1150 BC, it is still not entirely clear who did build the city, though mounting evidence suggests the Huastec culture. Monumental construction began at about the first century CE, and from this by 600 El Tajín was a city. The city's position over the Mesoamerican trade routes is largely due to its rise; the city was able to control the flow of the import and export of commodites. One of its major trade partners of its time was Teotihuacan.El Tajín lasted up to the thirteenth century when it caught on fire, it is assumed that the invading Chichimecas at the time are to blame. The jungle took over the site and it rested dormant for more than half a millenium, until 1785; a chance discovery by Diego Ruiz stumbled upon the Pyramid of Niches. At the time Ruiz was searching for clandestine tobacco plantations that breached the royal monopoly. Ingame, El Tajin provides +3 Culture, +2 Faith, +2 Food and +2 Gold, while it requires Drama and Poetry.

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    Gate of the Sun
    By: Pouakai (Code), Sukritact (icon) and Chris Sifniotis (Pedia)

    The Gate of the Sun is a megalithic stone gateway constructed by the Tiwanaku, one of the most important precursor cultures to the Inca Empire. The structure stands beside Lake Titicaca, near the Bolivian city of La Paz. Ten feet tall and thirteen feet wide, the gate is a single stone block weighing an estimated ten tons. Rediscovered by Europeans in the mid-nineteenth century, the gate was found lying on the ground with a large crack across its face. Even though the gate now sits on the site of its discovery, it is not believed to be the site of its construction, which remains uncertain. The gate is a wealth of knowledge of pre-Colombian art and architecture. The gate displays elements of Tiwanaku iconography known to be found throughout Peru and parts of Bolivia. Although there are differing theories of the inscriptions found, they are generally believed to possess astronomical, or perhaps astrological, significance and may have served a calendrical purpose. Ingame, the Gate of the Sun provides +1 Gold and +1 Faith from walls, while it requires Mathematics.

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    Hōryū-ji
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)

    Located in the Nara Prefecture of Japan, Hōryū-ji is a large temple complex dating to 607 CE. Much of the original temple is believed to have been destroyed in a fire in 670 CE, with the current complex believed to be a restoration, which incorporates aspects of both Korean and Chinese architecture. The five-tiered pagoda is one of the oldest surviving wooden buildings on Earth, dating to the sixth century CE, and is rumoured to have bone fragments of Buddha at the base. Ingame, Hōryū-ji provides 8 Faith, one artist slot and becomes available with Philosophy.

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    Jiayuguan Fort
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)
    Part of the Chinese New Year Wonder Pack


    Jiayuguan fort is situated at Jiayu pass, the westernmost pass of the Great Wall. Built during the Ming Dynasty in order to protect traders on the Silk Road from Nomadic raiders in the north, it remains as one of the most intact sections of the Great Wall in all of China. According to legend, when the fort was being built the general asked a mathematician to calculate the amount of bricks required for the entire fort. The mathematician gave his calculation, and when the construction was finished there was one brick left over. When accused of being wrong, the mathematician replied, "That brick is to be placed over the entrance, to bless all those who pass through these gates". To this day the brick remains there. Available with Mathematics, Jiayuguan Fort boosts the defense of a city, and provides +2 gold for all international trade routes to and from the city.

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    Lake Titicaca
    By: Pouakai (Code), using an unused Vanilla icon

    Situated on the border of Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is the highest commercially navigable lake on Earth at 3,812 metres above sea level. It has long been included in the Mythologies of Andean tribes and civilizations, with the Incans believing that Inti, their sun god, was born on Isla del sol, an island on the lake. The lake is also famous for being home to a village that is built entirely on artificial islands made from the reeds which are found along the shoreline. Ingame, it provides +3 food and +1 Gold on lake tiles, and +15% growth in all cities. It also has one merchant slot, and must be built on a fresh water tile with a nearby mountain.

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    Mada'in Saleh
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)

    Built by the legendary Nabataeans, Mada'in Saleh is their largest city aside from Petra. It is carved entirely out of rock, and was known to them by the name Hegra. The area has seen several different inhabitants over the centuries, from desert bedouins to Roman legions, but to this day remains in a near pristine condition, partially due to a curse said to smite non-believers in the region. Ingame, Mada'in Saleh provides +1 Culture from Desert tiles, as well as giving Oasis tiles near the city +2 Production and +1 Gold, while it requires Construction.

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    Pantheon
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)

    The Pantheon is a large building in the Italian capital of Rome. Originally built during the time of the Roman statesman Marcus Agrippa, and rebuilt under the reign of the Emperor Hadrian. Originally built as a temple to the Roman Pantheon of gods, it was converted into a church and tomb by subsequent owners. Today it is still used as a church, with mass held frequently, although its past is still visible. The Pantheon also features the world's largest unsupported concrete dome with a diameter of 43.3 metres. Ingame, the Pantheon provides a free Great Prophet, and becomes available with Mathematics.

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    Templo Mayor
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)

    Located in the heart of the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, Templo Mayor was a large step pyramid with twin shrines and staircases, each of them devoted to a different god - Tlaloc, God of Agriculture and Rain, and Huitzilopochtli, the God of War. Known to the residents of Tenochtitlan as Huey Teocalli, it was constantly improved from its construction in the early 14th century until it was destroyed in 1521 by Hernan Cortez's Conquistadors. Ingame, Templo Mayor provides +15% Production when constructing wonders and an Engineer slot, while it becomes available with Mathematics.

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    Teotihuacan
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Cyon (art)

    Built across three centuries, one BCE and until 200 CE, Teotihuacan was the center of a large Mesoamerican empire of the same name, reaching the height of power in the middle of the first millenium. At this peak, thousands of people would have lived in the city, including priests, rulers and traders. The original name is not known, and the name Teotihuacan was given by Aztec residents who found the ruins. In modern times, the name has come to represent three monuments often attributed to the Aztecs - The Pyramid of the Sun, The Pyramid of the Moon and The Avenue of the Dead. Teotihuacan culture has had a profound impact on all whom have seen it, and is heavily incorportated into those of Mayan and Aztec civilizations that would follow. Ingame, Teotihuacan provides 5 Happiness, and provides +3 Culture and +1 Production for every source of Marble and Stone worked by the city.

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    Amer Fort
    By: Pouakai (Code), Sukritact (icon) and Chris Sifniotis (Pedia)
    Part of the Diwali Wonder Pack


    Sometimes known as the Amber Fort, Amer Fort is a fortress found in the town of Amer, less than seven miles from Jaipur. Built on a hill by Raja Man Singh I, Amer Fort is a popular attraction for its artistic style and blending of Hindu and Rajput architecture. The fort overlooks the Maota Lake on a forested hill. During medieval India Amer was known as Dhundar and ruled by the Kachwahas, the fort itself was built in 1592 over the remnants of the earlier structure by Raja Man Singh I, a commander of Akbar the Great's army and a member of the Emperor's inner circle. His decendant, Jai Singh I expanded Amer Fort further. Beyond then Amer Fort continued the further improve with every ruler who followed for the next 150 years, until the Kachwahas shifted the capital to Jaipur during the reign of Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727. Although many of the original buildings of the medieval period have either been destroyed of replaced, the sixteenth century edifice however and the palace complex within build by the Rajput Maharajas is very well preserved. Amer Fort is split into four sections, each with its own gate and courtyard. Ingame, Amer Fort gives the owner an extra delegate in the World Congress, and is unlocked with Physics to be built in a city on a hill.

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    Borobudur
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)
    Obsolete with Brave New World


    Borobudur is a large buddhist candi located on the island of Java, Indonesia. It was constructed sometime in the 9th century under Srivijayan rule as one of three large Buddhist sites of worship on the island, all of which are located in a straight line. It is believed Borobudur was constructed on a hill on the shore or as an island of an ancient lake in the form of a lotus flower, which is a common motif in Buddhist sites of worship. However, the lake was destroyed after the construction of Borobudur by a volcanic eruption at the nearby Mount Merapi, leaving the once isolated candi at the centre of an open plain. Ingame, Borobudur provides +3 Faith, +3 Culture and +4 Happiness if Peace Gardens is a belief in the city, as well as +2 Faith from each Jungle tile worked by the city. It becomes available with Metal Casting.

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    Chartres Cathedral
    By: Pouakai (Code), Janboruta (icon), Sukritact (Lua) Chris Sifniotis (pedia)

    The Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Chartres is a medieval Roman Rite Catholic church in Chartres in France. The building is one of the best examples of French Gothic architecture and is a World Heritage Site. The current cathedral is the the fifth in the town's history as it became a bishopric in the 4th century, the current structure had begun construction after a fire ruined the previous structure in 1194. Since the 12th century the cathedral is a popular site for Christian pilgrims and visitors, all to see the building's infamous relic - the Sancta Camisa, a tunic said to be worn by the Virgin Mary during the birth of Christ. During the Middle Ages the cathedral was also a cathedral school, Bishop Fulbert in the 11th century established Chartres as a leading school in Europe. By the new century the status of the cathedral was on the wane as the University of Paris grew into prominence and the emphasis of the cathedral moved away from education. Available with Machinery, Chartres Cathedral provides faith equal to 10% of the output of all cities which have a trade route to the city in which it is built, and gives +1 gold to the city owner and another to the trade route owner for trade routes in the city.

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    Churches of Lalibela
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)

    The Churches of Lalibela are a collection of churches that have been carved from the earth in the town of Lalibela, in modern day Ethiopia. The churches are laid out in such a way that many people believe them to be an analogy of the holy city of Jerusalem. This has lead to construction estimates to be following the conquest of Jerusalem by Saladin in 1197. As such, many of the buildings have names relating to Jerusalem. The town, formerly known as Roha, was renamed after a king of Abysinnia who ruled during the 12th century, which gives more credibility as to the name. Available with Theology, the Churches of Lalibela cause all specialists to yield +1 Faith, and must be built in a city on a hill.

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    Dome of the Rock
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)

    Built on the site of the Second Jewish Temple atop Temple Mount, the coloured exterior of the Dome of the Rock makes it stand out from the Jerusalem surrounds. It is centered around the foundation rock, a Holy site in Islam, and served as a shrine for Islamic pilgrims on their pilgrimage to the Holy Land since the date of completion in 691 CE. Ingame, the Dome of the Rock provides an additional +5 Faith with each belief in the city which unlocks a building, and requires Theology.

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    Grand Canal
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)

    The Grand Canal is the main arterial route of the Italian city of Venice. It is lined by the history of the city, with buildings and architecture from most time periods of Venice. During the years of the republic, gold-laden merchant ships would sail up the Grand Canal, depositing their gold in the Doge's treasury, situated on the Grand Canal. Ingame, the Grand Canal provides an additional +3 Gold to the city owner from every international trade route with the city, and +2 Gold to the owner of a foreign trade route to the city, while it must be built in a city on a flat coastal tile and requires Compass.

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    Great Mosque of Aleppo
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)
    Part of the Arab Spring Wonder Pack


    The Great Mosque of Aleppo is the largest and one of the oldest mosques in the city of Aleppo, Syria. It is located in al-Jalloum district of the Ancient City of Aleppo, a World Heritage Site, near the entrance to al-Madina Souq. The mosque is purportedly home to the remains of Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist. It was built in the beginning of the 8th century, while the current building dates back to the 11th through 14th centuries. The minaret was built in 1090, and was destroyed during fighting in the Syrian civil war in April 2013. The site of the Great Mosque was once the agora of the Hellenistic period, which later became the garden for the Cathedral of Saint Helena during the Christian era of Roman rule in Syria. The mosque was built on confiscated land that formerly served as the Cathedral cemetery. According to later traditions, the construction of the earliest mosque on the site was commenced by the Ummayad caliph al-Walid I in 715 and was finished by his successor Sulayman ibn Abd al-Malik in 717. On 24 April 2013 the minaret of the mosque was reduced to rubble during an exchange of heavy weapons fire between government forces and rebels during the ongoing Syrian civil war, with both sides accusing the other of causing the destruction. Available with Physics, the Great Mosque provides +3 Production for every religion present in the city.

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    Gulou
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)
    Part of the Chinese New Year Wonder Pack


    Gulou is a drum tower located in Beijing, China. Built during the reign of Kublai Khan in 1272 in the center of the city of Dadu, capital of the Yuan dynasty, it has had several reconstruction efforts, most notably in 1400 when a Ming Dynasty emperor moved the entire tower to the east of where it stood. It was originally built for musical purposes, before later becoming an official time-piece. Unlocked at Chivalry, Gulou causes the amount of culture and gold required to acquire new tiles to be reduced by 20%, as well as providing a base yield of 4 Culture.

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    Itsukushima Shrine
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)

    Itsukushima shrine is one of the most iconic Shinto shrines in Japan. It is world renowned for it's iconic "Floating" torii gate, which pilgrims had to steer their boat through before they could enter the shrine's grounds. It is located on the island of Itsukushima, at the western end of Japan's 'inland sea'. There has been a shrine at the location since approximately 628 CE, when one was constructed under the reign of Empress Suiko. The current design, however, dates from 1168, when the shrine was constructed with funds provided by the warlord Taiya no Kiyomori. In 1643, the view of the Torii gate was inscribed as one of the Three Views of Japan by Confucian scholar Hayashi Gahō, giving it the title of one of the three most beautiful vistas of the country alongside the sandbar at Amanohashidate, and Matsushima bay. The shrine is dedicated to the daughters of Susanoo, the Shinto God of the Sea and of Storms, hense the semi-aquatic location of the shrine. Ingame, Itsukushima Shrine provides +2 Faith from all sea resources worked by the city, and +1 Culture on all Sea tiles, and requires Theology.

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    Kandariya Mahadeva Temple
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)
    Part of the Diwali Wonder Pack


    The Kandariya Mahadeva Temple is the largest and most decorated medieval temple found in the Khajuraho Group of Monuments in India. It is one of the best examples of preserved temples from India's medieval era. One of India's most popular tourist attractions today, Khajuraho was the religious capital of the Chandela Rajputs. The temple was built by King Vidyadhara, arguably one of the greatest of the Chandela kings, at about 1050, and represents the pinnacle of traditional North Indian architecture. The main spire - the shikhara - rises 31 meters and forms the shape of Mount Kailash, the residence of lord Shiva; of whom the temple worships, and is surrounded by 84 smaller spires. 646 statues decorate the sides of the temple and at the top of the shikhara is the amalaka; a circular ring motif commonly found in the architecture of temples in northern India. Also, 226 figures are found lining parts of the temple's wall, but some of these are of a sexual nature and are not publicly displayed. The name of the site means 'the Cave of Mahadeva', Mahadeva being another name for Shiva. Ingame, Itsukushima Shrine provides +2 Faith from all sea resources worked by the city, and +1 Culture on all Sea tiles, and requires Theology.

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    Leshan Giant Buddha
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)

    The largest pre-modern statue on Earth, the Leshan Giant Buddha was constructed during the Tang dynasty in the hope that the presence of Buddha would calm the turbulent waters of the rivers below, where the Min and Dadu rivers merge. Construction lasted around 100 years, and when it was finished the currents did calm down in the water. However, this was due to the ammount of stone removed, and not the statue itself. According to local legend, the site was chosen because the mountain range which the statue is carved in is shaped like a reclined Buddha, with the statue at the heart. Ingame, the Buddha provides 6 Happiness, with an additional 1 Happiness for every 3 social policies adopted.

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    Mount Ruapehu
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)

    Mount Ruapehu is a large volcano located on the central plateau of New Zealand's North Island. It is the southernmost active volcano in the Taupo Volcanic Zone, and one of the most active, last showing signs of eruption in 2011. In 1953 a dam which formed in the crater lake following an eruption eight years earlier collapsed, causing a lahar which destroyed a rail bridge and sent a train into the river below, causing the deaths of over 100 people. Ingame, Mount Ruapehu is constructed by a city as an imitation natural wonder, and provides +3 Culture, +4 Science, +4 faith and +1 Happiness. It becomes available with Metal casting, and the city must have a mountain nearby.

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    Nan Madol
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)

    Nan Madol is a large archaeological site located off the island of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia. It served as the capital of the Saudeleur dynasty of the island from approximately the 12th century CE until 1628, when the site was abandoned. It is often referred to as the 'Venice of the Pacific', after the fact that the city was built on the shoreline and out to sea and features a series of canals throughout the site. Local legends say that Nan Madol was constructed by Olisihpa and Olosohpa, twin sorcerers who wished to worship the god of Agriculture, Nahnisohn Sahpw, and constructed an altar at the future site of the city. This lead to the sacred nature of most of the city, and the reason for the location of its construction. Food and Water were brought in by boat for the Saudeleur populace, which allowed for the continuation of the city. When this was interrupted by the invading Nahnmwarkis, who subsequently occupied the city following 1628, they were unable to sustain the city and eventually abandoned it. Available with Civil Service, Nan Madol provides an additional +1 food, production and gold to sea tiles and must be built on the coast.

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    Paro Taktsang
    By: Pouakai (Code), Sukritact (icon) and Moriboe (Lua)

    Sometimes referred to as the 'Tiger's Nest', Paro Taktsang is a prominent Himalayan Buddhist temple complex resting along the cliff face of the upper Paro Valley in Bhutan. The temple was built in 1692 by Gyalse Tenzin Rebgye, the fourth Druk Desi - secular ruler - of Bhutan. Tenzin Rebgye arrived at the Taktsang Senge Samdup cave - the site where Guru Padmasambhava, an 8th century Buddhist Guru credited for introducing Buddhism to Bhutan, was said to have meditated there from three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours.Paro Taktsang is best known for its thirteen taktsang - tiger lair - caves, where Padmasambhava is said to have meditated. Legends surrounding the site are plentiful. The most commonly accepted belief is that Padmasambhava flew from Tibet to the Paro Valley on the back of a flying tigress and the site was consecrated to tame the Tiger demon. Another common legend is that a former wife of an emperor, Yeshe Tsogyal, became a disciple of Padmasambhava in Tibet, where she turned herself into a tigress and thus carried the Guru to the valley. From the eleventh century many Tibetan saints came to the site for meditation, some include Milarepa, Machig Labdrön and Thangton Gyelpo. Many of these saints, including all mentioned, established Buddhist monasteries, spreading Buddhism to all parts of the would-be country. Available with Theology, Paro Taktsang causes all mountains to provide +1 Culture and Faith, and provides a free monastery in the city in which it was built.

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    Saint Mark's Basilica
    By: Pouakai (Code), Sukritact (Code), Janboruta (Icon) and ... (splash)

    Located in the centre of Venice and alongside the Doge's Palace, Saint Mark's Basilica (Or Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco) is one of the most opulent churches in Northern Italy, and serves as a prime example of the fusion between Italian and Byzantine architectural styles. It is dedicated to Saint Mark, the patron saint of Venice, and is home to some of the most sacred and iconic artifacts of Venice, including the horses of Saint Mark and several sculptures, all within the mosaics and golden decorations of the Basilica. Ingame, St. Mark's Basilica provides 2 Great Work of Art slots, one of which is already filled by an artifact, and it requires Guilds.

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    Shwedagon Paya
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (Icon)

    Shwedagon Paya (Also known as Shwedagon Pagoda or the Great Dragon Pagoda) is a large Buddhist stupa located in the Burmese city of Rangoon. It is 99 metres tall in it's current state, and is coated with gold donated by the Burmese populous to maintain the Stupa. It is not known when the gold was put in place, although the stupa itself is said to date back over 2,500 years. Each successive dynasty has built upon the Stupa, until it reached the current height of 99 metres during reconstruction following an earthquake in 1768. Shwedagon Paya also features a crown of 5,448 diamonds and 2317 Rubies. Available with Metal Casting, Shwedagon Paya provides +3 Faith to all improved sources of gold worked by the city, and causes Artist and Engineer specialists across the empire to provide +1 Gold.

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    Stone Town
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (Icon)

    Stone Town is the English name for the old part of Zanzibar city, on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar. It has a rich history of merchants and traders, where once lay the capital of a mighty East African sultanate. The island is known for its exports of several different spices, among which are Cloves, Cinnamon and Chilli. These spices helped Stone Town become a centre for trade throughout not only the Indian Ocean, but also the entire Old World, with traders coming from Europe, Asia and Africa for the commodities. Zanzibar also served as the launching point for many expeditions into the heart of Africa throughout the age of exploration which encompassed the continent at the hands of Europeans throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. Ingame, Stone Town increases the maximum number of trade routes by two and increases the range of sea trade routes from the city by 50%. It must be built in a coastal city, and requires Compass.

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    Temple of Heaven
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (Icon)

    The Temple of Heaven is a large temple complex located in Beijing, China. It was built by command of the Yongle Emperor, from 1406 to 1420. During the 16th century the temple was expanded and given its current name. In its history it has been used to practice Heaven Worship, Taoism and Confucisism. During the Second Opium War (1856 - 1860) The temple was occupied by the Anglo-French alliance, and during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion, it was occupied by the Eight-Nation Alliance. Both these occupations lead to the Temple falling into disrepair, and rumors of vandalism and theft by the occupiers. Available with Theology, the Temple of Heaven provides a free Social Policy and provides a small amount of faith.

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    Tōdai-ji
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (Icon)

    Tōdai-ji is a large Buddhist temple located in the Japanese city of Nara. It is most famous for the Giant Buddha Hall, which houses the Daibutsu, the largest Bronze statue in the world. First built during the 7th century, when Nara was the capital of Japan, the complex is now the headquarters of a Japanese buddhist sect known as the Kegon school. Throughout Tōdai-ji and Nara as a whole, wild Sika deer can often be seen wandering freely, as these animals are sacred in Japanese religion as they are believed to be the messengers of the gods. Ingame, Tōdai-ji provides +1 faith for every animal resource worked by the city, and requires Metal Casting.

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    Wartburg
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (Icon)

    Wartburg was built as frontier fortification overlooking the town of Freyburg. Constructed in the year 1068, it was comissioned by Count Ludwig der Springer, who is rumoured to have uttered the words 'Wait, mountain - You shall become a castle for me' upon seeing the site. As well as this, he is said to have covered the site of the Castle with clay from his land, so if questioned he could maintain the castle was constructed on his lands. Wartburg was built as frontier fortification overlooking the town of Eisenach, in the state of Thuringia, Germany. Constructed in the year 1068, it was commissioned by Count Ludwig der Springer, who is rumored to have uttered the words 'Wait, mountain - You shall become a castle for me' upon seeing the site. As well as this, he is said to have covered the site of the Castle with clay from his land, so if questioned he could maintain the castle was constructed on his lands. The castle has been the former place of a minstrel contest and the location of several prominent religious figures since its foundation, including Martin Luther who worked there on the first translation of the New Testament into a modern language in over a millennium. The castle was also the site of a 'Wartburg festival' on 18 October 1817, commemorating the German victory over Napoleon in 1815. Available with Chivalry, Wartburg provides a pre-built Great Work of Writing and 3 Happiness.

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    Westminster Abbey
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (Icon)

    Westminster Abbey is a large church located in the city of Westminster which is in turn within London in the United Kingdom.The site has been home to a religious building for well over a millenium, although construction on the current church was only begun during the reign of Henry III in 1245, partially as a site for his burial. Since the completion of the church it has been the burial site for many monarchs and notable people of England, to the extent that the South Transept is also known as Poet's Corner. It also features memorials to several more prominent figures, such as William Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde, as well as being the location for Royal Weddings, coronations and funerals, among other things. Ingame, Westminster Abbey provides +2 Culture for every Social Policy tree adopted, and a further +4 Culture for every completed tree, while it requires Chivalry.

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    Xuankong Si
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)
    Part of the Chinese New Year Wonder Pack


    Xuankong Si, also known as the Hanging Temple, is a temple carved into and built on a cliff face 1275 metres above sea level. According to legend construction began around 1600 years ago by a single monk known as Liao Ran. Xuankong Si is unique largely due to the fact that instead of a single religious focus the temple has elements of Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism. Unlocked with Theology, Xuankong Si provides +6 Happiness, +4 Culture and +4 Faith, and must be built next to a mountain.

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    Yellow Crane Tower
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)
    Part of the Chinese New Year Wonder Pack


    The Yellow Crane Tower is a large tower located on the bank of the Yangtze river in the Hubei province of China. Originally constructed in 223 AD, the tower underwent a restoration project in 1981, which among other things added an elevator to the structure. According to legend, the tower is built on the site where an immortal being known as Wang Zi'an left on the back of a Yellow crane from the spot, and that the temple was built in commemoration. Available with Education, the Yellow Crane Tower provides a free Great Person of your choice.

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    Agra Fort
    By: Pouakai (Code), Sukritact (icon) and Chris Sifniotis (Pedia)
    Part of the Diwali Wonder Pack


    The Agra Fort is a citadel found in the city of Agra. Just two and a half kilometers from the elegant Taj Mahal, the fort is first mentioned in 1080, where a Ghaznavide force took control of it. Sikandar Lodi was the first Sultan to stay in the fort as he shifted the capital of the Lodi Dynasty to Agra; in 1503 Sikandar commissioned the construction of much of modern-day Agra. The Mughals captured Agra and the fort in 1526, plundering the treasure inside - including the famous Koh-i-Noor Diamond. Under Akbar the fort underwent reconstruction in 1565, taking eight years to complete. Akbar's grandson, the famous Shah Jahan, would complete the fort during his reign to the current design. Within the 70 foot high walls contains halls, mosques, houses from guesses, a ladies bazaar, and the Grape Garden - a large garden featuring its 85 square geometeric design. The fort is accessed by four large gates, the greatest of which is known as the Delhi Gate, which was the masterpiece of Akbar's construction. Designed to enhance both security and opulence, it is furnished largely in while marble, marking a stark contrast to the red walls of the fort. Agra Fort boosts the hit points of the city it's constructed in by 150, and becomes available with Gunpowder.

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    Aït Benhaddou
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Barathor (icon)

    At the foot of the Atlas Mountains, within Ouarzazate Province in Marrakesh, sits Aït Benhaddou. The site is famous for its ksar - a pre-Saharan fortification, famed for its southern Moroccan architecture and method of construction. While little evidence suggests their construction - the earliest known references date back to only the seventeenth century - the use of the southern Moroccan building style is evidenced far back in Djebel and the southern valleys. The typology of the fort is diverse; large houses connect to a central courtyard, four tall wings fortified with angle towers, in some areas their is a connection to the lower houses and courtyard of the fort. As well as an exhibit of Moroccan architecture, Aït Benhaddou has also been featured in several films; including 'Jesus of Nazareth', 'the Mummy', 'Gladiator' and 'Prince of Persia'. Ingame, Aït Benhaddou provides an additional trade route, increases the defensive strength of the city, and provides +5 gold with Telecommunications. It may only be built in a city upon a hill, and requires Banking.

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    Amphawa Floating Market
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)
    Part of the Songkran Wonder Pack


    The Amphawa Floating Market is a market located in the Amphawa district of Bangkok. It is famous worldwide for it's excellent portrayal of the Floating market which is seen across South-East Asia. It is one of Bangkok's most famous floating markets, and is seen by thousands of merchants and visitors monthly. It provides 2 gold for each resource worked by the city, and may only be built in a river city once Banking has been researched.

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    Buda Palace
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)

    Located on the bank of the Danube river in modern day Budapest, Buda Castle is a site formerly used by several different parties throughout its history, including as a palace and as a defensive castle. It has been destroyed several times since it was first constructed in the 15th century, most recently in the 1960's following significant damage during World War Two. It was also heavily damaged following the conquering of Buda by Christian forces, when an artillery shell struck part of the castle that was being used as a gunpowder store. Ingame, Buda Castle provides +2 of each yield in the Capital, while it must be built in a city next to a river and requires Architecture.

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    Changdeokgung
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)
    Part of the Korean Wonders Pack


    Changdeokgung is one of five palaces located in the South Korean capital of Seoul. It, along with the other 'Five Grand Palaces' was constructed by the Joseon Dynasty in 1405. It took 7 years to build, being completed in 1412, and was the second palace to be built in Seoul. During the Japanese invasion and occupation of Korea the temple was severly damaged, so only around 30% of the temple remains today. There are several different sections of the Palace, including a garden in which only Kings, and those whom had express permission from the King could enter. Changdeokgung can be built upon the completion of Printing Press, and when built provides a free Great Person of your choice in the capital.

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    Golden Pavilion
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)

    The Golden Pavilion (Known as Kinkaku-ji in Japanese) is a Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. it was originally built as a villa at an unknown date, however was bought in 1397 by Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, who converted the villa into the Kinkaku-ji complex. Upon his death, it was converted to a Zen temple by his son. In July 1950 it was burnt down by a Monk with a mental illness, causing a massive renovation project to be undertaken. The renovations took five years, completed in 1955. The exterior of the upper two floors were covered in pure gold leave, giving the name 'Golden Pavilion', however it is unclear wether the gold leaf was present in the pre-1950's version. The Golden Pavilion requires Banking, and upon completion provides +1 Gold for every two citizens in the city.

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    Gripsholm
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)

    Gripsholm Castle is a Renaissance fortress located on the shore of Lake Mälaren, approximately 60 kilometres west of Sweeden's capital, Stockholm. The site had been used as the location for a fortress since the mid 14th century. This fortress was siezed by King Gustav I in 1526, who subsequently tore the old fortress down and rebuilt it in the form of Gripsholm Castle. Over the years, subsequent owners, like many of history's marvels, have added their own touch. King Gustav III added his own theater to the Castle in the years following its decomission as a prison, and in the late 19th century a mass refurbishment was undertaken under the guidance of architect Fredrik Lilljekvist, which involved adding a third floor. Ingame, Gripsholm provides +1 Population in every city, +2 food for every lake tile worked by the city, requires Printing Press and a fresh water source adjacent to the city.


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    Haji Ali Dargah
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)

    Haji Ali Dargah is a Mosque and Tomb located on an islet of the coast of Mumbai, India, in the Arabian Sea. It was constructed in 1431 in memory of a Muslim merchant known as Sayyed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari (R.A.), who prior to settling in Mumbai, travelled through Persia and modern day Uzbekistan. After accumulating great wealth he gave up all his worldly possessions and embarked on a pilgrimage to Mecca. Upon this trip he died, and his body is said to have floated back to India, and became stuck on the islet which formed the site of his tomb. The Dargah is linked to the coast with a causeway which becomes flooded at high tide, and as such it is only accessiable at low tide. Even with this limited accessibility, on average 80,000 people a week visit the site, often to recieve a blessing. The Indo-Islamic architecture is often worn down by salt spray, and as such in 2008 the site was extensively refurbished. Haji Ali Dargah increases the length of Naval trade routes by 50%, and increases the gold output of sea resources by two. It must be built in a coastal city, and can only be built once Navigation has been researched.

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    Harmandir Sahib
    By: Pouakai (Code), Sukritact (icon) and Chris Sifniotis (Pedia)
    Part of the Diwali Wonder Pack


    Informally known as the Golden Temple, Harmandir Sahib is a prominent Gurdwara - Sikh temple - in the city of Amritsar. Built by Guru Arjan Dev in 1604, the Guru completed the Adi Granth, the holy text of Sikhism, and placed it in the Gurdwara. Before the building of the Harmandir Sahib, the site was surronded by a lake and thin forest. Akbar the Great visited Guru Amar Das at the neighbouring town of Goindval and was so impressed at the way of life in the town he gave the land and the revenues of the nearby villages to the Guru's daugther as a marital gift. At the end of 1588 Arjan Dev began the construction of the temple by laying the foundation stone, the construction took just over fifteen years to complete. In the mid eighteenth century the Harmandir Sahib was attacked by Afghans; one of Ahmed Shah Addali's generals, Jahan Khan, and required substancial reconstruction in 1764. Inside the temple are many shrines of past Gurus and saints, as well as commemorative plaques and inscriptions on the Gurus, saints and fallen Sikh soldiers during World Wars I and II. Outside there are three bers, holy trees, signifying historical events or Sikh saints. Much of the gilding and marble dates back to the early ninteenth century, the gold and marble were placed under the patronage of Hukam Singh Chimni and Emperor Ranjit Singh, the Maharaja of the Sikh Empire, the gold plating itself completing at 1830. Harmandir Sahib causes all merchant specialists to yield +1 culture, while it requires Metallurgy.

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    Hawa Mahal
    By: Pouakai (Code), Sukritact (icon) and Chris Sifniotis (Pedia)
    Part of the Diwali Wonder Pack


    The Hawa Mahal is a palace in the city of Jaipur. Built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, the architect Lal Chand Ustad designed the structure from the crown of the Hindu god Krishna. The design of the 953 windows, known as 'jharokhas', is also compared to that of the honeycomb of the beehive. The Hawa Mahal was commissioned as an expansion of the Royal City Palace, and allowed women of the harem to witness the transactions of the markets and royal processions behind the stone carved screens. Hawa Mahal was also used by the royal family as a retreat from the hot weather of Jaipur, the unusually designed windows provided a cool breeze and ventilation. Inside the Hawa Mahal is described as "having rooms of different coloured marbles, relieved by inlaid panels; while fountains adorn the center of the courtyard". The red and pink sandstone of the Hawa Mahal reflects the other monuments and the epithet of Jaipur as the "Pink City". It is also a reflection of the fusion of Rajput and Mughal architecture; the use of the Rajput style using domed canopies and fluted pillars, and the Mughal style of stone inlay filigrees and arches. Upon completion, the Hawa Mahal grants a free Great Engineer in the city of its construction, while it requires Architecture.


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    Kronborg
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)

    Kronborg is a large star fortress located on the North-eastern tip of the Danish island of Zealand, near the town of Helsingør. It was constructed under the reign of Eric of Pomerania during the 1420s. Along with Kärnan, another Danish fortress situated across the 4km wide Øresund, it was built predominantly to control the entrance to the Baltic Sea. This allowed for the Danish King to demand Øresundstolden, or Sound Dues. This was where all ships entering the Baltic had to pay a tax to the Danish king. If they refused, the cannons on either side of the sound would open fire on the ship and sink it. In 1585 the castle was rebuilt under Frederick II of Denmark, developing it into the large Renaissance castle which it is now. In 1639 the castle was again rebuilt by King Christian IV, after a fire ten years earlier. Less than 20 years later the castle was conquered by a Swedish army under Carl Gustaf Wrangel. Following this, the castle was expanded further, and developed into a much larger fortification. Kronborg requires Astronomy (Warships with the Enlightenment active), increases the HP of coastal cities by 25, and boosts the construction of naval units in the city by 50%.


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    La Maestranza
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Barathor (icon)

    La Maestranza (Full name Plaza de toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla, meaning 'Plaza of bulls of the Royal Cavalry Armoury of Seville) is a large bullring located in Seville, Spain. It is the oldest bullring in Spain, at 132 years of age. Construction began in 1749, and took over 100 years. This was largely due to King Carlos III prohibiting bullfighting, the primary reason for the construction, in 1786. It is unknown when construction resumed. The arena is renowned as one of the most challenging in the sport for Matadors, as the crowd is both highly knowledgeable of the sport and vocal in using said knowledge. La Maestranza provides a base yield of 10 happiness, as well as +4 culture for each source of Cattle worked by the city, and requires Archaeology.

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    Martyr's Square
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)
    Part of the Arab Spring Wonder Pack.


    Martyr's Square (formerlly known as Green Square under the Gaddafi regime) is a town square in Tripoli, the capital of Libya. Constructed by Italian colonists during the 1930s, and expanded throughout it's history, Martyr's square is connected to the waterfront by a set of stairs and two pillars, each with a cast iron statuettes, one with a ship and the other a man on hoseback. The square was once home to the Royal Miramare Theatre, Libya's main theatre. However, this was demolished under the order of Muamar Gaddafi during the late 1960's. The square is also home to the Red Castle Museum, Libya's National Museum. Prior to the 2011 Libyan Civil War, the square was known as Green Square. On the night of the 21st of August, Libyan revolutionaries captured the square in the battle of Tripoli. It became a centre of celebrations following the battle, when the rebel fighters captured Tripoli. From this point on it was known as Martyr's Square, in honour of the rebel forces which fought the Gaddafi regime. Martyr's Square provides +20xp for new land units trained in the city, and requires Military Science.


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    The Matterhorn
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)

    The Matterhorn is a large mountain located near the Swiss-Italian border in the Pennine Alps. It is 4,478 metres tall, and is aruguably the most iconic peak in Europe. The main hub for tourism to the mountain is the nearby Swiss town of Zermatt, which features a Matterhorn museum. From here, several trains and cable cars operate to gain better views of the mountain. The first ascent of the Matterhorn marked the end to a golden age of mountaineering in Europe. It was first climbed on June 14, 1865, by an English party of 7 climbers. Upon the decent, however, four fell to their deaths, one of whom has never been found. For years, the Matterhorn instilled fear into climbers which tried to climb it, and several parties that attempted it in the 1850s had no choice but to turn back. The Matterhorn requires acoustics, and provides a series of yields to the city.


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    Pu'ukohola Heiau
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)

    One of the last surviving early Hawaiian temples, Pu'ukohola Heiau is a large construction located on the Northwest coast of the island of Hawai'i, also known as 'The Big Island'. It predates the unification of Hawaii, and was constructed under the advice of a prominent Kahuna (Priest) following eight months of inconclusive battles. Pu'ukohola Heiau, in the hope of changing Kamehameha's fate, was dedicated to Kū-ka-ili-moku, the Hawaiian god of War. The temple was hand built by rocks which were transported via a human chain reported to have been around 25 kilometres (14 miles) long from a valley to the East where the rocks were sourced. It was constructed entirely from hand, and took in total less than a year to construct. In 1791 the temple was finished, and Kamehameha invited his cousin to the site under the premice of a Peace Treaty. When his party arrived, they were all killed in such a way that the event is now known as the Slaughter at Kawaihae. Pu'ukohola Heiau requires Astronomy and provides +20 XP for Land and Naval units trained in the city. In addition to this, it provides the Amphibious promotion to all newly trained land units, and provides +3 Faith for all Sea resources.


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    Santa Maria del Fiore
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Janboruta (icon)

    The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (meaning Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower) is the main church of Florence, Italy. Il Duomo di Firenze, as it is ordinarily called, was begun in 1296 in the Gothic style to the design of Arnolfo di Cambio and completed structurally in 1436 with the dome engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi. The three buildings are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site covering the historic centre of Florence and are a major attraction to tourists visiting the region of Tuscany. The basilica is one of Italy's largest churches, and until development of new structural materials in the modern era, the dome was the largest in the world. It remains the largest brick dome ever constructed. In game, it contains 4 slots for Great Works of Art or artifacts, and causes great works in this city produce +2 culture, while it requires Architecture.


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    Santa Maria delle Grazie
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)

    Santa Maria delle Grazie (Italian for Holy Mary of Grace) is a Dominican Covenant in Milan, Italy. It is most famous for its housing of Leonardo da Vinci's painting, the Last Supper. It was constructed in the 15th century as part of an expansion project of the pre-existing covenant. During World War Two, Milan was bombed as part of an attempt by Allied forces to subdue Italy under Benito Mussolini. The bombs severely damaged the church, however the Last Supper was intact. This is due to the preservation methods taken out by the keepers of the church beforehand to sandbag the paining wall to protect it. The covenant, which requires Printing Press, increases happiness and other yields, while containing a prebuilt Great Work of Art.


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    St. Peter's Basilica
    By: Pouakai

    Basilica Papale di San Pietro in Vaticano, better known as St. Peter's Basilica, is a late Renaissance church in Vatican City, with the largest interior of any Christian church in the world. The supposed burial site of the apostle Peter in 64 AD, some years later a shrine was constructed there. Replacing the shrine, construction of "old" St. Peter's was begun by the Emperor Constantine between 319 and 333 AD. Having fallen into serious disrepair over the centuries, Pope Julius II in 1505 determined to demolish the old church and replace it with a monumental structure, a construction project that spanned the next 120 years under a succession of popes and architects. To finance the colossal project, a number of popes authorized the wholesale selling of indulgences, a practice that led in part to Martin Luther's protestant movement. With work by some of the Renaissance's leading figures - Michelangelo, Raphael, Bramante, Bernini and others - the church now stands as one of the great treasures of Western civilization. Available with Acoustics, the Basilica increases Faith in the city by 10% for every social policy from the Piety tree adopted.


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    Tahrir Square
    By: Pouakai (code) and Sukritact (icon)
    Part of the Arab Spring Wonder Pack


    Tahrir Square is a large public space in the downtown of Cairo, Egypt. It was originally a grassy field used for agriculture and leisure by citizens of Cairo. Following a massive renovation of the surrounds into a 'Paris of the Nile' by Khedive Ismail during the late 19th century, the area became a square like it now is, and took the name of Ismail square in honour of Khedive Ismail. Following the 1919 Egyptian rebellion it became known colloquially as Tahrir Square, Tahrir being Arabic for Liberation. It was not until the 1952 rebellion that this name was officially adopted. During the 2011 Egyptian Revolution the square became the revolution's headquarters, with tens of thousands of people occupying the square. Despite police and military blockading the streets surrounding the square, food stores brought in allowed the protestors to remain onsite for several weeks, until the day Hosni Mubarak resigned. Tahrir Square provides +10 happiness upon the adoption of an ideology, and becomes available with Archaeology.


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    Topkapı Palace
    By: Pouakai (code) and Sukritact (icon)

    Overlooking the waters of the Bosphorous, Topkapi Palace is a large complex that served as the palace for the Ottoman sultans during much of their over six-hundred year rule. It acted not only as a palace but also as a walled village of sorts, with all amenities available inside for the use of the occupants. It also houses a wide collection of relics, including some holy in Islam (such as the cloak and sword of the prophet Muhammed) and others which provide a cross-section of history (Including a collection of Islamic weaponry spanning 13 centuries). Ingame, Topkapi Palace provides +1 faith for every military building in the empire, while it requires Gunpowder.


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    Torre Del Oro
    By: Pouakai (code) and Sukritact (icon)

    Torre Del Oro (Tower of Gold) is a large watchtower on the Guadalquivir River in Seville, Spain. It was constructed during the Almohad Caliphate to control access to the city. Despite the original purpose, the tower has since been used as a prison and as a treasury for Gold returning from the New World. Ingame, Torre Del Oro provides +20% Gold from Trade routes, +5 Gold, a free harbor in the city, and a free Great Merchant. It becomes available with Navigation.

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    Wat Arun
    By: Pouakai (code) and Sukritact (icon)

    Wat Arun is a large Buddhist temple located in Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand. It was constructed on the bank of the Chao Phraya River possibly during the 18th century. Although it is a Buddhist temple, it was named after Aruna, the personification of Dawn in the Hindu faith. The temple is reminicent of Khmer architectural styles, featuring a large central Prang, common in Khmer designs. It was formerly the home of a sacred statue known as The Emerald Buddha, although this privilege now belongs to another Bangkok temple, Wat Phra Kaew. Ingame, Wat Arun provides +1 Faith for every River tile worked by the city, and requires a river in the city and Economics.

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    Wat Pho
    By: Pouakai (code) and Sukritact (icon)
    Part of the Songkran Wonder Pack

    Wat Pho is a large Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand. It is widely known for the enormous Golden Buddha statue, however Wat Pho has several Buddha statues, all in Yoga poses. This is due to the former occupants of the site, whom were Thai Medicine operators. The temple is one of the largest in Bangkok, with a floor space of around 80,000 square metres. The reclining Golden Buddha is the largest of its kind in the world, at 43 metres long and 15 high. Ingame, Wat Pho boosts the faith output of all cities by +10%, and becomes available with Archaeology.


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    Avenue Habib Bourguiba
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)
    Part of the Arab Spring Wonder Pack


    Avenue Habib Bourguiba is the main thoroughfare of Tunis, the capital of Tunisia. It was constructed through the late 19th century, when Tunisia was a French colony. It was built to resemble Paris' Champs-Élysées, and was the cultural center of Tunis, with Parisian-esque shops, cafes and galleries built along either side. The avenue itself is sixty metres wide, with a double row of ficus trees down the middle. The Avenue played host to the largest protests in Tunis during the Jasmine Revolution of late 2010 and early 2011, where tens of thousands of protestors called for the removal of then-President Ben Ali from power. Avenue Habib Bourguiba provides a free stock exchange for the city in which it is built, and requires Steam Power.

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    Brooklyn Bridge
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)

    Built in the late 19th century, the Brooklyn Bridge is the most iconic and oldest major bridge of New York, and is as much an icon as the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building. It was built in Neo-Gothic style, much like many other New York buildings of the time. The Brooklyn Bridge had fears a year after opening of stability issues, so PT Barnum famously lead 21 elephants from his Circus across the bridge. Ingame, the Brooklyn Bridge causes your empire to enter a 10-turn Golden Age, gives +50% Great Person generation in the city it is built, and requires Railroad.

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    Cologne Cathedral
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Janboruta (icon)

    Built atop a Roman temple, the Cologne Cathedral is an enormous Roman Catholic cathedral in Cologne, Germany, and the seat of Cologne's Archbishop. Construction began on the cathedral in 1248, and was left unfinished almost two centuries later, in 1473. When construction finally resumed on the cathedral in the 19th century, it was under the order of the majority Protestant court of the Prussian state, following the discovery of the original plans for the building. Celebrations upon the completion of the 632 year construction project took place across Germany, with those in Cologne by far the largest and including Emperor Wilhelm I among the attendees. As such, completing the Cologne Cathedral Causes the Empire to enter a Golden Age, in addition to providing extra Culture and Great Engineer points. It becomes available at Steam Power.

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    Democracy Monument
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)
    Part of the Songkran Wonder Pack


    The Democracy Monument is a large monument located in Bangkok, Thailand. It was constructed in 1939 following the 1932 Coup d'etat in what was then Siam, where the military forced the monarchy to abolish absolutism and adopt a constitution. The four columns of the monument represent the four branches of the military. The monument was meant to be part of a westernised Bangkok, in which it would represent the Arc Du Triomphe. The monument provides unique bonuses based upon which ideology is adopted - extra happiness with Freedom, a percentage boost to production with Order, and bonus culture with Autocracy - and requires electricity.

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    Khao San Road
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)
    Part of the Songkran Wonder Pack


    Khaosan Road is a popular backpacking area in central Bangkok. It develops into a market at night, and is known worldwide for backpackers, crafts and DVD products. During the Songkran period of April 13-15, the street often develops into one giant Water fight, as per the Songkran tradition of throwing water. Receive a lump sum of 250 gold upon completing Khao San Road in addition to 8 happiness. Becomes available with Flight.

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    Mount Rushmore
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)

    Mount Rushmore is an iconic monument located in the Black Hills of the American state of South Dakota. It was constructed using explosives and finer carving from the Granite rock of the hills during the early 20th century - construction began in 1927, and finished in 1941 as a result of lack of funding. The design features four U.S. Presidents - George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, chosen for their sucesses in expanding or securing American territories during their respective times as president. Ingame, Mount Rushmore causes the Gold cost of purchasing tiles to be reduced by -35%, and Unhappiness from :c5citizen: Citizens in Non-occupied cities to be reduced by -15%. It may only be built in a city with a nearby mountain, and becomes available with Dynamite.

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    Pena National Palace
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)

    Pena National Palace is a large Romanticist palace located on a hill in the Sintra region of Portugal, close enough so that it can be seen on fine days in the capital, Lisbon. It was constructed on the site of a former monastery, which was in turn constructed on the site from an apparent appariation of the Virgin Mary of Christianity. The monastery was destroyed in the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755, and King Ferdinand II build the Pena National Palace in it's place. Ingame, Pena National Palace makes defensive buildings +20% more effective, and is available with Steam Power.

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    Sagrada Familia
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)

    Sagrada Familia is a large Catholic Basilica under construction in the city of Barcelona, Spain. Construction began in 1882, and is not expected to be completed until the year 2026, when all 18 spires will be complete. It has already been granted the prestigious status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and has become an icon for Barcelona and Catalonia, the region in which it is located, Ingame, Sagrada Familia provides +1 Happiness from all religious buildings in the empire, as well as a free Cathedral in the city where it is constructed, while it requires Biology.

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    Smithsonian Institution
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)

    Known the world over as the pinnacle for the field, the Smithsonian institution is a series of museums and intellectual establishments founded 'for the increase and diffusion of knowledge'. Since then, it has spread to dozens of separate establishments, including the National Air and Space Museum and the Natural History Museum, both based in Washington, D.C.. The Smithsonian has become known for the unique nature of their exhibitions, with the items on display including Charles Lindbergh's record-breaking Spirit of St. Louis and the Hope Diamond. Ingame, the Smithsonian Institute has four slots for Great Works of Art, which when filled with four Artifacts from different civilizations yield a theming bonus. The wonder requires Biology.

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    Te Tii Marae
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)

    Te Tii Marae is a marae located near the town of Waitangi, in the Northland province of New Zealand. It was built to commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Waitingi at a nearby cottage on February 6, 1840, and is the current site of ceremonies on Waitangi Day (February 6) commemorating the treaty attended by various dignitaries and is a hotspot on the day for political activism relating to the treaty and Maori-Pakeha relations. Ingame, Te Tii Marae provides +1 Happiness from Courthouses, and requires Military Science.

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    Trafalgar Square
    By: Pouakai (Code) and Sukritact (icon)

    Located in the heart of London's City of Westminster, Trafalgar Square is a royally-owned public space. Constructed under orders from King George IV from 1820 to 1845, Trafalgar Square was built upon an earlier public space known as Charing Cross; the modern name commemorates a naval battle between England and Napoleonic France earlier in the century. In the center of the square stands Nelson's column, a large column dedicated to Admiral Horatio Nelson, whom died in the aforementioned battle. Ingame, Trafalgar Square provides +4 Happiness and +5 Gold with the Monarchy policy, and becomes available with Steam Power.

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    Wat Phra Kaew
    By: Sukritact

    One of the most important Buddhist temples in Thailand, the Wat Phra Kaew is located in the historic center of Bangkok, within the grounds of the Grand Palace; it enshrines the Emerald Buddha, an image of the Buddha meticulously carved from a single block of jade. The Wat Phra Kaew was built in 1785, when the capital was moved by King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (Rama I) from Thonburi to Bangkok. Ingame the Wat Phra Kaew provides +2 :c5science: Science on all religious buildings, in addition to providing +3 Science itself and +20% Science in the city it is built in. It unlocks at Archaeology

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    Information Era
    Abraj al Bait Towers - v2
    Oriental Pearl Tower - v4
    Palm Jumeirah - v2
    Petronas Towers - v2
    Shanghai World Financial Center5 - v2
    Taipei 101 - v3
    Tokyo Sky Tree - v2


    1 - Wonder is part of 'Korean Wonders Pack'
    2 - Wonder is a 'Natural Wonder'
    3 - Wonder uses existing art within the game files
    3i - Wonder uses existing art from within the game files, Icon only
    3s - Wonder is existant in an official scenario, made available for normal game
    3t - Wonder uses text from within the game
    4 - Wonder is part of 'Arab Spring Wonder Pack'
    5 - Wonder is part of 'Chinese New Year Wonder Pack'
    6 - Wonder is part of 'Songkran Wonder Pack'
    7 - Wonder is done entirely by sukritact
    8 - Wonder is part of 'Diwali Wonder Pack'

     
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    Decommissioned wonders

    Following the release of the Gods & Kings expansion pack, several of the wonders which were previously made and released in this topic became obsolete due to inclusion in the expansion. The wonders will be included in this post, and will no longer recieve updates or support. They will not be uploaded to Steam Workshop, so this will be the only place they will be able to be accessed. They have also been removed from the above list.

    Alhambra
    CN Tower
    Great Mosque of Djenne
    Leaning tower of Pisa
    Terracotta Army



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    CN Tower
    The CN Tower is a large observation and broadcasting tower located in Toronto, Canada, and now a wonder in your game! It can be downloaded either from your ingame ModBroswer or the download database, found Here

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    Great Mosque of Djenne

    Located in the heart of the legendary Malinese city of Djenne, the Great Mosque is a feat of engineering, and the largest Mud Brick building on Earth. The exact building date has been lost in the mists of time, however modern estimates put it at sometime in the 13th century. The modern structure was built under the order of French Colonialists in the early years of the 20th century. Ingame, the Great Mosque of Djenne provides +3 :c5production: Production and +4 :c5gold: Gold on every Flood plain, and +10 :c5culture: Culture from every Incense worked by the city. The Great Mosque of Djenne can be download from either the ingame ModBrowser, or through the CivFanatics Download Database, page Here

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    Love it. The 3 culture is really odd though - having it be 1 would have made it much more in line with the rest of the game (and there's also already a good number of wonders around the same area in the tech tree that give a lot of culture) The GP points also seem a bit much. Just out of curiosity, what's the rationale for giving 2 great artists instead of one or two great merchants? It's a little off-putting, for example, for someone focusing on economy/gold (probably the people who will be aiming for banking in the first place) as it will detract from great merchant production. (There's also already a good number (too many?) of great artist-producing wonders around the same area in the tech tree including the Forbidden Palace which unlocks with the same tech.) The splash is really beautiful though, really nice choice and to be honest the whole thing seems like it could/should have been included in the main game. It's probably going to be one of the ones I always have checked in the mod browser. Thanks!
     
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    The Golden Pavilion

    Located in Kyoto, Japan, the Golden Pavilion is a buddhist temple situated in tranquil surrounds. The exterior walls are entirely coated in Gold leaf, which gives it's Japanese name, Kinkaku-ji, Kin meaning gold and ji temple. It is not known when the temple was coated, however it started life as a private residence for a Daimyo (Japanese Warlord) during the Sengoku Jidai period of Civil War. Ingame, the Golden Pavilion provides 1 :c5gold: Gold for every two :c5citizen: Citizens. It can be downloaded either via Steam Workshop , or via the CivFanatics download database, found Here.

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    Fair enough though I'm still not sure that we need the 3:c5culture:. Virtually all of the wonders in the game have served as inspiration for art/literature/the further cultural development of their respective civilizations and the world, has a rich history, etc. Giving wonders more culture than the standard 1:c5culture: shouldn't be used as a way of emphasizing this trait for any specific one (as they all have it, else they would hardly be "wonders") but should rather aim at serving some type of game mechanic. Himeji and The Kremlin got more than the standard 1:c5culture: because they really compliment a small empire/cultural victory playstyle. Stonehenge gets it because it, again, functions as a strategic build option for cultural victory playstyles (or for keeping up with social policies for larger empires, etc.) It's not that I'm questioning whether this wonder deserves the 3:c5culture: but whether it needs it.

    And I guess the same sort of reply applies to the great people comment as well. It's a very nice wonder as is and doesn't really need to be made more special by throwing in extra great person points. Aesthetically, the wonder would be more appealling if consistency with the overall framework of the game were emphasized and it's not just viewed as a standalone build.

    Still, I really do like it a lot. It's simple, compliments the commerce policy tree, echoes monarchy, and (again:)) the splash is awesome.
     
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    So would you rather one Great Merchant point and 1 cuture?
     
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    I think the 1 :c5culture: would be more appropriate though I would only take away a great person if you leave it as an artist. I think 2 great merchants would be best though. This could make it an economic victory staple without being too overpowered.
     
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    v2 is UP on the Mod browser! Changed is the Great person points (Now 2 Great Merchant points), nerfed to 1 :c5culture: and the flavours have been changed to being more Gold-orientated.
     
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    Awesome, can't wait to play with it. I'm really curious to know what other people think of it too (mostly because I'm now questioning whether 1:c5gold: per 1:c5citizen: would be too overpowered or doable. (I'd take away 1 great merchant point if this were the effect though.)) I think it would be too overpowered but was wondering what others had to say.
     
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    I'm glad to see your pavilion running fine :goodjob:
    Because it's the first of your next wonders, put a list of the upcoming buildings you will work on in the first post, just avoiding duplicated items among other modders ;)
     

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