Sid Meier's Civilization V

Sid Meier's Civilization V

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Buddhas of Bamiyan Wonder
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Buddhas of Bamiyan Wonder

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Carved from Sandstone cliffs in the province of Bamiyan in Afghanistan, the Buddhas of Bamiyan were two enormous Buddha statues, accompanied by many more smaller statues. The statues were declared false idols by the Taliban-led government in 2001, which ordered their destruction. In March that year, the statues were dynamited. Fortunately, legends still survive about other large statues in the area, including a legendary 300 metre giant. Indeed, an 18 metre reclining buddha has been discovered. Also in the area are the world's oldest Oil Paintings, dated to the fifth century CE, the same time as the statues were constructed. 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.

Requires the Brave New World expansion pack, and credit to co-author Sukritact for the icon
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voice of reason Sep 30 @ 9:21pm 
Should actually be in masonry - always keep an eye on just how many wonders you put on a tech
Applejaxc Feb 28 @ 4:51pm 
It would be nice, in general, if more of these had more diverse requirements (More than 1 technology, that isn't in the same tree, like the Compass and Dynamite for example) so there's more strategy to acquiring wonders and there isn't just a massive list of available wonders after every-other tech researched.
root Jan 16 @ 3:59pm 
Y'pahtalo Odh Dec 17, 2014 @ 6:45am 
jesus this is an awful comment thread.
Y'pahtalo Odh Dec 17, 2014 @ 6:44am 
hey npp1992 you have no idea about christianity. remember when jesus threw the money changers out of the temple? also turning the other cheek is rooted in a lot of cultural context, it is a challenge to the aggressor to treat you as an equal and is an incredible insult. you sound like some honey-sucking Dawkins troll. grow up. also neat wonder but I think it's a little OP, since it's essentially a pantheon belief.
Pouakai  [author] Aug 2, 2014 @ 12:39pm 
Yes, it does
Corn Aug 2, 2014 @ 11:51am 
Does this stack with the Desert Folkore pantheon?
Pouakai  [author] Oct 8, 2013 @ 10:11pm 
Updated for BNW - added a GWoA slot
npp1992 Apr 30, 2013 @ 11:14am 
I find it is not the religion, but the people who are the problem. Religion can be a handy excuse, since it is always possible to interpret them in many ways. Just look at the bible where it both says, "an eye for an eye" and "Turn the other cheek" We may think it is obvious which one we should follow, but if we really want something because it's convenient, we merely ignore the obvious meaning and make it say what we need.

And finally, sorry for the long post. But I find that brief commentaries on a subject as sensitive as religion often create more strife than it resolves.
npp1992 Apr 30, 2013 @ 11:14am 
As a one who studies Religion in college I just want to say this. What a religion is as an ideal, and what religious people tend to do are often completely unrelated. A good example is Christianity. Jesus says that you should turn the other cheek, meaning that to a christian literally all forms of self defense, and as an extention thereoff obviously all form of attack, is strictly prohibited. However with Pope Urban the second we see, not only a religious individual, but the supreme ruler of western Christianity (Note no all Christianity, since he has no say over f.x. the orthodox communities.) declares a holy war. To top it off Christianity is a religion that focusses on the scripture.

My point. Saying Christians are this, or muslims are that. Or even Christianity or Islam is so and so, is quite dangerous. Because all religions are carried out in a myriad of ways, and it is quite hard to sum up so many indiviuals in one.