World wonder of the Classical era in Civilization V
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- "...who drinks the water I shall give him, says the Lord, will have a spring inside him welling up for eternal life. Let them bring me to your holy mountain in the place where you dwell. Across the desert and through the mountain to the Canyon of the Crescent Moon..."
- –Indiana Jones
Petra is a very powerful wonder indeed. Not only does it give you a huge culture boost as well as precious great engineer points, it will make any city surrounded by desert hills a real powerhouse to be feared, as each desert hill will have a base yield of 3 1 1 before even receiving an improvement. It also saves you 2 gold per turn from the free Amphitheater.
Constructed sometime around 1000 BC, the site of Petra in Jordan is among the most famous examples of rock-cut architecture in the world. Numerous intricately carved structures were cut into the sandstone walls of the desert canyons surrounding the area, as Petra came to serve as the capital city for the once-nomadic Nabataen people. The most famous of these structures, the Al Khazneh or "The Treasury," has been featured in numerous major motion pictures, notably a prominent role in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" when the Al Khazneh was used to represent the location of the Holy Grail.