Spiral Minaret
Great Wonder introduced in Civilization IV
Spiral Minaret

Only available in Renaissance and earlier starts.
Obsolete with the discovery of Computers.
Hammer 550 (Double production speed with Stone)
Requirements Divine Right
Great People points 2 Great Prophet




If you have a state religion, the Spiral Minaret causes all of that religion's buildings to generate gold for your civilization. It increases its city's chances of generating a Great Prophet.

Civilopedia EntryEdit

The Spiral Minaret is a massive brick and clay structure adjacent to the Mosque of al-Mutawakkil in Samarra, Iraq. The mosque was constructed in 852 AD, and at the time was the largest mosque in the world.

A remarkable triumph of ancient engineering, the minaret is a circular tower 170 feet in height. A spiral exterior staircase extends up the tower to the platform where the "muezzin" called the people to prayer. It is said that the caliph al-Mutawakkil once rode up the stairs on a white Egyptian donkey.

An imposing yet magnificent building, the Spiral Minaret still stands today, calling the people of Samarra to prayer at the Mosque of al-Mutawakkil. The more courageous visitors can climb the staircase to the top of the minaret, which appears to lack an outside guardrail.