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The reliquary interface

Treasure chest.png Sacred treasures are artifacts of particular cultural, religious, or historical importance that can be placed in holy sites to provide a small modifier to every territory in the province. Each treasure is unique and there are only a finite number of possible treasures in the game, with most being placed at start and a few created through special missions or events, but can be collected and taken from other countries by desecrating their holy sites or seizing their reliquaries.



Each   holy site has a certain number of altars, depending on the status of the territory it is located in: one for   settlements, two for   cities, and three for   metropolises. Each altar is a slot where a treasure can be potentially placed, which will allow the treasure to be confer its bonuses to the entire province (not just the territory its holy site is in); it is therefore useful to build many holy sites and bring as many sacred treasures as possible to the capital province in order to maximize the effects of their bonuses. The treasures stored in each owned holy site as well as those of deities in the pantheon (even if unowned) can be viewed in the religion screen, while the presence of treasures in other holy sites can be inferred by looking for modifiers in the tooltip of the holy site icon in the territory interface.

A treasure can only be placed in an altar if its holy site's deity is in the country's current   pantheon, though treasures that have already been placed will continue to give their bonuses to its province. There are no restrictions on where a treasure can be placed or when it will give its bonuses; any treasure can be placed in any holy site regardless of its religion or the state religion of the country that owns it. Treasures can also be removed from altars where the holy site's deity is in the pantheon and deposited back into the reliquary at a cost of   +1.00 Aggressive Expansion, which leaves the holy site intact and the altar slot free for another treasure to be placed.

Treasures will also be removed from an altar if its holy site is destroyed through   desecration. Desecration can be done through the Religion menu if the holy site is owned or by using the   Desecrate Holy Sites army interaction on an army located in the holy site's territory. Importantly, the Desecration army action only requires that the territory is controlled, not necessarily owned, which makes it the easiest way to seize treasures held in the holy sites of other countries.


Unplaced sacred treasures are held in the nation's   reliquary and confer no benefits, but cannot be taken through desecration. Treasures in the reliquary can be placed in owned holy sites of any deity in the pantheon, as long as there are altar slots remaining. Upon annexation by conquest, up to 2 treasures in the nation's reliquary will be spirited away to another country within diplomatic range if any exist, and all the rest will be taken by the conqueror. Diplomatic annexation, however, will transfer all reliquary treasures to the overlord.

Clicking on the reliquary icon in the religion screen will show a list of all the treasures owned by the country, including both those placed in all holy sites as well as those stored in the reliquary (identifiable as currently generically in the country as opposed to a specific territory).

List of treasuresEdit

Treasures are listed by the religion they are associated with, usually the deity of their holy site if placed in one or the state religion of the country that holds them in its reliquary. Note that this should not be taken as an indication that a treasure is tied to any given religion; any treasure can be installed in a holy site of any deity or religion and will always confer its bonus regardless of the state religion of the holy site's owner. Some treasures will also only appear if a certain DLC is enabled.


Name Modifier Starting Location DLC Description
  Tomb of Semele
  •   +0.05% Local Population Growth
Thebai (426),   Thebes Semele is the mother of Dionysos, and a diety in her own right among the Thracians and Phrygians. Her tomb was an important part of the temple in Thebes.
  Sphinx of the Naxians
  •   +5% Local Freeman Happiness
Delphi (424),   Delphi The Sphinx of the Naxians was a monument offered to the Delphians by the Naxians of a large sphinx situated on top of a pillar. It was located by the Temple of Apollo in Delphi.
  Statue of Athena Promachos
  •   +5% Cohort Starting Experience
Athenai (416),   Athens This gigantic bronze statue was made by Phidias, and one of the most important figures in Athens. It was dedicated to the goddess after Athens had rebuked the Persians several times from their lands.
  Statue of Khryseis
  •   +5% Local Citizen Output
Argos (440),   Argos She was one of the many priestesses of the Heraion, and supposedly the reason the older temple was burnt down to the ground. Despite that, the statue is well preserved and honored.
  Statue of Nike
  •   +3% Local Civilization Level
Epidauros (441),   Epidauros The statue to Nike was one of the first things visitors to the Asklepeion in Epidauros would see as they approached the great structure.
  Hermes of Olympia
  •   +5% Local Freeman Happiness
Olympia (439),   Elis The Hermes of Olympia is a beautiful statue made by Praxiteles, the well known Attican sculptor, for the temple of Hera in Olympia.
  Lady of Ephesos
  •   +5% State Religion Happiness
Ephesos (290),   Ionia A beautiful wooden statue in the image of the Ephesian Artemis.
  Serpent Column
  •   -0.50 Local Unrest
Delphi (424),   Delphi The Greek city-states made this offering to the temple of Apollo after the victory at Plataea against the invading Persians, a giant column with a beautiful golden tripod adorning the top.
  Copper Shield of Athena
  •   +2 Local Import Routes
Syrakousai (84),   Syracusae The copper shield of Athena is an important piece of the pediment of the temple to Athena in Syracuse. It is supposedly something any sailor would be able to see as they approach the rich Greek city.
  Tomb of Romulus
  •   +0.03% Monthly Civilization Change
Roma (1),   Rome The tomb of Romulus is an ancient shrine originally located in Rome, in honor of the city's ancient progenitor.
  Statue of Sancus
  •   -0.50 Local Unrest
  Sabinia This is an impressive limestone statue in the image of Sancus, a local god of trust and honesty venerated by the Romans and Sabines.
  Statue of Apulu
  •   +5% Pop Assimilation Speed
  Rome This statue is a figure honoring Apulu, the Etruscan version of the more well known Greek Apollo, originally situated in Veii.
  Bronze Laran
  •   +5% Cohort Starting Experience
  Etruria This is a large bronze statue in the image of the Etruscan Laran, known as Mars among the Romans and Ares among the Greeks.
  Warrior Frieze
  •   +5% Local Manpower
  Samnium A beautiful frieze depicting victorious Samnite warriors returning home from war.
  Seated Persephone
  •   +10% Local Monthly Food Modifier
Lokroi Epizephyrioi (42),   Locri The grand statue of the seated Persephone has been the focus of her cult in Lokroi for as long as anyone can remember.
  Bendis Figurine
  •   +5% Pop Conversion Speed
  Tarentum A small figurine in the image of the Tracian goddess Bendis, often associated with the Greek Artemis.
  Bronze Milo
  •   +5% Local Freeman Happiness
  Croton This bronze statue depicts the great wrestler Milo, the pride of Kroton.
  Atlases of Akragas
  •   +5% Local Citizen Happiness
Akragas (86),   Acragas A set of gigantic atlases used by some of the temples around Akragas.
  Silenus Mask
  •   +3% State Religion Happiness
  Gelas A stone mask of the satyr Silenus, a member of Dionysios' retinue.
  Statue of Apollo Karneios
  •   +5% Local Citizen Happiness
  Cyrenaica The statue of Apollo Karneios has long been at the center of the deity's worship in Cyrenaica, a cult which originated in Sparta.
  Animal Pottery
  •   +5% Local Freeman Output
  Amisos Amisos has received a reputation for crafting beautiful pottery in the images of exotic animals.
  Crown of Amisos
  •   -0.50 Local Unrest
  Amisos A crown made entirely out of gold by the great craftsmen of Amisos.
  Bronze Athena
  •   +5% Pop Assimilation Speed
20px Amphissa A large bronze statue of the goddess Athena, originally raised outside the temple of Athena in Amphissa.
  Gilted Athena
  •   +3% State Religion Happiness
  Megara The statue was raised by the Megarans in their sanctuary to Athena, and covered with a thin layer of gold across most of her body.
  Statue of Nemesis
  •   -0.50 Local Unrest
  Athens This is the cult image of the temple in Rhamnous, depicting Nemesis, the goddess of retribution, created by the master craftsman Phidias.
  Statue of Eros
  •   +3% Primary Culture Happiness
  Boeotia This famous statue of Eros was made by the sculptor Praxiteles at the behest of the Thespians.
  Aconical Graces
  •   +5% Local Research Points
  Boeotia These ancient aconical stones depict the Graces, and supposedly fell from the heavens for Eteokles.
  Veil of Despoina
  •   +5% Local Monthly Food Modifier
  Megalopolis A beautiful relief depicting the veil of the fertility goddess Despoina, originally a part of the sanctuary of Despoina in Lycosura close to Megalopolis.
  Tomb of Patreus
  •   +3% Local Civilization Level
  Patrai The tomb of the mythological founder of Patrai in Achaea.
  Statue of Asklepios
  •   +3% Local Civilization Level
20px Eblania A beautiful statue of Asklepios, the god of medicine, originally standing by the agora in Elateia.
  Trojan Palladium
  •   +5% Local Fort Defense
  Rome The ancient wooden xoanon of Troy, in the image of Pallas, was looted by Diomedes and Odysseus in the siege. It is rumored to have eventually found its way to Rome in the hands of Aeneas, where it is kept in the Temple of Vesta.
  Xoanon of Hercules
  •   +5% Local Freeman Output
  Macedon Said to have been carved by Daedalus himself, this exquisite effigy carved in wood depicts a naked Hercules, and was housed in the city of Corinth.
  Palladium of Athena Polias
  •   +5% Local Fort Defense
Athenai (416),   Athens The carved wooden xoanon of Athena Polias is an ancient relic from the earliest days of Athens, housed in the Acropolis' Erectheion. It is said to have fallen from heaven and is regarded as the very holiest image of the goddess.
  Xoanon of Samos
  •   +0.05% Local Population Growth
  Ionia The cult image kept at the Heraion of Samos is her most sacred depiction, ritually washed every year and clothed in finery befitting the goddess, and said to have been worked by Smilis himself.
  Chimera of Arritim
  •   +5% Local Freeman Happiness
Arritim (131),   Etruria A masterful Etruscan collection of statues cast in bronze, depicting the Greek hero Bellerophon slaying the legendary Chimera.
  Tablets of Velianus
  •   +0.05 Local Provincial Loyalty
Cisra (14),   Etruria Three golden tablets recording a dedication made by the Etruscan king Thefarie Velianus to the Phonician goddess Astarte, in both Etruscan and Punic script.
  Codex of Orpheus
  •   +5% Local Citizen Happiness
Spinopara (499),   Serdia An illustrated book constructed of solid gold pages, depicting the mythology and teachings of the Hellenic cult of Orphism and the journey to the afterlife.
  Panoply of Achilles
  •   +5% Local Manpower
Dodona (425),   Epirus The armor of the great Homeric hero Achilles, fought over by Odysseus and Ajax the Greater after his death and given by the former to Neoptolemus, son of Achilles and founder of the Epirote kingdom.
  Omphalos of Delphi
  •   +3% State Religion Happiness
  Delphi This stone is said to mark the world's navel, or center point, placed at Delphi by Zeus where two eagles sent from each end of the world met. It also represents the swaddled stone Rhea gave to Cronus to protect the infant Zeus.
  Panoply of Alexander
  •   +5% Local Manpower
Alexandreia (516),   Egypt The kingly Medusa adorned thorax, gilt greaves, and many plumed Boeotian helmet of the great king Alexander, complete with his beautifully decorated kopis and aspis.
  Aphrodite of Cnidus
  •   +0.05% Local Population Growth
  Knidos A famously beautiful statue of the Greek goddess of erotic love, crafted by Praxiletes of Athens as the cult image of the Temple of Aphrodite at Cnidus.
  Sarcophagus of Theseus
  •   +5% Local Manpower
  Athens   The remains of Theseus, founder of Athens, returned from Scyrus by Cimon.
  Splinter of the Argo
  •   +5% Primary Culture Happiness
  Nesiotic League   A holy wooden shard, said to be from the famous ship of the Argonauts.
  Shield of Diomedes
  •   +5% Local Manpower
Argos (440),   Argos   The ancient shield of Diomedes, king of Argos, a prominent figure in the Iliad.
  Statue of Bucephalus
  •   +5% Local Manpower
  Bactria   A carved statue of Alexander's favorite horse, originally housed in Boukephalia.
  Rhyton of Cadmus
  •   +10% Commerce Value
Thebai (426),   Thebes   A golden drinking horn, said to be a wedding gift from Zeus to the founder of Thebes.
  Kouros of Delos
  •   +5% State Religion Happiness
Delos (1835),   Nesiotic League   A colossal statue of a youth, dedicated to Apollo and brought to Delos by the Naxians.
  Sarcophagus of Neoptolemus
  •   +0.05% Local Population Growth
  Epirus   The body of Neoptolemus, hero of the Iliad and ancestor of the Molossian tribe of Epirus.
  Cup of Odysseus
  •   +5% Primary Culture Happiness
  Aetolia   A beautiful goblet from which it is said Antinous drunk, thus sparking Odysseus' raging slaughter.
  Lion of Chaeronea
  •   +5% Local Freeman Output
  Boeotia   A monument to the fallen of the Sacred Band of Thebes, erected after the Battle of Chaeronea.
  Sarcophagus of Leonidas
  •   +5% Local Freeman Output
  Sparta   The body of King Leonidas I of Sparta, who fell at the battle of Thermopylae.
  Altar of Philoctetes
  •   +0.05% Local Population Growth
Lemnos (270),   Athens   A bronze altar adorned with a serpent, in honor Philoctetes, a hero of the Iliad.
  Lion of Amphipolis
  •   +5% Local Freeman Happiness
  Macedon   A monument to Alexander the Great's general Laomedon of Mytilene, Satrap of Syria, who fell to Ptolemy and Antigonus.
  Larnax of Philip II
  •   +5% Primary Culture Happiness
  Macedon   The lavish ash-coffin and burial crown of Philip II of Macedon.
  Statue of Ptolemy Soter
  •   +5% Local Citizen Happiness
Rhodos (266),   Rhodes   A venerated statue in honor of Alexander's general Ptolemaios, savior of the Rhodians.
  Sarcophagus of Agapenor
  •   +0.05% Local Population Growth
Paphos (334),   Phrygia   The tomb of Agapenor, a hero of the Iliad, said to have founded Paphos and the shrine to Aphrodite.
  Tomb of Minos
  •   +5% State Religion Happiness
Knossos (358),   Knossos   The alleged coffin of the legendary Knossian king, whose labyrinth housed the Minotaur.
  Gordian Knot
  •   +0.05 Local Provincial Loyalty
  Phrygia The mythical knot bifurcated by Alexander the Great, fulfilling the prophecy of Asia's conquest.
  Brazen Bull of Phalaris
  •   +5% Primary Culture Happiness
  Acragas   A hollow brass bull heated from below, designed for the tyrant Phalaris as a horrific execution device.
  Winnowing Oar
  •   +5% State Religion Happiness
  Aeolia   This worn oar is claimed to be that given by Poseiden to Tiresias in the Odyssey.
  Panoply of Glaucus
  •   +5% Local Freeman Happiness
  Metapontum   The golden armor swapped by Diomedes, and worshipped as part of the hero's cult.
  Lion of Croesus
  •   +5% Local Tax
  Delphi A ten talent golden lion, dedicated to Apollo's Pythia by Croesus as the only true oracle.
  Persian Spoils
  •   +1 Hostile Attrition
  Delphi   A collection of rostra, pontoons, and weapons dedicated by the Athenians at Delphi after their victories in the Persian Wars.
  Strand of the Fleece
  •   +5% Primary Culture Happiness
  Phasis   A flaxen shot of wool, said to have been cut from the Chrysomallos' Golden Fleece by Jason.
  Didyman Apollo
  •   +5% State Religion Happiness
  Seleukid Empire   The bronze cult statue stolen by the Persians from Didyma, a competitor of Delphi for Apollo's greatest sanctuary, near Miletus.
  Aphrodite Anadyomene
  •   +5% Local Citizen Happiness
  Kos   A work of the famed painter Apelles depicting the birth of Aphrodite from the sea, supposedly modeled on Alexander the Great's mistress Campaspe.
  Battle of Issus
  •   +5% Local Freeman Desired Ratio
  Macedon A work of the famed painter Philoxenus of Eretria, depicting Alexander the Great charging Darius III at the battle of Issus.
  Lantern of Diogenes
  •   +5% Local Research Points
  Sinope   A simple oil lamp said to have belonged to the Cynic philosopher Diogenes, used to search for an honest man by day.
  Tomb of Achilles
  •   +5% Local Freeman Output
  Aeolia   The resting place of the Iliad's greatest hero Achilles, and a center for his extensive cult.
  Icons of Daedalus
  •   +5% Local Citizen Output
  Gelas   It is said that, after the fall of Icarus, Daedalus landed at Gela and crafted these statues for his cult.
  Statue of Hippolytus
  •   +0.05% Local Population Growth
20px Troizen   The cult statue of the son of Theseus, who was murdered by his stepmother Phaedra after rejecting her advances.
  Tomb of Alcathous
  •   +5% Local Citizen Happiness
  Megara   The body of King Alcathous, son of Pelops, who established Megara's temples and defenses.
  Bones of Pelops
  •   +5% Primary Culture Happiness
  Elis   The remains of King Pelops of Pisa, son of Tantalus and father of Atrides, who started the Olympic games to honor his rival Oenomaus.
  Pillar of Oenomaus
  •   +5% State Religion Happiness
  Elis   A scorched wooden pillar, the only remains of the palace of King Oenomaus after the lightning strike accompanying his death.
  Philippeion Statues
  •   +5% Pop Promotion Speed
  Elis   A set of chryselephantine statues by Leochares depicting the family of Philip II and housed in the Philippeion at Olympia, the only structure dedicated to a human.
  Hercules of Lysippus
  •   +5% Local Freeman Happiness
  Halikarnassos A masterful bronze statue of the hero Hercules cast by the famous sculptor Lysippus.
  Hygieia of Tegea
  •   +0.05% Local Population Growth
  Tegea   A renowned statue of Hygieia carved by Scopas for the temple of Athena Alea at Tegea.
  Erotes of Scopas
  •   +0.05% Local Population Growth
  Megara   A statue set of Pothos, Eros, and Himeros carved by Scopas for the temple of Aphrodite at Megara.
  Ashes of Eumenes
  •   +5% Local Freeman Happiness
  Thrace The remains of Eumenes of Cardia, Alexander the Great's general, executed by Antigonus after he was betrayed by the Silver Shields.
  Statue of Aphrodite
  •   +10% Pop Promotion Speed
  Phrygia This marble statue of Aphrodite was once part of the cult center at Aphrodisias. It was made from marble from the nearby quarries and founded by the donations to the pilgrimage center itself.
  Manalis Stones
  •   +5% Population Capacity
  Phrygia The two sacred Manalis Stones differ in their purpose but share a name. One of the stones is used to block the entrance to the underworld (Mundus Cereris), while the other is associated with the coming of rain.
  Head of Orpheus
  •   +10% Local Citizen Happiness
  Aeolia This is what remains of the head of the Poet-Prophet Orpheus, a man who could charm anything alive with his music and poetry. In death the head is believed to have oracular properties.
  Sybilline Books
  •   +10% Primary Culture Happiness
  Rome Brought to Rome by Tarquinius Superbus, its last king, the Sybilline books are a collection of oracular writings thought to be of help in times of great crisis.
  History of Alexander
  •   +10% Local Research Points
Alexandreia (516),   Egypt Composed by Cleitarchus, the historian, this is a recollection of the full life of Alexander the Great. It details the exploits of the great king as well as those of his generals.
  Terrace Lions
  •   +10% Local Freeman Output
Delos (1835),   Nesiotic League 12 Lions guard the sacred way in Delos, in a similar way to how Sphinxes guard sacred roads in Egypt.


Name Modifier Starting Location DLC Description
  Sistrum of Hathor
  •   +5% Local Citizen Happiness
Tentyris (563),   Egypt An superbly crafted faience sistrum, a hand-held percussion instrument, said to have been bequeathed to the temple of Hathor by the goddess of music herself.
  Cippus of Horus
  •   -0.50 Local Unrest
Apollonopolis Megale (576),   Egypt This exquisitely carved stela depicts young Horus supreme over all savage beasts, and is said to ward off dangerous creatures and cure their bites and stings.
  Theodosian Obelisk
  •   -0.50 Local Unrest
Thebai Hekatompyloi (569),   Egypt A giant obelisk commissioned by the Pharaoh Thutmose III for the great temple at Karnak.
  Lateran Obelisk
  •   +5% Local Freeman Output
Thebai Hekatompyloi (569),   Egypt Erected by the Pharaohs Thutmoses III and IV at the Great Amun temple at Karnak, this is one of the tallest obelisks ever constructed in Egypt.
  Flaminio Obelisk
  •   +5% Local Freeman Output
Helioupolis (501),   Egypt This huge obelisk dating to the reigns of Pharaohs Sety and Ramesses II was erected in the city of Heliopolis.
  Hemhem Crown of Egypt
  •   +10% Local Monthly Food Modifier
Memphis (500),   Egypt The Crowns of Upper and Lower Egypt have been the symbol of royal rule along the Nile for millenia. This crown in particular was most recently worn by the Greek Pharaohs of Egypt, but similar crowns have been in use since the 18th dynasty.
  Benben Stone
  •   +8 Population Capacity
Helioupolis (501),   Egypt The divine, pyramid shaped, Benben stone, represents the primeval hill upon which Atum first landed. For centuries it was kept in the very center of the Ra temple at Heliopolis. This stone serves as a model for all Pyramidion's and the tips of Egyptian Obelisks.


Name Modifier Starting Location DLC Description
  Lion-Headed Tanit
  •   +5% Cohort Recruit Speed
Carthage (3256),   Carthage Tanit is one of the most important deities among the Carthaginians, and is occasionally portrayed with a lion's head when they want to display her as a warrior goddess.
  Stele of Ba'al Hammon
  •   +5% Local Monthly Food Modifier
Thinissut (3244),   Carthage Stelae are monuments seen across the Carthaginian world, simply as an offering to a deity or as a grave stone and offering both. Dedications to Ba'al Hammon, as one of the two most important deities in Carthage, were often a popular choice to carve into the stone.
  Sarcophagus of Ahiram
  •   +2 City Building Slots
Gebal (766),   Byblos This is the sarcophagus of an ancient king of Byblos, who once played an important role in the Phoenician world.
  Statue of Youth
  •   +5% Local Research Points
  Carthage A beautiful marble statue from Sicily, taken by Carthage in one of the many Sicilian Wars.
  Sacred Fish of Atargatis
  •   +4 Population Capacity
Mabbog (807),   Bambyce This tank with sacred fish of Atargatis long adorned her sanctuary in Mabbog.
  Elagabal Stone
  •   +10% Local Freeman Output
Heliopolitana (763),   Phrygia This conical black meteorite rock is believed to be inhabited by the Canaanite deity Elagabal, the God of the Mountain.


Name Modifier Starting Location DLC Description
  Zalmoxis' Axe
  •   +5% Local Tribesman Happiness
Tamasidava (4911),   Getia Zalmoxis is a philosopher, forefather, and divinity among the Thracians and Dacians, often portrayed with different weapons or tools.
  Bronze Hand
  •   +0.05 Pop Assimilation Speed
Kardzhali (4310),   Odrysia The hand is recurring iconography for Sabazios, the Thracian horseman, and this particular piece is a beautiful work of bronze art.
  Statue of Derzelas
  •   +5% Local Tribesman Happiness
Odessos (4248),   Thrace   A wooden cult statue of Derzelas, the Dacian god of the underworld, from his temple at Odessus.


Name Modifier Starting Location DLC Description
  Chalice to Dali
  •   +5% Local Monthly Food Modifier
Brili (1749),   Colchis This chalice has been used by hunters and local priests while they offer up sacrifices to the ancient huntress of the Iberian forests, Dali.
  Necklace of Adgilis Deda
  •   +3% Local Civilization Level
Kurus (5435),   Albania Adgilis Deda has often been portrayed as a deity wearing jewelry, and some myths say this was a necklace she was once willing to give away to one of her followers.
  Silver Idol of Ga
  •   +5% Local Research Points
Kamachia (1654),   Albania This idol is one of a pair of idols, of the two deities Ga and Gacim. It is said the two were fertility deities and fate-spinners, and both idols have been the focus of religious cults. The impressive silver idol has become noteworthy for its great artistry far beyond our borders.
  Gold Idol of Gacim
  •   +5% Local Research Points
Meschistha-Harmozike (1676),   Iberia This idol is one of a pair of idols, of the two deities Ga and Gacim. It is said the two were fertility deities and fate-spinners, and both idols have been the focus of religious cults. The beautiful gold idol is worth a fortune in its own right.


Name Modifier Starting Location DLC Description
  Statue of Nabû
  •   +5% Local Research Points
Borsippa (919),   Seleukid Empire This colossal statue represents Nabû, the Chaldean god of learning and wisdom, and was brought to Babylon from Borsippa once a year to pay respects to his father deity, Marduk.
  Map of the World
  •   +10% Population Capacity
Sippar (910),   Seleukid Empire This ancient clay tablet depicts the Mesopotamian world, with the city of Babylon at its center along with all the major cities of the two-river region.
  Ishtar Gate
  •   -1 Slaves needed for Local Surplus
Babylon (918),   Seleukid Empire The walls of Babylon are adorned by a great processional gate in glazed blue, yellow and brown bricks. Built as a homage to Ishtar and the Babylonian gods by Nebuchadnezzar, the Ishtar Gate and the walls of Babylon are considered one of the seven wonders of the world by many.
  Statue of Marduk
  •   +5% Primary Culture Happiness
Babylon (918),   Seleukid Empire More than a statue representing a god, the golden statue of Marduk is believed to be the god himself. For centuries Babylonian kings recieved their crowns at the hands of this object.


Name Modifier Starting Location DLC Description
  Bronze Cauldron of Shivini
  •   +10% Commerce Value
Armaouira (1570),   Armenia This beautiful bronze cauldron have been preserved since the glory days of the Urartu nation, with lifelike figures adorning it to this very day.
  Helmet of Sarduri
  •   -1 Slaves needed for Local Surplus
Karchakhpyur (1591),   Armenia This helmet is one of the few remains we have from the great king Sarduri of the Urartu people. Seeing the great works of art made in the ancient kingdom is an inspiration to anyone who beholds them.
  Theispas Icon
  •   +5% Pop Conversion Speed
Erebuni (1575),   Armenia This bronze icon have been an important focus of the religious cult of Theispas in Erebuni for as long as anyone can remember.
  Bone Figurines
  •   +5% Local Citizen Happiness
Ashtishat (994),   Armenia These ancient bone figurines have adorned the temples and shrines around Ashtishat since the days of the Urartu culture, though the deities portrayed have long been forgotten.
  Statue of Anahit
  •   +0.05% Local Population Growth
Eriza (1767),   Armenia A great stone statue of the fertility goddess Anahit, housed in her temple at Eriza.


Name Modifier Starting Location DLC Description
  Icon of Men
  •   +5% Local Research Points
Men Askaenos (1928),   Phrygia Men is a lunar god worshipped by the people of Anatolia, and this particular icon has long been the centerpiece of a cult to the deity.
  Ma Figure
  •   +3% State Religion Happiness
Komana (172),   Cappadocia A cult figure of Ma, the mother goddess of the city of Komana.
  Cybele Stone
  •   +2 City Building Slots
Pessinous (188),   Phrygia Born from stone, the mother godess Cybele is believed to inhabit this black iron rock. For centuries this stone has been worshipped as part of the Cybele cult in Phrygia.


Name Modifier Starting Location DLC Description
  Altar to Glanis
  •   +10% Commerce Value
Avennio (2321),   Vocontia The old stone altar is dedicated to Glanis and the Glanicae, the deities associated with the spring in southern Gaul.
  Sucellus' Jar
  •   +5% Local Monthly Food Modifier
Bibracte (2438),   Aeduia This ancient jar is associated with Sucellus, a local fertility deity around the lands of the Aeduia tribes.
  Brigantias Spear
  •   +5% Cohort Starting Experience
Bremenium (2090), 20px Votadinia This spear has been associated with Brigantia for as long as anyone can remember, and the stories say it was handed down to the local tribe chiefs who passed it on to their descendants.


Name Modifier Starting Location DLC Description
  Chimaera Statue
  •   +5% Local Manpower
Arcus (1236), 20px Saguntinia This ancient statue is made of limestone, and has been a local cult focus among the Iberians since time immemorial.
  Statue of the Seated Matriarch
  •   +10% Commerce Value
Salaria (1287), 20px Oretania The polychrome statue is of a seated matriarch, made in the ancient past of Iberia. It is unclear if the statue is of a local deity that has disappeared since its creation, or a local matriarch of some importance.


Name Modifier Starting Location DLC Description
  Stone of Jacob
  •   +5% Local Tax
Jerusalem (687),   Judea The stone upon which the hebrew prophet Jacob once rested his head, before seeing visions of God in his sleep. It has been part of the House of God, Bet-El.


Name Modifier Starting Location DLC Description
  Statue of Mithras
  •   -0.50 Local Unrest
Trapezous (1734),   Trapezous   A cult statue of the Greco-Persian god Mithra, established on Mount Minthrion overlooking Trapezous.
  Foundation Tablets of Darius
  •   +10% Primary Culture Happiness
  Seleukid Empire These tablets in gold are inscribed with a description of the great Achaemenid empire at its height under Darius the Great, king of kings, son of Hystaspes.
  Great Lamassu
  •   +10% Local Manpower
Persepolis (4799),   Seleukid Empire Guardians of the lost Achaemenid Empire, these two enormous protective deities in the form of a hybrid of a winged bull, a bird, and a human, once adorned the Gate of All Nations in Persepolis.
  Shahriar and the Lion
  •   +10% Local Fort Defense
Persepolis (4799),   Seleukid Empire This carving was once part of the palaces at Persepolis and depicts the struggle of the hero King Sharhriar against a supernatural winged lion. 'Ahuramazda helped me to defeat this land and restore order to him'
  Golden Lion Rhyton
  •   +10% Local Citizen Output
  Atropatene This ancient rhyton in the form of an animal head is made out of solid gold and is said to date to the days of the Achaemenid Empire.'


Name Modifier Starting Location DLC Description
  Stone of Sinifere
  •   +5% Local Tribesman Output
Bida (2134),   Carthage Sinifere is a war god often called upon by the many Numidian and Mauretanian tribes across all of Libya. This stone used to be a part of a larger stone circle in the deity's honor.


Name Modifier Starting Location DLC Description
  Dog Figurine
  •   +0.05 Local Provincial Loyalty
Fletio (3844),   Menapia This figurine is associated with the goddess Nehalennia, who were often portrayed or said to have a dog companion with her.
  Cimbrian Silver Cauldron
  •   +10% Commerce Value
Herulia Borealis (3886), 20px Herulia This beautiful silver cauldron is a work of art unlike any other in the area where it was made, in the northern reaches of Cimbria.
  Sun Chariot Figurine
  •   +5% Pop Conversion Speed
Amsivaria (3836),   Frisia The ancient figurine is a horse pulling a large bronze disk, beautifully engraved and made by the Cimbrians.
  Sprig of Tyr
  •   +5% Local Tribesman Output
Tuliphurdum (3828), 20px Cheruscia This holy branch is said to have belonged to the god Tyr himself, as is kept in the holiest forest grove of the Cheruscians.
  Fetters of the Forest
  •   +5% Local Tribesman Happiness
Erbia (4768), 20px Lugia These ceremonial fetters are used to bind those who wish to descend into the holiest sacred groves, representing their subservience to the deity.


Name Modifier Starting Location DLC Description
  Warrior Image
  •   +5% Cohort Starting Experience
Timus (4545),   Scythia This beautiful stone image was made by a smaller Scythian tribe in honor of their local war god, and now it has become a more important religious focus beyond their lands.
  Scythian Altar
  •   +5% Local Tribesman Happiness
Mykon (5890),   Sarmatia This Scythian altar was built up over the ages, with several tribes and generations contributing to its size and value with sacrifices, weaponry, and offerings.


Name Modifier Starting Location DLC Description
  Black Stone
  •   +10% Local Monthly Food Modifier
Makarabah (7575),   Thamud The origin of this Black stone is unknown but it has been worshipped in the Kaaba in Arabia for longer than anyone can remember. Some say that it once fell from the sky and it has often been associated with fertility rituals.


Name Modifier Starting Location DLC Description
  Relic of the Tooth of Buddha
  •   +5% State Religion Happiness
  Kalinga This most revered relic is said to consist of one of the teeth of Buddha, saved by his desciple Khema from the funeral pyre.
  Hair of Buddha
  •   +5% Local Citizen Happiness
Gaya (4444),   Maurya This relic contains strands of hair from Buddha, born by his desciples Trapusa and Bahalika to the reliquary of Girihandu.


Name Modifier Starting Location DLC Description
  Lion Capital
  •   +5% Pop Conversion Speed
Ujjayini (4475),   Maurya Made to be the crowning piece of a great pillar, this capital depicts four lions standing on a base with reliefs of bulls, lions and an elephant, it is crowned by a wheel of Dharma.


Name Modifier Starting Location DLC Description
  Spring Idols
  •   +5% Local Monthly Food Modifier
Venedicana (4865), 20px Galindia These three idols are associated with one of the sacred groves in Venedia, and each of them symbolize a different deity: spring, thunder, and death.

Event createdEdit

Name Modifier Source DLC Description
  Director's Cuirass
  •   +10% National Slave Output
The Friendship with ['friend_target'.GetFirstName] event An intricately crafted set of ringmail armor, this cuirass clearly must have belonged to someone with a fondness for battering rams.
  Ancient Fertility Figurine
  •   +0.10% Local Population Growth
The Demodamas the Explorer event This swollen statue is crafted of clay, and depicts a vast woman blessed with years of bountiful harvests and the adulation of her long-dead worshipers.
  Whale-Fat Candles
  •   -1.00 Local Unrest
The Demodamas the Expert Explorer event These candles are said to have originated from a land well beyond the Indus, and must have travelled for leagues to reach the known world. They menace with spikes of whale fat.
  Hibernian Chainmail
  •   +10% Local Fort Defense
The Demodamas the Legendary Explorer event Purported to hail from the far off island of Hibernia, the legend surrounding this chain-mail suggests that the king who bore it, held invaders at bay for over a year, whilst barricaded inside his hill fort.
  Hoard of Arethusa
  •   +10% Local Tax
The The Fountain of Arethousa event   Syracusan coinage has long depicted the likeness of their patron nymph Arethusa, and the mintings are considered among the most beautifully crafted in the world.