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 "Oddly, it appears not to be the scar of a meteorite but a deeply eroded dome, with a rainbow-inspired color scheme."
– Chris Hadfield
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The Eye of the Sahara is a 3-tile passable Natural Wonder in Civilization VI: Rise and Fall. The Eye appears on Desert tiles. Each wonder tile provides 1 Production Production, with a further 1 Production Production and 3 Science Science once the game reaches the Atomic era. The Eye of the Sahara increases the Appeal of adjacent tiles by +2.

Discovering the Eye of the Sahara grants +1 Era Score, or +3 Score if the player is the first to do so.

In Civilization VI: Gathering Storm, the Eye of the Sahara provides +2 Production Production and +1 Science Science on its tiles. It provides an additional +1 Production Production and +3 Science Science after the game reaches Atomic Era.


When compared to other Natural Wonders in the game, this Wonder seems pale due to its low base yield. However, during the early game, the Production Production can alleviate problems that desert cities tend to have. Going late, the Eye of the Sahara, together with just one southern tile, can be a great spot for a National Park.

Note that the Petra bonus does work on the Eye of the Sahara! This means that in the Atomic Era, its tiles, while under the influence of Petra, will have a whopping base yield of 2 Food Food, 3 Production Production, 2 Gold Gold and 3 Science Science!

Civilopedia entry[]

A great blue eye gazes out from the sands deep within the Sahara Desert, and few alive have seen it for themselves. This unblinking Eye of the Sahara, formally known as the Richat Structure, is nearly twenty-five miles across. Its vibrant colors make an easily recognizable landmark for astronauts, some of the few who have seen it in its entirety.

While the origins of the Richat Structure remain widely debated, the initial speculation of a meteorite impact bore no fruit. The prevailing geological theory is that the Eye of the Sahara is an “eroded symmetrical uplift” (more plainly, a type of dome made from layered rocks).


  • The Eye of the Sahara is the only terrain feature whose base yields are dependent on the state of the game.
  • Plato's dialogues describe Atlantis as being made of "concentric islands separated by wide moats and linked by a canal that penetrated to the center," leading some to believe that it was situated in the Eye of the Sahara.[1][2]



Civilization VI Wonders [edit]
Wonders AlhambraAmundsen-Scott Research Station R&F-Only.pngAngkor Wat1Apadana1Big BenBiosphère1Bolshoi TheatreBroadwayCasa de Contratación R&F-Only.pngChichen ItzaColosseumColossusCristo RedentorEiffel TowerEstádio do MaracanãEtemenanki1Forbidden CityGolden Gate Bridge GS-Only.pngGreat Bath GS-Only.pngGreat LibraryGreat LighthouseGreat ZimbabweHagia SophiaHanging GardensHermitageHuey TeocalliJebel Barkal1Kilwa Kisiwani R&F-Only.pngKotoku-in R&F-Only.pngMachu Picchu GS-Only.pngMahabodhi TempleMausoleum at Halicarnassus1Meenakshi Temple GS-Only.pngMont St. MichelOracleOrszágház GS-Only.pngOxford UniversityPanama Canal GS-Only.pngPetraPotala PalacePyramidsRuhr ValleyStatue of Liberty R&F-Only.pngStatue of Zeus1St. Basil's Cathedral R&F-Only.pngStonehengeSydney Opera HouseTaj Mahal R&F-Only.pngTemple of Artemis R&F-Only.pngTerracotta ArmyTorre de Belém1University of Sankore GS-Only.pngVenetian Arsenal
Natural Wonders Bermuda Triangle1Chocolate Hills GS-Only.pngCliffs of DoverCrater LakeDead SeaDelicate Arch R&F-Only.pngEye of the Sahara R&F-Only.pngEyjafjallajökull1Fountain of Youth1Galápagos IslandsGiant's Causeway1Gobustan GS-Only.pngGreat Barrier ReefHạ Long Bay1Ik-Kil GS-Only.pngKakadu2Lake Retba R&F-Only.pngLysefjord1Mato Tipila GS-Only.pngMatterhorn R&F-Only.pngMount EverestMount KilimanjaroMount Roraima R&F-Only.pngMount Vesuvius GS-Only.pngPaïtiti1Pamukkale GS-Only.pngPantanalPinnacles2PiopiotahiSahara el Beyda GS-Only.pngTorres del PaineTsingy de BemarahaUbsunur Hollow R&F-Only.pngUluru1Vinland2YosemiteZhangye Danxia R&F-Only.png
1 Requires a DLC2 Specific scenarios only

R&F-Only.png Added in the Rise and Fall expansion pack.
GS-Only.png Added in the Gathering Storm expansion pack.