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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 Civ6Production Production, with a further 1 Civ6Production Production and 3 Civ6Science Science once the game reaches the Atomic era. The Eye of the Sahara increases the Appeal of adjacent tiles by +2.

In Civilization VI: Rise and Fall, 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 Civ6Production Production and +1 Civ6Science Science on its tiles. It provides an additional +1 Civ6Production Production and +3 Civ6Science 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 Civ6Production 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 Civ6Food Food, 3 Civ6Production Production, 2 Civ6Gold Gold and 3 Civ6Science Science!

Civilopedia entryEdit

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.


Civilization VI Wonders [edit]

AlhambraAmundsen-Scott Research Station R&F-OnlyAngkor Wat1Apadana1Big BenBiosphère1Bolshoi TheatreBroadwayCasa de Contratación R&F-OnlyChichen ItzaColosseumColossusCristo RedentorEiffel TowerEstádio do MaracanãForbidden CityGolden Gate Bridge GS-OnlyGreat Bath GS-OnlyGreat LibraryGreat LighthouseGreat ZimbabweHagia SophiaHanging GardensHermitageHuey TeocalliJebel Barkal1Kilwa Kisiwani R&F-OnlyKotoku-in R&F-OnlyMachu Picchu GS-OnlyMahabodhi TempleMausoleum at Halicarnassus1Meenakshi Temple GS-OnlyMont St. MichelOracleOrszágház GS-OnlyOxford UniversityPanama Canal GS-OnlyPetraPotala PalacePyramidsRuhr ValleyStatue of Liberty R&F-OnlyStatue of Zeus1St. Basil's Cathedral R&F-OnlyStonehengeSydney Opera HouseTaj Mahal R&F-OnlyTemple of Artemis R&F-OnlyTerracotta ArmyUniversity of Sankore GS-OnlyVenetian Arsenal

Natural Wonders

Bermuda Triangle1Chocolate Hills GS-OnlyCliffs of DoverCrater LakeDead SeaDelicate Arch R&F-OnlyEye of the Sahara R&F-OnlyEyjafjallajökull1Fountain of Youth1Galápagos IslandsGiant's Causeway1Gobustan GS-OnlyGreat Barrier ReefHạ Long Bay1Ik-Kil GS-OnlyKakadu2Lake Retba R&F-OnlyLysefjord1Mato Tipila GS-OnlyMatterhorn R&F-OnlyMount EverestMount KilimanjaroMount Roraima R&F-OnlyMount Vesuvius GS-OnlyPaïtiti1Pamukkale GS-OnlyPantanalPinnacles2PiopiotahiSahara el Beyda GS-OnlyTorres del PaineTsingy de BemarahaUbsunur Hollow R&F-OnlyUluru1Vinland2YosemiteZhangye Danxia R&F-Only

1 Requires DLC2 Specific scenario games only

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

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