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Incense is a luxury resource that makes content people happy in cities that are connected to it by a trade route, and can also be traded to other civilizations. Incense can be found in Hills and Deserts and generate an extra 1 commerce on their squares.

Building a Marketplace in a connected city enhances the happiness bonus provided by Incense and other luxury resources.

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A potent luxury today was well as throughout history, this dried perfume creates a potent and wide variety of odors when burned. Flowers, tree bark, wood, and resin all can create a specific smell that mankind has incorporated into many facets of their daily lives. One use of incense is with a 'censer', which was an ornately decorated bowl. The ancient Egyptians used such a device in many of their religious ceremonies. Two of the three gifts brought by the Three Wise Men to the birth of Christ were myrrh and frankincense, both types of incense. Today incense is used for the pleasing aromas they give off and for ceremonies in many Christian churches.

Civilization III Resources
Strategic

AluminumCoalHorsesIronOilRubberSaltpeterUranium

Luxury

DyesFursGemsIncenseIvorySilkSpiceWine

Bonus

CattleFishGameGoldOasisSugarTobaccoTropical FruitWhalesWheat

P: Added in Play the World expansion • C: Added in Conquests expansion
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