BackArrowGreen The list of resources

Ivory 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. Ivory can be found in Forests and Plains and generate an extra 2 commerce on their squares.

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


Ivory, the hard substance of which elephant tusks are composed, is highly sought for the carving of ornamental objects. Most ivory is obtained from the tusks of African elephants, but other sources include the tusks of walruses and the fossilized tusks of prehistoric elephants and mammoths found in the northern glacial regions of the world. Although importation of ivory has been banned in many countries due to the fact that many of the species from which it is obtained are now endangered, the ivory trade was once a widespread and profitable venture.

Civilization III Resources





CattleFishGameGoldOasisSugarTobaccoTropical FruitWhalesWheat

P: Added in Play the World expansion • C: Added in Conquests expansion
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.