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"At the south-west corner a large perpendicular mass of sandstone has become separated by a deep fissure from the body of the mountain … it has all the appearance of a colossal statue."
–E. A. Wallis Budge
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Jebel Barkal is a Classical Era Wonder in Civilization VI. It must be built on a Desert Hills tile.

  • Effects:
    • Awards 2 Iron (Civ6) Iron (GS-Only Awards 4 Iron (Civ6) Iron per turn).
    • Provides +4 Civ6Faith Faith to all your cities that are within 6 tiles.


Jebel Barkal is beneficial to both religious and militaristic civilizations. It is particularly useful with Theocracy (or the Grand Master's Chapel in Rise and Fall), since it allows nearby cities to generate Civ6Faith Faith that can be used to purchase units and the Iron (Civ6) Iron it provides will enable all of the owner's cities to produce Swordsmen and Knights. The maximum amount of Civ6Faith Faith you can get out of this Wonder is 28 Civ6Faith Faith, including the city it is built in and 6 surrounding cities within a 6 tile radius; however, don't go out of your way to sacrifice Fresh Water access just to get a little bit more Civ6Faith Faith. Definitely not a core Wonder of any civilization, but it should be considered by ones that dwell in Desert with religious tendency like Nubia or Mali.

Civilopedia entry Edit

A lonely mountain rises from the flat Sudanese desert, west of a bend in the Nile. At its base once stood a palace where ancient kingdoms ruled for centuries. Now, there are only ruins.

Easily recognizable from a great distance, the flat-topped mountain of Jebel Barkal was a waypoint for travelers in ancient times. It indicated a point of relatively safe crossing (just downstream of the Nile's Fourth Cataract). After the Fifteenth Century BCE, it also noted the location of Napata, Egypt's southernmost border city that, 500 years later, would become the capital of the Nubian Kingdom of Kush.

Since the 19th Century, archaeologists have excavated a wealth of historical information from Jebel Barkal including temple ruins, stonework carved into the mountain, and ancient inscriptions dating back to the Egyptian occupation of the region. The Nubian pyramids in the shadow of the mountain later served as tombs for Meroitic kings and queens.

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Related achievementsEdit

Steam achievement Overclocked Conviction (Civ6)
Overclocked Conviction
After building the Jebel Barkal wonder, earn 28 Faith per turn on its tile
'Overclocking' is a way in which computer hardware is tweaked to perform faster. In this context, 'conviction' is in regards to the faith yield of the wonder and 'overclocking' is the big boost from it.
Wonders in Civilization VI

AlhambraAmundsen-Scott Research Station1Angkor WatApadanaBig BenBolshoi TheatreBroadwayCasa de Contratación1Chichen ItzaColosseumColossusCristo RedentorEiffel TowerEstádio do MaracanãForbidden CityGolden Gate Bridge2Great Bath2Great LibraryGreat LighthouseGreat ZimbabweHagia SophiaHanging GardensHermitageHuey TeocalliJebel BarkalKilwa Kisiwani1Kotoku-in1Machu Picchu2Mahabodhi TempleMausoleum at HalicarnassusMeenakshi Temple2Mont St. MichelOracleOrszágház2Oxford UniversityPanama Canal2PetraPotala PalacePyramidsRuhr ValleyStatue of Liberty1St. Basil's Cathedral1StonehengeSydney Opera HouseTaj Mahal1Temple of Artemis1Terracotta ArmyUniversity of Sankore2Venetian Arsenal

Natural Wonders

Chocolate Hills2Cliffs of DoverCrater LakeDead SeaDelicate Arch1Eye of the Sahara1Eyjafjallajökull3Galápagos IslandsGiant's Causeway3Gobustan2Great Barrier ReefHạ Long Bay3Ik-Kil2Kakadu4Lake Retba1Lysefjord3Mato Tipila2Matterhorn1Mount EverestMount KilimanjaroMount Roraima1Mount Vesuvius2Pamukkale2PantanalPinnacles4PiopiotahiSahara el Beyda2Torres del PaineTsingy de BemarahaUbsunur Hollow1Uluru3Vinland4 YosemiteZhangye Danxia1

1: Added in Rise and Fall2: Added in Gathering Storm3: Requires DLC4: Specific scenario games only
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