- +2 Culture
- +1 Citizen slot
Obelisks are basic religious buildings in Gifts of the Nile. Build them first thing after building Holy Sites to improve cities' Culture generation.
Pairs of these large pillars of stone commonly flanked the entrances to temples in the Nile region. By the Second Millennium BCE they were associated with the sun god Ra (then eventually Amun, and finally Amun-Ra). Carving the obelisks as a single piece, transporting them, and finally lifting them into place were impressive feats of ancient engineering.