Improved Sheep help cities grow larger and more productive. The Australians should settle near them whenever possible, because Sheep are one of three resources they can improve to trigger a Culture Bomb (and stealing a tile from an opponent that contains a Lumber Mill in this manner will earn them an achievement). Also, since Sheep Pastures are one of the only reliable ways to provide a desert city with Food, expect to improve a lot of Sheep when playing as them, the Malians, and the Nubians.
Domestic sheep are likely descendants of wild mouflon breeds found scattered across Europe and Asia. Sheepherding is the oldest documented occupation, commencing some 5000 years ago in Asia Minor. Men and their dogs kept the sheep safe from predators so the village could enjoy the wool and the mutton, both essential to the rise of the ancient Mesopotamian civilizations. The practice spread across Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. There are today over 200 breeds of sheep in existence, each bred for a specific quality: hardiness, size, quantity and quality of fleece, milk production … and tastiness.
|Civilization VI Resources |
Amber • CinnamonS • Citrus • ClovesS • Cocoa • Coffee • CosmeticsG • Cotton • Diamonds • Dyes • Furs • Gold Ore3 • Gypsum • Honey1 • Incense • Ivory • Jade • JeansG • Marble • Mercury • Olives • Pearls • PerfumeG • Salt • Silk • Silver • Spices • Sugar • Tea • Tobacco • ToysG • Truffles • Turtles • Whales • Wine
|G: Accessed by Great Merchant • S: Suzerainty with Zanzibar|
1 Added in Maya & Gran Colombia Pack • 2 Secret Societies mode only • 3 Specific scenarios only
Added in the Rise and Fall expansion pack.