- +15 Timber gather rate
- +15 Metal gather rate
- Cost to build Wonders reduced by 10%
- The cost reduction is cumulative with the Egyptians' 25% discount on Wonder building cost.
The gather rate of rare resources can be increased in various ways, as described in the main article. Note that Metal is not gathered until a nation has entered the Classical Age and linking a Marble resource while still in the Ancient Age might not provide the full benefit.
The cost reduction isn't terribly significant when building earlier Wonders (e.g., it saves you just 20 Wealth and Timber when building the Colossus). However, it becomes fairly important for the expensive late game Wonders, especially when Wonder building cost skyrocket thanks to the ramping cost system.