History Main / CityOfGold

21st Dec '16 2:27:18 AM KnightofLsama
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** More specifically: This is the city of New Jerusalem. As described in the Revelation, the streets are gold - pure gold, like glass. (Translucent gold?) The foundations of the city are described as twelve precious and semi-precious gemstones. (Interestingly, sapphire is mentioned but ruby is not.) The city gates are pearl - and since at least one translation describes the twelve gates as being carved from a single pearl (each, presumably), it's probably the real deal. Also, the place is described as huge - over 2,532,139,147 cubic miles of space, much of which will presumably be gold (the streets, the buildings, etc.) Now ''that's'' a golden city!

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** More specifically: This is the city of New Jerusalem. As described in the Revelation, the streets are gold - pure gold, like glass. (Translucent gold?) The foundations of the city are described as twelve precious and semi-precious gemstones. (Interestingly, sapphire is mentioned but ruby is not.) )[[note]]Possibly because the Hebrew word ''sappir '' is related to the English sapphire, it actually refers to the blue stone known in English as Lapis Lazuli and the translation of sapphire was a mistake[[/note]] The city gates are pearl - and since at least one translation describes the twelve gates as being carved from a single pearl (each, presumably), it's probably the real deal. Also, the place is described as huge - over 2,532,139,147 cubic miles of space, much of which will presumably be gold (the streets, the buildings, etc.) Now ''that's'' a golden city!
17th Nov '16 2:11:17 PM ErebusElysium
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Compare AdvancedAncientAcropolis, ShiningCity, ConspicuousConsumption, GoldFever (which this can induce), GoldMakesEverythingShiny.

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Compare CrystalLandscape, AdvancedAncientAcropolis, ShiningCity, ConspicuousConsumption, GoldFever (which this can induce), GoldMakesEverythingShiny.
18th Jul '16 11:20:44 AM Beatlemania
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18th Jul '16 11:20:21 AM Beatlemania
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* In a downplayed example there were a number of countries that were considered this by the countries around. Medieval China and Constantinople are just two examples. This was partly due to travelers tales and partly because there was a relative difference in wealth.

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* In a downplayed example there were a number of countries that were considered this by the countries around. Medieval China China, especially [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chang%27an Chang'an]] (now known as Xian) during the Tang Dyanasty and Constantinople [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constantinople Constantinople]] are just two examples. This was partly due to travelers tales and partly because there was a relative difference in wealth.
1st Jul '16 1:26:57 AM PaulA
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* In a variant, the capital of the [[{{Tamuli}} Tamul Empire]] is entirely sheathed in mother-of-pearl, in a case of decorative exuberance gone way out of hand. Everyone has to wear special slippers, and the emperor points out that it's hideously expensive to maintain, as it has to be almost completely redone every time there's a storm.

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* In ''Literature/TheTamuli'' has a variant, variant: the capital of the [[{{Tamuli}} Tamul Empire]] Empire is entirely sheathed in mother-of-pearl, in a case of decorative exuberance gone way out of hand. Everyone has to wear special slippers, and the emperor points out that it's hideously expensive to maintain, as it has to be almost completely redone every time there's a storm.
23rd Jan '16 8:06:12 AM Kakai
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* Auru of ''Webcomic/{{Plume}}'' used to be this, with people wearing golden jewelry and clothes with golder threads, and gold decorating pretty much everything around. By the time Magnus Gray and his party reach it, though, it's just mud-covered ruins.
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22nd Jan '16 8:52:16 PM jormis29
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* One of the secrets in ''{{Spelunky}}'' is a series of trades that can lead a careful explorer to the City of Gold. In this legendary version of level 15, each tile can be bombed for gold, and there is a gigantic statue that can be bombed for gold and jewels. The statue is missing in the HD remake, and in its place lies the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Necronomicon]], which opens a secret door allowing access to the BrutalBonusLevel and TrueFinalBoss.

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* One of the secrets in ''{{Spelunky}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}'' is a series of trades that can lead a careful explorer to the City of Gold. In this legendary version of level 15, each tile can be bombed for gold, and there is a gigantic statue that can be bombed for gold and jewels. The statue is missing in the HD remake, and in its place lies the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Necronomicon]], which opens a secret door allowing access to the BrutalBonusLevel and TrueFinalBoss.
22nd Jan '16 6:43:42 PM MyFinalEdits
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* One of the secrets in ''{{Spelunky}}'' is a series of trades that can lead a careful explorer to the City of Gold. In this legendary version of level 15, each tile can be bombed for gold, and there is a gigantic statue that can be bombed for gold and jewels.
** The statue is missing in the HD remake, and in its place lies the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Necronomicon]], which opens a secret door allowing access to the BrutalBonusLevel and TrueFinalBoss.

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* One of the secrets in ''{{Spelunky}}'' is a series of trades that can lead a careful explorer to the City of Gold. In this legendary version of level 15, each tile can be bombed for gold, and there is a gigantic statue that can be bombed for gold and jewels.
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jewels. The statue is missing in the HD remake, and in its place lies the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Necronomicon]], which opens a secret door allowing access to the BrutalBonusLevel and TrueFinalBoss.
22nd Jan '16 3:24:42 PM Inediblecake
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** The statue is missing in the HD remake, and in its place lies the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Necronomicon]], which opens a secret door allowing access to the BrutalBonusLevel and TrueFinalBoss.
8th Jan '16 12:51:16 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Spellsinger}}'', Jon-Tom and Mudge stumble into an underground community of moles and gophers, who build their tunnels' floors and other civic accoutrements out of gold and gemstones. Jon-Tom promises that they'll leave empty-handed and keep quiet about it, provided they let the otter go and don't execute him for stealing paving-stones.

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* In ''{{Spellsinger}}'', ''Literature/{{Spellsinger}}'', Jon-Tom and Mudge stumble into an underground community of moles and gophers, who build their tunnels' floors and other civic accoutrements out of gold and gemstones. Jon-Tom promises that they'll leave empty-handed and keep quiet about it, provided they let the otter go and don't execute him for stealing paving-stones.
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