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Hi I have a particular problem where whenever i open the bug reports button or language translate button in the game homepage the game minimises but when i try to open it back up this happens and i can't get the game running properly again (ie the mouse disappears and display cant be changed) until i close and reopen it again using keyboard shortcuts.
Fun factoid... City phases (at one time) were planned to be associated with each territory. Not simply an upgrade that effected the entire map. So, it you managed to establish (or capture) a second CC in an opposite corner of the map, it would grow independently from your first original CC.
@tuk0z Thank you for your support! I love their artwork as well, and some of the pieces do indeed showcase a level of naturalism that is rarely seen in the ancient world, while others are simply bland copies of ancient templates. I love the immense diversity in their work, both in subject matter and medium.
I've been reading history since I can read, and I've been informally studying African history for almost 16 years, but before I embarked on this project I knew next to nothing about them. I knew they were important, powerful, and had a long history, but not in my wildest dreams did I think I was going find the things I did. I was profoundly shocked about many things I saw for the first time, including their cities, temples, palaces, reliefs, gold, bronze, silver and iron artefacts, weapons, and jewellery, and the extensive written histories by the Kushites themselves as well as external period sources. And we're still just scratching the surface here. It blew my mind, and still does that this isn't mainstream, not even among Africanists... That's why I believe creating such an extensive repository of illustrations and quality sources was necessary for people to be able to correctly visualise this forgotten powerhouse of antiquity.
By the way, if you like naturalism in African art, you should check out the Ife bronzes (actually brass), and terracotta from Southern Nigeria 13th-14th century AD: