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The '''City of the Gods''' was the central city on the planet {{RDM|Kobol}} in ancient times, said to be the birthplace of mankind and the place where the "gods and man lived in paradise" before the exodus of the thirteen tribes. Prior to the Kobolian 'calamity', the City of the Gods was once a populous city - filled with skyscrapers, highways, recreational parks, [[forum|forums]], [[Temple|temples]], and had a twin river system running through it, as depicted in visions and the [[Sacred Scrolls]].  
[[Image:Opera House ruins.jpg|thumb|Ruins of the Opera House of the City of the Gods]]
 
The '''City of the Gods''' was the central city on the planet [[Kobol]] in ancient times, said to be the birthplace of mankind and the place where the "gods and man lived in paradise" before the exodus of the thirteen tribes.
 
 
 
The remains of the city are seen by [[Sharon Valerii|Boomer]] and [[Crashdown]] when they came across Kobol during a [[Raptor]] sortie from ''[[Galactica]]'' ([[Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part I]]).
 
 
 
During a review of the images of the city, [[Laura Roslin]] has a [[Chamalla|vision]] of the city when it was still inhabited, seeing the [[Forum]] and the [[Opera House]] ([[Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part I]]). She also envisions the [[Tomb of Athena]] and the [[Arrow of Apollo]].
 
 
 
These events lead her to the conclusion that the [[Sacred Scrolls|scriptures]] and the legends are true, and that - as foretold by [[Leoben Conoy]] - Kobol will be a stepping stone to [[Earth]] ([[Flesh and Bone]]).
 
 
 
Realizing that the Arrow of Apollo may be the key to discovering Earth, Roslin pursuades [[Kara Thrace]] to take a captured [[Cylon Raider]] back to [[The Twelve Colonies (RDM)#Caprica|Caprica]] to retrieve the Arrow, rather than preparing the fighter for an attack on a [[Cylons (RDM)|Cylon]] [[Basestar (RDM)|basestar]] orbiting Kobol ([[Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part I]]).
 
  
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===Downfall and Subsequent Rediscovery===
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Ca. 2,000 years ago, Kobol was shaken by an unknown cataclysm, after which the remaining Twelve Tribes left their world for what is now know as the [[Twelve Colonies of Kobol]]. It is unknown if the city was destroyed in this cataclysm, or if it fell to ruin by abandonment, but upon it's discovery, the city and surrounding areas were all but reclaimed by nature; the roads having long been broken apart and buried, the buildings, bridges, and other city infrastructure have long since fallen to the ground, and the once flourishing rivers have given way to a swampy marsh. The only visible ruins belonged to what was once an [[Opera house]], located at the base of a mountain range {{TRS|Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part I}}.
  
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Image:Ancient Kobol.png|A vision of the city before its destruction...
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Image:Kobol Ruins.png|...What's left nearly 2,000 years later.
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Image:City of the Gods.jpg|The city as depicted in the Sacred Scrolls.
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Image:Opera House ruins.jpg|The remains of the city's Opera House.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 00:20, 6 May 2021

The City of the Gods was the central city on the planet Kobol in ancient times, said to be the birthplace of mankind and the place where the "gods and man lived in paradise" before the exodus of the thirteen tribes. Prior to the Kobolian 'calamity', the City of the Gods was once a populous city - filled with skyscrapers, highways, recreational parks, forums, temples, and had a twin river system running through it, as depicted in visions and the Sacred Scrolls.

Downfall and Subsequent Rediscovery

Ca. 2,000 years ago, Kobol was shaken by an unknown cataclysm, after which the remaining Twelve Tribes left their world for what is now know as the Twelve Colonies of Kobol. It is unknown if the city was destroyed in this cataclysm, or if it fell to ruin by abandonment, but upon it's discovery, the city and surrounding areas were all but reclaimed by nature; the roads having long been broken apart and buried, the buildings, bridges, and other city infrastructure have long since fallen to the ground, and the once flourishing rivers have given way to a swampy marsh. The only visible ruins belonged to what was once an Opera house, located at the base of a mountain range (TRS: "Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part I").

Gallery