Archaeology Event 2021

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'An ancient tomb awaits brave explorers.

Dust off your Shovel, Brush and Dynamite and be prepared to delve into the depths of a cave filled with riches.'


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How can I participate in the Archaeology Event?

To begin your excavation, select the Archaeology banner in the game. Once the Archaeology Event has started, you can access the event window. Grab your Shovel, and let's go!

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Event Window

Upon opening the event window, you will see the cave's layout ready for you to explore. As you can see, the event window contains 6 main elements.


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They are as follows:

  1. At the top left corner you will find the Archeology scroll.pngScroll Counter. Here you can see the number of Scrolls you currently have. You can also purchase additional scrolls for Diamonds by clicking on Plusbutton.png.
  2. To the right of your Scrolls you see the Grand Prize indicator which shows the current Grand Prize as well as the two following ones, as well as the progress you’ve made towards it current prize. This is obtained after collecting 20 Golden Idols from the tomb.
  3. The Daily Special can be found right next to the Grand Prize. At any given day, it has a chance to be obtainable from all vases and urns. It changes every day.
  4. In the top right corner is the entrance to Your Museum in which the tablets found in the cave are collected.
  5. On the left side of the event window is the Tool Counter. Here you can see how many of each kind Archeology tool brush.pngBrush, Archeology tool shovel.pngShovel and Archeology tool dynamite.pngDynamite you currently have).
  6. Finally, on the right side is the main area of the event, where all the fun takes place. Use your tools to dust the tiles off, advance in the cave, unveil golden statues and vases.

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As you can't clear stone tiles, make sure you plan ahead to use your tools effectively. You will be in with a chance to unveil a vase, more tools (Brushes, Shovels and Dynamite) to aid your progress, or coveted Golden Idols. Hover your mouse over vases to find out what is on offer in each one. Once you've uncovered a reward fully, click on it to claim your prize. Be careful! Once you go too far, there is no going back, and you'll lose sight of the reward.

Once you reach 20 Gold Idols, you will receive the Grand Prize which is displayed at the top of the event window.

To collect an uncovered prize, click on it with no tool selected. Alternatively, uncovered prizes will automatically be collected when they get pushed out of the event window. Keep in mind however that still covered prizes will not be collected this way!

The Museum

As you dig your way through the depths, you'll notice something is different about this cave. While advancing through the ancient ruin you may find rare clay tablets. With each you can start an optional questline with a special reward at the end. These quests are not added towards the Archaeology Event counter. Finishing each clay tablet grants you the Historian Reward. This also means that you'll be able to potentially work on multiple quests simultaneously.

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There are four "Common Tablets", three "Silver Tablets" and one "Golden Tablet" to be found. The Silver Tablets hereby are rarer than the Common Tablets and the Golden Tablet is rarer than the Silver Tablet. The questlines of different tablets may be activated at the same time. The quest line of the same tablet may be repeated as many times as the tablet was found.

Common Tablets Reward icon archeology clay tablet normal 1.png Reward icon archeology clay tablet normal 2.png Reward icon archeology clay tablet normal 3.png Reward icon archeology clay tablet normal 4.png
Silver Tablets Reward icon archeology clay tablet silver 1.png Reward icon archeology clay tablet silver 2.png Reward icon archeology clay tablet silver 3.png
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The Archaeology Event offers you the chance to win a whole host of prizes, as well as some brand new rewards.

Treasures

Many different treasures await you on your way through the tomb, but they are buried in the sand. To see them, the light of your exploration needs to fall on the sand tiles. If they're in darkness still, you won't be able to see if a sand tile contains treasures.

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Reward icon grand prize archeology event.png Golden Idols are a special prize to uncover that will bring you closer to the Grand Prize reward. Once you reach 20 Golden Idols, you will receive the Grand Prize which is displayed at the top of the event window.
ToolCollection.png Tools can also be found among the buried treasures. You can find all the tools of the event!
Archeology chest 12.png Vases come in a variety of different styles. Once uncovered, they will have a random reward for you and provide the chance to win the Daily Special. Tapping the buried vase or hovering the mouse over it also reveals what it may contain.
Archeology event info 3.png Clay Tablets While advancing through the ancient ruin you may find rare clay tablets. With each you can start an optional questline with a special reward at the end. These quests are not added towards the Archaeology Event counter. Finishing each clay tablet grants you the Historian Reward.
Shards.png Calender Shards As a new addition to the event, and after the great success of the Winter Event, we have introduced a Reward Calendar into Archaeology for 2021. There are 21 slots for each day of the event, and these are unlocked by uncovering gems within the tomb.

Gems are found once per day and are lurking underneath tiles, so do not forget to be diligent out there in your excavation! Once you have the gem, you can unlock a slot and gain a reward. If you have missed gems from the previous day, there are hidden gem shards which can be fitted together to make the Joker Gem. The Joker Gem can be redeemed on a previous day's slot that was missed.In addition, to finding gem shards within the tombs, they can also be won in daily challenges. Therefore, there are plenty opportunities to be able to craft Joker Gems! Certainly, you will want to fill all the slots, as doing so will unlock a special bonus reward at the end of the event.

Getting more tools

You can find more tools in the tomb itself, but there is also a way to exchange your event scrolls for more tools. Press the Plusbutton.png-Button to open the Tool Shop. Here, you can either purchase single tools for your scrolls or buy bundles that give you a better deal!

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Scrolls themselves can be gained as a daily login bonus and from Quests in the Archaeology Event.

Archaeology Event Questline

There are 60 quests in total to aid your progress which come in two questlines. The Main Questline with 39 rush quest and the Daily Questline, which will give you 1 quest for the remaining days of the event. These Quests will stack until you have completed the Main Questlines. So you will not miss any if you do not complete the Main Questlines on the first day.
Every solved quest grants you some Scrolls. The quests have to be solved in the order they are presented, and no quests are abortable. Additionally, for this Event extra Quests can be found in every tablet that you collect, once a tablet is opened the Quest inside cannot be aborted.

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Each completed quest from the main quest line contributes to the counter at the bottom of the quest window,
and you will unlock new prizes at 5, 15, 30, 45 & 60 quests!

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Archaelogy Event Rewards

Ferris Wheel

Now that you've established your place in the history books of Archaeological fame, what better way than to draw the crowds, than a magnificent Ferris Wheel? The Ferris Wheel is an upgradable building with 10 levels. At level 10, this magnificent feat of human engineering produces population, happiness, and coin bonuses. When motivated, goods, forge points, and supplies.

These bonuses will improve with each level up, until you reach level 10, where you have the choice of the Great Wheel or the Wonder Wheel! What will you choose?

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To upgrade the Ferris Wheel, you have to use the Ferris Wheel Upgrade Kit. These Kits can be obtained in the Archaeology quest line and as part of the Grand Prize.
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Ferris Wheel - Lv. 1
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Ferris Wheel - Lv. 2
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Ferris Wheel - Lv. 3
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Ferris Wheel - Lv. 4
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Ferris Wheel - Lv. 5
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Ferris Wheel - Lv. 6
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Ferris Wheel - Lv. 7
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Ferris Wheel - Lv. 8
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Ferris Wheel - Lv. 9
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Wonder Wheel is 1 of the 2 final choices
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Great Wheel is 1 of the 2 final choices

Previous Archaeology events buildings

Not only that! You will also have the chance to win the Airship and the World's Fair, from the previous two Archaeology events, within the Daily Special!

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Archaeology Event Avatars

Last but not least, you will be able to get the following avatars within the event!

Ava
Ava - Quest Reward Avatar
Margot
Margot - Reward Calendar Avatar
Oscar
Oscar - Quest Reward Avatar
Bardsley
Bardsley - Clay Tablet Reward Avatar