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"A strange artifact found in Dry Dry Ruins."

First appearance

Paper Mario (2000)

The Artifact (alternatively known as the Ancient Artifact[1]) is a key item found in Dry Dry Ruins in Paper Mario. In the long corridor between the two hub rooms of the ruins, the Artifact can be found behind a Stone Block. It can be given to Kolorado at any time and in exchange, Kolorado gives Mario a Star Piece.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese へんなおきもの[2]
Henna Okimono
Strange Ornament


  1. ^ Averill, Aron, Jason Leung, and Jennifer Villarreal. Paper Mario Official Nintendo Player's Guide. Page 120.
  2. ^ "Paper Mario: From Japanese to English". (June 17, 2013). The Mushroom Kingdom. Retrieved February 4, 2015.