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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. It may be acquired after obtaining the Super Hammer, as it is found behind a Stone Block in the long corridor (the first room with the Staircase switches) between the two hub rooms of the ruins. It may be given to Kolorado at any time and in exchange, Mario will be given 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.