Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries Walkthrough

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Welcome to the Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries Walkthrough!

Help Dr. Artifact follow the clues and find the key to the Forgotten city.

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General Tips & Information

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • From the main screen you may manage player profiles (A).
  • The options menu allows for the adjustment of music and sound volume (B).
  • You may play this game in windowed or full screen mode.
  • The custom cursor may be disabled.

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Select the first bottle to begin the game (A).
  • The other two bottles are locked until you finish the previous story (B).
  • Select the difficulty level of the game.
  • Easy mode offers more hints for hidden object scenes and shorter recharge times for the hint and skip buttons.
  • Normal mode has no obvious hints for hidden object scenes and longer recharge times for the hint and skip buttons.
  • You have the option of a brief tutorial once you start the game.
  • You may skip mini-games once the skip meter is full.
  • After you have completed the game you may return to, and play, any game scenes.

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Click on the question mark to get a hint (A).
  • Select the magnifier to use the tool (B).
  • Click on the magnifier again to put it away.
  • Select the arrows to shuffle the hidden objects on your list (C).
  • Click on the book symbol to view the journal (D).
  • The clues you gather are automatically noted in the journal.

Story 1: The Key to the Forgotten City

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Locate all the hidden objects on the list.
  • The hidden object lists throughout the game are randomized. Your lists may not match those in this guide!

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Once in the lab, select the projector (A).
  • You will use the other equipment later in the game.

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Use the control at the bottom to rotate the red overlay left and right (A).
  • Left-click, hold and drag the overlay into position so that it matches the photograph (B).

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Locate the LEVER and use it on the boulder to find a SCARAB PIECE (A).
  • Locate the AXE and use it on the chain to get the KEY (B).
  • The KEY will go automatically into your inventory.
  • Use the KEY on the chest and take the PYRAMID PIECE (C).
  • Take the PIECE of CHAIN that fell to the ground when you used the axe.
  • Locate the other 3 CHAIN PIECES.
  • The CHAIN PIECES will automatically attach to the chain over the statue.
  • Once you have found all the CHAIN PIECES, click on the wheel to raise the statue (D).
  • Take the SPHINX PIECE that is revealed when the statue falls.

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  • Locate the remaining pieces of the SPHINX, PYRAMID, and SCARAB.
  • Place the SPHINX, PYRAMID, and SCARAB into the niches on the sarcophagus (A).
  • Use the LEVER to open the lid (B).
  • Take the ANKH from inside the sarcophagus and place it in the Pharaoh’s hand (C).

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  • Locate all the KEY PIECES (A).
  • Take the KEY PIECES from inventory and use them on the niche in the wall (B).

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  • Repair the picture in this jigsaw-style mini-game (A).
  • Left-click to pick up or place a piece.
  • Right-click to rotate a piece.
  • Pieces will snap into place when correct.
  • After solving the puzzle, you’ll return to the chamber.
  • Take the STONE DISC from the niche (B).

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  • Select the revealer to perform a test (A).

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  • Click on one of the jars of dye then click on the lines without color on the parchment (A).
  • You can only color the lines that are meant to be the color you are using.
  • Click on the other jars to change color.

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Find all the items on the hidden object list.
  • Click on the leaves in sequence (1-9).

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Click on matching pairs of butterflies to remove them from the scene.
  • Take the God Head that appears on the left, once all the butterflies are gone.

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Locate the 4 FUSES to activate the mini-game (A).
  • After solving the mini-game, take the glue from the case (B).
  • Find the BROOM and SPEARHEAD: combine them inside your inventory.
  • Use the BROOM/SPEAR on the glass cabinet to deactivate the lasers (C).
  • Find all the STATUE PIECES.
  • Use the GLUE on each set of STATUE PIECES in your inventory.
  • Place the repaired statues in front of the center dais (D).

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  • Click on each pipe to rotate it into position.
  • Complete the path to turn on the case lights.

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  • Locate all the hidden objects on the list.
  • Click on the chest that was covered with leaves (A).

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  • Remove all the seals and locks from the chest.
  • Take the God Head from inside the chest.
  • Select the projector on the right side of the lab.

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Use the control to rotate the overlay (A).
  • Left-click and drag it into place.

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Locate all the hidden objects on the list.

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Once in the lab, select the opener (the second machine from the left).
  • Move the bar (A) and the two gears (B) to make all the gems on the bar light up.

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Locate all the hidden objects on the list.
  • Click on the display case that was hidden by the tablet.

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  • Locate all the statues.
  • Take the head piece that appears in the back panel.

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Locate all the hidden objects on the list.

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  • Collect the three tools and the STONE DISC.
  • Use the PICK on the rock face (A).
  • Use the CLIPPERS on the hanging vines (B).
  • Use the SHOVEL on the rock (C).

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  • Collect all the tile pieces.
  • Combine the ANUBIS HEAD with the STONE DISC.
  • Place the EAGLE TILE, BULL TILE, STONE DISC, DONKEY TILE, and ANKH, from left to right, over the door.

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  • Collect all the fragments.
  • Use the fragments on the hex lock (A).

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  • Repair the picture in this jigsaw-style mini-game.
  • Left-click to pick up or place a piece.
  • Right-click to rotate a piece.
  • Pieces will snap into place when correct.

Story 2: The Ghost of Artifacts Past

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  • Locate 19 of the 20 photo scraps.
  • Select the bed of the truck for an additional scene (A).

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  • Locate all the paper scraps to earn the final photo scrap.
  • Once at the lab, select the leftmost machine, the Integrator.

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Repair the picture in this jigsaw-style mini-game.
  • Left-click to pick up or place a piece.
  • Right-click to rotate a piece.
  • Pieces will snap into place when correct.

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Locate all the hidden objects on the list.

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Select the projector, which is the rightmost machine.
  • Use the control to rotate the overlay (A).
  • Left-click and drag into place.

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  • Find the HAMMER and the CROWBAR.
  • Use the HAMMER on the bottom right corner of the headstone.
  • Use the CROWBAR on the side of the wheelbarrow.
  • Collect all the plate parts.
  • Place the PLATE on the headstone (C).

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  • Look at the 3 branches for a hidden object game (A).
  • Find all the KEY and BELL pieces.
  • Use the KEY on the door (B).
  • Use the BELL on the belfry (C).
  • Use the SHOVEL on the spot highlighted (D).

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  • Find all the birds.
  • Take the BELL piece.

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Locate all the LOCK pieces.
  • Place the LOCK on the chest (A).

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Move the bar (A) and the 3 gears (B) to make all the gems on the bar light up.
  • Take the NEBRAE DISC piece from the chest.

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Back at the lab, select the leftmost machine, the Integrator.
  • Rotate the rings to reform the disk.
  • Click, hold and drag to rotate the rings.
  • The outer ring does not move; start with the next smallest.

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Locate all the hidden objects on the list.

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Locate all the hidden objects on the list.
  • Select the stained glass window that was behind the shutters (A).

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Repair the picture in this jigsaw-style mini-game.
  • Left-click to pick up or place a piece.
  • Right-click to rotate a piece.
  • Pieces will snap into place when correct.
  • Lift up the hatch that appears near the door.

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Locate 4 BOOKS, the CROWBAR, HANDLE, KNIFE, and ORGAN KEY.
  • Use the CROWBAR on the loose floor and find the SKULL (A).
  • Use the HANDLE on the cubbyhole and take the ORGAN KEY (B).
  • Use the SKULL on the stand and take the CRANK (C).
  • Use the KNIFE to cut the rope (D).

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  • Take the TORCH and place it in the holder to find the KEY (A).
  • Use the KEY on the book to find an ORGAN KEY (B).
  • Place the ROPE and the CRANK on the mechanism (C).
  • Turn the crank and find the last BOOK.
  • Use the STACK of BOOKS on the bookshelf (D).

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  • Place the books on the shelf in alphabetical order.
  • Click on the books to spell F – A – I – T – H (1-5).

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  • Move the hand with the blue stone to 12 (1).
  • Move the hand with the red stone to 3 (2).
  • Move the hand with the green stone to 9 (3).

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  • Click on the right, center cubbyhole.
  • Find all the organ keys.
  • Click on the organ keyboard to look closer.
  • Place an ORGAN KEY on the keyboard.

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  • Press the keys to spell P – R – A – Y – E – R (1-6).

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  • Remove the boards in numerical order (1 – 15).

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Locate 2 of the brass parts and the 3 round items.
  • Place the round items into the center circle in numerical order (1 – 3).

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  • Rotate the 3 pieces to restore the sun.
  • Left-click, hold and drag to move the rings.

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  • Take the 2 CROSSES and move them to the niches (A).
  • Click on the lower left side of the altar to open a mini-game (B).

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  • Click on the tiles to rotate them into place and restore the picture.
  • Make note of the color sequence on the left (A).

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  • Take the STATUE and place it in the middle left niche.
  • Click on the statue to turn it to face left (A).
  • Select the lower left side of the altar (B).

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  • This puzzle is randomized; solutions are varied.
  • Click on the squares to fill in the entire grid.
  • Take the STATUE.

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  • Using the sequence found on the first puzzle, press the buttons: Red – Green – Green – Blue – Yellow (A).
  • Take the STATUE and the COMPASS NEEDLE.

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  • Place the statue in the left niche; click to make it face inward (A).
  • Place the COMPASS NEEDLE on the compass (B).
  • Click on the points: N – E – W – S.
  • Take the third safe handle.
  • Place the SAFE HANDLES on the safe (C).

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  • Turn the handle to read: 3 – XI – 1594.
  • Take the manuscript page from inside the safe.

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  • Back at the lab, select the Revealer Machine, second from the right.
  • Click on a jar of dye; then paint the empty spots on the parchment (A).
  • Do this with all 4 colors until all the spots are filled.

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  • Place the CROSS in the front of the altar (A).
  • Place the NEBRAE DISC on top of the altar (B).
  • Find the KEY and unlock the chest (C).
  • Take the TILE PIECE and the AXE.
  • Use the AXE on the STICK (D).
  • Use the STICK on the loose piece of grass (E).
  • Take the TILE PIECE.
  • Locate the remaining TILE PIECES.

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  • Place the TILES in the top niches of the stone in the order from the parchment (A).
  • Press the stone buttons in numerical order (1 – 5).
  • Locate the SWORD and SHIELD pieces.
  • Place the SHIELD in the front of the altar (B).
  • Place the SWORD in the top of the altar (C).
  • Select the center monolith (D).

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  • Use the HAMMER to find the weak spots.
  • Listen for a deeper sound and lots of dirt flying up.
  • You will need to find 5 spots.

Story 3: Artifacts from Afar

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  • Locate all the hidden objects on the list.
  • Select the map that was behind the bull painting (A).

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  • Turn the dials so the symbols match your journal.
  • Take the PARCHMENT.

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Back at the lab, select the Revealer Machine, second from the right.
  • Click on a jar of dye then paint the empty spots on the parchment (A).
  • Do this with all 4 colors until all the spots are filled.

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Locate all the hidden objects on the list.

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Once in the lab, select the Opener which is the second machine from the left.
  • Move the bar (A) and the 4 gears (B) to make all the gems on the bar light up.

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Find all the gear parts.

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Back in the lab, select the Integrator, the leftmost machine.
  • Repair the gears in this jigsaw-style mini-game.
  • Left-click to pick up or place a piece.
  • Right-click to rotate a piece.
  • Pieces will snap into place when correct.

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  • Place the GEARS onto the safe (A).
  • Find the KEY and unlock the chest (B).
  • Locate the DUST RAG and clean the mirror (C).
  • Find the CROWBAR and use it on the floorboard (D).
  • Locate all the GEAR PARTS.
  • Place the second set of GEAR PARTS into the safe (E).

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  • Take the KEY and use it on the right drawer to get the KNIFE (A).
  • Use the CROWBAR on the corner of the carpet (B).
  • Use the KNIFE on the left drawer (C).
  • Use the KNIFE to cut the seat of the chair (D).
  • Find all the fuses.

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  • Click on each pipe to rotate it into position.
  • Complete the path to open the electric lock.
  • Take the page from the safe.

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  • Take the KEY and open the tool cage (A).
  • Take the WOOD GUN BUTT and the SHOVEL.
  • Find the KNIFE and cut open the tarp on the dock (B).
  • Take the ANCHOR and the WOOD STEP.
  • Open the box below the tool cage.
  • Use the SHOVEL in the box of sand to find the HARPOON BARREL(C).
  • Collect all the WOOD STEPS and place them on the plank.
  • Take the GANGPLANK and use it on the left boat (D).

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  • Take the ROPE and the ROPE REEL from the left boat.
  • Combine the RIFLE BUTT and the HARPOON BARREL (1-2).
  • Use the ROPE REEL on the UNLOADED HARPOON RIFLE (3).
  • Combine the ROPE and the ANCHOR and use them on the UNLOADED HARPOON RIFLE AND REEL (4-5).
  • Use the LOADED HARPOON RIFLE on the boat (A).
  • Click when you see the bullseye and then click on the boat to reel it in.

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  • Find the LARGE HANDLE and place it on the winch (A).
  • Take the CHAIN and put it on the reel of the winch (B).
  • Find the 2 hooks and put them on the hanging chains (C).
  • Click on the large handle to raise the boat.
  • Take the chest from the boat (D).
  • Click on the chest to learn you need a KEY.
  • Click on the boat for a hidden object area.

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  • Find all the keys.
  • Use the KEY on the chest.
  • Take the periscope piece.

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  • Find the RED HANDLE.
  • Click on the fishing pole to bring it up (A).
  • Take the BOBBER from the end of the line and use it on the bell.
  • Ring the bell and take the KEY.
  • Use the KEY on the lunch box to get the KNIFE and CHEESE (B).
  • Click on the gear mechanism; find all the GEARS (C).
  • Place the GEARS on the mechanism for a mini-game.

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  • Place the gears into the spaces.
  • The gears will click into place when correctly positioned.

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  • Use the KNIFE on the net and click on the garbage for a hidden object scene.
  • Find all the fish.
  • Take the RAFT PIECE (A).

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  • Take the CAGE and use it on the rat (A).
  • Place the CHEESE in the CAGE.
  • Take the RING HANDLE that was behind the rat and use it on the hatch (B).
  • Take the GEAR HANDLE and use it on the mechanism (C).
  • Place the RED HANDLE on the cabinet to open it (D).
  • Use the RAFT PIECE on the nub of the raft (E).
  • Take the PUMP from the cabinet and use it on the nub of the raft.
  • Take the EYEPIECE and use it on the periscope (F).
  • Use the PERISCOPE PIPE on top of the cabinet.
  • Open the left wooden box to find another PERISCOPE PIPE; place it on top of the other pipe.
  • Look in the eyepiece.

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  • Pull the lever on the left side of the hut (A).
  • Find the MACHETE and cut the thatched roof (B).
  • Find the PESTLE and use it to break the vase (C).
  • Look at the crate of fruit for a hidden object scene where you will find the ALIEN TOOL (D).
  • Use the ALIEN TOOL on the force field (E).
  • Collect the 6 green BATTERIES and place them in the machine (F).
  • Pull the handle (G).

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Find all the forks.

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  • Find the ALIEN TOOL and use it on the watermelon (A).
  • Take the PETRA KEY and use it on the basket (B).
  • Collect all the CONSOLE PIECES.
  • Place the CONSOLE under the TV screen (C).
  • Press the red button.

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  • Collect all the PLANETS.
  • Use the PLANETS on the gold box (A).

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  • Position the planets following the notes in the journal.
  • Take the skull from the box.

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Locate all the hidden objects on the list.

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Select the Revealer Machine, second from the right.
  • Click on one of the jars of dye then click on the lines without color on the parchment (A).
  • You can only color the lines that are meant to be the color you are using.
  • Click on the other jars to change color.

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Locate all the hidden objects on the list.

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Locate all the hidden objects on the list.

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Place the CALENDAR into the center circle of the podium (A).
  • Take the MACHETE and pry open the manhole (B).
  • Find the 3 pieces of ROPE; then click on the ROPE to use it on the manhole (C).
  • Use the MACHETE to cut down the bush on the right and take the STICK (D).
  • Take the HAY and combine it with the stick.
  • Place the TORCH by the hole (E).
  • Take the MATCHES and light the torch.
  • Collect all the TILE pieces.
  • Place the TILES into the 2 columns, following your journal (F).
  • Place the SKULL on the left column (G).

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Click on the control that appeared over the calendar.
  • Rotate the discs to complete the picture.
  • Left-click, hold and drag to move the discs.

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Take the LEVER and pry open the stone (A).
  • Locate the 4 TILE PIECES.
  • Place the TILES in the 2 inner columns, following the journal (B).
  • Select the calendar disc (C).

Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries

  • Use the hammer to find the weak spots.
  • Listen for a deeper sound and lots of dirt flying up.
  • You will need to find 4 spots.
  • Congratulations! You have completed Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries!

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