Where Are These Rare Artifacts Today? Test Your Knowledge!


Historical creations and findings have a way of making man pause in his step only to stand gasping at history. Whether we are history nerds or not, the craftsmanship of human and God stares at us alike. And some of these pieces, i.e., artefacts are, for one reason or another, more important than others. Maybe it is because they redefined history, maybe because they made us rethink it.

Some of these spectacular artefacts are preserved in museums around the world. But can you guess where they lie? Test your knowledge, look at these artefacts and pick your best guess about the museum they are at today.

  1. 1 The Dead Sea Scrolls:

    1. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
    2. Bangkok National Museum, Bangkok
    3. Rockefeller Museum, Jerusalem
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Dead Sea Scrolls are present in museums in Jerusalem!

    The oldest known biblical manuscript, Dead Sea Scrolls are extremely precious. Some of the scrolls are present in the the Rockefeller Museum in East Jerusalem while others can be found at the Israel Museum in West Jerusalem.

  2. 2 Venus de Milo

    1. Museo del Design Italiano, Milan
    2. Louvre Museum, Paris
    3. Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    This sculpture is located at the Louvre, Paris.

    One of the most famous of all ancient Greek sculptures, this representation is of the goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite (Venus).

  3. 3 The Babylon Tablet

    1. The British Museum , London
    2. Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City
    3. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The British Museum

    Residing in the British Museum, this 4,000-year-old clay tablet relays in cuneiform the 1750 B.C. copper merchant Nanni's dissatisfaction with the quality assurance and service of El-nasir. Customer complaints were a thing even back then, huh?

  4. 4 The Hope Diamond Necklace

    1. National Museum of Natural History, Washington D.C.
    2. British Museum, London
    3. The Palace Museum(Red Fort Archaeological Museum), New Delhi
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Hope Diamond Necklace is presently at National Museum of Natural History, Washington D.C.

    The Hope Diamond is a 45.52-carat diamond originally extracted in the 17th century from the Kollur Mine in Guntur, India. Lehenga describe the object as cursed – a curse that shall befall upon the owner. It's one of the most visited museum objects in the world.

  5. 5 David

    1. Acropolis Museum, Athens
    2. The Museum Of Egyptian Antiquities
    3. Accademia Gallery, Florence
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Michelangelo's David at Accademia Gallery of Florence, Italy

    The Renaissance masterpiece was created by Italian virtuoso Michelangelo between 1501-04. David symbolises independence and strength in the perfect image of youthful beauty. 

  6. 6 The Aztec Sun Stone

    1. National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
    2. The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
    3. Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Aztec Sun Stone is at Mexico's National Museum of Anthropology

    The Aztec Sun Stone is a 24-ton sculpture honoring the sun god Tonatiuh that was carved in the 15th century. Over the years, it has been replicated on many surfaces, but nothing beats the original. 

  7. 7 The Hasanlu Lovers

    1. The National Museum of Afghanistan, Kabul
    2. Penn Museum, Philadelphia
    3. The Studio Museum, Harlem
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    These skeletons are present in the Penn Museum of Philadelphia

    The “Hasanlu Lovers,” two intertwined skeletons, were found in a bin of plaster-covered mudbrick in 1972. it’s thought that these two people were likely hiding from the fire and subsequent violence.

  8. 8 The Codex Gigas

    1. National Library of Sweden, Stockholm
    2. The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
    3. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    This manuscript is at National Library of Sweden, Stockholm

    The Codex Gigas is a medieval manuscript distinguished by its peculiar feature: a full-page portrait of Satan. The image has earned the manuscript the name, "The Devil's Bible."

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