"When a dark light resides in the cursed statue's eyes, pierce its gaze to purge the seal from the shrine."
— An Ancient Text

An Ancient Text is an item from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It is an ancient book that the archaeologist Calip has been researching. It is found on a table in Calip's cabin, located to the East Necluda side of Fort Hateno. The text gives a riddle (seen above) about the area filled with guardian deity statues found nearby in the clearing near Robred Dropoff that says to pierce the eye of a statue at night. This leads to the texts playing a role in the Shrine Quest "The Cursed Statue". It contains a clue on how to reveal the Kam Urog Shrine, which Calip sees no harm in revealing to Link, if he calls him "Doctor," as he's been studying it every night, unable to discern its true meaning.

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