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Scaraba Cultural Museum

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Scaraba Cultural Museum
スカラビぶんかはくぶつかん Scarabi Cultural Museum

Scaraba Cultural Museum
The Scaraba Cultural Museum as it appears in EarthBound.

Connected areas

The Scaraba Cultural Museum is a museum in EarthBound, located in Summers. It plays a somewhat important role in the game's story-line. A hieroglyph is displayed on the second floor, which, during the game, is being remodeled. The security guard will not allow Ness to enter the second floor due to the remodeling, but offers an "under the table deal", offering passage in exchange for the Tiny ruby found in Poo's inventory from the start of the game.

Upon approaching the hieroglyphs, a battle with a Shattered Man will ensue. When the player checks the hieroglyphs, Poo reads them, revealing the secret to the Pyramid's puzzle, foreshadowing the cave of the past, and providing some background on Scaraba. The party is then given a copy of the hieroglyph for their own use. Porky made a similar deal with the guard to take a picture of the hieroglyphs before Ness's party arrived. The telephone rings as the party are leaving, and Ness answers it. Mr. Spoon intended to call Mr. Fork, but he still informs Ness that he had made a great discovery back at the Dinosaur Museum in Fourside.

Other artifacts in the museum include miscellaneous sarcophaguses, but they do not serve any use to the player. The head of this museum has a rivalry with the head of the Fourside Museum, and the two institutions are apparently competitors.


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Hieroglyph copy.jpg Hieroglyph copy Given by the guard after the hieroglyphs are read


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  • If one or both of the Shattered Men are skipped, they will still be present after defeating Giygas. This location, as a result, is one of the few times where the Shattered Man Glitch can be activated.
Locations in EarthBound

Cities and towns
OnettTwosonThreedFourside (Moonside) • Happy Happy VillageSaturn Valley
Areas of interest
Ness's houseOnett Public LibraryBeak PointBurglin ParkPunk-SurePolestar PreschoolPeaceful Rest ValleyChaos TheaterGrapefruit FallsBelch's BaseDusty Dunes DesertGold MineMonkey CaveTopolla TheaterMonotoli Building


WintersSnow Wood Boarding HouseBrick Road MazeLake TessStonehengeSummersScaraba Cultural MuseumTotoStoic Club


DalaamMuScarabaPyramidDungeon ManDeep DarknessTenda Village

Special locations
Lost UnderworldMagicantSea of EdenCave of the Past

Giant StepLilliput StepsMilky WellRainy CircleMagnet HillPink CloudLumine HallFire Spring