The world of Indiana Jones it is full of excitement, danger and discovery. Part of what made the series so compelling is how the Indiana Jones character often goes berserk with the artifacts he’s looking for. What seems like something of historical importance would quickly have a supernatural quality that instantly changes its importance. In all the treasures he has found, some have more meaning than others.
While some treasures impact Indy directly, others are far above his position and even his status as a teacher. However, he risks life and limb to keep these artifacts safe and saw the value of these treasures in terms of global importance. With one more trip on the horizon, his next treasure could be his most valuable yet. That said, of the four main artifacts he has discovered, which one could be considered the most valuable?
4) Sankara Stones Carry Divine Power
In Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, the Sankara Stones are said to have been brought to Earth by Lord Shiva. Initially, there are five, but only three can be found. However, the diamonds in the stone sparkle when put together. In Mola Ram’s possession, the priest in the film uses his magical abilities, bestowed by the rocks, to sacrifice innocents to the god Kali. However, in the service of Shiva, he can give life and prosperity to those who worship stones. While they have immense power, their value lies primarily with those who worship them rather than those who found and used them.
3) The Ark of the Covenant is a Danger Line for the Dead
The Ark of the Covenant first appeared in in search of the lost ark. The Ark itself has a rich history, as it is said to carry the cracked remains of the Ten Commandments. Other stories say that it is a way to communicate with God. As a result, it becomes a subject of interest to Adolf Hitler. However, upon opening the Ark, angry spirits emerge for those looking at it, overwhelming and killing them. There is immense value in what the Ark represents, and it cannot be questioned, but its danger means that it is better to be locked away forever.
2) The Holy Grail confirms a lot but its power is limited
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade It probably has the most religiously important treasure in the entire series, as it revolved around the quest for the Holy Grail. The grail itself has properties that exceed the promise of eternal life. For example, it has immense healing properties for the wounded, like when Indy heals his father’s gunshot wound. However, spiritually it means the existence of God and the greater implications that come with that. Even though the grail cannot leave its home and maintain the powers it carries, the meaning behind it remains one of the most important.
1) The Crystal Skull transcends the concept of reality itself
While the Holy Grail is important in its own right, Akator’s Crystal Skull of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull rise to a realm that is even beyond any religious meaning. At first, the skull is believed to be linked to extraterrestrial life from other worlds. While the definition still depicts these creatures as having crystalline skeletons, they are not aliens at all. In fact, they are extradimensional beings who traveled to other worlds to gain knowledge. What makes the skull more valuable than even a grail is that proving the existence of gods in one world would imply that there are more gods in more worlds. In the end, the potential for importance also grows.