As you exit the Metro station at Palais Royal Musée du Louvre, you get your first glimpse of the world’s largest art museum. To enter the museum, you go through the modern glass pyramids that lead you down under the ground.
The Louvre was originally built as a fortress in the late 1100s for King Phillip II. It underwent many transformations to become an ornate palace where the kings of France resided until 1682 when Louis XIV made Versailles home to the royal crown. The Louvre opened in 1793 as a museum to house the country’s masterpieces. Today, its collection includes 380,000 objects and is the most visited museum in the world, averaging 7.3 million visitors a year.
You enter a smaller gallery where six of the museum's masterpieces are on special exhibit. Peculiarly, the Mona Lisa fake is among them. A guard catches your puzzled look as you stare at it. She walks over to you and starts rattling off the names of the artists on display. It took you a moment before you realized that this was your next test.
The guard mentioned the artists in this order:
Rembrandt, David, Raphael, Verneer and Delacroix.
David, Raphael, Vermeer, Delacroix, da Vinci and Rembrandt.
Vermeer, Raphael, David, Rembrandt, da Vinci, Raphael and Delacroix.
David, Raphael and Vermeer. Raphael, David, Rembrandt, da Vinci, Delacroix, Vermeer and Raphael.
When she was done, she just stared at you, waiting for a response. To earn your next coordinates, you must provide a password.