Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Achievements

Dust to Dust

Find 1 Artifact in the Present.   

*This achievement is missable*

After completing the final Memory sequence, you cannot access the present. Be sure that you exit the Animus at least once to find an artifact.

There are a total of 5 artifacts to be found in present-day Monteriggioni, but you only have to gain one for the achievement. Collecting the rest will offer no extra benefits. Pick any of the 5, or just follow the one chosen for the video.

  • Claudia’s Record Book- After exiting the Sanctuary, turn directly around, and its in the room off to the right.
  • Maria’s Feather Chest- After exiting the Sanctuary, head up to the top of the villa, and its in a hole in the roof.
  • Mario’s sword- Head south of the fighting ring, and head right. The sword is beneath a tree in a rock.
  • Ezio’s Belt- Upon picking up the sword, head straight down the alley and turn left. Head up the wall at the end of the alley, and the belt is in the corner.
  • Medici Cape- Head East along the main wall until you see the Church. Head inside, and the cape is inside.

Check out this video for the location of Maria's Feather Chest:

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User Comments
Comment #1 by RoughGalaxy
Sunday, November 21, 2010 @ 12:58:38 AM

It's a treasure hunt, all 5 are in the town, if you just want to know where they are, take a look at this video.

Comment #2 by Marnit
Sunday, November 21, 2010 @ 10:33:31 AM

WARNING: this achievement is missable, and cannot be obtained after finishing sequence 9

Comment #3 by Vegggi
Sunday, November 21, 2010 @ 12:19:51 PM

You can always go through your dna and play the sequence again can't you?

Comment #4 by Axialmatt
Monday, November 22, 2010 @ 12:09:32 AM

Yeah but you have to get it outside of the animus. Without spoiling anything you can't leave the animus after sequence 9.

Comment #5 by blindsteve
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 09:43:04 AM

Just when you can, leave the Animus and go up stairs, you will be told to put on a watch and a ear peice because daylight will be soon

when the outside loads, just slowly walk back into the room you came from and look on the right, there will be a golden glowing book.. bingo achievement

Comment #6 by subz
Friday, November 26, 2010 @ 12:06:45 PM

can you replay a sequence ?

Comment #7 by SubtleSarcasm
Monday, November 29, 2010 @ 10:45:12 AM

Is there any reward for finding all 5?

Comment #8 by DHc FiReHawK
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 @ 08:02:48 AM

I believe that, if you 100% sequence 8, you can play as desmond any time.
But this is a rumour i heard!

Comment #9 by ElCazador8
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 @ 11:15:30 AM

there is one on top of the villa after you get the power lines working.

Comment #10 by roza
Monday, December 06, 2010 @ 03:18:00 AM

I found a robe in the small chappel on the alter. but I dont think the artifacts show with Eagle Vision :(

Comment #11 by WaxierKreater
Friday, December 24, 2010 @ 04:34:22 PM

I found Maria's Feather box located on the very top of the building you come out of

Comment #12 by LAXm1dd1e45
Saturday, December 25, 2010 @ 12:48:55 AM

easiest way to find all of them? youtube

Comment #13 by Pichonson
Sunday, December 26, 2010 @ 09:45:03 PM

You can't do this achievement after sequence 8!!

Comment #14 by THE Palmer1452
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 02:01:07 PM

This one pissed me off. For some reason I had it in my head that obtaining the Apple would count towards this achievement. It didn't, of course.

Comment #15 by wolfstein
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 07:11:28 PM

Ugh, lame. Now I have to start a new game if I want this. Dumb.

Comment #16 by MACCA LFC 4 LYF
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 @ 06:38:35 AM

Marios sword stuck in stone was the one i got it with in the centre of town :)

Comment #17 by wsm4826
Sunday, January 02, 2011 @ 01:19:31 PM

missable shit is what ubisoft ac is known for

Comment #18 by deathirst
Monday, January 03, 2011 @ 09:07:53 AM

I realized after completing the game that you needed to get this before then but I was planning to replay the game anyway so it's not a big deal. (I thought it was actually part of the storyline)

And DHc FiReHawK I haven't gotten the Desmond thing yet but I believe its only a skin like the outfits you can unlock through Uplay it doesn't allow you to play as Desmond outside of the animus unfortunately.

Comment #19 by MadCor
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 04:51:20 PM

"missable shit is what ubisoft ac is known for"

Stop complaining, they are known for great games, and these two missable
achievements take about 30 seconds each, They are not hard.

Comment #20 by JimmyD24
Sunday, January 16, 2011 @ 02:12:16 PM

hmu for abstergo employee of month achievement
GT: xLa FlamaBlanca

Comment #21 by Lord Mrazik
Saturday, January 29, 2011 @ 05:02:33 PM

so u can just start a new game right to get this if u missed it?

Comment #22 by twiki
Thursday, April 07, 2011 @ 07:41:56 AM

how if i missed this one???i already finish this game but im forget to get them....i need to do all over from the begining???

Comment #23 by TH3 XB0X G3N1U5
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 10:29:25 PM

@19: what about all the time it takes to get to a point where u can play as desmond and leave the animus? after that, it only takes 30 seconds to find one, but before that, how long?

Comment #24 by ImpurestVirus
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 09:57:48 AM

not sure if anyone else has the same thing but my thing says find one artifact in 2012 (which is the present in the game)

Comment #25 by DiStOrT 1nVeRsE
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 @ 03:35:06 PM

Is there anything special that you get for finding all artifacts?

Comment #26 by scudmonkey4
Monday, May 02, 2011 @ 12:12:52 AM

i thought this really hard to miss; the animus tells you when there is something new out in the real world with that little icon next to exit animus

Comment #27 by MustangNights1
Thursday, May 12, 2011 @ 05:01:43 AM

make sure you get this before you beat the game!

Comment #28 by Broady
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 01:19:40 AM

You can find Claudia's diary right near the entrance after you emerge from your hiding place. Note that you must also do this before completing Sequence 9.

Comment #29 by Un0xw0rst
Sunday, June 26, 2011 @ 07:16:02 AM

Can I get this achievement if you just started the game?
Or is there a minimum sequence I need to get to

Comment #30 by Killerchronic
Sunday, June 26, 2011 @ 09:58:05 PM

As soon as you leave the lorry you can get this, thus why starting a new game to get it isnt that bad, im being as vague as possible to avoid spoilers.

Comment #31 by Killerchronic
Sunday, June 26, 2011 @ 09:59:05 PM

Oh and as for people repeating questions, try reading the fucking comments posted before you decide to post -.-

Comment #32 by cerenshand
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 10:35:37 PM

damn it

Comment #33 by ManMadeOfBacon
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 @ 09:20:48 PM


Comment #34 by iPuguin
Saturday, February 25, 2012 @ 12:12:36 PM

Grr just starting a new save game now.. because i missed this one.. stupid achievement..

Comment #35 by fvkasm2x
Saturday, March 03, 2012 @ 08:17:55 PM

Thanks #5. I wasn't going slow enough at first and I was wondering what the hell was going on. Re-read yours and I realized I had to creep inside

Comment #36 by blinksmilewink
Saturday, May 05, 2012 @ 06:25:54 AM


30 seconds? That isn't even fucking funny.

Comment #37 by Gamer Girl Ella
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 06:58:10 AM

Got them all now, cheers.

Comment #38 by rafa1000house
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 07:26:19 AM

i found an artifact inside the Church and another one doing what #5 said. There is something special if you find all of them?

Comment #39 by LavaCookie13
Monday, January 07, 2013 @ 04:29:43 PM

started a new save just for this one, looooong, cheers though! :)

Comment #40 by bblue2344
Monday, February 25, 2013 @ 12:34:02 AM

@9,23,&30, you cannot get this achievement the moment you first leave the animus, there is a certain sequence you must play to before u can get them i just dont know which one as i havent gotten there yet. I also checked all 5 locations after fixing the power lines like #9 said and they still werent there. I hate collectibles like this where you have to wait for the to magically appear like in ACII the feathers didnt appear until a couple of dna sequences. DUMB.

Comment #41 by bblue2344
Monday, February 25, 2013 @ 08:02:12 AM

After sequence 2 i hit start and there was an exclamation mark next to the option "leave the animus" and like #5 said when i started to leave the sanctuary Lucy told me to put on an earpiece and watch. This is the absolute soonest i saw the exclamation mark, i checked every time i looked at my map, so i'm sure this is the soonest that you can get this achievement.

Comment #42 by Languafe
Monday, April 22, 2013 @ 03:57:19 AM

So I had to start a new game and play up until the crew is all set up inside the Villa in the present, and then immediately upon beginning sequence 2 you can finally press start during the first cinematic and choose "Leave Animus". As you try to leave, Lucy will tell you get back before dawn and to equip the nearby watch and earpiece which Desmond will do automatically. Climb to the top roof of the villa and as you approach the locker on the roof after using the lift, the achievement should pop.

Comment #43 by Languafe
Monday, April 22, 2013 @ 03:59:47 AM

Also, it took me about an hour to reach sequence 2, skipping all cinematics that allowed me to (press start and choose "Skip Cinematic"). Lastly, I can confirm that this achievement is indeed part of the base game, and does not require you own any of the DLC.

Comment #44 by VeeDubleYou
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 01:30:42 AM

FYI, once you start the FIRST memory of sequence 8, there's no going back until you finish 8 and 9. Also, you can only use your assassins for ONE of those missions, which isn't even an issue.

Comment #45 by Keano1981
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 @ 12:37:38 PM

Hopefully a quick question, do you have to collect 1 (or all) of the 5 above artifacts in order get get the 100% on the main game?

Completed the game and missed this achievement. Wondering whether I should push on with the 100% in my current saved game or start a fresh. I am looking at getting the DLC and the 100g achievement (100% overall sync) looks very tempting...


Comment #46 by NamelessPain
Sunday, December 07, 2014 @ 06:22:24 PM

You can do this after the point where you have to chase the courier in less than 1 minute. Fairly early in the game. Tackle him, let it save and then leave the animus. Go talk to and go upstairs. The part where she talks about the earpiece will happen like in the video above.

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Game Info
Ubisoft Montreal


US November 16, 2010
Europe November 19, 2010

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