Removed Edit

While the scene suggests that he leaves it behind, given that the naiskos is a priceless artifact and given Picard's previously established interest in archaeology, plus the personal nature of the gift, it seems likely that he would have returned to retrieve it from the ship at a later time, although this was not shown.

Speculative. — Morder (talk) 02:44, December 11, 2009 (UTC)

Did Picard keep the original? Edit

Might be speculative but the original naiskos seems to be important as a find. It could be Picard donated/loaned it to a museum them replecated a model of it for his ready room. Many archeologists today would do likewise. That would explain his actions after the crash. Lt.Lovett (talk) 16:05, August 22, 2013 (UTC)

It might, but that would be speculation which we don't put in articles. 31dot (talk) 17:03, August 22, 2013 (UTC)
Per the above discussion, I’ve removed this rather pointless speculation:
  • The appearance of the Kurlan naiskos in Picard's vault at the quantum archive indicates that he either later retrieved the it from the Enterprise-D's wreckage or that he had immediately sent it to the archive and the one which had been displayed in the ready room was merely a replica.
Readers can decide for themselves how or whether the naiskos made its way from Veridian III to the archive. This comment added nothing useful. —Josiah Rowe (talk) 20:48, January 24, 2020 (UTC)


The Kurlan naiskos in 2371, seconds before Picard discards it among the rubble

Although it's true, it seems kind of a mean spirited caption, like the article is sticking it to the writers. I'd just have it: The Kurlan naiskos in 2371 --Hawku (talk) 00:45, August 31, 2014 (UTC)

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