John Milton was an English poet.
The verse cited by Oxley was:
- "To lay their just hands on that Golden Key that ope's the Palace of Eternity."
This meant that the stone heads that kept sand inside a base of an obelisk at the top of the Temple of Akator would have to be removed in order to open the entrance to the temple.
Behind the scenes Edit
The verse cited by Harold Oxley consists of two lines taken from a verse of Milton's masque "Comus" which was first presented in 1634. The complete verse reads:
Yet some there be that by due steps aspire
To lay their just hands on that golden key
That opes the palace of Eternity.
To such my errand is; and but for such,
I would not soil these pure ambrosial weeds
With the rank vapours of this sin-worn mould.
- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Mentioned only)