When an ancient chalice was donated to the Met, some believed it was the Holy Grail - the cup Jesus Christ drank from at the Last Supper - but museum experts realized it probably wasn't even a cup.
Take a private tour with us as we roam the galleries of America's most popular museum, and reveal some of its countless secrets. New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art draws in more than five million visitors a year. They come to see famous treasures from all over the world, but few know the surprising stories behind the priceless objects. Explore an Egyptian temple to understand its mysterious power, examine the armor of Henry VIII to uncover the reasons for his madness, see how a copper statue inspired a solid gold tabloid story, and more.
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