A golden statue was present in a warped version of a previous timeline with Mayans, Aztecs and Egyptians. After the Beginner had a vision of the world ending (2012), he looked for the Mayan Calender. He read somewhere inside of the temple that a statue made of gold tells secrets. He found this golden statue and it presented him with a riddle for the whereabouts of the calender. (The First Clue)