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10 skouspelagtige skatte wat nog nooit gevind is nie

10 skouspelagtige skatte wat nog nooit gevind is nie

Niks is ooit so opwindend soos die verhale van verlore skatte en die verborge rykdom van die wêreld wat op die grense van die legendariese is nie. Gesinkte galjoene, geplunderte goud en opwindende museumrooftogte was al lank die fascinasie van baie mense, wat dikwels tot gewilde stedelike legendes aanleiding gegee het.

Maar ons weet almal dat daar baie waarheid agter hierdie stedelike mites skuil - en sodra ons dieper grawe, begin daar baie vrae opduik. Vandag bring ons u 10 opwindende verhale van die wêreld se grootste skatte - wat nog nooit gevind is nie.

Die onstuimige golwe van die geskiedenis het hierdie rykdom onder die mat gevee, dit op die bodem van die oseaan gebring of weggesteek vir die oë van die wêreld - maar hoe? Hoe verdwyn iets so kosbaar heeltemal?

Is dit hebsug? Sameswering? Geheimhouding? Soos altyd is Ancient Origins hier om die grootste geheime ter wêreld te verken - en in ons nuutste verhale van verlore skatte is daar baie daarvan.

Yamashita's Gold - The Hoard From a Conquering War

Oorlog en plundery gaan hand aan hand. Hulle is twee kante van dieselfde muntstuk. En die Tweede Wêreldoorlog was geen uitsondering op hierdie reël nie. In die Stille Oseaan -front het die magtigste van die Asiatiese oorlogvoerders - die Ryk van Japan - 'n georganiseerde en uiters geheime plundering van sy oorwonne teenstanders uitgevoer.

Uit al die Asiatiese lande wat hulle beset het, en daar was meer as tien van hulle, het die amptenare onder bevel van keiser Hirohito en sy broer prins Chichibu groot hoeveelhede goud, skatte, edelstene en verskeie ander rykdom gebuit. Dit was hul poging om befondsing te verkry vir die voortgesette oorlog of die toekoms daarna.

Sommige van hierdie goud het daarin geslaag om Japan te bereik, terwyl die meeste daarvan net tot by die Filippyne gegaan het - weens die Amerikaanse blokkades tydens die oorlog. En so was dit dat in die slotfases van die Tweede Wêreldoorlog verskeie van die Japanse prinse en hul beste generaal, Tomoyuki Yamashita, toesig gehou het oor 'n verwoede poging om hierdie skatte in die heuwels en ondergrondse tonnels van die eilande van die Filippyne te verberg, met beweer dat daar ongeveer 175 verborge kluise geskep is.

Tomoyuki Yamashita was die Japannese generaal wat die geplunderde skat versteek het - die naam Yamashita's Gold. (Meeepmep / )

Daar word ook gesê dat die ingenieurs wat die konstruksies gelei het, binne hulle selfmoord gepleeg het-die sogenaamde seppuku-om geheimhouding te behou. Alhoewel hierdie skatte as verlore beskou word, beweer baie bronne dat dit aan die einde van die oorlog gedeeltelik deur die Amerikaanse magte teruggevind is, en dat die groot bedrae geld gebruik is om baie van die geheime Amerikaanse operasies van die Koue Oorlog te finansier. Maar in elk geval sal ons waarskynlik nooit weet watter soort skatte onder die heuwels van die verre Filippyne lê nie.

Mussolini se Swaard van Islam

Een van die meer interessante verhale hou verband met 'n beroemde item uit die ouverture van die Tweede Wêreldoorlog. Die beroemde Il Duce, Benito Mussolini, verskuif toenemend sy blik na Noord -Afrika en Libië. Dit was om baie belangrike redes 'n strategiese ligging in die Mediterreense teater. En om suksesvol die liefde en aanvaarding van die plaaslike bevolking te verkry, het Mussolini, na die ontstaan ​​van Italiaanse Libië in 1934, 'n effens kontroversiële benadering gekies - hy het hom by die Moslem -bevolking verryk.

Hy het Islam aangemoedig, moskees en godsdienstige skole herstel, en uiteindelik het hy homself as die Beskermer van Islam (Protettore dell'Islam) uitgeroep in 1937. Hierdie 'veldtog' om homself ten volle te vereer, is bekroon met 'n uitgebreide seremonie in die woestyn.

Hier, begroet deur die leier van die Berbers, Yusuf Kerisch, het Mussolini die amptelike titel gekry as Beskermer van Islam, en 'n uitgebreide, ryk swaard wat die Swaard van Islam genoem is. Die swaard is pragtig versier in 'n Arabiese styl met baie soliede goue afwerking. Die interessante deel is dat die swaard in opdrag van Mussolini self was en vervaardig is deur die firma Picchiani e Barlacchi uit Florence, Italië. Die koste daarvan was 200 000 Italiaanse lira.

Die swaard van Islam, vermiste skat, gegee aan Benito Mussolini in 1937. (RiccardoP1983)

Na die seremonie is hierdie swaard in die somerhuis van Mussolini - Rocca delle Caminate - vertoon. Dit was daar tot 25 Julie 1943, toe die somerhuis-'n werklike vesting-deur kommunistiese anti-fasciste bestorm en deeglik geplunder is. Van daardie dag af is die plek van hierdie ryk meesterlike swaard onbekend. Waar lê die Spada dell’Islam nou?

Oak Island Mysteries en die verlore skat van kaptein Kidd

Oak Island is 'n klein, privaat eiland aan die kus van Nova Scotia in Kanada. Dit sou skynbaar onmerkbaar wees as dit nie was vir die talle stedelike legendes wat daarmee verband hou nie. Die verhale van Oak Island is almal gesentreer op 'n begrawe skat, met die eerste verhale van moontlike bevindings wat uit 1799 dateer.

In daardie jaar beweer 'n boer dat hy 'n plek in die grond ontdek het, wat hy verbind het met die verhaal van die beroemde 'seerower' kaptein William Kidd. Daar is gesê dat Kidd ongeveer 2 miljoen pond op Oak Island begrawe het. Die boer en sy metgeselle het wel nuuskierige oorblyfsels ontdek terwyl hulle grawe - elke 10 meter (3 meter) sou hulle op eikehoutplatforms val.

Illustrasie van William "Captain" Kidd wat toesig hou oor 'n skatbegrafnis. (Rotatebot / )

Nadat hulle die diepte van 9 meter bereik het, het die mans blykbaar hul grawe laat vaar. Die presiese ligging van hierdie put is vandag onbekend. In die daaropvolgende dekades het die gedeeltelike eienaarskap van die eiland van hand tot hand gegaan, en baie mense en maatskappye het probeer om die skat op te grawe.

Ontelbare putte is gegrawe, boorgate gebruik, planne beraam en teorieë voorgestel - helaas geen skat is (blykbaar) ontdek nie. Baie eise is voorgehou - die skat is deur die Tempeliers, die Franse of die Britte, deur die Vikings, die Kopte of Vrymesselaars neergelê.

'N Interessante feit is dat dit in die vroeë 1900's 'n jong Franklin Delano Roosevelt was wat betrokke was by grawe op Oak Island, voordat hy die 32ste president van die Verenigde State geword het. 'N Toeval? Daar is baie geheimenisse op Oak Island.

Die Maltese valk, Chinese styl: The Peking Man

'N Eiesoortige raaisel wat tot vandag toe nog ontrafel is, het betrekking op die oorblyfsels van die sogenaamde Homo erectus pekinensis, 'n 500 000 jaar oue stel fossiele kraniale oorblyfsels van die vroeë mens. 'N Revolusionêre ontdekking vir daardie tyd, die oorblyfsels bied 'n vars insig in die geskiedenis van die argaïese mens.

Maar die raaisel begin met die aanvang van die Tweede Wêreldoorlog, toe hierdie fossiele in 1941 deur die Amerikaanse magte gekonfiskeer is, met die bedoeling om dit na die New York Museum of Natural History te stuur. Maar vanaf daardie oomblik is alle spore van die fossiele weg.

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Ontbrekende fossielskat - Peking Man -skedelfragmente. (Ryan Somma / CC BY-SA 2.0 )

Sommige beweer dat die skip op die regte pad gesink is, of dat dit eintlik die Japannese seevaart Awa Maru was wat die vrag vervoer het en daarna getorpedeer is. Sommige beweer selfs dat die bene gesny is vir gebruik in Chinese medisyne. 'N Merkwaardige ding gebeur in 1972, toe 'n beloning van $ 5,000 vir die oorskot aangebied is.

'N Vrou het kontak gemaak met 'n bedrag van $ 500,000. Sy het dadelik verdwyn. Tog, of die verdwyning opsetlik was of nie, die nuuskierige verhaal van die Pekingman bly onopgelos - 'n verlore natuurskat wat nooit gevind is nie.

The Vanishing Chamber: The Amber Room

Dit lyk asof dit oorlog is wat raaisels skep. En die Tweede Wêreldoorlog het beslis baie geskep. En in oorlog kan selfs hele kamers spoorloos verdwyn.

Ja, hierdie verlore skat is eintlik 'n kamer. Die Amber Room is geskep deur bekwame Duitse vakmanne in die vroeë 18de -eeuse Pruise, en was 'n koninklike kamer, gemaak van amber panele en deeglik versier met goudblaar. Die kamer is toe in 1716 geskenk van die koning van Pruise, Friedrich Wilhelm - aan sy bondgenoot tsaar Peter die Grote.

Ook die Russe het dit die Amber Room genoem - Янтарная комната - en dit laat installeer in die somerhuis van die tsaar, by Catherine Palace naby Sankt Petersburg. Nadat die nasionaal -sosialiste Rusland in die Tweede Wêreldoorlog binnegeval het, het die Army Group North, onder bevel van Wilhelm Ritter Von Leeb, uiteindelik gefokus op die verwydering van die kosbare skatte uit die stad.

Die Amber Room, verlore skat, in die Catherine -paleis, 1917. (Andrey Korzun / )

Onder deskundige toesig het die Duitsers die kamer binne slegs 36 uur afgebreek en na Königsberg (vandag Kaliningrad) vervoer. Dit het daar gebly tot 1945, maar na die datum het dit verdwyn.

Dit is nooit weer gevind nie. Of die Geallieerdes, wat Königsberg met vuur gebombardeer het, hierdie kunswerk in die vergetelheid verval het, of die Nasionaal-Sosialiste dit êrens weggesteek het, bly 'n raaisel.

Die Poolse koninklike kis

As soldate met 'n groot skat in die veld te staan ​​kom, word die versoeking om te plunder heeltemal te groot. Dit is die verhaal van die Szkatuła Królewska, die Poolse koninklike kis. Hierdie relikwie is in 1800 geskep deur 'n prominente Poolse edelvrou Izabela Czartoryska, en is gemaak om die 73 kosbare oorblyfsels van die Poolse koninklikes deur die eeue te huisves.

Na die ontstaan ​​daarvan is dit gehuisves in die koninklike museum by die Tempel van die Sybil, en later in Krakow. Toe die Tweede Wêreldoorlog in Pole kom, is die koninklike kis na die stad Sieniawa vervoer, na die familie -museum van Czartorsky, waar dit weggesteek was. Ongelukkig, toe die Duitse Wehrmach -soldate in 1939 die terrein binnekom, het 'n etniese Duitse werker by die museum die ligging van die goedere verraai, en dit is onmiddellik deur die soldate geplunder en tussen hulle gedeel.

Die Szkatuła Królewska, die Poolse koninklike kis, het 'n skat van kosbare Poolse oorblyfsels gehuisves. (Polaco77 ~ commonswiki)

Sommige van die items in hierdie kosbare bewaarplek was die goue horlosie van koning Stanisław I Leszczyński, 'n kosbare goud-en-rooi jaspis-kruis van koning Sigismund I van Pole, 'n goue horlosie van koningin Marie Casimire Louise de La Grange d'Arquien, 'n soliede silwer rozenkrans van koningin Maria Karolina Zofia Felicja Leszczyńska, en vele ander kosbare oorblyfsels uit die Poolse geskiedenis. Waar hulle nou is, is 'n raaisel.

The Maharaja's Splurge - Patiala -ketting

Maharaja Sir Bhupinder Singh, die heerser van die koninklike deelstaat Patiala, het 'n halssnoer vir homself gemaak deur die bekende Cartier uit Frankryk. Hierdie halssnoer is in 1928 in Parys gemaak en was 'n ongelooflike ryk en luukse vertoning van rykdom vir die maharaja. Hierdie juweliersware bevat maar liefst 2 930 diamante en baie kosbare Birmaanse robyne.

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Bhupinder Singh van Patiala in 1911, met die Patiala-halssnoer aan, 'n verstommende skat. (Jbarta / )

Die kroonpunt was destyds die "De Beers", die sewende grootste diamant op die planeet - met 'n gewig van 234 karaat. Bhupinder is in 1938 oorlede, en dit is verbasend dat die luukse halssnoer kort daarna in 1948 verdwyn het.

Niks was bekend waar dit was nie, totdat die "De Beers" -diamant weer op 'n Sotheby's -veiling in Genève verskyn het. Sommige dele van die halssnoer is ook in 1998 by 'n tweedehandse juwelierswinkel in Londen ontdek. Maar die res van die diamante, insluitend die robyne, bly een van die geheimsinnige verlore skatte.

Joodse Menorah uit die Tweede Tempel

Een van die meer antieke raaisels dateer uit die 2de eeu nC, en dit is gesentreer rondom 'n luukse Joodse menorah wat in die Tweede Tempel in Jerusalem gehuisves is. Na die verowering van Jerusalem in 70 nC, is hierdie kosbare item as trofee na Rome teruggebring, waar dit in die Tempel van Vrede (Forum of Vespasian) vertoon is.

Hierna is die lot van die menora onbekend. Sommige bronne beweer dat die skat na die sak van Rome in 455 nC deur die Vandale geplunder is, wat dit na Kartago kon vervoer het. Hoe dan ook, hierdie verlore antieke skat bly een van die onopgeloste raaisels wat in die eeue wat verbygegaan is, bedek.

Die regverdige regters ontbreek

Jan van Eyck se Gentse altaarstuk is 'n meesterstuk van Europese kuns, geleë in die katedraal van St. Bavo in Gent. Dit meet 3,4 x 4,6 meter (11 x 15 voet) en is in 1432 geskep. Maar het jy geweet dat dit een van die oorspronklike panele ontbreek?

Die 12 binnepanele van die Gentse altaarstuk, kunsskat. (Zen3500 / )

Die regverdige regters, die titel van die paneel links onder, is die skildery wat in 1934 uit die katedraal gesteel is. Die dief het die paneel in die nag verwyder en 'n geheimsinnige aantekening in die plek gelaat: "Uit Duitsland geneem deur die Verdrag van Versaile".

Dit verwys na die feit dat die hele altaarstuk in die Eerste Wêreldoorlog deur Duitsland geneem is. 'N Paar dae na die diefstal het die dief 'n paar briewe met die wet gewissel, maar nooit 'n ooreenkoms bereik nie.

Dieselfde jaar beweer ene Arsène Goedertier op sy sterfbed dat hy die dief is en dat die paneel "rus op 'n plek waar ek of niemand anders dit kan wegneem sonder om die aandag van die publiek te wek nie". Hierdie kosbare kunswerk is nooit teruggevind nie, en tot vandag toe is daar nog 'n polisie-speurder in Gent wat aangewys is vir die saak van die vermiste paneel.

Tucker's Cross - Nou sien jy dit ...

In 1955 het 'n mariene ontdekkingsreisiger en skattejagter, Teddy Tucker, in sy soektogte in Bermuda op 'n goue kruis afgekom. Aanvanklik sou Tucker later verneem dat die 22 karaat massiewe goue kruis met smaragde die waardevolste voorwerp is wat ooit van 'n skeepswrak herwin is, en dat dit moontlik die oorblyfsels was van die Spaanse galjoen San Pedro wat in 1594 gesink het. ontdek baie, baie ander waardevolle items op dieselfde plek.

Die goue kruis is gehuisves in die Aquarium Museum in Bermuda. Maar in 1975 is ontdek dat die kruis gesteel is. Tucker het die museum binnegegaan en opgemerk dat die dief die item in die vitrines versigtig vervang het met 'n swak vervaardigde plastiek replika. In 'n Bond-agtige wending het hierdie uiters waardevolle item spoorloos verdwyn. Dit is nooit weer gevind nie.

Begrawe deur tyd en stof

En daarmee eindig ons klein verhaaltjie van die grootste verlore skatte ter wêreld. En sodra sulke items verlore geraak het, neem dit vinnig 'n skerp draai na die gebied van raaisels. Spoorloos verdwyn? Of het jy stil geswyg? Ons sal nooit weet nie.

Maar dit is beslis dat die geskiedenis van kuns en skat vol intrige en gulsige hande is. Van oorlogsplundery, tot legendariese skatte, tot groot diefstalle in James Bond-styl-daar is 'n bietjie van alles in die verhale van hierdie skouspelagtige skatte wat nog nooit gevind is nie.


Leidrade oor waar die skatte begrawe is, word verskaf in 'n raaiselboek met die naam Die geheim vervaardig deur Byron Preiss en die eerste keer gepubliseer deur Bantam in 1982. [1] Die boek is geskryf deur Sean Kelly en Ted Mann en geïllustreer deur John Jude Palencar, John Pierard en Overton Loyd JoEllen Trilling, Ben Asen en Alex Jay het ook bygedra tot die boek. [2] 'n Japannese weergawe is in 1983 gepubliseer, en die Engelse weergawe is in 2014 heruitgereik. [1] Die boek bevat 12 beelde en 12 verse, 'n beeld moet aan 'n vers gekoppel word, met die inligting wat hulle bevat 'n begrawe "skatkis". [3]

Die geheim boekvariante
Jaar ISBN Taal Formaat Uitgewer
1982 ISBN 0-553-01408-0 Engels Sagteband Bantam
Hardeband [1]
1983 0276-831122-7339 Japannees Sagteband Futami-shobo
2014 978-1-59687-444-2 Engels Hardeband ibooks.com
978-1-59687-401-5 Sagteband

Drie van die skatkis is teruggevind. [4] [5] Die eerste is gevind in Chicago, Illinois, die tweede in Cleveland, Ohio, en die mees onlangse skatkis is in Boston, Massachusetts, gevind. [5] Die oorblywende nege skatkaste is nog nie teruggevind nie. [4] Die herstel van die Boston skatkis is verfilm vir Discovery Channel se televisieprogram Ekspedisie onbekend en uitgesaai op Woensdag 30 Oktober 2019. [6] [7]


10 Die Florentynse diamant


Die pragtige liggeel Florentynse diamant was eens deel van die kroonjuwele van Oostenryk en die trots van die Medici-familie. Die waarde daarvan in die moderne tyd is na raming ongeveer $ 20 miljoen, hoewel dit eens vir slegs 2 frank verkoop is deur 'n soldaat wat dit in 1477 van die lewelose liggaam van Charles the Bold verwyder het.

Die diamant het nege skerp gesnyde sye, sy oorsprong in Indië en word deur die Vlaamse juwelier Lodewyk van Bercken gesny. Nadat die diamant deur die bogenoemde soldaat vir glas verkoop is, het dit deur baie hande gegaan voordat dit uiteindelik in Wene vertoon is as deel van die Oostenrykse kroonjuwele.

Die klip is in Oktober 1918 gesteel saam met koningin Elizabeth en rsquos diamantkroon, ringe, halssnoere en meer waardevolle juwele. Die spoor van die Florentynse diamant eindig in 1919 nadat 'n advokaat, Bruno Steiner, wat die taak was om die klip veilig te hou, daarmee verdwyn het. Toe Steiner uiteindelik in 1923 opgespoor word, ontken hy dat hy met die diamant gesê het dat Karel I van Oostenryk dit verkoop het om die troon te herwin. Hy sterf in 1930 sonder dat die diamant ooit gevind is.

Gerugte was volop dat die diamant na Suid-Amerika gesmokkel is, terwyl daar nog meer gerugte was dat die edelsteen gesny of selfs in kleiner diamante gesny is en op die internasionale diamantmark verkoop is. Deesdae weet ons nie waar die diamant kan wees nie, maar in die VSA word steeds gesoek na 'n paar hoopvolle mense wat die droom jaag om die ontdekker van hierdie seldsame diamant te wees.


Metaalopsporing wat deur metaaldetektore gestruikel word, blyk die belangrikste Angelsaksiese vonds in die geskiedenis te wees

Brittanje se mees skouspelagtige Angelsaksiese skatte is heel moontlik op 'n reeks slagvelde in die donker eeu vasgevang-tydens bittere konflikte tussen mededingende Engelse koninkryke.

Argeoloë, wat pas 'n groot studie van die vondste voltooi het, glo nou dat hulle in verskeie groot gevegte in die middel van die sewende eeu gevange geneem is.

Dit is waarskynlik dat die skatte, nou bekend as die Staffordshire Hoard, in beslag geneem is (in miskien tussen drie en ses aansienlike militêre ontmoetings) deur die Engelse koninkryk Mercia uit die koninkryke Northumbria, East Anglia en moontlik Wessex.

Die vullis-die grootste Angelsaksiese goue skat wat nog ooit gevind is-is een van die belangrikste argeologiese ontdekkings wat ooit in Brittanje gemaak is.

Na 10 jaar se gedetailleerde navorsing, moet argeoloë 'n volledige verslag publiseer van die honderde hoë -goud- en silwervoorwerpe wat 'n dekade gelede deur 'n metaalverklikker gevind is in 'n veld in die suidooste van Staffordshire.

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Die boek - gepubliseer deur die wêreld se oudste historiese organisasie, die Society of Antiquaries of London - beskryf al die 700 voorwerpe van die skuur (4 kg goue items en 1,7 kg silwer items).

Opvallend is dat dit blykbaar nie die wye verskeidenheid goud- en silwer-artefakte weerspieël wat in die Angelsaksiese samelewing sou bestaan ​​het nie.

In plaas daarvan toon die studie aan dat die materiaal byna uitsluitlik militêr van aard is. Dit lyk asof selfs een van die klein aantal kerklike voorwerpe in die skare potensieel militêr van aard was.

Die houer bestaan ​​uit goue toebehore van tot 150 swaarde, goud- en granaatelemente met 'n baie hoë status seax (vegmes), 'n skouspelagtige vergulde silwer helm, 'n indrukwekkende 30 cm lange goue kruis, 'n pragtige borskruis van goud en granaat, 'n waarskynlike hooftooisel van 'n biskop-en dele van wat waarskynlik 'n draagbare heiligdom of relikwie was.

Die buitengewoon versierde biskop se hooftooisel is die vroegste voorbeeld van 'n kerklike hoofbedekking met 'n hoë status ter wêreld.

Sy teenwoordigheid in die middel van die sewende eeu na Christus dui daarop dat sy kerklike eienaar heel moontlik 'n ondersteunende rol op 'n slagveld gespeel het.

Dit is opmerklik dat die hooftooisel nie ooreenstem met latere middeleeuse of moderne biskoppe nie - en dit sal dus waarskynlik 'n debat onder historici veroorsaak oor die stilistiese oorsprong daarvan, omdat dit in basiese ontwerp so ooreenstem met hooftooisels wat deur vroeë Middeleeuse geestelikes gedink word Bybelse Joodse hoëpriesters en lyk ook soos hooftooisels wat deur heidense Romeinse priesters gedra is.

Die ontdekking kan derhalwe wetenskaplike bespiegeling veroorsaak dat die styl van hoofdeksels wat senior Christenpriesters in die vroeë Middeleeue gedra het, ten minste gedeeltelik geïnspireer kon wees deur die vermeende Bybelse presedent - of selfs geërf het uit die heidense Romeinse verlede.

Die hooftooisel-gemaak van pragtig vervaardigde goud, ingelegd met granate en wit en donkerrooi glas-dateer uit die tydperk toe die Christendom her gevestig is in baie van die plaaslike koninkryke wat uiteindelik Engeland sou word.

Dit verteenwoordig die status en aansien van die Kerk-maar dit is beduidend versier met tipiese voor-Christelike Angelsaksiese semi-abstrakte dierontwerpe sowel as sewe Christelike kruise.

As die argeoloë inderdaad glo dat dit moontlik 'n biskop se hooftooi van die vroeë tot middel van die sewende eeu was, sou dit moontlik tydens koninklike of ander seremoniële gebeure gedra gewees het deur die eerste of tweede generasie geestelikes wat betrokke was by die -Christisering van wat nou Engeland is.

Die draagbare heiligdom - moontlik onder voorsitterskap van die eienaar van die hooftooisel of 'n soortgelyke senior geestelike - is waarskynlik ontwerp om op twee horisontale pale (soos 'n werpsel of later sedanstoel) in die stryd te voer - om God se hulp te verkry om militêre hulp te bekom oorwinning.

Slegs sewe elemente van die heiligdom, almal gemaak van goud, het oorleef.

Een element (waarskynlik deel van 'n kruis) dra 'n baie belangrike opskrif - 'n aanhaling uit die boek Numeri. Dit lui "Staan op, o ORD, en laat u vyande verstrooi word en laat die wat u haat, voor u uit vlug".

Die Bybelse konteks daarvan is dié van Moses wat hierdie woorde uitspreek langs die Ark van die Verbond wat die Israeliete vergesel het op hul reis deur die woestyn, bedreig deur vyandige stamme. Die aard van die inskripsie dui daarop dat die kosbare heiligdom of relikwie (in Latyn, arca) is waarskynlik as 'n oorlogsman gebruik in die lang en bittere konflikte tussen strydende koninkryke in die vroeë Angelsaksiese Engeland.

Dit lyk asof die kerklike skatte en sekulêre/militêre voorwerpe op 'n moontlike oneerbiedige manier behandel is voordat dit begrawe is. Hulle was gebreek en/of gevou en doelbewus uit die vorm gebuig.

In die middel van die sewende eeu is die suidooste van Staffordshire (die gebied naby Lichfield waar die materiaal gevind is) beheer deur 'n magtige heidense Angelsaksiese koning genaamd Penda.

Sy geopolitieke en militêre aktiwiteite vorm 'n belangrike deel van die bloedbevlekte wedywering en konflik tussen sy eie koninkryk (Mercia) en ander, dikwels Christelike, koninkryke in ander dele van Engeland - veral in Northumbria en East Anglia.

Gegewe die waarskynlike datum van die begrafnis van die skat in die middel van die sewende eeu, is dit dus moontlik dat dit 'n oorlogsbuit was wat deur die heidense Merciaanse koning, Penda, gevang is uit leërs onder leiding van Christene, soos die Oos-Angliane.

Een moontlike verklaring is dat die skat ritueel begrawe is as 'n Merciaanse heidense oorlogstrofee - miskien selfs as 'n dankoffer aan 'n heidense god vir die oorwinning.

Om Christelike materiaal op die manier in die grond te steek, is deur Penda (of 'n ekwivalente figuur) as 'n geestelike of ideologiese oorwinning oor die Christendom beskou as 'n weerspieëling van 'n militêre.

Die 10-jarige ondersoek na die vullis behels gedetailleerde wetenskaplike ondersoek van die metaalwerk, 'n volledige kunshistoriese beoordeling van die stilistiese en ikonografiese aspekte van die artefakte en navorsing oor die potensiële historiese kontekste van die begrafnis daarvan.

Noudat die materiaal volledig gepubliseer is, is daar waarskynlik 'n deurlopende debat oor die mees waarskynlike historiese verhaal of verhale wat daartoe gelei het dat soveel goud en silwer byna 1400 jaar gelede in 'n veld in Staffordshire begrawe is.

Geleerdes sou graag wou weet wie oorspronklik die biskop se hooftooi was, die draagbare heiligdom op die slagveld en die goue helm. Maar die realiteit is ongelukkig dat dit nooit moontlik is om die spesifieke raaisels definitief op te los nie.

Daar is egter potensiële kandidate vir die soort individue wat moontlik hul oorspronklike eienaars was.

Teen die tyd dat die hooftooisel gemaak is, word East Anglia gekersten deur die eerste biskop van die gebied, 'n Franse geestelike met die naam Felix. Dit is dus denkbaar dat die hooftooisel deur hom in opdrag is.

Sy opvolger as biskop was 'n man genaamd Thomas, 'n Oos -Angliaan van moontlike Keltiese Britse oorsprong, en hy sou beslis 'n kandidaat wees vir die individu van wie die Mercians eintlik die hooftooisel gevang het - omdat hy gesterf het, moontlik in die geveg, ongeveer die tyd dat die Die Oos -Engelse koninkryk is deur Mercia verslaan.

Die vergulde silwer helm het byna sekerlik aan 'n Angelsaksiese koninklike figuur behoort.

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'Dit het moontlik die hoof van 'n koning van East Anglia versier', het een van die skrywers van die Staffordshire -boek, die argeoloog Chris Fern van die Universiteit van York, gesê.

'Dit is selfs meer skouspelagtig as die beroemde helm van die vroeë sewende eeu wat 80 jaar gelede op die Angelsaksiese begraafplaas in Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, opgegrawe is.

"Sulke helms was die ekwivalente van koninklike krone in Angelsaksiese Engeland," het mnr. Fern gesê.

Maar miskien is een van die mees fassinerende vrae wat die Staffordshire Hoard geopper het, die inspirasie vir die opvallend ongewone ontwerp van die waarskynlike biskop se hooftooisel. Was dit 'n Bybelse presedent - of 'n antieke Romeinse hoofbedekking? As laasgenoemde sou 'n moontlike bykomende aspek van kontinuïteit tussen die heidense keiserlike Rome en die vroeë Middeleeuse Christendom dui.

Een manier van toekomstige navorsing kan heel moontlik taalkundige eerder as suiwer argeologiese of historiese wees.

Ondanks die feit dat biskoppe kaalkop uitgebeeld word in Angelsaksiese kuns, dui ongepubliseerde taalkundige navorsing deur die Angelsaksiese klere- en tekstielspesialis professor Gale Owen-Crocker aan dat vroeë Angelsaksiese biskoppe inderdaad hoofdeksels gedra het, bekend as 'n hufe.

Haar navorsing dui daarop dat die Latynse woord vir 'n biskop hufe was flammeolum of flammeum. Interessant genoeg was die heidense Romeinse priesters, wie se hoofbedekking moontlik die oorspronklike inspirasie vir die tipe biskop se hooftooisel in die Staffordshire Hoard was, bekend as die Flamines - en dit dui op 'n potensiële en aanloklike skakel.

Dit blyk dat die kerklike materiaal almal uit die tweede kwart van die sewende eeu dateer - en 'n geruime tyd begrawe is in die derde kwart van die eeu.

Die Christelike en sekulêre artefakte word vir die eerste keer volledig beskryf in die pas gepubliseerde boek Die Staffordshire Hoard: 'n Angelsaksiese skat.

Die skat is te sien in die Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery en The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke on Trent. Alhoewel dit denkbaar is dat dit begrawe is vir heidense rituele doeleindes, is dit ook moontlik dat dit begrawe is vir bewaring - en dat die eienaars daarvan nooit teruggekeer het om dit op te haal nie.

Die navorsing oor die Staffordshire Hoard is befonds deur Historic England.

Sy uitvoerende hoof, Duncan Wilson, het gesê: "Die verskeidenheid fassinerende voorwerpe wat ontdek is, het ons 'n buitengewone insig gegee in die Saksiese vakmanskap en kultuur, en hierdie nuwe monografie gee diepgaande besonderhede van alles wat ons weet oor hierdie skouspelagtige ontdekking."

As aanvulling op die nuut gepubliseerde boek, kan die publiek nou toegang kry tot 'n nuwe aanlyn inligting- en prentdatabasis oor die Staffordshire Hoard.


8 8- Fortuin van Jean LaFitte- $ 2 miljoen

Die Franse seerower Jean LaFitte het bestaan ​​gemaak om handelskepe in die Golf van Mexiko aan te val en daarna die gesteelde goedere te verkoop in een van die talle hawens wat hy besit het. LaFitte se medepligtige was sy broer Pierre, en die twee was so goed daarin om saam te steel dat hulle baie rykdom en juwele opgebou het. Gevolglik moes die broers dit begin begrawe. Baie raaisels draai om die skat van die LaFitte -broers. Op 'n stadium het hulle meer as 50 skepe onder hul bevel gehad, so dit is akkuraat om aan te neem dat die fortuin groot gaan wees.

Na die dood van LaFitte omstreeks 1830 het legendes van sy skatte begin rondloop. Bewerings is gemaak dat 'n deel van sy skat begrawe is in die "Borgne -meer", reg langs die kus van New Orleans. 'N Ander moontlike plek is ongeveer drie myl oos van die' Old Spanish Trail 'naby die' Sabine -rivier '.


Die meeste mense weet nie dat hierdie 12 skatte in Virginia skuil nie

Miskien is die bekendste verhaal van skat in die staat die legende van Beale's Treasure. Soos die verhaal verloop, het Thomas Jefferson Beale en 'n span van 30 mans onverwags 'n moederslot goud en silwer in Colorado ontdek. Sometime between 1819 and 1821, Beale buried the treasure in Bedford County at what is now the site of Johnson’s Orchard and Peaks of Otter Winery. After burying the treasure, estimated to be worth millions, Beale and his party set out on another expedition. Knowing their trip would be dangerous, Beale left three coded messages in a locked box with Robert Morriss of Lynchburg.

Beale promised to mail Morriss a key that he could use to decipher the codes should 10 years pass with no word from Beale or his men. The first code contained the treasure’s exact location, a second code described the contents and the third named the members of Beale’s 30-man party along with their next of kin. 10 years came and went and neither Beale nor the key ever arrived. To date, only the second cipher has been broken and the treasure’s whereabouts remain a mystery.

William Kirk was a Scottish immigrant believed to have been a pirate before settling near New Baltimore in Fauquier County in the late 1700s. He led a secluded life on his farm, now known as Snow Hill Farm. However, before his death in 1780, he is said to have buried a stash of nearly $60,000 in gold and silver coins somewhere on the farm’s 386-acres. He went to his grave telling no one, not even his wife, of the treasure’s location.

About a hundred years after his death, a tenant farmer on the land found a crock of English guineas and Spanish pieces of eight and a few weeks later, bought his own farm for $8,000 in cash, despite claiming that there had only been a few coins in the crock. The remainder of the treasure remains hidden to this day.

Known as the “Gray Ghost” for his lightning quick attacks and rapid disappearances, Colonel John S. Mosby led a troop of Confederate guerrilla fighters known as “Mosby’s Raiders” during the Civil War. On March 8, 1863, he led his men to Fairfax Courthouse where they captured Union General Edwin H. Stoughton. The raiders collected horses, about 60 prisoners and a speculated $350,000 in gold, silver, and family heirlooms that Union troops had taken from Southern homes.

Unable to safely transport both the treasure and the prisoners, he stopped between the towns of Culpeper and Norman, close to present day Route 522, and buried the treasure between 2 pine trees marked with an X. He later sent 7 trusted men, including Sgt. James F. Ames who had helped him bury the treasure, to recover the valuables, only to have the men captured and hung by Union troops. Mosby himself never returned for the treasure, so by all accounts, he took its whereabouts with him to the grave.

During the Civil War, just off of the present day Route 11 near Lynchburg, a Confederate General is said to have buried more than $4 million in gold coins and bullion with the help of slaves at the site of the McIntosh Farm.

Two stories have circulated about the treasure. One claims that the treasure was thrown into a well. The other story asserts that the fortune lies near a barn, buried beneath the bodies of the slaves who were killed in order to keep the treasure's location a secret.

For more than 150 years now, rumors of the "Lost Confederate Gold” have circulated through both academic and public circles. Countless historians and treasure hunters have dug through records looking for clues as to where the South’s lost treasure of gold and silver coins might be buried.

According to a report by the Danville News Advance, two men, Albert Atwell, of Ridgeway, and Ed “Bubba” Powers, from Louisburg, N.C., claim that a large tree in the Danville National Cemetery is, in fact, a “talking tree,” one of dozens of trees around the south that contains seemingly indecipherable numbers and lettering carved by Confederate soldiers. The marks are believed to be clues pointing to more than 58 maps that would reveal the sites where gold and silver, valued in the millions today, are buried.

Rumors have long persisted that Sir Francis Bacon, a British Elizabethan philosopher, scholar and patron of the arts, assembled a secret vault containing nothing short of the blueprints for a new world order and a few other “minor” odds and ends, such as several of Shakespeare’s original manuscripts (which Bacon followers claim were written by Bacon himself), an original translation of the King James Bible and a map of Rosicrucian vaults buried throughout Europe.

Bacon’s followers claim that Nathaniel Bacon, the colonial revolutionary and leader of Bacon’s Rebellion, buried the vault in 1676 near Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg. Despite beliefs that the two were related, genealogical records do not support the claim. Many believed that the whereabouts of this mysterious treasure were marked by secret messages, anagrams and codes found in Sir Francis Bacon’s writings. But despite active searching in 1938 and additional research by “Baconists” as recently as 2006, nothing has been uncovered. For now, the secrets of Bacon’s Crypt seem fated to fall into the abyss of historical myth and legend.

Built in the mid-18th century, Boswell’s Tavern was a popular meeting place for many significant Virginians such as Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Patrick Henry during the Revolutionary War. In 1781, the site was briefly home to French encampment under the Marquis de Lafayette, as well as the site where a handful of colonial soldiers were captured by British troops attempting to abduct Jefferson and end meetings on the Virginia legislature.

It is said that during this tumultuous time, treasure was buried somewhere on the property. While no evidence - or treasure - has been found to support this claim, a place with such an illustrious history seems perfectly suited to tales of intrigue and buried treasure. Today, the Tavern is on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a private residence. So no treasure hunting here, folks! You’ll just have to let the mystery lie.

Carter’s Grove Plantation was built in 1755 and today, the historic home serves as one of the best examples of Georgian architecture left in the nation. The manor home is set on a tract of land that had been settled by colonists in 1620 and was known as Martin’s Hundred. In the 1970s, Carter's Grove was the site of archaeological digs that led to the discovery of Wolstenholme Towne, a small settlement near Jamestown whose residents were murdered during the Indian Massacre of 1622.

Over the years, rumors have swirled around the property, asserting that during the Civil War, treasure was buried on the property. Given the plantation’s setting and the significance of the historical events that surround it, it’s easy to wonder if maybe the rumors are true.

Now, of course, legends are a messy mix-up of fact and fiction. They build on events or ideas that may be real, then they grow into a life of their own. So, tell us what you think. Have you heard of any of these fantic fortunes? Do you know of any others that should be added to the list? Please let us know in the comments below!


The Vikings arrived on the Isle of Man in the 800s as traders, before settling and eventually leaving a legacy that is still very evident today.

From the landscape with its castles, burial mounds and settlements through to the modern parliament, Tynwald, which has its roots in this period, the Vikings are still very much a part of the Manx identity.

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At Manx Museum, a Viking and Medieval Gallery tells the story of this influential Norse heritage via a collection of spectacular locally-found artefacts, and they have now been joined by a recently uncovered hoard of Viking Age treasures.

The find consists of a gold arm-ring, a massive silver brooch, at least one silver armband and other associated objects, which archaeologists say were buried around AD 950.

The “Kath Giles” Hoard gold arm-ring. Courtesy Manx National Heritage

Discovered on private land in late 2020 by a metal detectorist, the hoard was recently declared Treasure by the Isle of Man Coroner of Inquests, paving way for its acquisition by the Museum.

“I knew I had found something very special when I moved the soil away from one of the terminals of the brooch,” says the finder Kath Giles, “but then I found parts of the pin, the hoop and underneath, the gorgeous gold arm-ring. I knew straight away that it was a significant and exciting find. I’m so thrilled to have found artefacts that are not only so important, but so beautiful!”

Giles’ initial excitement was well-founded the gold arm-ring is made from three plaited rods of gold, both ends merging into a flat lozenge-shaped band that has been decorated all over with a stamped design of groups of three dots.

“The arm-ring is a rare find,” says Curator for Archaeology at Manx National Heritage, Allison Fox. “Gold items were not very common during the Viking Age. Silver was by far the more common metal for trading and displaying wealth. It has been estimated that gold was worth 10 times the value of silver and that this arm-ring could have been the equivalent of 900 silver coins”.

Earlier discoveries of Viking Age gold arm rings from the Island include one found with the Ballaquayle Hoard in Douglas in the 1890s, but that was a much simpler in design.

“the brooch would have been an immediate visual indicator of the wealth of the owner”

Three Viking Age gold finger rings have previously been discovered on the Isle of Man and one complete gold ingot, which experts say points to some gold-working being present on the Island during the Viking Age – not to mention some particularly wealthy individuals. The gold arm-ring reinforces these theories.

The silver brooch, which is one of the largest examples of its type ever discovered, is known as a “thistle brooch of ball type” and boats an impressive c.20cm diameter hoop and a pin measuring c.50cm long.

The brooch itself, although bent and broken, features intricate designs and is largely complete. It would have been worn at the shoulder to hold heavy clothing such as a cloak in place, with the point of the pin upwards.

As with the arm-ring, the brooch would have been an immediate visual indicator of the wealth of the owner and may not have been for everyday use. The type is thought to have originated in the Irish Sea area and may even have been made on the Isle of Man.

The treasure in its uncleaned state. Courtesy Manx National Heritage

The hoard also includes the remains of at least one decorated silver armband, which was cut in antiquity. Both whole and cut items of Viking Age gold and silver jewellery have previously been discovered on the Island. Most of these have been the result of deliberate deposition of “hoard” material, presumably buried during a time of threat, with the intention by the original owner to reclaim the artefacts at a later stage.

However, this particular type of arm-ring and brooch are the first to be found on the Island and add significantly to the picture of wealth circulating around the Irish Sea area in general over one thousand years ago.

“The arm-ring, brooch and cut armband are all high-status personal ornaments and represent a large amount of accumulated wealth,” adds Fox. “Finding just one of these items would be of significance. The fact that all were found together, associated with one single deposition event, suggests that whoever buried them was extremely wealthy and probably felt immediately and acutely threatened.

“Kath’s hoard can be dated on stylistic and comparative grounds to around AD 950, a time when the Isle of Man was right in the middle of an important trading and economic zone. But elsewhere to the east and west, Viking rule was coming to an end and perhaps this encouraged further Viking settlement on the Island. The Viking and Norse influence remained strong on the Island for a further three hundred years, long after much of the rest of the British Isles.”

The “Kath Giles” hoard has gone on display in the Viking and Medieval Gallery at the Manx Museum prior to valuation and further conservation work. The location of the finds site, which was documented to ensure there were no further objects remaining in the ground, will remain confidential.

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6. Japan's Underwater Ruins

Off the southern shore of Okinawa, Japan, under 20 to 100 feet of water lies enigmatic structures that may have been built by some ancient, lost civilization. Skeptics say the large, tiered formations are probably natural in origin. "Then, in late summer of the following year," writes Frank Joseph in an article for Atlantis Rising, "another diver in Okinawa waters was shocked to see a massive arch or gateway of huge stone blocks beautifully fitted together in the manner of prehistoric masonry found among the Inca cities on the other side of the Pacific Ocean, in the Andes Mountains of South America." This seems to confirm that these are manmade ruins.

The architecture includes what appear to be paved streets and crossroads, large altar-like formations, staircases leading to broad plazas and processional ways surmounted by pairs of towering features resembling pylons. If it is a sunken city, it is huge. It's been suggested that it might be the lost civilization of Mu or Lemuria.


Amazing

Yamashita treasure, is the treasure looted by Japanese forces during World War II, this location is in a bay in the Philippines, which many believe will be his treasure in this place, but because the terrain has changed, it is getting hard to find treasure

VOC mystery treasure on the island of Onrust was invited so many people curious. as people said, the number of these treasures can pay off all debts Indonesia.
Onrust Island is located in Jakarta Bay. 3 hours from Muara Karang using motor boats, this place is the Dutch era that most busy places, where the entry of the ship after the colonizing of 2 other cities in Indonesia. Mythical treasure on the island of Onrust VOC's peculiarity stems from history, how an institution as large and powerful trade VOC suddenly broke suddenly.

In 1820, in Lima (Peru's capital) was a war of revolution. As a precaution, the government decided to move the city of Lima city property TSB to Mexico, just to be safe. Batu2 TSB possessions include precious gems, and two pieces of wax tempat2 statue of Mary holding Jesus being human-sized. Overall, the property is valued at U $ 60 million they will be divided into 11 ships and commanded by Captain William Thompson, who menahkodai ship Mary Dear. But unfortunately the government of Lima morbidly know that William Thompson is a former pirate true. Once the property has gone up into the ship, he immediately killed orang2 Peruvian who maintain they will treasure and threw his body into the sea.
Thompson ran treasure TSB to Cocos Islands, in the Indian Ocean, and buried. Then the conspirators dispersed and hid until it is considered safe to take any back treasure that Mark grave. But the Mary Dear finally caught. All the conspirators hanged on charges of piracy, except William Thompson and confidant. Both the TSB agreed to show the location of the treasure concealment TSB. Mark brings orang2 TSB to Cocos Islands, but in the middle of the road Mk fled into the forest. Now playing until they will be ill treasure ever found again.
Since it has been more than 300 expeditions held, but failed. Lately orang2 suspicion that they will actually morbidly hidden treasure in Cocos Islands, but in an unknown island in Central America.

7. The Ark of The Covenant (Ark of the Covenant), Jerusalem

Ark of the covenant in the Bible is a container made of gold that reads "10 Commandments" but it is said he sticks Prophet Musa also be inside the box.
This picture is just a replica.

6. Pharaohs' Missing Treasure, Egypt

Thn 1922 when Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamen eat in Valley of the Kings (Valley of the Kings), Egypt, he was fascinated by the splendor artefak2 terdpt in which the young king's tomb TSB.
Around eating TSB batu2 there are many gems and artefak2. So many, sampai2 Carter For takes 10 years to make its catalog.
However, when extracting makam2 other pharaohs in the late 19th century discovered the fact that they will be under the circumstances makam2 empty.
Almost everyone knows that the pirates sdh tomb (to mention orang2 who steal property inside the tomb) has been carrying out the action for centuries ago. But when Mark to thrash out the Fir-aun treasure they will be, then it is outrageous. Next question: where are the hidden treasures of the pharaohs TSB? Some experts believe that the treasure they will actually deliberately taken by the priests who conduct the funeral dynasty Egyptian kings that to 20 and to 21 (years 425-343 BC) in the Valley of the Kings.
Pharaoh-Pharaoh at that time supposedly does not forbid to take any possessions you have in Mark For ancestors' graves reused at Mark's funeral.
One of the leaders of the time who called Herihor be an example. Herihor is a high court officer at the time of Ramses XI. At the time of Ramses died, Herihor seized power then they will be divided into two kingdoms with the law, Piankh. Herihor then put him in charge of the funeral as in the Valley of the Kings, shg he had plenty of opportunities to plunder the tombs of kings past. Now playing Herihor tomb itself up not found. However, experts believe that once the mystery disappearance of treasures in the tomb of the Pharaoh will be revealed over time that berjalan.source
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5. Montezumas Treasure, Mexico

The slaughter of the Aztecs in Mexico who conducted by Spanish orang2 concern in date July 1, 1520. Setlh kill the Emperor Montezuma, Hernando Cort?'s And his forces besieged by Aztec warriors who get angry, in the capital Tenochtitl? N. After fierce fighting for several days, Cort?'s Ordered his troops For collecting the most precious treasure of Montezuma and took it away. But not so much Mark fled, Aztec forces managed to catch and slaughter the Spanish forces in the lake Tezcuco. The rest of the troops who left immediately dispose of the spoils Mark then ran away. A year later Cort?'s Coming again with his army to take any back property seized that first failed Mk. But residents Tenochtitl? TSB n has hidden treasures, the stack allows for gold, gems and various precious stones TSB. was never found again until now. Until Now playing treasure seekers still busy looking for relics of the Aztecs Tenochtitl it around town? Now playing n which has renamed Mexico City.

4. King Solomons Treasure, Jerusalem
Sacred artifacts artifacts looted by the Romans from the Temple of Jerusalem and suspected hidden in kubah2 in Vatican, this artifact is considered as the greatest treasure the Bible as a silver trumpet that would indicate arrival of Messiah, trumpet, gold candles etc..
After a decade, archaeologists have Kensley Dr merekontruksikan treasure for the first time, according to the property have left Rome in the 5th century to the Carthage, Constantinople and Algeria before its final destination in the wilderness of Judea source

3. Blackbeard's Treasure, caribbean island

Famous pirate, Blackbeard, aka the Black Beard, actually just wandered for two years (1716-1718). But during that time he is said to have collected a lot of booty. When Spain sdg busy looking for gold and silver in the area of ​​Mexico and South America, Blackbeard and his accomplice waited patiently and then merompak kapal2 that they will bring gold and silver. when Mark returned to Spain.

Ruthless pirate Blackbeard is known as a smart one to take advantage. Around the area of ​​operation is in the West Indies and the coast of Atlantis in North America, with its main headquarters in the Bahamas and North Carolina. History completed in November 1718, when British Lieutenant Robert Maynard managed to catch him and hang him. But his prize possessions was not discovered until Now playing.
That said, who sank his ship, Queen Anne's Revenge, was discovered near pd thn 1996 in Beaufort, North Carolina. But they will not encounter problems in ship discovered treasure. Many people believe that Black Beard the treasure is hidden in the Caribbean, Chesapeake Bay, and in the caves that terdpt in the Cayman Islands.

2. The Lost City - Atlantis (Coordinates: 31 15'15 .53 N 24 15'30 .53 W.)

Ocean Goggle connection technology of Google Earth has found that ordinary people can not find the Lost City of Atlantis. The town is located about 620 miles off the northwest coast of Africa, near the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean.
According to the Greek philosopher, a very advanced city of Atlantis was an island about 9,000 years ago. Its territory covers an area of ​​Asia to Libya, with luxurious palaces, abundant gold and silver, and a place of his soil and climate the best in the World. But then, Plato wrote, Atlantis was defeated in war by other tribes. And the town was destroyed.

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The World's Greatest Lost Treasures, Still Waiting To Be Found

These days, thanks largely to Google Earth, it seems not an inch of this planet is left unexplored or a single treasure left undiscovered. But that’s just not true. Some of the world’s most incredible riches, from pirate treasures to royal jewels, are still out there somewhere, lost, waiting to be found.

Some of them are legendary and a mere mention spurs the imagination: the Holy Grail, sought after for centuries by devout men hoping to find the cup that once held the blood of Christ. Or El Dorado, the mythical Incan city paved with gold and unimaginable treasure that drove waves of conquistadores mad with greed.

Today still, the art of treasure hunting survives, and few treasures are more appealing than shipwrecks. Probably the largest treasure among them is La Flor de la Mar — The Flower of the Sea — a Portuguese frigate that set sail from Malacca, Malaysia, in 1511 carrying the largest treasure ever assembled in Portugal’s naval history. The ship was caught in a violent storm in the Strait of Malacca and shipwrecked on the reefs of Sumatra, splitting in two and spilling its precious contents into the waves.

Spain’s 1715 Treasure Fleet is also a dream trophy. At the height of its empire, Spain assembled one of the richest treasure fleets ever seen: 11 ships, all filled to the gunwales with silver, gold, pearls and emeralds from the New World. The ships left Cuba just before hurricane season in the hope of deterring pirates. It worked, but a few days later a storm sank all 11 ships, sending thousands of sailors and tons of treasure to the bottom of the sea. Seven of the ships have been located, but only a small percentage of the bounty has been recovered.

Another, more macabre, form of treasure hunting is the quest to discover the resting places of history’s greatest figures. The graves of Egyptian queen Nefertiti and the Mongol Emperor Genghis Khan have never been found, though they are both believed to hold great riches. Another much-sought-after tomb is that of Qin Shi Huang, China’s first emperor. It’s actually been found — protected by the famed Terracotta Army — and is thought to contain priceless artifacts. But excavation is slow because the soil surrounding the burial area has a high concentration of toxic mercury that could poison the water supply if mishandled.

The Nefertiti bust is pictured during a press preview of the exhibition 'In The Light Of Amarna' at the Neues Museum in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, pool)

When we think about long-forgotten treasure we imagine one thing: jewels. Take King John’s Crown Jewels. This corrupt ruler of England truly loved ostentatious displays of wealth. But in 1216, his majestic crown jewels were lost when a flood washed away carts transporting them. John died several days later, and the jewels were never found.

When the Bolsheviks stormed the czar’s palace in 1918, eight priceless Fabergé eggs — made with precious stones, expensive metals and precise engineering — went missing from a collection of 50. While they have never been found, rumor has it that several of them made it to the U.K. and the U.S.

The Faberge egg "The Coronation Egg", 1897, is displayed at an exhibition in the museum Bellerive in Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday, June 7, 2006. (AP Photo/Keystone, Alessandro Della Bella)

But many of the world’s most-sought-after treasures are much larger. This is the case of the legendary Amber Room, a room lined with panels of amber, gold and mirrors that was given to Peter the Great as a gift from Friedrich Wilhelm I in 1716.

How could a room go missing? Well, in 1943 German soldiers dismantled the room after invading Russia, packed it into 27 crates and shipped it to Kaliningrad. World War II Allied bombing raids are said to have destroyed it, though some evidence suggests that it was actually shipped out of the city in the following months and hidden along with other Nazi treasures.

More Nazi valuables could lie on the bottom of Lake Toplitz in the Austrian Alps. During a hasty retreat, Nazi officers dumped a handful of mysterious iron crates into the lake. So far the treasure has eluded divers trying to reach it because of a dense layer of sunken logs halfway to the bottom of the lake.

Of course, many treasure hunts are based on rumor and hearsay. And as the years go by, and facts mix with legends, it becomes hard to tell truth from tale. Yet recent examples show there’s still hope for the aspiring Indiana Jones.

In June 2011, billions of dollars worth of gold and priceless jewels were discovered beneath the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in India. And this year, the discovery of a 19th-century shipwreck off the coast of South Carolina uncovered millions of dollars worth of gold coins and ingots.

Granted, searching for Nefertiti’s tomb might not be a reliable retirement plan, unless you don’t need the money anyway and are just in it for the fun.

A June 27, 2011 photograph of the 16th-century Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Trivandrum, the capital of the southern state of Kerala, India. (AP Photo)


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