Posts Tagged ‘treasure’

Rare Viking Treasure Hoard Unearthed In Sweden

Archaeologists in Sweden have unearthed a rare Viking treasure hoard. Found beneath what was a wooden floor, the collection of silver jewellery and coins tell a story of international trade almost one thousand years ago. Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Read Later  Source

Europe’s energy crisis and the Netherlands’ 1,000 billion buried treasure

Despite skyrocketing energy prices and a shortage of natural gas supply in the European Union, the Dutch government has taken the decision to proceed with the closure of natural gas wells in the Groningen region. The field is one of the biggest in the world, worth up to 1000 billion Euros. But for now, it’s […]

Treasure Trove of Perfect Votive Offerings Found at Etruscan Thermal Baths

It’s amazing what treasures people will throw away in the hope of winning the favor of the gods.  Read more Section:  Artifacts Other Artifacts News History & Archaeology Read Later  Source

Treasure, Jesus and an Elaborate Hoax: The Story of Bérenger Saunière

A potentially corrupt priest, an ancestral link to Jesus Christ and hidden treasure, the story of Bérenger Saunière and Rennes-le-Château is like something one would expect to see in movie theaters, not in history books.  Read more Section:  News Myths & Legends Europe Unexplained Phenomena Read Later 

Egypt unveils a treasure trove of ancient artifacts

Egyptian antiquities authorities on Monday put on display a set of 2,500-year-old artifacts recently unearthed at the famous Saqqara necropolis near Cairo.

The Sinaia Lead Plates: Dacian Treasure Trove or Impressive Fakes?

It was 1875 when 200 mysterious artifacts known as the Sinaia lead plates unexpectedly turned up at the Museum of Antiquities in Bucharest, Romania. They were all rectangular, apart from one, and ranged in size from 93 x 98 millimeters (3.66 x 3.86 inches) to 354 x 255 millimeters (13.94 x 10.04 inches). They were […]

Byron Preiss’ Treasure Hunt In the Cult Classic “The Secret” Lives On!

In 1982, inspired by the emerging “armchair treasure hunt” niche spearheaded by Kit William’s 1979 “Masquerade,” American fantasy author Byron Preiss published a book entitled “The Secret” containing a set of clues leading to 12 buried treasures. Before its release, the writer, usually disguising himself as a construction worker, had traversed the length and breadth […]

Lost Inca Gold: The Quest for the Llanganatis Treasure

In 1532, following a lengthy civil war with his brother Huascar, Inca emperor Atahualpa was captured by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro who seized the opportunity to conquer the lands of the Great Inca Empire  Read more Section:  News Ancient Places Americas Unexplained Phenomena Read Later  Source

Niavaran museum displays rarely-seen objects of treasure trove

Niavaran museum displays rarely-seen objects of treasure trove – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Tehran’s Niavaran Museum has put on show sets of rarely-seen relics associated with Yalda Night from its treasury, CHTN reported on Wednesday.  Bringing together intangible and tangible heritage rooted in Iranian culture and preserving a traditional ritual in a cultural and historical setting […]

Multicultural Ancient Treasure Hoard Discovered In Cyprus Tombs

Archaeologists in Cyprus have excavated two Bronze Age Tombs at one of the most important holy sites in the Islamic world. The treasures they discovered reveal the presence of a far-reaching trade network, and the importing of rare luxury goods from distant ancient worlds. The Hala Sultan Tekke monument was built between 1760 and 1817 […]

Theologians Confirm: Amount Of Treasure Stored Up In Heaven Directly Proportional To Your Bible App Daily Streak

Theologians Confirm: Amount Of Treasure Stored Up In Heaven Directly Proportional To Your Bible App Daily Streak WORLD—Top theologians have confirmed that the amount of treasure you have stored up in heaven will now be directly related to your recorded Bible-reading streak on your Bible app.  “Aw heck yeah! I’m in good shape then!” said […]


When one wants to arrive at ‘the fabulous’, one can fly to mysterious, magical Malta. Malta means red and golden flags, Enid Blyton adventures, Megalithic temples and searching for treasures. Malta means medieval hill top towns, fresh sardines, tall cacti and sensual palm trees. The little town of B., with its pretty bay and its […]

The Vale of York Hoard: The Finest Silver Viking Treasure Find In The UK

The Vale of York Hoard is a Viking hoard dating to the 10th century AD. The hoard, which consists primarily of silver coins, was discovered by a pair of metal detectorists in 2007. The objects in the hoard are from a variety of places, reflecting the international cultural contacts that were in existence during the […]

Governmental Data Confirms Britain Is A Real Treasure Island

British treasure-data released by the UK government has now been visualized in a series of modern-day treasure maps. You can now see at a glance where exactly in the UK you stand the best chance of hitting it big. It’s time to graduate from being a treasure hunter, to a treasure finder. Readers of Ancient […]

Stunning and Unique Golden Treasure Hoard Found In Denmark

A hoard of ancient gold was recently discovered by a metal detectorist in Denmark. Now that the treasures have been unearthed and cleaned archaeologists are calling the find “one of the biggest gold treasures ever discovered in Denmark”. Denmark’s Jutland is a large peninsula that ‘juts’ out from the mainland separating the North and Baltic Seas, and bordering  […]

Old Ryazan Treasure Hoard: Memories Of Mongol Sackings in Russia

Russian archaeologists have found yet another silver treasure hoard buried on the banks of a river in a remote forest near Old Ryazan. The so-called “Isad treasure” hoard was recently discovered in the forests near Old Ryazan (Staraya Ryazan) about 31 miles (50 km) from the modern city of Ryazan, Russia. Archaeologists from the Russian […]

Templar Treasure Said to Lie Under Sinai House in Burton, Says Expert

An English historian is claiming a historic building in Burton is the final resting place of the legendary, lost Templar treasure. While not a jot of evidence supports the notion that the Templar’s had any treasure left when the organization fragmented in 1312 AD, an English researcher believes he has located the final resting place […]

Joel Osteen Decides To Diversify His Portfolio And Not Invest All His Treasure In Heaven

Joel Osteen Decides To Diversify His Portfolio And Not Invest All His Treasure In Heaven HOUSTON, TX—Portfolio diversification: It’s a basic principle of investing. Unfortunately, many Christians believe they’re supposed to put all their treasure in Heaven, which simply is not smart investing. Pastor Joel Osteen, though, is promoting a stronger portfolio. “Treasure in Heaven […]

Roman Fort Treasure Trove Includes Britain’s Oldest Pistachio Nut

Cataractonium is situated about a mile from the modern-day Catterick village in North Yorkshire, England. Dating to around 70 AD this Roman fort and settlement was discovered when the A1 road was being widened, where the ancient “Dere Street” route crossed the River Swale. In 2018 archaeologists completed their study of the site and logged 400 years of continuous […]

British Metal Detectorist Reunites Stolen Ancient Treasure with Owner

A couple weeks ago Mr. Charles Cartwright, an amateur British metal detectorist, took his machine out for an inaugural search in a field in Doddenham, Worcestershire, England. He’d been out for about two hours when suddenly the metal detector “went crazy.” No more than a quarter of a foot into the ground, Mr. Cartwright’s spade […]

A wandering Jewish treasure, looking for a permanent home

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Earth’s Real Treasure

A 2018 paper by  Bar-On, Phillips, and Milo in PNAS contains a fascinating figure (Figure 1) that bears staring at for some time. It shows the dry carbon biomass distribution of various forms of life on Earth. Plants account for 450 Gt (giga-ton; 1012 kg) of mass, while the sum of all animals adds to 2.5 Gt. Humans comprise […]

Archaeology Hot Spot on St. Cyricus Yields Yet Another Greek Treasure

Over the last few years, excavations on St. Cyricus, near the  Bulgarian town of Sozopol, have been particularly fruitful, unearthing a long and eventful history in the area. Now, on the St. Cyricus island-turned-peninsula, located on the southwestern Black Sea coast in  Bulgaria, archaeologists have discovered a 2,500-year-old terracotta relief that includes a depiction of ancient […]

Scottish Roadwork Treasure Trove Now Revealed!

A treasure trove of artifacts was unearthed in Scotland during the building of the A75 Dunragit bypass, a new road in Wigtownshire, Scotland, back in 2014. According to The Scotsman , the discovery included a Mesolithic hunting camp dating back to 7,000 BC, an Iron Age village, and numerous relics spanning thousands of years. Now […]

A Miraculous Recovery for the Nearly-Looted Amarguilla Treasure

The Archaeological and Ethnological Museum of Córdoba has opened an entrancing new exhibit that is turning heads. For the first time ever, members of the public and press are getting a close-up look at the marvelous Amarguilla Treasure, a vast assemblage of precious jewelry which can be classified as one of the most remarkable discoveries […]

Treasure Hunters Accuse FBI of Secretly Seizing Lost Civil War Gold

The FBI is a threat-focused, intelligence-driven national security organization that is generally involved in preventing and investigating acts of domestic and international terrorism involving weapons of mass destruction including chemical, radiological, biological and nuclear weapons. However, three years ago this month, a team of FBI agents was seen in rural America hunting for a legendary cache […]


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Rare Treasure Hoard Unearthed On Viking Island

A hoard of Viking Age artifacts that was discovered on the Isle of Man has officially been declared a national treasure. This latest Viking treasure hoard was buried around 950 AD and discovered in November 2020 by metal detectorist Kath Giles. Comprising three valuable items of jewelry: a gold arm-ring, a silver armband and a […]

17th Century Manuscript Traces Templar Knights Treasure to Heretical Umbria

A link to the treasures of the  Templar Knights  have come to light by way of a 17th-century manuscript, discovered by a historian, Giovanni Tomassini, in the small village originally called Ferentum illi, (now known as Ferentillo), nestled in the green valleys of  Umbria near the Nera river, not far from the city of Terni in […]

Netflix Film Tells Dramatic Story of Sutton Hoo Treasure Discovery

Netflix has released the first trailer for “ The Dig ,” a new film set in England and based on the drama surrounding the history changing discovery of the Sutton Hoo burial site and treasure hoard. So many movies have been sold claiming to be “based on a true story,” but so long as they […]

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