Posts Tagged ‘treasure’

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 […]

The Polish Princess, The Priest and the Treasure

A Polish archaeologist come treasure hunter, has followed a series of historical clues leading to the unearthing of an ancient royal treasure trove. The 900-year-old princess’ treasure was found in a cornfield near the small village of Słuszków, in Kalisz County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, in west-central Poland. And what makes this hoard special is that […]

French Treasure Hunter Caught With 27000 Illegal Artifacts In Belgium!

A French treasure hunter identified only as “Patrice T” is accused of being among the greatest archaeological criminals in European history after being arrested with over 27,000 ancient illegal artifacts. When he was arrested this week, he told Belgian officials that he dug up 14,154 Roman coins “by chance.” He said they were “all” recovered […]

Adventurer who found Forest Fenn treasure worth over $1m in Wyoming reveals identity

His name is Jack Stuef, and he’s a medical student and Michigan native.  He said on Medium he had initially wanted to remain anonymous, but the intense litigation and public speculation that has surrounded the treasure hunt forced his hand. “For the past six months, I have remained anonymous, not because I have anything to […]

UK Government Redefines the Meaning of “Treasure”

The British government is going to update its UK treasure laws in the face of increasing discoveries made by metal detectorists. The UK government has announced plans to update the official definition of “treasure” in response to the surging number of recent finds by metal detectorists. Currently, under the 1996 AD Treasure Act , for […]

Ancient Origins Treasure Hunt

Welcome to the Ancient Origins Treasure Hunt, Adventurers! Be sure to read all the Rules and Prize information before playing ( https://bit.ly/treasureao) You could be the winner of the Ancient Origins Treasure Hunt Competition! Submit your 8 answers in the form below (1 word each), as well as your name and email to be entered […]

Enigma: The Copper Scroll Treasure List Decoded

The Dead Sea copper scroll has been deciphered. In a fascinating decoding exercise, it was discovered that the numbers listed as weights of treasures and cubit measurements on the scroll, were actually the indices of a magnificent calendar matrix. The findings end one of the most intriguing Biblical mysteries, which had confounded scholars for over […]

Huia, a lost treasure

whanganuiregionalmuseum In the Whanganui Regional Museum collection is a rare and precious recording of a huia call, a bird that was last seen alive in the early 1900s. The recording is actually a man whistling, imitating the hauntingly beautiful sounds made by the bird. It forms part of a significant collection of huia-related taonga, including […]

Detectorist Finds Bronze Age Treasure Cache With Sword In Scotland

In fiction, treasure hunters cut through dense jungles, dive down to dangerous shipwrecks, and search the Holy Land looking for buried artifacts with high market value in an industry fueled by rare antiquities. But in the real world, on June 21, 2020, an amateur metal detectorist uncovered an exceptionally rare Bronze Age treasure hoard in […]

Stone ‘Treasure Chest’ With Inca Offering Discovered In Lake Titicaca

Underwater archaeologists in Peru have discovered an ancient stone box containing treasures pertaining to an “alternative” sacrificial ritual, they reveal in a study to be published in Antiquity tomorrow. The Inca Empire dominated the Andes mountains of southwest South America during the 15th and 16th centuries until the arrival of Spanish conquistadors , and Lake […]

Stone ‘Treasure Chest’ With Inca Offerings Discovered In Lake Titicaca

Underwater archaeologists in Peru have discovered an ancient stone box containing treasures pertaining to an “alternative” sacrificial ritual, they reveal in a study published in Antiquity. The Inca Empire dominated the Andes mountains of southwest South America during the 15th and 16th centuries until the arrival of Spanish conquistadors , and Lake Titicaca was the mythological […]

Astronaut Kept Space Treasure Secret From NASA Until His Deathbed

Yep, the headline’s right people – an astronaut found sunken treasure from way up in space and kept the thing secret until his dying days. In a way, it’s the ultimate selfish act. ‘Oh that old thing? Yeah I know where it is. Not gonna tell you where, though. Cya!’ Yet on the other hand, […]

In ToxicDocs.org, A Treasure Trove Of Industry Secrets

THE HISTORIANS Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner took notice when, in 2004, a colleague wrote a 41-page report lambasting their work. The two New York professors (Markowitz at the City University of New York and Rosner at Columbia University) had spent decades working together at the intersection of history and public health, and much of their […]

British Treasure Hunters Discover Nazi Shipwreck Loaded With Gold Worth £100 Million

A team of British treasure hunters have discovered a treasure chest, which could contain Nazi gold worth over £100 million, in the wreck of SS Minden, a German cargo ship, off the coast of Iceland. SS Minden set sail from Banco Germanico in Brazil to Germany, when it sank 120 miles southeast of Iceland on […]

The $10 Billion Treasure Hidden In A Dead Volcano

Right on the other side of the biggest lithium volcano in the world is … even more lithium. If an investor had gotten in on the north side of the volcano before it proved up its lithium reserves, and then watched prices suddenly skyrocket, they’d be multi-millionaires today. Well, now we have […]

Judge Orders Treasure Hunter to Reveal Location of $4 Million in Gold Coins

In August 2012, Thompson refused to abide by an Ohio court’s order to divulge the whereabouts of 500 gold coins [valued as much as $4 million]. Thompson claimed to be on a voyage, which made him unavailable for the court proceedings. U.S. District Judge Edmund Sargus found him in […]

Disturbing Fast Food Restaurant Secrets

Fast food is disgusting, and is made out of 10 percent foodstuffs, 90 percent fillings found on the floor. Even hardcore Big Mac fans know that. But you know what’s really disturbing about fast food places? Everything else they do. Some of their corporate practices are shadier than a thousand Eminems, and if pink slime […]

“Red Light Robin Hood” Hero Strikes Again, Risks Years in Jail Destroying Red Light Cameras

Long Island, N.Y – Last year, 42-year-old Stephen Ruth was arrested for disabling traffic cameras, and even making YouTube videos of himself in the act, showing other people how they too can disable traffic cameras fairly easily. As soon as the video went viral, Ruth quickly became known as the “Red Light Robin Hood” […]

Designer Babies Could Remove The Need For Sex & End Genetic Diseases

Using skin cells parents may soon be able to choose their designer babies with agreeable traits and features. Within 20 years sex could just become a pastime as women use non-invasive medical procedures to choose their desirable baby with a fine tuned DNA free from genetic diseases, according to a Stanford geneticist. Daily Mail reports: An expert […]

Pro and Anti-Government Marches Take the Streets of Caracas

Lucas Koerner (VA) : Rival marches flooded the streets of Caracas on Saturday as Venezuelans voiced their respective support for and opposition to the government of President Nicolas Maduro. Tens of thousands turned out for the Chavista march (AVN – Gregorio Terán) On the pro-government side, tens of thousands of Chavistas marched through the streets […]

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