The Top 10 Lost Treasures That No One Can Find
The Bermuda Triangle (sometimes known as Devil’s Triangle) is a 1.5-million-square-mile area of ocean roughly defined by Bermuda, Puerto Rico, and the southern tip of Florida. Some believe it is a paranormal site in which the laws of physics are either violated, altered, or both.
Number 10: King John’s Jewels & Gold
Carts containing King John’s crown jewels were washed away in a 1216 flood that overcame his troops as they made their way from Norfolk to Newark. King John was on the same journey but opted to take a longer but safer route to his Newark castle. The estimated value of the lost jewels is million dollars.
Number 9: Faberge Eggs
When the Russian royal family was executed in 1918, their property was stored in vaults. Included in their possessions were 52 Faberge eggs. Eggs crafted with jewels and gold. 8 eggs went missing from the original 52. The 8 eggs together would be worth 0 million+ today.
Number 8: The San Miguel
The San Miguel was in a fleet of ships sailing from Cuba to Spain. The ships carried gold, silver, and diamonds. The entire fleet was destroyed during terrible storms. Treasure hunters have located several of the ships and some small amounts of treasure but the San Miguel and its suspected large quantity of treasure has yet to be found.
Number 7: The Amber Room
The Amber Room contained 13,000 pounds of amber and was 560 sq ft. When the Germans invaded Russia they took the Amber Room. It was during WWII that the room was lost. Some say it was destroyed during bombing raids and others say the Nazis hid it.
Number 6: Oak Island Money Pit
Located off the coast of Nova Scotia the money pit has been excavated hundreds of times the past 200 years. There is supposedly a great unknown treasure located in this money pit. It has been speculated that the treasure was put there by everyone from pirates to Marie Antoinette.
Number 5: The Knights Templar
In the 1300s the Knights Templar made a fortune over years of serving as an early banking system. When the King ordered the arrest and subsequent execution of the leaders of the knights the remaining knights fled and the treasure went with them.
Number 4: Antwerp Diamond Heist
February 15th 2003 over 0 million dollars worth of diamonds were taken from safety deposit boxes under the Antwerp Diamond Centre. The vault had heat detectors, motion sensors, and a main lock with 100 million possible combinations. The leader of the heist was arrested but had no idea who he was working for or the location of the loot.
Number 3: Treasure Map
The treasure map scroll is a list of locations and the treasure that was hidden there. The problem has been it was written as if we knew where the writer was talking about. “6 cubits down on staircase, find 10 silver coins”. There is a billion dollars hidden in Israel and nobody knows where it is.
Number 2: Forest Fenn
Author Forest Fenn hid million dollars in gold and jewels in a treasure chest and buried it in the Rocky Mountains. He has a poem that is supposed to serve as your guide to find the bounty. Once in awhile he will even throw a clue out on his website or in an interview.
Worth billion dollars the Flor de la Mar is a treasure hunter’s Holy Grail. It is the richest treasure yet to be found. November 20th 1511 this naval ship was smashed onto the reefs near Portugal in a storm. The gold as well as hundreds of slaves were lost. The captain survived but the lack of proper maps and inaccurate measurement tools left the location of the ship unknown.
Time for the question of the day:
Everyone has dreams of treasure hunting when they are kids. If you had the money and resources, would you ever consider trying to find any of these long lost treasures?
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Some of the world’s most priceless artifacts have been lost in war, buried and then forgotten, or simply misplaced without explanation. Many have been missing so long they have transformed from treasure to legend to rumor. Some have made it to the black market. Some have been stowed away in private collections. Some are believed to have been destroyed completely.
# Top 10 Amazing Lost Treasures No One Can Find :
10. The Wright Brothers’ Patent :
The National Archives store some of history’s most prized and rarest documents. Security is tight in the most important anthropological storehouses in the world, yet this hasn’t stopped thieves from making off with some of its priceless pieces.
9. Tanto Mei-Kunimitsu :
Stolen national treasures is not a purely US problem. According to the Agency for Cultural Affairs in Japan, 109 items marked as national treasures or important artifacts have gone missing from their collection.
8. City Of Paititi :
Many legends surrounds the lost city of Paititi. It is said to be the location where the ancient Incas, desperate to hide their treasure from marauding Europeans, stored all of their gold.
7. Patiala Necklace :
The Patiala Necklace was an item of rare beauty, designed by the house of Cartier in 1928. This gift to the Maharaja Sir Bhupinder Singh had five rows of platinum chains adorned with 2,930 diamonds. The centerpiece was the seventh-largest diamond in the world, the famed DeBeers Diamond, a 234.6-carat yellow diamond, roughly the size of a golf ball.
6. The Mahogany Ship :
When a ship sinks miles off the coast with virtually no way for searchers to reach the bottom of the ocean, it can take decades or even centuries to find the wreck, if it’s found at all. The Mahogany Ship, however, is a complete different story.
5. Victoria’s Parliamentary Mace :
The Parliamentary Mace was a symbol of the Office of the Speaker and the constitutional rights of the people of Victoria. On October 9, 1891, it vanished.
4. The Crown Jewels Of King John :
The Crown Jewels of England are considered by many to be the most ostentatious and impressive set of precious jewels in existence.The Crown Jewels have been replaced, stolen, and destroyed on several occasions.
3. Dutch Schultz’s Stash :
New York mobster Arthur “Dutch” Flegenheimer stole his nickname, along with pretty much everything else that wasn’t nailed down, and amassed an empire valued at million a year.
2. The Lost Dutchman :
The story of the Lost Dutchman and his mine is considered by many to be nothing more than a fairy tale, yet others have believed so much in it that they have risked and even lost their lives in search of the infamous treasure.
1. Atomic Bomb Maps :
Oftentimes, priceless treasures are lost due the carnage and destruction of war. Every now and then, however, the items themselves are a result of the battles.A set of very important maps are missing from the National Archives.No one is sure when the items went missing, and the task force assigned to investigate has yet to provide an answer.
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