With Google Earth, everything on this earth is unearthed thus no single treasure is left undiscovered. This is somehow true, but the golden truth is that, there are some treasures by pirates and royal jewels which are hidden out there and nobody has ever uncovered them. Some of the treasures being sort after might just be an imagination of the mind of some people like the Holy Grail, which is believed to have once carried Jesus Christ blood has been sort for years without success.
Here are some of the top 10 biggest treasure found in the world ever
10. The Copper Scroll
It was found between 1946 and 1956 at Khirbet Qumran and it holds special significance to Indiana Jones as it purports to be a treasure map. It mentions over 60 hiding places for golds and silver of varied amounts and it is very specific to the location. Nobody has ever found the goldand it is assumed the Romans might have tortured their victims and got the gold long time before killing them.
9. On Sphere Making
This is a scroll where Archimedes detailed how the planetarium worked. The planetarium was a sphere which showed the movement of the planets, moon and sun the way it is viewed from the earth and it was just unique in its mechanical intricacy. The original scroll is nowhere and we only learn about this from other authors like the Greek Mathematician, Pappus.
8. The Maxberg Specimen
This has been hailed as an important discovery in the field of paleontology and ornithology, which has only 11 complete fossils thus any extra discovery of any other is very valuable. The Maxberg specimen was discovered in Eduard Opitch quarry in Germany by two men in 1956. That was the third Archaeopteryx to be discovered. When he took it to the museum and was told he will pay tax for it, he returned it to his house and hid it. At the time of his death and it was nowhere and it is believed to have been stolen
7. Duchamp’s Fountain
It is a revolutionary artwork which was created by Duchamp in 1917. The work was presented in an exhibition of the Society of Independent Artists in 1917 and it was rejected, which made Duchamp to resign from the society and started, together with his friends to drum for support for the art. In the process, the original art got lost never to be found again.
6. The Kusanagi Sword
It is a sword which was used to perform rituals every time a new emperor was crowned in Japan and it was seen as a symbol of new ruler’s legitimacy. It is believed to have been used for over a thousand years. It is alleged that what is used is a copy while the original is stashed in Atsuta Shrine in Nagoya. But the original sword sunk to the bottom of the ocean during a battle in the 12th century. The copy of a copy is what is currently used.
5. The History of Cardenio
This is a famous play by Shakespeare and centered around a character Miguel de Cervantes epic novel Don Quixote. The manuscripts of this play has been lost never to be seen again and the only evidence that it ever existed is in the list of plays to be performed by the King’s Men who were Shakespeare’s acting company in May 1613.
4. Treasure of Lima
It is worth US$300 million, which is stashed on Cocos Island, which are located off the shores of Costa Rica. It is rumored it consists of 200 chests of jewels, 113 gold religious statues, 273 swords with jeweled hilts, a life sized Virgin Mary, 1,000 diamonds, 150 chalices. This is riches which are believed to have been accumulated by the catholic church during its time in South America and it was given to a British trader William Thompson to sail with them around until the revolution is over. It became a temptation to William, who killed the guard, stashed the treasure on Cocos island to come of it later but their ship was capsized and they perished.
3. Treasure of La NocheTriste
This was a treasure which Cortes and his men ran away with but they were spotted and a battle ensued during which the treasure disappeared and it is believed to have been buried in the hills. When they came back, after the war, they never got the treasure to date.
2. Remains of Peking Man
These were valuable skulls of the Homo erectus pekineses which got lost in the sea during the World War II in September 1941. They were loaded on an American ship by Hu Chengzhi and the ship is thought to have been sunk by the Japanese.
1. The Battle of Anghiari
This was a painting depicting four horsemen in armed combat ,which DA Vinci started painting in 1505 and was overwhelmed and abandoned the project which was taken over by painter Giorgio Vasari but in the event, the original painting got lost to date.
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