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  • Treasure hunters uncover pristine gold coins in wreckage of ship that sank in 1840 [tr]

    10/10/2019 8:11:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 10, 2019 | Michael Havis
    Treasure hunters have struck gold while diving a wreck thought to have sunk with tens of millions of dollars worth of currency. The Steamship North Carolina, a 200ft long side wheel steamer, sank on July 25, 1840, after colliding with her sister ship, the Governor Dudley, 20 miles off the South Carolina coast. And while all passengers and crew were able to escape from one ship to the other, their cargo was lost – including a hoard of gold coins.
  • Metal-detecting couple find one of Britain's biggest ever treasure hoards [tr]

    08/26/2019 6:23:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 25, 2019 | James Gant
    A metal-detecting couple have found one of the biggest treasure hoards in British history which is believed to be worth around £5million. Adam Staples and partner Lisa Grace unearthed the 'once in a lifetime' find of almost 2,600 ancient coins that date back 1,000 years. Although the find is smaller than the famous Staffordshire Hoard - the biggest collection of buried coins and artefacts discovered in Britain - it is thought to be at least £1million more valuable.
  • Anchor from 'most valuable shipwreck in history' found

    03/05/2019 5:08:55 PM PST · by robowombat · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 5, 2019 | James Rogers
    Anchor from 'most valuable shipwreck in history' found Anchor found off of U.K. coast could be from one of Britain’s richest ship wrecks An anchor brought up in a trawler's fishing nets off the coast of the U.K. is reportedly from a 17th-century shipwreck. The anchor is believed to be from the Merchant Royal, which has been described as one of Britain’s richest wrecks, carrying cargo worth around $10.5 million. SWNS reports that the anchor, believed to be from the Merchant Royal, was brought up in a fishing vessel’s net 20 miles off Land's End, Cornwall. The merchant ship sank...
  • True-life treasure hunt that turned into a comic book

    12/23/2018 4:09:27 PM PST · by csvset · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 22 Dec 2018 | James Babcock
    When Spanish civil servants got wind that someone was sweeping up the priceless treasure of a 200-year-old frigate from the ocean floor, it triggered a real-life escapade full of naval pursuits and secret airlifts - like something from a comic book adventure. And that is what it has now become, after one of those suit-and-tie sleuths convinced Spain's best-known graphic novelist that together they should tell the tale of the modern-day treasure hunt. In 1804, a British fleet opened fire on the Spanish ship Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes, causing the death of 250 people of the 300 on board...
  • In mint condition! Millions of pounds-worth of pristine 5th-century gold coins are found buried [tr]

    09/10/2018 6:19:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 9, 2018 | Charlie Moore
    A stash of fifth-century gold coins worth millions has been found buried in a pot under an Italian theatre. Builders demolishing the former Cressoni theatre in Como were stunned to discover the cache last Wednesday. The Roman coins will be examined and dated before ending up in a museum, officials said.
  • Roman gold coins discovered in Italian theatre

    09/12/2018 7:10:49 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 27 replies
    The Local IT ^ | 9 September 2018 | staff
    Hundreds of ancient Roman gold coins have been discovered on the site of an old theatre in Como in northern Italy, the Ministry of Culture said. The coins date back to the end of the Roman Empire in the 5th century and were found in a kind of stone urn in the Cressoni theatre basement, not far from the site of the ancient city of Novum Comum.    According to Italian media, the coins could be worth millions of euros.   "We do not yet know in detail the historical and cultural significance of this discovery but this area is a real...
  • The Russian “Treasure Ship” Was Likely a Fraud Meant to Boost a Cryptocurrency Scam

    08/10/2018 12:59:48 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    www.popularmechanics.com ^ | Aug 10, 2018 | By Kyle Mizokami
    A South Korean company’s claimed to find $100 billion in treasure or more. A South Korean company that announced it had found more than a hundred billion dollars in gold treasure in a Russian warship is under investigation for possible fraud. The gold apparently does not exist and the company allegedly planned to use news of the treasure to boost a new cryptocurrency. Last month, the news broke that the Shinil Group, a South Korean company, had discovered the 100-year-old wreck of an Imperial Russian Navy cruiser, the Dmitri Donskoi. A survival of the naval battle of Tsushima, the Donskoi...
  • Experts are still baffled by 132-year-old rifle found leaning against a tree in the Nevada

    07/20/2015 11:15:44 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 76 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/20/15 | Dailymail.com Reporter
    A 132-year-old rifle discovered on a remote rocky outcrop in the heart of the Grand Basin National Park in Nevada is still a mystery as researchers try to find more answers. The Winchester rifle, which was found unloaded in November, has been shipped to the Cody Firearms Museum in Wyoming where it is temporarily on display among 7,000 other guns. Museum workers said there are no records showing who owned the rifle and that its lifter was removed making it able to only fire a single shot at once, according to Fox News.
  • Mystery deepens: Who left 130-year-old rifle in NV desert?

    07/20/2015 11:02:11 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/18/15 | Matt Finn
    A 130-year-old rifle found in the Nevada desert last year is fully loaded with mystery—and some of the questions surrounding it might never be answered. The Winchester 1873 rifle was discovered in the Great Basin National Park leaning against a juniper tree in November. But the strange discovery has triggered more questions than answers.
  • 132-year-old rifle found leaning against tree in Nevada 'where it was left'

    01/16/2015 12:31:29 PM PST · by Phillyred · 57 replies
    It was a moment frozen in time – an 1873 Winchester repeating rifle propped up against the trunk of a juniper tree exactly where its owner had left it over a hundred years ago. Eva Jensen, an archaeologist out scouring the hillsides of Nevada’s arid Snake Mountains for Native American artefacts, let out an involuntary cry of surprise when she stumbled across the find, and then fell into silence. “I recognised it instantly, but it takes your brain a little while to catch up,” she told The Telegraph. “The reality of it, I let out an exclamation and the...
  • Divers find remains of lost treasure ship President at Loe Bar (Trunc)

    06/11/2018 4:12:04 PM PDT · by csvset · 15 replies
    Cornwall Live ^ | 10 June 2018 | Graeme Wilkenson
    The final voyage of the President includes an account of a sea battle with pirates, a great storm and how the only two survivors were attacked by Cornishmen on the shore The final voyage of the President includes an account of a sea battle with pirates, a great storm and how the only two survivors were attacked by Cornishmen on the shore Enter your postcode to see news and information near you Community updates, Crime Statistics, Local News & Events and much more... Storm Brian batters Porthleven in Cornwall Divers have discovered cannons and an anchor thought to be from...
  • FBI dig at rumored site of fabled Civil War treasure comes up short

    03/20/2018 3:09:35 AM PDT · by BBell · 31 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com/ ^ | 3/20/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    The FBI came out empty handed at the remote Pennsylvania site where Civil War-era gold treasure is rumored to be buried, officials said Monday. Dozens of FBI agents, Pennsylvania state officials and members of a treasure-hunting group dug in a rural site where local lore has it that a Civil War-era gold shipment bound for a U.S. Mint in Philadelphia was either lost or hidden around the time of the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. President Abraham Lincoln reportedly ordered the shipment to pay Union Army soldiers, according to a local treasure-hunting group called Finders Keepers.The FBI said it conducted...
  • Has lost Civil War gold bound for Philly been found?

    03/16/2018 5:54:42 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 20 replies
    Philly.com ^ | March 16, 2018 | Jason Nark
    When Sgt. Jim Connors tipped back a few too many, he’d talk about the legend of lost Civil War gold, and boast about its whereabouts deep in the hills of Western Pennsylvania. Connors, according to a 1978 United Press International article in the Pittsburgh Press, was part of a special Union detachment tasked with transporting 26 gold bars, each weighing 50 pounds, from West Virginia to the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia in the summer of 1863.According to one version of the story, Connors staggered into Lock Haven, in north-central Pennsylvania, as the lone survivor of an ambush. The gold was...
  • Has $55MILLION of gold lost during the Battle of Gettysburg finally been discovered? [tr]

    03/17/2018 5:25:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 17, 2018 | Minyvonne Burke
    Has $55million worth of lost gold from the Civil War era been found in central Pennsylvania? That's what locals seem to believe after FBI agents, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and treasure hunters Dennis and Kem Parada were seen digging around a remote area in Benezette Township, called Dents Run. Dennis and his son Kem, the owners of the treasure hunting organization Finders Keepers, have claimed for years that 52 gold bars were buried under a fire pit at Dents Run more than 150 years ago during the Battle of Gettysburg.
  • Legend says a load of Union gold went missing during the Civil War. Did the FBI just find it?

    03/18/2018 1:25:48 PM PDT · by BBell · 35 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/ ^ | 3/17/18 | Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    As a 155-year-old legend goes, a Union Army wagon train left Wheeling, W.Va., before the Battle of Gettysburg, carrying two tons of gold, but never completed its 400-mile mission. The gold was supposed to be used to pay Union soldiers. But it first had to make it to the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, according to the Associated Press. It never did. The wagon train traveled northeast and was last spotted in St. Marys, Pa. Searchers found the wagons and the bodies of dead soldiers — and the gold was gone. But maybe not forever. On Friday, dozens of FBI agents,...
  • Search for Buried Treasure Linked to Illinois Man's Death At Yellowstone

    02/20/2018 7:25:35 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    NPR ^ | FEb 20, 2018
    Last summer, 53-year-old Jeff Murphy was hiking in Yellowstone National Park when he disappeared. Park investigators found his body on June 9, where Murphy had fallen 500 feet from Turkey Pen Peak, after accidentally stepping into a chute. But he wasn't on just any hike. He was looking for a treasure box of gold and jewels worth up to $2 million, buried somewhere in the Rocky Mountains by an eccentric millionaire named Forrest Fenn. Fenn, an art dealer and millionaire in his 80s, lives in Santa Fe, N.M. In his self-published memoir, Fenn included a poem that supposedly leads to...
  • medieval treasure trove of 2,200 pieces of silver, 21 Islamic gold coins and a stunning signet ring

    11/16/2017 3:24:23 PM PST · by mairdie · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 November 2017 | Shivali Best
    Archaeologists have discovered an 'exceptional' treasure trove of precious objects at the Abbey of Cluny, a former Benedictine monastery in France's Saône-et-Loire More than 2,000 objects have been found, including silver deniers - or pennies - Islamic gold coins, a signet ring and several gold items. The discovery is the first time that gold coins from the Arab lands, silver French deniers and a signet ring have ever been found together in a single, enclosed complex. Researchers from the Universite Lumiere Lyon discovered the items as part of an archaeological dig at the Abbey of Cluny, which started in 2015....
  • 'Exceptional' medieval treasure trove unearthed at abbey in France

    11/18/2017 7:26:20 PM PST · by vannrox · 11 replies
    The Local ^ | 15 November 2017 | Editorial staff
    An "exceptional and rare" medieval treasure trove including more than 2,200 gold and silver coins has been found in France in what has been called a "remarkable" discovery by archaeologists. It's the kind of discovery archaeologists dream of. While investigating an area next to the former Benedictine monastery Cluny Abbey in eastern France, a research group came across a pile of medieval treasure. Photo: Alexis Grattier/University of Lyon II "It's an exceptional and extremely rare treasure," said Anne Flamman from France's National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). "We understood straight away that it was a unique discovery and I...
  • Trump: Veterans 'This Country's Greatest National Treasure'

    11/11/2017 11:43:10 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 11 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 11/11/2017 | Wanda Carruthers
    President Donald Trump called veterans "this country's greatest national treasure" in a special Veterans Day message he posted on Twitter Saturday. On this wonderful Veterans Day, I want to express the incredible gratitude of the entire American Nation to our GREAT VETERANS. Thank you! pic.twitter.com/GhQbCA7yII — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 11, 2017 "America's veterans are this country's greatest national treasure," Trump said. "There's nothing close. You are the best role models for our youngest citizens, and you are a constant reminder of all that is decent, good, and brave."Trump thanked veterans and their families for their service to the...
  • New discovery hints at still further treasures hidden at famous shipwreck

    10/21/2017 9:07:22 AM PDT · by bitt · 10 replies
    fox news ^ | Oct 5, 2017 | Michael Harthorne
    The ship bound for Rome sunk in 1BC and was first discovered off the coast of Greece in 1900. And yet the Antikythera shipwreck is still providing new discoveries. The Guardian reports an expedition to the site last month turned up a silver tankard, a human bone, and much more. Perhaps most exciting: the arm of a bronze statue and evidence that the remains of at least seven bronze statues are still buried there.