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Buried treasures

Connected Sites

  • Ancient Thebes Tomb of Tutankhamun / by: Howard Carter / in: 1922/ now: Cairo Museum
  • Archaeological Site of Aigai Marcedonian royal treasures, 1977-1978 (museum in situ)
  • Ayutthaya Ratchaburana Golds in 1956 and 1958 (Chao Sam Phraya Museum)
  • Baekje Historic Areas Baekje Treasures (Tomb of King Muryeong and Mireuksa Temple)
  • Cocos Island The Treasure of Lima, en route by ship to Mexico in 1820, was stolen by the captain and his crew and was supposedly buried there. Since then, many searches have failed to discover it! Link
  • Gyeongju Silla Treasures excavated in the "Gold Crown Tomb" (Geumgwanchong), in 1921. The tomb was the first to bear one of the sumptuous gold crowns of the Silla royalty. 40,000 artifacts were recovered from the tomb, including gold, silver, and bronze vessels. Also included were gold and silver weapons. Now primarily in the Gyeongju National Museum. - wiki
  • Hallstatt-Dachstein Displayed at the museum and found in graves uphill Link
  • Incense Route of the Negev Mamshit: The biggest treasure ever found in Israel: 10500 silver coins, 158 pounds of plumbum tonque with foundry signs and a papyrus cluster with Greek ancient texts.
  • Mycenae and Tiryns Gold Funerary Masks ("Mask of Agamemnon" etc)- Schliemann 1876. Now in National Archeology Museum in Athens
  • Oaxaca and Monte Alban Treasure of Monte Alban (1932) - 500 silver and gold objects (now in State Museum of Oaxaca)
  • Old City of Jerusalem 264 golden coins from Heraclius' time discovered in 2008
  • Palenque Tomb of Pakal the Great / by: Alberto Ruz Lhuillier / in: 1952 / now: National Museum of Anthropology Mexico City
  • Troy Priam's Treasure / by: Schliemann/ in: 1873 / now: Pushkin Museum Moscow

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