Buried treasures

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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)
Brú na Bóinne A treasure of Roman coins and other artefacts was retrieved in Newgrange.
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!
Danube Limes Kastell Kumpfmühl (ID No 5): In 1989, during construction work in the west of the former Kumpfmühl fort, a deposit was discovered that turned out to be the largest coin find in southern Germany. Apart from coins, the hoard also comprised gold and silver jewelry.
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
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.
Lower German Limes Remagen: According to the ceramic finds, the fort lasted well beyond the middle of the third century. The discovery of a hoard not far from the Porta Praetoria should also be seen in this context. The depot contained 8,500 coins, all Antoniniane made of silver-plated bronze, which were minted near Remagen as emergency money between 270 and 280 and were only in circulation for a short time. The creation of the hoard is probably related to the devastation of the Rhineland by the Franks. (wiki)
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)
Ohrid Region On 10 October 2007, a deposit of approximately 2,383 Venetian coins was discovered by archaeologists while excavating the monastery at Plaošnik. A prominent archaeologist of the Republic of Macedonia, Pasko Kuzman, stated that the coins are of special significance because they indicate that Ohrid and Venice were commercially linked.
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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