Pirate Gold, lost silver, antique jewelry, or archaeological treasures, name which one you prefer… these are all an adventurer’s dream, to find, someday, a chest overflowed by riches, a galleon lost in time, a unknown temple or civilization. And while it might be the main script of a fiction film, but there are people that have actually managed to get it done, find a lost treasure, lost civilization or lost galleon, it isn’t mission impossible. Still there are many hidden treasures scattered across our planet waiting to see the day of light.
Here we have some of the most searched for treasures
Treasure of lake Guatavita. Religious offering from the locals… lost at the bottom of the lake. Located far from the rocky sea, at the bottom of the sweet and gentle water, a sunken treasure lies that does not come from any shipwreck… It is believed that there is a huge amount of gold, thrown for centuries by the ancient natives to the depths of Lake Guatavita in Colombia, as an offering to the spirit of water. The value of this gold is incalculable.
The Treasure of Lima. Legends state that approximately 560 kilometers of Costa Rica, in the Coco islands, lies a hidden a treasure that consists of numerous artifacts of incalculable value such as golden coins, golden statues, jewelry, golden crowns, precious stones and gold and silver bars. Historians believe that the value of this treasure surpass 250 million dollars, but some speculate that the actual price is incalculable today. According to legend, the treasure was in the hands of English captain William Thompson, who, in 1820, was assigned the mission of taking the treasure from Lima, Peru, to Mexico. Since then, many have tried to track down the treasure, all of the searches have ended up with nothing but a good story to tell. Former US President Franklin Roosevelt launched a search for the tresure together with some friends.
The Treasure of La Noche Triste. This is the story speaking of a legend towards the end of 1520, at the mighty Aztec city of Tenochtitlan, an incredible treasure was hidden forever, beyond the reach of mortals. Disgusted by the oppression of the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés and his forces, the Aztec rulers decided to hide most of their treasures in the dry basin around the capital. After the battle of the Sad Night, the treasure was never found. Numerous expeditions searched for the treasure but it has not been found.
Lost Treasure of Virginia. It was in 1863, when John Singleton Mosby, a Colonel of the Army of the Confederate States of America, looted the perpetrated headquarters of Edwin Stoughton, earning the monumental treasure of relics of the families of Virginia. Mosby, fearing that such a fortune would fall into enemy hands, gave orders to his most confident sergeant an order to hide the treasure as well as he could. Apparently the orders were followed strictly, to the point that the reassure has been lost since. Many have tried looking for the treasure but so far none have managed to find a piece of it.
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