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  • Pictured: The £350,000 Iron Age neckband discovered by one man and his metal detector[UK]

    11/20/2008 5:29:44 PM PST · by BGHater · 19 replies · 1,034+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 Nov 2008 | James Tozer
    For 40 years, Maurice Richardson has been braving all weathers to scour the countryside with his trusty metal detector, dreaming of buried treasure. But he almost ignored an unpromising-sounding beep as he searched for debris from a wartime air crash while being pelted with rain. However the 59-year-old is glad his curiosity got the better of him after his persistence in digging through more than two feet of Nottinghamshire mud yielded a stunning 2,000-year-old gold treasure. Metal detector enthusiast Maurice Richardson discovered this 2,000-year-old gold torc while digging through two feet of Nottinghamshire mud Now the artefact, an Iron Age...
  • Herefordshire Saxon find is declared as treasure[UK]

    11/05/2008 8:08:53 AM PST · by BGHater · 3 replies · 621+ views
    Hereford Times ^ | 05 Nov 2008 | Hereford Times
    A SAXON hook tag found in a Herefordshire field field has been declared as treasure. Assistant county coroner Roland Wooderson confirmed that the item, used for securing clothing or bags, was treasure at an inquest last week. The silver hook tag was found in Brampton Abbotts in June 2007 by Maxine Jones, from Swansea. In a statement, she said she spent her spare time looking for treasure using a metal detector and had sought permission from Mr Scudamore, who owns the land where the item was found. After the discovery was made, the hook tag was sent to the British...
  • The treasure trove making waves

    10/19/2008 2:10:38 AM PDT · by csvset · 11 replies · 1,002+ views
    BBC ^ | 18 oct 2008 | Simon Worrall
    Ten years ago, at a spot known locally as "Black Rock", two men diving for sea cucumbers came across a large pile of sand and coral. Digging a hole, they reached in and pulled out a barnacle-encrusted bowl. Then another. And another. They had stumbled on the oldest, most important, marine archaeological discovery ever made in South East Asia, an Arab dhow - or ship - built of teak, coconut wood and hibiscus fibre, packed with a treasure that Indiana Jones could only dream of. There were 63,000 pieces of gold, silver and ceramics from the fabled Tang dynasty, which...
  • Rare finds unearth Teesside link with royalty[UK]

    10/14/2008 7:54:53 AM PDT · by BGHater · 15 replies · 687+ views
    Evening Gazette ^ | 14 Oct 2008 | Karen Faughey
    RARE Anglo Saxon jewellery worth an estimated £250,000 has revealed a fascinating link between East Cleveland and the royal family of 1,400 years ago. Exciting archeological finds dating back to the seventh century have been ruled to be treasure during five separate inquests at Teesside Coroners’ Court. Experts have described the finds as ‘unparallel in the North East’ after historians discovered 109 graves near Loftus from around 650AD - one of which is thought to have contained the body of a princess. Though the acidity in the soil means the remains no longer exist, dozens of high status items have...
  • Namibia: Race against time to save ancient Portuguese shipwreck

    09/29/2008 4:10:58 AM PDT · by shove_it · 2 replies · 479+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | 9/28/2008 | Brigitte Weidlich
    ORANJEMUND, Namibia (AFP) - Archaeologists are racing against the little time left to salvage a fortune in coins and items from a 500-year-old Portuguese shipwreck found recently off Namibia's rough southern coast. Despite its importance, the project, in a restricted diamond mining area, is itself costing a fortune in sea-walling that cannot be sustained after October 10. "The vast amounts of gold coins would possibly make this discovery the largest one in Africa outside Egypt," said Francisco Alves, a Lisbon-based maritime archaeologist. "This vessel is the best preserved of its time outside Portugal," he said. "But the cultural uniqueness of...
  • Metal detector find dates back 1,500 years[UK]

    08/19/2008 8:10:18 AM PDT · by BGHater · 11 replies · 280+ views
    Kent Online ^ | 19 Aug 2008 | Gerry Warren
    When a Kent metal detecting enthusiast found something in a field of stubble he thought it looked interesting...and he was right! The gold pendant he discovered dated back more than 1,500 years and has been declared treasure trove. Fork lift truck driver Andy Sales, from Deal, found the ancient artefact near Worth. A coroner has declared the item treasure trove after an expert from the British Museum examined and dated it to between 491-518 AD. In his report to the hearing, the curator in early medieval coinage, Dr Gareth Williams, said it was a gold tremissis bearing the image of...
  • Viking ring is "treasure" and will be valued at British Museum[UK]

    08/04/2008 9:54:08 AM PDT · by BGHater · 8 replies · 152+ views
    Bridlington Free Press ^ | 31 July 2008 | Alexa Copeland
    TREASURE dating back to the time of the Vikings has been found in a Bridlington field. The Viking finger ring has a silver content of 98% which, combined with its age, meets the criteria for it to be officially classed as treasure. The ring, found by Paul Rennoldson, has been sent to the British Museum in London where it will be valued. Alan Worth, chairman of the Bridlington Metal Detecting Society, said finding any items dating back to the Viking age was very rare. "The Vikings were around in about 700AD which is an incredibly long time ago," said Mr...
  • Treasure hunter finds Roman ring[UK]

    07/24/2008 8:18:06 AM PDT · by BGHater · 13 replies · 221+ views
    The Press ^ | 24 July 2008 | Jeremy Small
    A ROMAN ring that was discovered in a field near York has been classified as an item of treasure, an inquest heard. The silver ring which could date as far back as first century AD, was discovered by Peter Spencer, while he was searching a field in Dunnington using a metal detector. The jewel, whose value will be determined by the treasure valuation committee, was despatched to the British Museum, where it was examined, and a report on it completed. The report, by Ralph Jackson, at the museum’s department of pre-history and Europe, described the find as a small, Roman...
  • Spain Files Suit for $500 Million Shipwreck Treasure

    05/11/2008 7:15:26 PM PDT · by blam · 37 replies · 201+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 5-9-2008 | Harold Heckle
    Harold Heckle in Madrid, Spain Associated PressMay 9, 2008 Spain formally laid claim Thursday to an 1804 shipwreck that yielded a reported U.S. $500 million treasure, saying Spain has proof the vessel was Spanish. Officials demanded the return of the booty recovered last year by a U.S. deep-sea exploration firm, saying the 19th-century shipwreck at the heart of the dispute is the Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes—a Spanish warship sunk by the British Navy southwest of Portugal in 1804 with more than 200 people on board. Tampa, Florida-based Odyssey Marine Exploration on Thursday disputed Spain's claim. In May 2007, Odyssey...
  • Spain Claims Sunken Treasure from Florida Deep-Sea Explorers

    05/09/2008 6:41:53 AM PDT · by Joiseydude · 70 replies · 198+ views
    AP ^ | Thursday, May 08, 2008
    MADRID, Spain — Spain formally laid claim Thursday to a shipwreck that yielded a US$500 million treasure, saying it has proof the vessel was Spanish. Officials demanded the return of the booty recovered last year by a U.S. deep-sea exploration firm, saying the 19th-century shipwreck at the heart of the dispute is the Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes — a Spanish warship sunk by the British navy southwest of Portugal in 1804 with more than 200 people on board.
  • 500-Year-Old Shipwreck Found By Diamond Firm

    04/30/2008 8:44:11 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 212+ views
    500-year-old shipwreck found by diamond firm Last Updated: 1:47AM BST 01/05/2008 A shipwreck, believed to be 500 years old, containing a treasure trove of coins and ivory has been discovered off the southern African coast. The site yielded a wealth of objects including thousands of Spanish and Portuguese gold coins A Namibian diamond company, Namdeb, said on Wednesday that it found the wreck during mining operations in the Atlantic. "The site yielded a wealth of objects including six bronze cannon, several tons of copper, more than 50 elephant tusks, pewter tableware, navigational instruments, weapons and thousands of Spanish and Portuguese...
  • Boy 9, And Grandfather Find Medieval Silver Treasure In Sweden

    04/28/2008 2:47:11 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 133+ views
    Earth Times ^ | 4-28-2008 | DPA
    Boy, 9, and grandfather find medieval silver treasure in Sweden Posted : Mon, 28 Apr 2008 13:36:04 GMT Author : DPA Stockholm - A 9-year-old boy's search for shrapnel on an old battlefield resulted in a huge find of medieval silver coins near the Lund in southern Sweden, local media reported Monday. Alexander Granhof, 9, and his grandfather made the recent discovery, dubbed "silverado" by archaeologists. "We went out on the field looking for cannonballs," Alexander Granhof told the online edition of the Sydsvenskan newspaper. "I found a piece of metal and thought at first it was shrapnel from a...
  • Viking Treasure Found On Silloth Beach (UK)

    03/27/2008 7:11:33 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 881+ views
    News And Star ^ | 3-27-2008 | Sarah Newstead
    Viking treasure found on Silloth beach By Sarah NewsteadLast updated 11:28, Thursday, 27 March 2008 TREASURE has been unearthed on a Silloth beach by a man out with a metal detector. Rare find: The silver Viking handle found at SillothCarlisle Coroners’ Court heard that a silver Viking jug handle discovered at Beckfoot could be over 2,000 years old. The court heard the handle, dating back from between the first and fourth centuries by the British Museum, is made mainly from silver and is in the form of a stylised snake’s head. North and West Cumbria Coroner, John Taylor, ruled yesterday...
  • Archaeological Treasures Found In Roscrea (Ireland)

    02/26/2008 2:52:29 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 292+ views
    The Nenagh Guardian ^ | 2-22-2008 | Peter Gleeson
    Archaeological treasures found in Roscrea Friday February 22 2008 By Peter Gleeson A 'beautiful' Bronze Age axe and a number of ancient burial grounds have been unearthed near Roscrea during the construction of the new Dublin-Limerick motorway in the area. The bronze axe was found in Camblin, south of Roscrea. Archaeologists say the find dates to the later Bronze Age and appears to have been hidden in a shallow pit and never recovered by the person who concealed it. On a second site in Camblin a medieval iron 'bearded' axe was discovered while two Bronze Age enclosed settlements with two...
  • Treasure Hunters Find Bronze Age Axes

    01/21/2008 6:45:50 PM PST · by blam · 29 replies · 94+ views
    Treasure hunters find Bronze Age axes Last Updated: 2:06am GMT 22/01/2008 An amateur treasure hunter has unearthed a hoard of bronze age axe heads thought to be worth about £80,000. Tom Peirce started combing a field with his metal detector after dropping off a school coach party at a farm. Within a few minutes it began beeping and he found the first axe head fragment 10in into the soil. When he dug deeper, Mr Peirce found dozens more and, over the following two days, he and a colleague, Les Keith, uncovered nearly 500 bronze artefacts dating back 3,000 years. The...
  • Shadowy path may lead to treasure[Confederate Gold]

    12/07/2007 4:24:48 PM PST · by BGHater · 37 replies · 120+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 05 Dec 2007 | Kim Christensen
    A man seeking Confederate gold and his own family's hidden history uncovers a cryptic trail that may stretch back to a secret society and Jesse James. HATFIELD, ARK. -- Deep in the woods near Brushy Creek stands an old beech tree, its smooth bark etched with dozens of carvings, including biblical references, a heart and a legless horse. Bob Brewer was 10 when his great-uncle, W.D. "Grandpa" Ashcraft, pointed it out on a logging trip 57 years ago. "He said, 'Boy, you see that tree? That's a treasure tree,' " Brewer recalled on a recent visit to the site. "...
  • Lost Pre-Inca Treasure Found In Spanish Lock-Up

    12/06/2007 8:05:58 AM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 479+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 12-602997 | Dale Fuchs
    Lost pre-Inca treasure found in Spanish lock-up Dale Fuchs in Madrid Thursday December 6, 2007 The Guardian(UK) Police have uncovered a hidden storage room in Spain holding 1,800 pieces of pre-Colombian art, including ceremonial masks, ceramics, jewellery and a suit of 37 plates of gold - artefacts from a collection last seen in public 10 years ago. Many of the metallic pieces, including four copper masks, four gold rattles and four gold nose pendants, derived from the ancient tomb of the Lord of Sipan, one of the most important vestiges of pre-Inca Moche culture in Peru. The treasure, "of incalculable...
  • America Supports You: Online Treasure Hunt Does Triple Duty

    11/30/2007 4:10:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 148+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2007 – A nonprofit group is using a treasure hunt to get people interested in helping military families. “We hope treasure hunters, individuals and corporations will generously donate to the scholarship fund for the families of our brave men and women in uniform who protect our freedoms each and every day,” said Gayle Osterberg, a spokeswoman for the group, ThanksUSA. “More than 1,300 scholarships have been awarded to the kids and spouses of active-duty military personnel in all branches of the service, … including those in the Guard and reserves.” ThanksUSA is a supporter of America...
  • Treasure trove of rare coins found in dilapidated home[PA][Est. worth 100K]

    10/27/2007 3:25:18 PM PDT · by BGHater · 58 replies · 1,447+ views
    The Tribune Democrat ^ | 26 Oct 2007 | RANDY GRIFFITH
    Jeff Bidelman already was dragging a huge bag of old coins when he noticed a hole in the wall of a dilapidated Windber home. “The woman said when she was a kid, there were always rumors that that’s where they threw money,” Bidelman said at his business, Rare Collectibles, in The Galleria in Richland Township. Within minutes, Bidelman and the former residents’ daughter discovered that the rumors were true. Bidelman found himself literally wading in old, valuable coins. “They think they are going to get (at least) $100,000,” Bidelman said. “I think they will probably get $200,000.” The home had...
  • U.S. ship held in $500M booty row

    10/17/2007 5:55:23 AM PDT · by Freeport · 32 replies · 35+ views
    CNN ^ | 17 October 2007 | Al Goodman
    MADRID, Spain (CNN) -- Spain has again seized an American treasure-hunting ship over a dispute with its owners over who has rights to millions of dollars worth of booty recovered from the sea, officials said. Spain seized the "Odyssey Explorer" -- owned by Odyssey Marine Exploration based Tampa, Florida -- as it sailed out of port in the British colony of Gibraltar on Tuesday. Armed Spanish government vessels were waiting for the Explorer when it reached 6.4 kilometers (4 miles) off Gibraltar's shore and entered what Spain considers its territorial waters. The vessels forced the Explorer to dock at Spain's...
  • Ancient World Treasure Unearthed

    10/05/2007 10:57:39 AM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 822+ views
    BBC ^ | 10-5-2007 | David Willey
    Ancient world treasure unearthed By David Willey BBC News, Rome The head of a satyr was discovered during the dig After seven hot summers of digging, an Italian archaeological team believe they have discovered one of the most important sites of the ancient world. Fanum Voltumnae, a shrine, marketplace and Etruscan political centre, was situated in the upper part of the Tiber river valley. It lies at the foot of a huge outcrop of rock, upon which is perched the mediaeval city of Orvieto. A walled sanctuary area, 5m-wide (16ft) Etruscan roads, an altar, and the foundations of many Roman...

    08/09/2007 6:51:33 AM PDT · by oaster · 23 replies · 800+ views
    Oak Island Treasure ^ | August 8th 2007 | Keith Ranville
    Oak Island News Release NEW READING OF MYSTERIOUS OAK ISLAND INSCRIPTION Theory points to possible connection with nearby Birch Island FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HALIFAX, Nova Scotia: Wednesday, July 12th, 2006 - - For the past two centuries, the tunnels of Nova Scotia’s Oak Island have piqued the imagination of historians and treasure hunters alike. Now, a new theory by First Nations researcher Keith Ranville may add fresh speculation to the mystery. Based on a unique reading of an inscription once found in the “Money Pit,” Mr. Ranville believes that the answer to the riddle may be found on nearby Birch...
  • Spain seizes ship in treasure row

    07/13/2007 7:11:39 AM PDT · by AU72 · 552+ views
    BBC News ^ | July 13, 2007 | BBC News
    The Spanish Civil Guard has intercepted a boat operated by a US company amid a row over treasure from a shipwreck. The guard had been ordered by a Spanish judge to seize the vessel as soon as it left the British colony of Gibraltar. Gibraltar officials and Odyssey Marine Exploration, which owns the ship, said Spain had boarded the ship illegally as it was in international waters. In May, Odyssey said it had found $500m (£253m) in coins from a 17th Century wreck somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean. Madrid suspects the sunken galleon may either have been Spanish or have...
  • Volvo’s treasure hunt finds real-life pirate treasure worth $500 million

    07/02/2007 12:08:52 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 1,584+ views
    eGMCarTech ^ | 06/22/07
    Volvo’s treasure hunt finds real-life pirate treasure worth $500 million Posted on: June 22nd, 2007 Filed under: Industry News, Volvo Remember Volvo’s Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End treasure hunt? The Volvo treasure chest is filled with $50,000 in gold and a key to a new Volvo from the sea floor. Well the retrival of that chest will hang in the balance until controversy dies down over the discovery of real life treasure by Volvo’s Hunt partner, Odyssey Marine Exploration. Earlier this year, Volvo selected Odyssey to sink a treasure chest in the Western Mediterranean. They had planned to...
  • The Mystery of the 'Nazi Holy Grail'

    06/25/2007 5:44:20 AM PDT · by BGHater · 82 replies · 3,941+ views
    Spiegel Magazine ^ | Sven Röbel
    A mysterious golden pot discovered in a Bavarian lake in 2001 has been the focus of interest for archaeologists, art dealers -- and now the German and Swiss police. Its convoluted history involves Nazi cults, treasure hunters and modern-day profiteers. So there it was, the legendary "Holy Grail" -- in a safe not far from the Zurich airport. Investor Svetlana K. from Kazahkstan had been prepared for almost anything on that day last March. But when she saw what had been described as "probably the most important art-historical discovery in the Western Hemisphere" in front of her, all the other...
  • Stop, that’s our treasure, Spain tells Britain

    06/24/2007 7:38:48 PM PDT · by Flavius · 11 replies · 899+ views
    timesonline ^ | June 24, 2007 | Daniel Foggo
    IT WAS billed as the shipwreck find of the century with £250m of treasure recovered from a sunken 17th-century vessel lost off Land’s End. Mike Williams, senior lecturer in underwater cultural heritage law at Wolverhampton University, said the situation was making the British authorities uncomfortable. “There is the potential here for a serious diplomatic incident,” he said.
  • Spain Traps US Ships In Row Over Treasure

    06/06/2007 6:12:05 PM PDT · by blam · 39 replies · 1,408+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-7-2007 | Mike Elkin
    Spain traps US ships in row over treasureBy Mike Elkin in Madrid Last Updated: 1:38am BST 07/06/2007 A Spanish court has issued a warrant for the capture and search of two American exploration ships suspected of removing sunken treasure from Spanish waters. The ships, belonging to Odyssey Marine Exploration, which is based in Florida, are docked in Gibraltar and cannot leave because Spain controls the waters surrounding the British enclave. A Spanish Culture Ministry spokeswoman said investigations by the Civil Guard, the Defence Ministry and Spanish prosecutors produced sufficient evidence to suspect that the vessels were operating illegally in the...
  • Spain pushes claim on Fla. firm's treasure

    06/06/2007 6:58:12 AM PDT · by GFritsch · 27 replies · 963+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Jun. 06, 2007 | AP Staff
    (AP) -- A Spanish court has ordered police to capture and search two vessels belonging to a Florida firm that recently announced it had found a shipwreck laden with an estimated $500 million worth of colonial-era treasure, news reports said Tuesday. The court in the southern port city of Cadiz instructed police to capture the vessels should they leave the British colony of Gibraltar, on Spain's southern tip, and enter Spanish waters, radio Cadena SER and other media outlets said. The two ships, Odyssey Explorer and Ocean Alert, belong to Odyssey Marine Exploration and are believed to have been involved...
  • Spain sues to block U.S. claim to sunken treasure

    05/30/2007 9:01:20 PM PDT · by Flavius · 38 replies · 1,068+ views
    reuteurs ^ | 5/30/07 | reuteurs
    MIAMI (Reuters) - The Spanish government filed a lawsuit in a U.S. federal court on Wednesday seeking to block claims by Florida-based treasure hunters Odyssey Marine Exploration to any Spanish property recovered from shipwrecks. ADVERTISEMENT The suit does not refer specifically to Odyssey's claim on May 18 that it had legally recovered gold and silver coins worth an estimated $500 million from a colonial-era wreck code-named "Black Swan" at an undisclosed location in the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Secret gold chest in treasure ship-(Breck Girls 19M(+++) and counting)

    05/26/2007 7:39:52 PM PDT · by Flavius · 16 replies · 1,079+ views
    this is london ^ | 5/27/07 | this is london
    Treasure hunters who recovered a £250 million bounty from a shipwreck off Cornwall may have left the most valuable haul behind. An American salvage crew has landed 17 tons of loot from the wreck of the Merchant Royal, including 500,000 silver coins, using remote-controlled submarines. But The Mail on Sunday has learned that the vessel's greatest treasure of gold coins and bullion, at least some of which was held in a locked chest on its lower deck, is still languishing on the ocean floor.
  • Pirate legend’s £200m treasure trove to be recovered live on TV

    05/22/2007 12:04:55 PM PDT · by Renfield · 25 replies · 1,283+ views
    Times (UK) Online ^ | 5-19-07 | Helen Nugent
    A hoard of pirate’s treasure worth £200 million at today’s prices is to be raised from the seabed. The notorious pirate ship the Whydah, which was captained by Devon-born “Black Sam” Bellamy, sank in heavy storms in the Atlantic off the coast of Massachusetts in April 1717. When the ship went down she was laden heavily with ingots of gold, valuable gem-stones and dozens of tusks of precious ivory. The booty was so vast that each member of the 180-man crew was entitled to 50lb (23kg) of the haul by weight......
  • Treasure Stock Rockets up 80% On New Find

    05/19/2007 6:51:35 PM PDT · by mission9 · 26 replies · 1,359+ views
    Associated Content ^ | 05-19-07 | Ranger
    Investors are dancing in the Streets in Tampa, Florida, and it is not even the Gasparilla Festival yet. Treasure salvers occupy a beloved place in Florida lore, and the work of high tech salver Gregg Stem has hit stratospheric heights with today's announcement. In what is believed to be the largest collection of coins ever excavated from a shipwreck, Odyssey Marine Exploration (Amex symbol OMR) has recovered over 500,000 silver coins weighing more than 17 tons, hundreds of gold coins, ......
  • Hunt on for HMS Sussex and world's richest underwater treasure

    04/06/2007 11:22:22 PM PDT · by Dacb · 18 replies · 1,111+ views
    CYBER DIVER News Network ^ | 03 April 2007 | SINIKKA TARVAINEN
    MADRID, Spain (3 Apr 2007) -- In February 1694, British admiral Francis Wheeler set sail from the Bay of Gibraltar with an important mission. He was to bring a large sum of money to the Duke of Savoy in order to buy his loyalty and to ensure victory in Britain's ongoing war against France's Sun King Louis XIV. But when the HMS Sussex arrived in the Strait of Gibraltar, it was hit by a violent storm, and Wheeler struggled in vain to save it. The 50-metre warship went down with more than 500 men, 80 cannons and an estimated 10...
  • Treasuring Brunei's Past

    03/04/2007 10:49:01 AM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 1,507+ views
    Bornco Bulletin Weekend ^ | 3-3-2007 | Jon Tampoi
    Treasuring Brunei's past By Jon Tampoi The tomb of the 5th Sultan of Brunei Darussalam, a historical monument situated at Kota Batu's hillside. - Photos: Jason LeongShards of pottery from business activities with China in the past. Brunei has a rich history of trade, and often received tribute. Many of the great civilisations in our world's history had marine origins, whether they evolved in Europe, the Americas or Asia. The kingdom of Brunei Darussalam is no exception, as historical evidence lends veracity to this claim. Relics of Bruneian culture have been found around river estuaries and ancient settlements, as proven...
  • Emperor's Treasures Found (Maxentius)

    01/31/2007 2:21:08 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 1,029+ views
    The Times Online ^ | 1-31-2007 | Richard Owen
    Emperor's treasures found Richard Owen ROME The lost treasure of Maxentius, the last preChristian Roman emperor, has been unearthed by archaeologists. Imperial standards, lances and glass spheres, right, were buried on the Palatine Hill by Maxentius before his battle with Constantine the Great in AD312. Archaeologists believe that he planned to retrieve the treasure if he won. In the event, he and his closest aides were killed, so that no one knew where it was hidden.
  • Tomb Raiders Find Treasure Trove

    01/19/2007 8:38:13 AM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 917+ views
    The Australian ^ | 1-19-2007
    Tomb raiders find treasure trove From correspondents in Jakarta January 19, 2007 FARMERS have sold hundreds of gold artefacts stolen from skeletal corpses unearthed at a newly-found ancient burial complex in Indonesia, media reported today. Skeletons wearing chains of gold rings around their necks, heads, hands and feet were found in the tombs in a rice field at Kendal Jaya village, about 60km east of Jakarta, the Seputar Indonesia daily said. They were buried with other accessories made of precious stones or gold as well as axes and other pottery articles. Between 15 and 25 people are estimated to have...
  • Treasure Emerges From The Mud Of History (Psalter - Ireland)

    01/02/2007 3:18:34 PM PST · by blam · 20 replies · 829+ views
    Times On Line ^ | 1-2-2007 | Dalya Alberg
    Treasure emerges from the mud of history Dalya Alberg, Arts CorrespondentConservators say the psalter can be restored, although the centres of all the pages have rotted To the untutored eye, it looks like a lump of mud, but experts say that an 8th-century psalter found in an Irish peat bog is exceptionally significant. Even though the vellum pages of the early Book of Psalms are a crumpled mass, they are likening it to the Book of Kells, one of the world’s most beautiful illuminated manuscripts. As the find is thought to date from the late 8th century, the illuminators of...
  • Rare Glimpses of China’s Long-Hidden Treasures

    12/27/2006 7:33:18 PM PST · by maui_hawaii · 54 replies · 1,092+ views
    TAIPEI, Taiwan, Dec. 27 — After four years of renovations that closed two-thirds of the building, the museum housing the world’s most famous collection of Chinese art is reopening this winter and holding a three-month exhibition of its rarest works.
  • Buried Treasure That's Kept In The Dark

    12/25/2006 3:37:02 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 1,805+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 12-23-2006 | MeronRapoport
    Buried treasure that's kept in the dark By Meron Rapoport The first 10 minutes at the excavation site passed in silence. The moment we saw the high walls and the large, well-preserved rooms dug into the ground between the olive trees, the archaeologists in the group started to bound from wall to wall, to delve into the rooms. "This is one of the biggest MBs I've seen," Dr. Rafi Greenberg, an archaeologist from Tel Aviv University, mumbled. "It really is a very impressive MB," another of the archaeologists in the group agreed. Because of their excitement, it took a bit...
  • Rare find for metal detector(Anglo Saxon Misc. Treasures-UK)

    08/22/2006 8:17:34 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 19 replies · 1,762+ views
    EveningStar ^ | 22 Aug 2006 | EveningStar
    AN Ipswich metal detecting enthusiast has found treasure trove expected to be worth thousands of pounds in a farmer's field. John McLaughlin, 54, discovered silver gilt brooches, Anglo Saxon dress ornaments, silver studs, rings, knives, a spearhead and amber beads in Mark Partridge's north Ipswich field. The treasure was from disturbed burial sites from the Sixth and Seventh Century Anglo Saxon and Pagan periods. Mr McLaughlin said the landowner, Mr Partridge gave him permission to metal detect over his land after it was ploughed. He said he had been finding treasure there for the last three years. “This is my...
  • Chinese treasure trove buried for over a thousand years

    08/17/2006 9:54:58 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 12 replies · 719+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 Aug 2006 | Staff
    They've laid buried for over a thousand years, their mystery concealed by the compact soil of China’s ancient hinterland. This team of six horses once pulled the two-wheeled Emperor’s cart through the streets of Luoyang in Central China's Henan Province, a city that dates back to the Eastern Zhou Dynasty, which ruled from between 256 BC and 1046. Archaeologists recently excavated the burial and uncovered a treasure trove from a period that saw the introduction of horse back riding, iron, ox-drawn plows and crossbows. Who rode the cart and who owned the charges remains a mystery. "We are not sure...
  • Legendary gold stays shrouded in mystery(Lost Dutchman Treasure)

    07/27/2006 8:27:56 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 17 replies · 1,331+ views
    East Valley Tribune ^ | 27 July 2006 | Art Martori
    Mike Johnson slumped his big frame onto a rock formation in the foothills of the Superstition Mountains, pulled off his baseball cap and ran a hand through his long, sweaty hair. “Wicked,” he said in a thick New England accent. Johnson and his companions took a breather Monday morning, exhausted from the 95-degree heat and the hike up the looming fortress of stone. After a few minutes, he dug a battered walking stick into the dirt and continued the ascent. The hikers intended to press deep into the mountains in search of a fortune some say is only legend: The...
  • America Supports You: Two Girls Continue Treasure Hunt for Troops (Extreme Cuteness WARNING!)

    07/06/2006 5:16:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 1,094+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Ashleigh Covington
    WASHINGTON, July 6, 2006 – Inspired by the book "A Treasure Trove," by Michael Stadther, and the Disney movie "National Treasure," 10-year-old Rachel and 8-year-old Kelsi Okun created their own scavenger hunt to raise scholarship money for military children and spouses. Rachel (right) and Kelsi Okun during an event held to promote their organization, "ThanksUSA." The two girls created a national treasure hunt to raise money for scholarships given to family members of active-duty servicemembers. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Their idea, which they dubbed "ThanksUSA," quickly captured the attention of their parents, teacher, neighbors, major...
  • Treasure (Archaeology) Dig Threatens Bosphorus Rail Link

    05/02/2006 11:44:06 AM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 1,254+ views
    BBC ^ | 5-2-2006 | Sarah Rainsford
    Treasure dig threatens Bosphorus rail link By Sarah Rainsford BBC News, Istanbul The port has been uncovered at the site designated for a railway hub It's been called the project of the century: a mission to connect two continents with a $2.6bn rail-tunnel running deep beneath the Bosphorus Straits. The idea of linking the two sides of Istanbul underwater was first dreamt of by Sultan Abdul Mecit 150 years ago. See how the tunnel will cross the Bosphorus Now that Ottoman dream is finally being realised. But the modern version of that vision has hit a historical stumbling block. Istanbul...
  • America Supports You: Girls Organize Treasure Hunt

    04/16/2006 6:26:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 284+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, April 16, 2006 – A good book read in August led two McLean, Va., sisters to start a program designed to thank the nation's servicemembers. "We were inspired by Michael Stadther's book 'A Treasure Trove' last summer, along with the movie 'National Treasure,'" Rachel and Kelsi Okun told American Forces Press Service via e-mail. The book contained clues to real tokens hidden around the United States. Once found, those tokens could be turned in for a real jewel. Rachel 10, and Kelsi, 8, decided they could do something similar, albeit with a different focus. From that decision has sprung...
  • Port puzzle links Secretary of the Treasury John Snow

    02/22/2006 12:11:08 PM PST · by Anne_Conn · 16 replies · 745+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Wednesday, February 22, 2006 | Judi McLeod
    President George W. Bush’s appointed U.S. Secretary of the Treasury John Snow has a direct link to Dubai Ports World, the state-owned company in the United Arab Emirates poised to take over shipping operations at six major U.S. seaports in early March. Snow was chairman and chief executive officer of CSX Corporation when nominated by Bush to serve as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury on December 9, 2002. On December 8, 2004 Dubai Ports International (Dubai Ports) purchased CSX for US$1.15-billion. The transaction, underwritten by Deutsche Bank, was expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2005.
  • Snow: Dubai port rejection would be bad signal

    02/22/2006 10:34:21 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 44 replies · 805+ views
    Reuters via ABC News ^ | 2/22/06 | Reuters
    DANBURY, Connecticut - Rejecting an Arab company's takeover of operations at key U.S. ports would have sent a bad signal about investment in the United States from "certain parts of the world," Treasury Secretary John Snow said on Wednesday. The purchase of a British company that runs several U.S. ports by state-owned Dubai Ports World has created a furor on Capitol Hill, with many lawmakers saying the deal should be overturned because of security concerns. "Our failing here, if there was a failing, was in explaining this process," Snow told reporters as he visited a plant that makes fuel cells,...
  • Flashback 2004: Dubai Ports International to Acquire CSX Corporation's Int. Terminal Business

    02/21/2006 2:15:29 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 15 replies · 580+ views
    21:45 EST Wednesday, December 08, 2004 DUBAI, HONG KONG and JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dubai Ports International ("DPI"), one of the world's leading port operators, announces that it has signed a definitive agreement with CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX) to acquire the international terminal business conducted by CSX World Terminals ("the Company") and other related interests for a cash consideration of US$1.15 billion, subject to customary adjustments. The transaction will be financed from a committed facility arranged and underwritten by Deutsche Bank. Completion of the transaction is expected to take place in the first quarter of 2005 CSX World...
  • Battleship Brouhaha

    02/18/2006 7:18:58 PM PST · by george76 · 69 replies · 3,931+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 15, 2006 | Hannity & Colmes
    from "Hannity & Colmes," ... SEAN HANNITY...from San Francisco tonight, the board of supervisors here overwhelmingly voted to reject a plan last year that would bring the historic World War II Iowa battleship right here to San Francisco harbor, as a museum and tourist center. We're now joined by one of the supervisors that voted against that plan, Gerardo Sandoval is with us. You don't want a symbol of war in the harbor. Is what you said to me. GERARDO SANDOVAL: That's right... it's a warship and it's got guns on it. It fires things. You know, you can't deny...
  • Stardust mission returned 'cosmic treasure,' scientist says

    01/19/2006 1:45:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 744+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/19/06 | Pam Easton - ap
    SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) - A honeycomb cluster of cells on NASA's Stardust spacecraft captured thousands of samples of interstellar and comet dust that scientists said Thursday could give them the first definitive evidence about how the solar system formed. "Its cargo was an ancient, cosmic treasure from the very edge of the solar system - a treasure that formed when the solar system formed 4.5 billion years ago," said Donald Brownlee, a University of Washington scientist who worked on the Stardust mission managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. Some of the samples collected during the seven-year,...