Famous Gold Treasure Discoveries
In Fishpool Village located in Nottinghamshire England, as workers were digging up dirt at their site, they dug up a hoard of treasure containing jewellery, coins, and other objects made of 24k gold. Historians have confirmed that it came from the time of the War of Roses during the 1300’s and 1400’s. The treasure, valued at £300,000 can be found on display inside the British Museum.
It was in Gourdon, Saone-et-Loire, France where a treasure trove was found in the year 1845. This hoard was composed of cups and plates made of pure gold designed with gems, together with gold coins. These were identified to belong to the former Byzantine rulers (Justin I and Leo I) of the 5th and 6th century.
During the 16th to 18th century, Spanish ships returned from their colonies carrying treasure plundered from the New World. One such ship, named Nuestra Senora de Atocha, was known to have sunk in Florida. Mel Fisher, a treasure hunter, was able to find the wreckage in 1985 and take possession of all of the valuables (gold, silver, and gems) in it, which were worth over $450 million dollars. It wasn’t without hardship because he had to endure 8 years of fighting over it in court.
A famous coffin made of pure gold was discovered way back in 1922 by Mr. Howard Carter. It was found in Tutankhamen’s Tomb where it also houses the rulers remains which was dated to be way back in the Ramesside Period of Egypt. The value was also found in its craftsmanship and the size of the coffin as well.
In Ukraine, an important treasure discovery was made by a little boy trekking along what was known to be the Mala Pereschepina Village. It was extracted by a count named Aleksey Bobrinsky and what he got were about 800 items cointaining gold jewelry, coins dated back to the Byzanting empire, and plaques which had accumulated gold that weighed over 25 kilos.
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