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Top 10 Lost Treasures Ever Found on Earth

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Humans have a long history and they have always left their marks all over the world. Sometime they hide their precious treasure to protect it. Now, after hundreds of years, many of them were discovered and some are dated from ancient times. In the past few years, many notable treasure hoards were found and many of them have worth of million dollars. There are many treasures which are still does not discovered and many treasure hunters are eagerly looking for them. In the following list, we haven’t included the treasures found from shipwreck.

10. California Treasure

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Last year in April 2013, a California couple found gold coins worth of $10 million, while walking their dog. These coins were found in rusty metallic cans under the earth at various depths. The treasure consists of 1400 gold coins and considered to be the greatest treasure ever found in the United States. These coins were dated to the late 18th century and found in good condition. Still it is not clear that who hid these gold coins.

9. Ophel Treasure

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Dr.  Mazar, an archaeologist at the Hebrew University found a treasure at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The treasure was unearthed on 9th September 2013. It consists of 36 gold coins and other antique jewelry which dated to the Byzantine era (5th century to mid-15th century). All the objects found were belonged to the regions of different Byzantine emperors and ranging from the 5th century to the seventh century CE.

8. Frome Treasure

In the month of April 2010, Dave Crisp found a hoard of over 52,000 Roman coins in Frome, England. He found coins in a big ceramic pot which was dated between 253 AD and 305 AD. After excavating, the treasure was taken to the British Museum so that the coins could be recorded. A national treasure committee valued the hoard for more than 320,000 pounds.

7. Staffordshire Hoard

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On 5th July 2009, Terry Herbert discovered King Ransom’s treasure in Staffordshire, England. The hoard belongs to the Anglo-Saxon era. The treasure consists more than 3500 pieces including 5 kg of gold and 1.3 kg of silver. At that time, the treasure was valued at over 3.2 million pounds and now kept in the Birmingham Museum and Art gallery.

6. Midwest Megahoard

In 1998, a big collection of 1.7 million rare coins was discovered from the Midwest collector’s house in the United States. These coins include Indian head pennies and Liberty and Buffalo nickels. This hoard weight is over 7.6 tons and was stored behind the walls, floorboards and in the 55 gallon drums. Recently, the Littleton Coin Corporation purchased the coins in 2011. The quantity of coins was so large that it took a couple of months to transfer the coins to Littleton’s headquarter in Hampshire.

5. Hanumandhoka Palace Treasure

On 28th June 2011, a big treasure was found by some laborers in the Hanumandhoka Palace in Nepal. This is a UNESCO world heritage site and believed to be more than 500 years old. The lost treasure was found from the store room of the old palace and three boxes of treasure include 3 kg gold and 80 kg silver antique ornaments. Now this site is used as a museum.

4. Hoxne Hoard

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On 16th November 1992, a big Roman treasure was discovered by a man in the village of Hoxne, England. More than 15,000 ancient Roman coins and 200 other items were found, which belongs to the 4th century. In 1993, a treasure committee valued it at 1.75 million pounds which is recently revalued at over 3 million pounds. Now these objects are kept in the British National Museum.

3. Silverdale Viking Hoard

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On 6th January 2007, David and his son unearthed a big treasure using a metal detector in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. The treasure consists 617 silver coins and 65 other good quality silver items belong to the France and Germany of around 9th AD. This 1 million pound treasure was kept by the Yorkshire National Museum and a small part is given to the land owner.

2. Atlantic Ocean Treasure

In the month of July 2013, American treasure hunters found 60 tons of silver from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean near Ireland’s coast. Its estimated value is $77 million. The treasure was found in a British ship which was sunk in 1941 while carrying silver from India to Britain to fund the war. Most of the bricks were recovered in 2012. 80 percent of the treasure value was retained by the exploration company and the rest was inherited by the government.

1. South Indian Temple Hoard

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Three years back in June 2011, world’s biggest treasure found at the Shree Padmanabhaswamy Temple located in Kerala in South India. This treasure worth around 500 billion Indian rupees ($22 billion). It consists of gold and precious jewelry, found in the underground chambers. Some of the popular objects found were golden bow, golden rope, Napoleonic Coins and gold coins by the East India Company. Now the temple is under control of the state’s Government.