Everyone loves a good story about buried or sunken treasure. These stories tend to feature pirates, vikings, ancient legends, ancient curses and a ton of adventure. Well, the real stories can be just as interesting if not much more so. Just instead of sword fights, there’s legal drama, precocious kids and divers who luck into a world they just weren’t expecting.
Instead of Indiana Jones, Nathan Drake or Lara Croft, often these finds are made by average people. These include a young boy who had never picked up a metal detector in his life. Then he waved a metal detector and found history. That same story goes for an older member of a different metal detector club who purchased his detector for under $5 but found one of the biggest and most expensive hauls of all time.
Then there are the big underwater salvages. Huge companies spend millions of dollars on expeditions to find sunken ships that are loaded with treasure. The biggest of these is probably the Titanic which showed that advancing technology made discovering these treasures much more possible. Unfortunately, not every find has gone quite so well. The discovery of Captain Kidd’s fortune was perhaps a little too good to be true. It is one of the biggest pirate mysteries in history after all.
What about modern day treasure? Cryptocurrency may be the wave of the future, but buried treasure is still very much a thing of the present.
So which of these treasures is the coolest? Only one way to find out!
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Written by: Jordan Phillips Narrated by: Jordan Phillips Edited by: Federico Rossi
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CHAPTERS: 00:00 Intro 00:08 James Hyatt’s Locket 01:38 The Caesarea Sunken Treasure 03:24 Staffordshire Hoard 05:07 The San Jose 07:02 The Titanic 08:56 The Black Swan Project 11:03 World’s Largest Treasure Hoard 13:05 The Cuerdale Hoard 14:20 Buried Bitcoin 15:54 Captain Kidd’s Treasure 17:45 Outro