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It's a painting which shows a pirate ship atta...

It’s a painting which shows a pirate ship attacking a merchants’s ship. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

How many of us have dreamed of as a child, impressed by the fascinating stories of adventurers and pirates, embark on an epic adventure on the sea, mountains, jungles and forests in search of hidden treasure? “Movies, stories, fiction” say some, perhaps most. Not entirely true! Since ancient times, the legendary times of antiquity and the Middle Ages right information we receive, some more credible than others, on the fabulous hidden treasures and lost, who left behind chimeras of huge riches promised sometimes maps. Seven of these treasures have special importance, either by their actual value, and the load cultural, religious and mythological he gives.

 

The famous pirate Edward Teach, known as Blackbeard, and spent only two years (1716-1718) the great pillaging. But this short period was sufficient to raise a huge treasure. While the Spaniards were busy to seize the gold and silver from Mexico and South America, Blackbeard and his camarzii waited patiently, then rushed on ships loaded with treasures looted and the Spaniards, when they return to the old continent. Blackbeard has become, in a short time, the most feared pirate, gaining a reputation as a cruel and greedy opportunist.

Blackbeard the pirate story served as a source for writers ispired Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy

Domina terror on the West Indies and the Atlantic coast of North America, with headquarters in both the Bahamas and North Carolina. He perished in November 1718, when British Lieutenant Robert Maynard decapitated and hung them head on his ship, as a trophy. Blackbeard admitted to his tormentors that he hid treasure, but did not disclose where. Prompting the countless treasure hunters to seek even today. Ship sinking of Blackbeard, Queen Anne’s Revenge, is believed to have been discovered in 1996 near Beaufort, North Carolina, but the load was not on board. The treasure could be hidden somewhere in the Caribbean, in the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia or in Cayman Islands caves. The fact is that no one has managed to find it and many still looking for.

6. Treasure of Lima

In 1820, in Peru, Lima was about to revolt. As a precaution, decided to move the city Viceroy riches in Mexico to be kept secure. Thus, gemstones, two life-size statues of gold representing the Virgin Mary with Baby Jesus and many others have filled 11 ships, whose total value amounted at that time to $ 60 million. Viceroy entrusted the command Commander William Thompson transport on “Dear Mary”, which proved to be a ruthless pirate. This led to Cocos vessels in the Indian Ocean, where it is said to buried treasure.

Then “Dear Mary” was captured by the Spanish and all the sailors out of Thompson and his help were hanged. The pair led the jailers to Cocos, where they managed to escape into the jungle. Neither they nor treasure were never seen again. Since then, more than 300 expeditions have tried, unsuccessfully, to find the treasure from Lima.

5. Lost Treasure of Pharaohs

When Howard Carter (re) discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings, in 1922, archeologist was amazed by the splendor of artefacts which have accompanied the young pharaoh in the next world. Near the burial chamber found a treasure so great that it took Carter ten years to finish the cataloged. However, when other burial chambers of the most prominent pharaohs were discovered in the nineteenth century, their treasure chambers were almost empty. Everyone knows that grave robbers had time in many centuries to go with treasures, but such thefts appear above petty criminals. So where are the vast treasures of the pharaohs buried in the Valley of the Kings?

Some researchers believe that some Herihor could shed light on this mystery event. Herihor was a high official during the reign of Ramses XI. On the death of Pharaoh, Herihor has usurped the throne, sharing the kingdom with son in law Piankh. Herihor charge to designated procedures “reinmormantare” in Valley of the Kings, with the opportunity to praduiasca the most senior royal tombs. Tomb Herihor never not been identified, but experts in the field believe that when this event happens, many of the lost treasures of Egypt (or even clues about what happened to them) will see the light of day.

4. Treasure of Montezuma

The destruction of the Aztec empire by the Spaniards reached its climax on July 1, 1520. After the mortally wounded Emperor Montezuma, Hernando Cortés, believing that won the war, ordered his men to gather riches of the kingdom, in an attempt to leave the continent at night. But angry Aztecs, who wanted to avenge the driver and to defend the capital, did not let the conquistadors to reach too far, attacking them near the capital Tenochtitlan, where fierce fighting took place. Carnage that followed Tezcuco lake filled with corpses Spanish and stolen treasures of Montezuma: countless gold and silver ornaments and an impressive collection of jewelry.

Cortés and some people managed to escape with life and returned a year later to get revenge. When people learned that the Spanish city Tenochtitlán approaching the remains buried treasure around Lake Tezcuco to keep out of greed Spanish. Today, huge treasure remains hidden in mud and swamps outskirts of Mexico City, where once was colossal city Tenochtitlán. Generations of treasure hunters have searched in vain treasure. A former president of Mexico even ordered to be drained lake bottom, but not so Aztec treasure was not found.

3. The Treasure of Decebalus

The existence of Decebalus thesaurus is one of the most fascinating enigmas of Romanian history. It starts from the Roman historian Cassius Dio claims (155 or 163/164 – 229) and then, following the Roman conquest, and treasures were discovered Decebalus, which were under Sargetia River near its capital.History says that Decebalus “to divert the river with the help of prisoners and dug a hole. He put in it a lot of silver and gold, and other precious things too, especially among those who bear moisture, and afterwards brought back into the bed of the river. All the prisoners safely put in caves, clothing and other less precious things. But Bicilis, companion of or knew what happened, was taken prisoner and has exposed all these “. Also, Nicolae Iorga writes in a paper that “if the monarch, the last refuge of the mountain, hidden in caves after some of treasures collected long, large table after his only companions.” Last but not least, a scene on Trajan’s Column depicts a column of transporting prey animals and that of Dacia. Some historians believe that it is Decebalus Treasure found in the riverbed Sargetia (Sargetia), according to some experts the current course of the river Stream.

Most archaeologists considered as a legend assessments Cassius originally taken from Diodorus of Sicily.Lydus Ioanes Byzantine writer, in his “De Magistratibus”, developed on the basis of Crito’s doctor Trajan, namely “Getica”, said the defeat Dacia by the Romans after they took silver and gold-rich prey weight 5,000,000 pounds, dishes and glassware value and over 50,000 native warriors with weapons captured everything. Jérôme Carcopino, professor at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Paris, became heavily involved in the war in Dacia analysis prey. He opined to 165,500 kg and 331,000 kg gold silver, totaling 62.2 million gold francs. Although many of the figures he floated were considered exaggerated, it still offers a suggestive image on the riches of Dacia, which may well be included royal treasury and have contributed greatly to solving the financial crisis and the Roman Empire the perfection of large buildings. No one sought, but Decebalus Treasure field.

2. Amber Room

Many consider it the eighth wonder of the world. Made out of sheets amber gilded with gold leaf, was created by artisans Germans and Russians in the early eighteenth century and provided by the King of Prussia, Friedrich Wilhelm I, ally Russian Tsar Peter the Great, in 1716 as a symbol of friendship, following exemplary diplomatic relations between the two countries. Impressive built Chamber of amber and other gemstones which should now worth more than 200 million dollars, disappeared without a trace in time of the World War II, then one of the most hunted treasure.

So far, nobody has managed to track down, though, so scientists have made detailed investigations to find it, and treasure hunters have hunted a constant to get rich. There are a number of theories about what might have happened to her. Some believe that during the Second World War, in the room while trying to transport from Russia to Germany, the boat that led the 27 precious treasure chests sank into the sea. Others argue that burned during the bombing of Krolewiec castle, where he had been hidden during the war. Or that they are in an abandoned silver mine in Thuringia. Or hidden in a lagoon shores of the Baltic Sea. But proponents of these theories fall all agree on the fact that it is unlikely ever to be found legendary room. Until you will find the truth, the Internet will continue in theories abound more and fantasy movies on the camera and the story will inspire them.

Amber is not a matter so valuable in itself, but is gem for history that can keep him. Amber keeps him locked in single images, insect remains and objects trapped by sticky, and six tons of pure amber room which was made the basis for modern films as “Jurassic Park” and “The Lost World” .From across the room was recovered in 1997 only a small piece of board that it was lined with amber.A lawyer from Bremen who put his hand on precious piece, tried to sell a former naval officer. Luckily, it was part of a group of archaeologists trying for years to find the remains room and thus play came in good hands, that is in the custody of a museum in Russia.

Frustrated that I can not find, historians and archaeologists have decided to reconstruct. Restoration work began in 1980, scientists trying to recreate the room after photos, memories, descriptions and remaining remnants of the original. However, despite modern equipment available today had the impressive creation is extremely difficult to successfully accomplished. It seems that history has its winding paths and her ironic: the Germans have created room, made a gift Russians took it back, because now they will be the ones who pay for its reconstruction.

1. Ark of the Covenant

Ark of the Covenant, as is called artifact mentioned in Exodus chapter of the Bible, is the most important treasure of Christianity. For Israel, it was the most sacred object on Earth, created by God Himself,according to Moses on Mount Sinai. The ark is a massive chest, gilded long 118 centimeters tall and 78 inches wide, with a pair of wooden handles on one side and the other of its length, transportation and two golden cherubim willing face to face with wings spread above the “mercy seat”. Chest supposed to house the sacred relics, including the two tables of stone on which were written the Ten Commandments and a pot of manna from heaven which had fallen to feed the Jews in the wilderness, after had crossed the Red Sea when they were freed from slavery in Egypt .

Jerusalem, capital of the kingdom of Israel and the house of Solomon’s Temple was the place where it was hosted Ark of the Covenant. In 607 the city was sacked i.Hr by the Babylonians, more than a million people were killed. 70 years later, when the Israelites were back in the city, the Ark disappeared. Since then, not sure what happened to this priceless relic, and various rumors were fueled speculation only. Of these, the most common is that according to which the Ark was hidden by Israel before skipping town, with the occupation of the Babylonians. Possible locations are said to be Mount Nebo in Egypt or Ethiopia. The question is, though, if the ark had been hidden by Israel, why they did not recover when returned to rebuild the city.

Despite the lack of evidence, Ethiopian Orthodox faith in the Ark of Aksum continue to be strong. According to legend, the giant funeral site of kings of Aksum was hidden Ark of the Covenant, the most precious treasure of Israel. Over 1,700 years old and 24 meters tall, Aksum Obelisk of, the Ark was supposedly weighs no less than 100 tonnes. Mystery absolutely incredible lift the obelisk has caused many to launch all kinds of theories, which more or less fantasy. But even until today, archeologist could not fully explore the underground maze under giant granite. In addition, scientists today have not managed to explain why underground maze is guarded so damned deadly traps for anyone trying to explore the tunnels. Others believe that the Ark was destroyed by the Babylonians, while others belief is that God himself hid the ark through divine intervention and the artefact will be found only by the righteous. Given that there is no mention of its destruction, people have not stopped even today to look for and solve the great mystery.

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