Ancient Treasures: The Discovery of Lost Hoards, Sunken by Brian Haughton

By Brian Haughton

Why are such a lot of humans enthusiastic about treasure? Is it only a wish for wealth, or is it additionally the romantic allure of stories of misplaced old artifacts?

It is definitely actual that the tales at the back of the loss and restoration of a couple of old treasures learn like edge-of-the-seat fiction, someplace among Indiana Jones and James Bond.

In Ancient Treasures, you'll learn interesting tales of misplaced hoards, looted archaeological artifacts, and sunken treasures, including:
• The Sevso Treasure, a hoard of enormous silver vessels from the overdue Roman Empire--estimated to be worthy $200 million--looted within the Seventies and offered at the black market.
• The Amber Room, a whole chamber ornament of amber panels sponsored with gold leaf and mirrors, stolen through the Nazis in 1941 and taken to the fortress at Königsberg in Russia, from which it disappeared.
• The terrific wealth of Roman and Viking hoards buried within the floor for safekeeping, in basic terms to be unearthed centuries later by way of humble steel detectorists.
• The wrecks of the Spanish treasure fleets, whose New international plunder has been the objective of tricky salvage makes an attempt by way of glossy treasure hunters

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