The most expensive treasures of our time
American Odyssey Marine Exploration recently reported that the expedition was able to raise almost 48 tons of silver from a military cargo ship which sank in 1941 in the 300 nautical miles from Galway City in Ireland. The ship sank in February 1941, of the 85 members of the crew managed to save only one. Since then it lay at a depth of 4, 7 km.
Among the gold, diamonds and other treasures found in recent years, treasure hunters, 48 tons of silver raised from the seabed near the coast of Ireland, - not a record.
"Naryshkin silver" in St. Petersburg, 2012
In March of this year in St. Petersburg during the restoration of the old mansion Trubetskoys - Naryshkins workers stumbled upon a walled room filled with silver plate. On most devices was the Naryshkin family coat of arms, and the products themselves are in perfect condition - in 1917 they were waiting in the wings, carefully wrapped in newspaper and linen cloth soaked in vinegar, which prevented the silver oxide.
$ 22 billion in Indian temple, 2011
In the past year, in Indian temple is one of the biggest treasures in the history of mankind has been detected. According to experts, the treasures, walled in the lower tiers Padmanabhaswamy Temple, up 6% of all of the gold fund of India, that is about $ 22 billion.
Keepers of the temple, built in the Indian state of Kerala, began to fill six underground storage offerings since the XIV century, and in the XVIII century it was decided to carefully walled up caches.
and a half quintals of Roman coins, 2010
Two years ago, the UK was found a large hoard of coins of the Roman Empire, weighing more than 160 kg. Bronze coins stored in a clay jar, which was just under the 30-centimeter layer of earth and was discovered by an amateur treasure hunter. According to experts, the jug with coins intended for a sacrifice to the gods.
Gold and jewelry in Staffordshire, 2009
In 2009 in Staffordshire amateur archaeologist Terry Herbert unearthed a treasure belonging to the Anglo-Saxon era. In total, it consisted of five kilograms of gold, about three kilograms of silver and precious stones.
Among the items found were gold brooches, armor and swords, utensils and religious utensils. Treasure hunter stumbled upon a treasure, exploring the area with a metal detector her boyfriend farm. Under the ground there were more than 1,500 different items, which could belong to the representatives of the Anglo-Saxon elite.
The treasure hidden by Caesar, 2012
One of the largest in the history of the treasure was found this year on the island of Jersey in the English Channel. Archaeologists amateur found cache, total weight values in which amounted to more than 700 kg. According to scientists, put more than 2,000 years, and it could hide tribes Celts fleeing the troops of Julius Caesar.
Metal products so tightly packed in 2,000 years, which turned into a huge bar, the value of which, according to various estimates, ranging from $ 5 million to $ 17 million.
Millions of German Library, 2011
A collection of unique coins, total value of which can reach several million euros, was found among the state library of books in one of the townships of Lower Bavaria. Cleaning lady found the box in which was a collection of Greek, Roman, Byzantine coins, as well as the French coins era of Napoleon Bonaparte. According to one version, the collection was hidden in 1803 by the authorities to confiscate the monasteries kept in coins and books in favor of the state.
Gold cruiser "Edinburgh", 1981
In 1981, the largest deep-water operation to lift the gold from the sunken British cruiser "Edinburgh" was held in the Barents Sea. At the end of April 1942 the cruiser came from Murmansk to England with 5, 5 tons of gold on board, but was damaged by German warships had been sunk on the orders of the captain. Only in 1980, British experts have determined the exact location of the vessel, and in September 1981, most of the gold bullion was lifted to the surface. A few bars to find it was not possible.
17 t silver at a depth of 2, 5 km, 2011
Some 17 tons of silver was discovered aboard a British ship that sank in the Atlantic Ocean. Mantola ship wrecked in 1917 in an attack U-81 German submarine. According to experts, a treasure worth more than $ 19 million.
Treasure galleon "Atocha", 1985
In 1985, after 15 years of searching, the legendary treasure of the Spanish galleon "Atocha" were found, which crashed in 1622 because of a storm off the coast of Florida.
Raised wealth evaluated at more than $ 400 million, among them were 200 gold, and a thousand of silver bullion, jewelry, gold chains and an arsenal of weapons of the XVII century.
Pirate treasure on Florida beach, 1984
The treasure was found by one of the most famous hunters Barry Clifford just a few hundred meters from the beach of Cape Cod on the coast of Florida. He found the wreckage of pirate galleys "Wide", which raised about five tons of different values. Total price found more than $ 15 million: before the break about coastal reefs pirates robbed more than fifty ships.
48 tons of silver from the coast of Ireland, in July 2012
recently with the Atlantic ocean floor was raised about 48 tons of silver - the largest cargo of precious metal ever discovered in the depths of the sea. Treasure worth approximately $ 38 million was found on board the vessel "Jog Falls" near the coast of Ireland. This military cargo ship sank in 1941 after the attacks of German submarines.
Gold, platinum and diamonds "ship without a name", 2009
The remains of a British cargo ship sunk by the Nazis during World War II, were found in the north-east coast of South America. Value findings was the fact that the ship was carrying a large cargo of gold, platinum and diamonds, intended to supplement the US Treasury.
name of the vessel was not disclosed, conventionally it was called Blue Baron. The ship was wrecked in June 1942.
Half a million gold and silver coins, 2007
In May 2007, the company Odyssey Marine Exploration, specializing in search of sea treasures, said the discovery of the wreck with 500,000 gold and silver coins on board. Treasures were raised and transferred to the US, but the company has not said who owned the sunken ship and where it was found.
Coins and a magic stone in the Caribbean, 2011
In the past year in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of the Dominican Republic US-based Deep Blue Marine hunters found treasure. In the XVI century on the site was a shipwreck. Divers find 700 ancient coins, the value of which can reach millions of dollars, ancient statues and unusual mirror stone, which could be used in shamanic rituals.
Soviet platinum in the UK ship, 2012
In February 2012, the famous treasure seeker from the US Greg Brooks discovered a sunken British ship Port Nicholson, which in 1942 was never able to take in New York platinum bullion from the USSR. The ship was sunk by a German submarine. Its cargo was intended for the calculation of the Soviet Union and the US government for the supply of allied ammunition, military equipment and food.