In 2013, while walking their dog in their back yard, a married couple came across several rusty buckets sticking out of their land. The buckets were full of gold coins minted from 1847 to 1894. The total value of all the coins was about $11 million.
A man unearthed a hoard of Roman gold coins worth $156,000 within 20 minutes of his first time using a metal detector.
There are approximately three million shipwrecks on the ocean floor, worth billions in value and treasure.
In March 1945 almost all the wealth stolen by the Nazis was found sealed in a Mine. There was so much gold, it took until 1998 before it was all redistributed.
An apartment in Paris was left unoccupied, under lock and key for 70 years – the rent faithfully paid on time. Inside a painting worth 2 million Euros was discovered when the renter died.
From 1989-2003 Five secret “keyholders” protected a vault in Afghanistan filled with ancient Afghan treasures. They withstood poverty, Taliban threats and torture protecting their cultural heritage.
Scholars believe that pirate treasure is a big fat myth. Because pirates led short lives (due to their dangerous occupation), they would usually spend up large when they looted ships – leaving them with very little to spend later (because later probably wouldn’t come). Consequently, treasure maps with “X marks the spot” are most likely all frauds.