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91,744.  The first breakthrough was made by Heinrich Schliemann in 1870.  He was something of an amateur but he had other qualities ... They placed Troy in the north west corner of what is now Turkey ... Fifteen metres down he found a walled palace with a paved ramp leading to a gate.  Schliemann thought he had found Homer’s Troy.  The rest of the world wasn’t so sure.  But in this trench he answered the doubters with a breath-taking discovery: treasure.  (Troy & Greece & Bronze Age & Mycenae & Hittites & Treasure & Archaeology)  Horizon: The Truth of Troy

 

 

6,784.  No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire.  (Knowledge & Treasure)  L Frank Baum, The Lost Princess of Oz
 

 

27,283.  Hundreds of millions of dollars of government and private treasure was shipped south.  (Nazi & Treasure)  Nazi Underworld: Nazi Gold, National Geographic 2013

 

27,284.  The treasures were sent to salt mines for safe keeping.  (Nazi & Treasure)  ibid.

 

 

30,191.  The Staffordshire hoard’s intricate and beautiful artefacts display the skills of Anglo-Saxon goldsmiths at their very best.  (England & Anglo-Saxon & Artefacts & Treasure)  Time Team: Secrets of the Anglo-Saxon Gold, Channel 4 2012

 

30,192.  The Treasury Valuation Committee later priced the hoard at over £3,000,000.  (England & Anglo-Saxon & Artefacts & Treasure)  ibid.

 

30,193.  Sutton Hoo: an undisturbed magnificent royal ship burial and a whole series of spectacular artefacts.  (England & Anglo-Saxon & Artefact & Ship & Treasure)  ibid.

 

30,194.  Garnets weren’t mined in England so where on earth did the Anglo-Saxons get their gem stones?  (England & Anglo-Saxon & Artefacts & Treasure)  ibid.

 

 

30,197.  In July 2009 one lucky find lifted the lid on a long lost world: an astonishing treasure-trove of gold and silver hidden in a field in Staffordshire in the Midlands.  (England & Anglo-Saxon & Treasure & Artefacts)  Dan Snow, Saxon Hoard: A Golden Discovery, BBC2 2012

 

30,198.  This is the story of the greatest find in generations.  (England & Anglo-Saxon & Treasure & Artefacts)  ibid.

 

30,199.  7th century England, about the time when the Staffordshire Hoard was hidden ... An Anglo-Saxon settlement of the 7th century.  A thriving community with more than sixty buildings.  (England & Anglo-Saxon & Treasure & Artefacts)  ibid.

 

30,200.  When the Anglo-Saxons built they used wood ... They didn’t leave too many clues behind them.  (England & Anglo-Saxon & Treasure & Artefacts)  ibid.

 

30,201.  The find of a lifetime ... The true extent of the Hoard soon became clear.  (England & Anglo-Saxon & Treasure & Artefacts)  ibid.

 

 

30,223.  In 1939 as Britain prepared for war a team of archaeologists were preparing to excavate an Anglo-Saxon burial site at Sutton Hoo in East Anglia.  What they found astonished them.  It was a long-boat eighteen metres from stem to stern, and inside it was full of precious artefacts, the like of which no-one had seen before.  (England & Anglo-Saxon & Artefacts & Treasure)  Dr Janina Ramirez, Treasures of the Anglo Saxons, BBC 2010

 

30,224.  These pieces show us just how sophisticated and international the Anglo-Saxons were.  (England & Anglo-Saxon & Artefacts & Treasure)  ibid.

 

 

130,526.  Summer 1939: a golden age of exploration and archaeology is coming to an end.  It was an era that saw adventurers set out to explore the remotest corners of the globe in search of clues to unlock our ancient past.  And it was during that last summer of peace as the world stood on the precipice of a war that threatened to end civilisation itself, that three extraordinary treasures were discovered, treasures that would radically change our understanding of the origins and diversity of human culture.  And bring us closer to our distant past.  (England & Treasure & Culture & Civilisation & Archaeology & Discovery & Anglo-Saxon & Dark Ages & Ship & Pagan & Burial)  Janina Ramirez, Raiders of the Lost Past I, BBC 2019

 

130,527.  The discovery of an incredible Anglo-Saxon ship burial in Suffolk, dating from the early seventh century AD.  The final resting place of a supremely wealthy warrior king.  (England & Treasure & Culture & Civilisation & Archaeology & Discovery & Anglo-Saxon & Dark Ages & Ship & Pagan & Burial)  ibid.    

 

130,528.  The single greatest archaeological discovery ever made in England: the Sutton-Hoo hoard.  (England & Treasure & Culture & Civilisation & Archaeology & Discovery & Anglo-Saxon & Dark Ages & Ship & Pagan & Burial)  ibid.    

 

130,529.  Ship burials are incredibly rare in Britain: there are only two others ever discovered at this time.  (England & Treasure & Culture & Civilisation & Archaeology & Discovery & Anglo-Saxon & Dark Ages & Ship & Pagan & Burial)  ibid.    

 

130,530.  Oserberg ship, Norway, excavated 1904-1905.  (England & Treasure & Culture & Civilisation & Archaeology & Discovery & Anglo-Saxon & Dark Ages & Ship & Norway & Pagan & Burial)  ibid.    

 

130,531.  Treasures of unimaginable quality emerged thick and fast.  (England & Treasure & Culture & Civilisation & Archaeology & Discovery & Anglo-Saxon & Dark Ages & Ship & Pagan & Burial)  ibid.    

 

130,532.  These Saxons, Angels and came together and gave us the basis of the English language.  (England & Treasure & Culture & Civilisation & Archaeology & Discovery & Anglo-Saxon & Dark Ages & Ship & Pagan & Burial)  ibid.    

 

130,533.  A pair of spectacular shoulder clasps.  (England & Treasure & Culture & Civilisation & Archaeology & Discovery & Anglo-Saxon & Dark Ages & Ship & Pagan & Burial)  ibid.    

 

130,534.  The miraculous story of the hoard’s survival. (England & Treasure & Culture & Civilisation & Archaeology & Discovery & Anglo-Saxon & Dark Ages & Ship & Pagan & Burial)  ibid.    

 

130,535.  This was Page One of England’s history.  (England & Treasure & Culture & Civilisation & Archaeology & Discovery & Anglo-Saxon & Dark Ages & Ship & Pagan)  ibid.    

 

 

30,271.  So why did the Romans come here to the edge of the world and run the gauntlet of all these ominous totems?  There was the lure of treasure of course.  (Great Britain & England & Treasure & Empire: Roman)  Simon Schama, A History of Britain: Beginnings

 

 

69,503.  Enter the riddle of the Copper Scroll.  In the National Archaeological Museum in Oman, Jordan, sits the most perplexing of all the texts found next to the Dead Sea, the Copper Scroll.  It describes a treasure, gold and silver, measured in tons.  Since its discovery in 1952 scholars have wondered why this Scroll would be found among documents written by a people who swore themselves to poverty, and awaited the end of the world.  (Dead Sea Scrolls & Treasure)  Dead Sea Scrolls Mystery

 

 

69,514.  A Scroll etched in pure copper containing a text that many archaeologists believe to be a treasure map.  (Dead Sea Scrolls & Treasure)  Secret Worlds: Copper Scroll, PBS 2014

 

 

91,661.  Millions in missing gold.  Priceless art lost for decades.  And precious documents in the hands of thieves.  What are the real stories behind these lost treasures?  And are there some cases the American government would rather we didn’t reveal?  America’s Book of Secrets: Lost Treasure s2e11

 

 

91,662.  Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

 

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

 

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.  Matthew 6:19-21

 

 

91,663.  The scholar does not consider gold and jade to be precious treasures, but loyalty and good faith.  Confucius, The Ethics of Confucius

 

 

98,534.  That was Flint’s treasure that we had come so far to seek, and that had cost already the lives of seventeen men from the Hispaniola. How many it had cost in the ammassing, what blood and sorrow, what good ships scuttled on the deep, what brave men walking the plank blindfold, what shot of cannon, what shame and lies and cruelty, perhaps no man alive could tell.  Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island

 

 

101,682.  Sealed walls believed to be cursed.  Mysterious relics under guard from above.  And riches so great it has cost men their lives.  On every continent these are stories of incredible treasures that have been lost for centuries.  But how have these vast fortunes remained lost for so long?  Is it possible that the world’s greatest lost treasures have a connection to other-worldly beings?  (Aliens & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Treasure)  Ancient Aliens: Treasures of the Gods s7e4

 

 

105,053.  Hidden in a cave for almost 2,000 years a copper scroll, a treasure map from the time of Jesus.  Could these brittle fragments of corroded mental hold the clues to finding ancient buried gold and silver that today would be worth millions of pounds?  But who wrote the mystifying text?  Is the scroll genuine?  If it is, where did these vast treasures come from and why were they buried?  And most intriguing of all could they still be out there?  (Map & Treasure & Dead Sea Scrolls)  Ancient Mysteries s1e6: Dead Sea Treasure Map, Channel 5 2017

 

105,054.  Whoever buried the treasure wanted to make sure that it could be found again.  (Map & Treasure & Dead Sea Scrolls)  ibid.

 

 

123,138.  The Austrian Alps: A few had gold in their bags.  Secrets of the Nazi Treasure, Youtube 2017   

 

123,139.  In April 1945 disturbing intelligence reports reached the Allies: Nazi leaders were planning to retreat to a national redoubt they called the Alpine fortress.  ibid. 

 

 

129,285.  There had been little time for the looters to hide their ill-gotten wealth.  By war’s end hundreds of millions of dollars in jewels, gold and artworks were being stuffed into strong boxes to be hidden in the most unlikely places.  The plunder set off one of the greatest treasure hunts in history.  (Nazi & Treasure)  In Search of s1e14 … Nazi Plunder, 1977

 

 

129,325.  It is believed that somewhere in the high mountains of Peru lies wealth beyond imagining: gold, the lost treasure of a great empire … El Dorado … a story of lust and greed and treachery.  (Inca & El Dorado & Treasure)  In Search of s1e24 … Inca Treasures, 1977

 

 

129,329.  Arizona’s Superstition mountains have been a magnet for generations of adventurers and treasure hunters.  Many who come to the mountains seeking riches never return.  In 1860 a miner called the Dutchman staggered out of the mountains more dead than alive.  Something kept him going when other would have given up.  He had been tortured by Indians and seen his partner murdered.  For days he had travelled alone under the blazing sun.  What was the secret that gave him the strength to survive?  It was treasure.  Great nuggets of gold.  The Dutchman said he’d found a mine full of it.  (Treasure & Arizona & Mine)  In Search of … s2e1: The Lost Dutchman Mine, 1977

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