Lost Treasure

Aztec treasure coin

The Aztec Treasure Cavern

James White’s Amazing Discovery On September 8, 1867, James White drifted to shore near the Mormon farming settlement of Rioville, where the Virgin and Colorado rivers meet. He had lashed

Aztec treasure coin
the Beale code

The Beale Treasure Ciphers

Thomas Jefferson Beale was six feet tall with black hair and dark eyes. He wore his hair a little long and had a dark complexion. He had unusual strength and

the Beale code
Guadalupe de Tayopa, Mexico

Legend of the Tayopa Treasure

The Jesuits in America circa 1600 were bringing not only the gospel to the natives but also enriching the church. This practice was so common that in 1592 the Spanish

Guadalupe de Tayopa, Mexico
Ghengis Khan on a horse

The Lost Tomb of Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan created the largest contiguous land empire the world has ever known, and for a time, he was the richest, most powerful man on earth. His treasury contained the pillaged wealth of China, India and Russia combined… So, when he died, where did all his treasure go?

Ghengis Khan on a horse
Ark of the Covenant being carried by priests

The Ark of the Covenant

Through-out history scores of treasure hunters, archeologists and biblical scholars have been obsessed with finding the Ark of the Covenant – so, what’s so special about this little box?

Execution of Emperor Maximilian by fireing squad

The Lost Treasure of Emperor Maximilian

Months before Maximilian’s execution he sent what was left of his personal fortune in Spanish, Austrian and American gold coin, gold and silver plate, and jewelry back to Austria. The fortune never made it out of Texas, or so the story goes…

Execution of Emperor Maximilian by fireing squad
Templar Knight in combat

Treasure of the Knights Templar

There’s been much speculation about what the Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar consisted of – The Ark of the Covenant, massive hordes of gold from King Solomon’s Mines, or ancient texts revealing secret knowledge or the Holy Grail have all been suggested.

Templar Knight in combat
The fall of tenochtitlan to Tenochtitlan · Montezuma

Montezuma’s Golden Treasure

In February 1519 a fleet of Spanish ships landed on the coast of Mexico. Onboard was a force of nearly six hundred Conquistadors; led by the infamous Hernán Cortés, they had come to Mexico to conquer the land and convert its people to Christianity. And if they all got filthy rich in the process, that was okay too!

The fall of tenochtitlan to Tenochtitlan · Montezuma
Amber room recreation

The Amber Room

Certainly, one of the most unique lost treasures of all time consists not of gold, silver or precious stones, but of amber – fossilized tree resin – over six tons of it.

Amber room recreation
Incan gold mask

Inca Gold: The Treasure of the Llanganatis

Deep in the remote mountains of central Ecuador, the largest undiscovered treasure in Latin America waits to be found. This ancient horde of Inca gold comes complete with a vengeful curse, multiple treasure maps and a trail of dead adventurers. With an estimated value of over two billion dollars, this stash of Inca Gold tops my list of lost treasures.

Incan gold mask
Superstition mountains - Home of Lost Dutchman's gold mine

The Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine

In the desolate wasteland of Arizona’s Superstition Mountains the remnants of an ancient volcano towers high above the barren landscape. For more than 120 years fortune seekers have been dawn to this ancient spire which, according to legend, holds the key to the richest and most famous treasures in the history of the American West. The Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine.

Superstition mountains - Home of Lost Dutchman's gold mine
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