Treasure found by accident
• treasure found by chance
Every time archeologists spade or shovel builders sinking into the ground, there is a chance to stumble on traces of antiquity. A man walks on the earth for thousands of years: during that time came and extinguished civilization, often taking with them the history of their gold and mystery. Most often, it takes out of the land of the dilapidated remains of the former greatness of their ancestors, but sometimes it interferes with the case, and the occasional stroke of the shovel opens eyes huge treasure.
Sri Padmanabhaswamy Treasures
In 2011, a group of independent archaeologists unexpectedly discovered the burial place of ancient treasures in the temple of Sri Padmanabhaswamy. They were valued at $ 22 billion - gold, jewelry and so good a few days carried out of the temple bags.
Still have not found out who was the real master of the treasure found in Chile. 600 barrels, each of which is filled to the top with gold for a long time stood in a modest basement on the outskirts of the city. 10 billion dollars in gold were getting to the surface for almost two years.
In 2009, divers discovered the wreck boxes with platinum and diamonds at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Stamping chests clear that jewelry belonged to Great Britain and Russia, but the debate over the correct section of the three billion dollars go so far.
Another wreck found near the coast of Colombia. As many as three hundred years the precious cargo of silver, gold and diamonds lay on the bottom. Their rights to a Spanish galleon brought Colombia - the country and get almost a billion dollars as soon as the ship lift on the surface.
The Golden Galleon
The famous Spanish galleon gold, Nuesta Senora de las Mersedes, independent divers discovered not far from Portugal in 2007. However, almost all (with the exception of remuneration), had to give back to the Spanish government. However, a large part of the treasure, estimated to be about 1, 5 billion dollars, and lies at the bottom: in Spain until just do not have the resources to raise the ship.
Nuesta Senora De Atocha
And another Spanish ship, Nuesta Senora De Atocha, held on the seabed for almost 5 centuries. This galleon was carrying not gold, and precious stones: Now with him brought to the surface more than 4000 diamonds, approximately the same number left in the holds.
At the beginning of World War II, the British transport with strategic cargo of silver was hit by a German submarine and sank in the Atlantic. shipping cost is estimated at £ 300 million. Lift it will be very, very difficult.