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Old 03-02-2020, 01:24 PM
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The Copper Scroll was found in 1952 and is on display in a museum in Amman, Jordan. Interestingly, it differs from the other Dead Sea Scrolls in that it contains cryptic directions to ancient Hebrew treasures hidden from the Romans instead of biblical stories. None of the Copper Scroll treasures have even been found but the dollar value would make this Top Five list if real.


There are plenty of other treasures worth a lot of money. If you want to include "legendary" treasures, the Ark of the Covenant or Holy Grail would be priceless. The 13 paintings stolen from the Gardner Museum in 1990 have never been found and are valued at $500M. There are literally tons of gold, art, and other valuables looted by the Nazis and Japanese that have never been recovered.
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Old 03-02-2020, 10:03 PM
 
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The Copper Scroll was found in 1952 and is on display in a museum in Amman, Jordan. Interestingly, it differs from the other Dead Sea Scrolls in that it contains cryptic directions to ancient Hebrew treasures hidden from the Romans instead of biblical stories. None of the Copper Scroll treasures have even been found but the dollar value would make this Top Five list if real.


There are plenty of other treasures worth a lot of money. If you want to include "legendary" treasures, the Ark of the Covenant or Holy Grail would be priceless. The 13 paintings stolen from the Gardner Museum in 1990 have never been found and are valued at $500M. There are literally tons of gold, art, and other valuables looted by the Nazis and Japanese that have never been recovered.
I agree about there being tons of gold and other valuables out there buried away or in some secret spot, that have been lost to time, but as far as the biblical objects, it would be impossible to prove the authenticity of the Holy Grail (its not some golden jewel encrusted goblet...its a wine cup used by peasants, that just so happened to be used in the last supper of Christ) it wouldnt look valuable at all imo.


And the Ark of the Covenant, Im not sure I would even want to find that thing...its true the outside is solid gold and its value would be ridiculously high, but the real treasure would be whats on the inside...'the essence of God himself'...that could be dangerous in the wrong hands.
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Old 03-02-2020, 10:05 PM
 
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What of the treasure of Oak Island in Nova Scotia?
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Old 03-03-2020, 04:48 AM
 
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I agree about there being tons of gold and other valuables out there buried away or in some secret spot, that have been lost to time, but as far as the biblical objects, it would be impossible to prove the authenticity of the Holy Grail (its not some golden jewel encrusted goblet...its a wine cup used by peasants, that just so happened to be used in the last supper of Christ) it wouldnt look valuable at all imo.


And the Ark of the Covenant, Im not sure I would even want to find that thing...its true the outside is solid gold and its value would be ridiculously high, but the real treasure would be whats on the inside...'the essence of God himself'...that could be dangerous in the wrong hands.

Gotta agree-- where would an itinerant lecturer and his entourage of 12 vagabonds, unemployed and relying on the hospitality of the working poor, get a chalice of any intrinsic value to be used in a rented hall for one dinner? The Holy Grail was a clay pot at best.


The Golden Menorah is clearly depicted on The Arch of Titus in the Roman forum as being carried off by the Romans after they destroyed The Temple in the late 1st century. It was doubtlessly melted down to pay for the extravagances of the imperial lifestyle.....


….to the right of those carrying the menorah depicted on the arch are four other guys carrying a less distinct object that could fit the description of The Arc of the Covenant...If they got the Menorah, they got The Arc too.


Lost Dutchman Mine-- if it exists, it's probably 100 ft down under the artificial Roosevelt Lake now. The Superstition Mtns and vicinity is fed land.
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Old 03-03-2020, 05:31 AM
 
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What of the treasure of Oak Island in Nova Scotia?
If there was anything there, it was found long ago.
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Old 03-03-2020, 09:10 AM
 
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I agree about there being tons of gold and other valuables out there buried away or in some secret spot, that have been lost to time, but as far as the biblical objects, it would be impossible to prove the authenticity of the Holy Grail (its not some golden jewel encrusted goblet...its a wine cup used by peasants, that just so happened to be used in the last supper of Christ) it wouldnt look valuable at all imo.


And the Ark of the Covenant, Im not sure I would even want to find that thing...its true the outside is solid gold and its value would be ridiculously high, but the real treasure would be whats on the inside...'the essence of God himself'...that could be dangerous in the wrong hands.
Believe it or not but they can date it. I saw it done on destination unknown. They have some kind of meter that measures the mineral content to tell how old it is

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I have always been curious if some of the lost treasures have been found and not reported? When you figure that many might not want to 'share' with a government or others some might forgo officially announcing they found a treasure. They might even melt down precious historical gold/silver pieces and have precious gemstones reworked? Of course it would depend on the regulations, the location of the find, and claims of the past owners. Picture a treasure hunter that finds the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine but it is located on private property; would they be quick to tell the world? Or the person that finds the Irish Crown Jewels; would they come forward for just a small reward? Of course there is the possibility that the Irish Crown Jewels have already been reworked for a quick sale and are now scattered around the globe?
With a lot of the ship wrecks, divers need special permission to even go near where they think it is. It was also on destination unknown. These countries want their cut of it, whatever that may be.
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Old 03-03-2020, 11:10 AM
 
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Ancient ship routes were different. There were no Suez or Panama canals. European ships used to make a full round of Africa before reaching their Asian colonies. There were many shipwrecks around african coast with lot of looted treasure. Ships from South America used to travel to canary islands first. many were sunk around caribbean. exact location is difficult to find. But yes, they should use nuclear submarines to search ancient shipwrecks.
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Old 03-03-2020, 11:36 AM
 
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Gotta agree-- where would an itinerant lecturer and his entourage of 12 vagabonds, unemployed and relying on the hospitality of the working poor, get a chalice of any intrinsic value to be used in a rented hall for one dinner? The Holy Grail was a clay pot at best.


The Golden Menorah is clearly depicted on The Arch of Titus in the Roman forum as being carried off by the Romans after they destroyed The Temple in the late 1st century. It was doubtlessly melted down to pay for the extravagances of the imperial lifestyle.....


….to the right of those carrying the menorah depicted on the arch are four other guys carrying a less distinct object that could fit the description of The Arc of the Covenant...If they got the Menorah, they got The Arc too.


Lost Dutchman Mine-- if it exists, it's probably 100 ft down under the artificial Roosevelt Lake now. The Superstition Mtns and vicinity is fed land.
The real treasure of the Ark of the Covenant would be whats on the inside...yes, the golden carrying case would be worth a hefty amount, but to have the 'essence of God' in your possession? there is no telling how powerful or valuable that would be!! ( that is assuming its something we could control or harness the power of though!)
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Old 03-03-2020, 12:41 PM
 
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The real treasure of the Ark of the Covenant would be whats on the inside...yes, the golden carrying case would be worth a hefty amount, but to have the 'essence of God' in your possession? there is no telling how powerful or valuable that would be!! ( that is assuming its something we could control or harness the power of though!)

It would have amazing value to those of us invested in the Judeo-Christian (?and Moslems) belief system, but worthless to those heathen Romans. Slim to no chance at all that it has survived.


If you read the histories written by Romans in the 1st/2nd centuries, they don't recognize "Christians." Those prisoners they were feeding to the lions at The Games were referred to as "Jews." They didn't differentiate the different sects.
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Old 03-03-2020, 01:41 PM
 
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I might be wrong, but it was found. If I recall, it was never really a legend, it was just discovered.
Yes, the copper scroll itself was found (or discovered is a better word), but the treasures referred to on the scroll have not been found.

I should have been clearer.
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