Undiscovered Treasure

1. Cave of the Golden Ark- Around 610 BC towards the end of the reign of Josiah, Jeremiah the prophet, he was said to have hidden treasures of Israel; the Ark, the Golden Altar, and the Tabernacle. These treasures were hidden in a cavern on Mount Nebo in ancient Palestine, now Trans Jordan. Though the prophet was followed, no one saw where he hid the treasures.

 

 

2. Plate ship- In 1610 an unidentified Spanish plate ship sank in Uraba Bay in the Gulf of Dairen. On board there was gold and silver plate at the approximate value of $5 000 000. No known attempt has ever been made to recover this treasure.

 

3. Thunderer- In 1867 the British vessel Thunderer with some $1,500,000 aboard, sank in the Hooghl River near Calcutta, India. As far as it is known, this treasure has not been salvaged.

 

4. Spanish ship- In 1867 an unidentified Spanish ship with a treasure in her holds valued at $2,000,000 sank off the Madeira Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. No known attempt has ever been made to recover this fortune.

 

5. Water Witch- In 1855 the British vessel Water Witch carrying some $3,000,000 was wrecked in Bass Strait between Australia and Tasmania. As far as it is known this treasure has never been salvaged.

 

6. San Pedro- In 1688 the Spanish vessel San Padre sank in Camana Bay, Peru with a treasure of $1,200,000 on board. Some $500,000 of this has already been recovered from the hull.

 

7. Santa Cruz- In 1679 the Spanish galleon Santa Cruz sank off Pembroke, Wales with a cargo of treasure valued in excess of $12,000,000. No part of this great sum is known to have been raised.

 

8. Spanish Ships- In 1589 two unidentified Spanish gallons carrying treasure with the value of approximately $5,000,000 went to the bottom in Mounts Bay, Haiti. As far as it is known their hulls have been raised, yet no treasure has been recovered.

 

9. Jenny- In 1809 the British ship Jenny carrying $1,000,000 in treasure sank off Lundy Island, England. No part of this treasure is known to have been recovered.

 

10. Little Duck- In 1699 the Spanish ship Little Duck went to the bottom off Seaton Care, Durham taking with her some $4,600,000 of treasure. Divers have brought up about $100,000 of her cargo.

 

11. Golden Gate- In 1862 the American vessel Golden gate burned and sank off Manzanillo, Mexico. On board there was some $1,500,000 worth of treasure. There is no knowledge of any successful salvage.

 

12. George Sand- In 1863 the German ship George Sand laden with treasure of $13,000,000 was wrecked off Pratas Shoals, China. There is no knowledge of any attempt to salvage her.

 

 

13. Nata Church Treasure- Somewhere under or near the church at Nata, Panama is a large treasure of golden objects and gems with has never been found.

 

14. San Francisco Church Treasure- Under each of the supporting columns of the old church at San Francisco there is said to be twenty pounds of raw gold. None of this gold has been recovered.

 

15. Ancient Indian Huacas Treasures- In the ancient Huacan graves in north western Panama there are great treasures of unrecovered gold.

 

16. Good Jesus- In 1598 the Spanish treasure galleon Good Jesus was lost off the coast of Panama. There was approximately $2,000,000 in treasure. As far as is known, this treasure has never been salvaged.

 17. Elizabethville- In 1917 The Belgian Ship Elizabethville, sank off Belle Isle, France carrying a cargo of treasure valued in excess of $2,500,000. Some $500,000 of the cargo has been brought up by divers.

 

18. Hartwell- On May 24, 1787 the British East India man ship Hartwell was laden with $2,000,000 worth of treasure. It sank off the Cape Verde Islands. There is no known record of a salvage.

 

19. Middleburg- In 1781 the British Vessel Middleburg sank in Table Bay, South Africa carrying a treasure of some $200,000 to the bottom. There is no known record of a salvage.

 

20. Merestyn: In 1702 the Dutch ship Merestyn went to the bottom in Table Bay, South Africa, as well, with $1,000,000 in treasure aboard. As far as is known there is no salvage record.

 

21. Haarlem- In 1648 the Dutch ship Haarlem was laden with some $2,500,000 of treasure and it also sank in Table Bay, South Africa. There is no record of any recovery.

 

22. St. James- In 1586 the Portuguese vessel St. James was carrying a treasure of about $500,000 and it sank in False Bay south of Capetown, South Africa. There is no salvage record.

 

23. Spanish ship- In 1736 an unidentified Spanish ship carrying a treasure of $3,000,000 went to the bottom in Sandwich Harbor; just south of Walvcis Bay, South Africa. There is no known recovery of any part of this treasure.

 

24. Spanish ship- In 1684 an unidentified Spanish galleon sank off Point Santa Elena, Ecuador carrying to the bottom some $500,000 of treasure. There is no salvage record.

 

25. Cardia- In 1686 the Greek vessel Cardia carrying a treasure of some $1,500,000. It went to the bottom off Ancona, Italy. There is no salvage record.

 

26. Polluce- In 1806 the Spanish ship Polluce was laden with a treasure worth $1,200,000. It sank off Leghorn, Italy. No part of this treasure has been recovered.

 

27. British ship- In 1829 an unidentified British ship carrying some $2,000,000 in treasure sank off Soldiers Key, Florida. There is no record of salvage.

 

28. La Gloire- In 1761 the French frigate La Gloire floundered in Venaguebe Bay, Madagascar carrying treasure worth $500,000 to the bottom. There is no known recovery.

 

29. Dutch ship- In 1767 an unidentified Dutch vessel laden with a rich treasure of $5,500,000 was wrecked on the Shoals of Texel. Divers have been able to recover only some $1,000,000 of this treasure.

 

30. Japanese ship- In 1572 two unidentified Japanese ships carrying a rich treasure of $5,000,000 sank in Tsushima Straits. There is no record of salvage.

 

 

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