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Looters dynamite archaeolgical site

Infuriating! Looters in Greece have been arrested for dynamiting at a protected archaeological area to search for buried gold. Authorities said Thursday that the four Greek and two Albanian men were arrested Wednesday after police discovered a 12-meter (40-foot) tunnel blasted into the side of a mountain near the city of

The oldest shipwreck in the Caribbean

Treasures hunters in the Caribbean have found the oldest shipwreck in the area off the Dominican Republic coast. At the last count Captain Billy Rawson and his crew had uncovered 700 silver coins that could be worth millions, jade figurines and even a mirrored stone that was possibly used in Shamanic

Cracked Mayan code may lead to lost treasure

This is a story right out of Indiana Jones: Archaeologists have translated an ancient Mayan codex which points to a lost treasure at the bottom of a lake in Guatemala. It sounds like a movie, but it's very much real, reported FoxNewsLatino. Joachim Rittsteig, an expert in Mayan writing who is

100 shipwrecks located off coast of Spain

100 possible shipwrecks have been found by Sapnish Navy vessels looking for sunken treasure. Spanish Navy vessels looking for sunken treasure off the country's coast have found around 100 possible shipwrecks in the first fruit of a drive to protect Spain's historical heritage from private salvagers seeking gold and other

Medieval treasure found in Bulgaria

Coins and weapons have been found buried in the floor of a home in the medieval city of Kastritsi in northeastern Bulgaria. According to associate professor Valentin Pletnyov, head of the Regional History Museum in Varna, the treasure consisted of a small jug dating back to the 14th century, containing

Archaeologists fight to save aqueduct from farmer

An Italian farmer who owns the land a Roman aqueduct was discovered on is damaging the site by digging for treasure. In January father and son team Edward and Michael O'Neill discovered the headwaters of the aqueduct, which was built by the Emperor Trajan, hidden beneath a crumbling 13th century

11 legendary uncracked ciphers

WebUrbanist has posted an interesting list about eleven legendary uncracked ciphers. [Thx Tron] The Beale Papers Want $40 million in buried gold, silver and jewels? All you have to do is solve an infamously “impossible” set of ciphertexts, one of which effectively provides that much-sought X on the map.

Giant underwater safe protects $8 million shipwreck

A giant cage has been erected around an ancient Greek shipwreck in Croatia, effectively creating an underwater safe. Little remains of the wooden ship but its cargo of earthenware amphora - ceramic vases - still remain stacked row upon row. The vases, which originally contained olive oil and wine, are still tightly