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1 Great Treasures of History

2 The Tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamen Found in 1922 by British archaeologist Howard Carter

3 The Dead Sea Scrolls Originally discovered in 1946 by Bedouin shepherds Scholars took interest and the caves were explored from

4 Terracotta Warriors Discovered in 1974 by a group of farmers who were digging wells Terracotta soldiers surrounding the tomb of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang 2,000 soldiers recovered so far It is estimated that there may be more than 8,000 total. The tomb of Qin Shi Huang remains untouched.

5 Bactrian Gold Treasure consists of over 20,000 gold ornaments Originally found in 1978 by Soviet archaeologist Victor Sarianidi Disappeared during the wars in Afghanistan Rediscovered in specials/treasure-wars/bactrian-gold-tw/

6 Ś roda Treasure POLAND First seen during the demolition of a building in 1985 People started looting the treasure after another demolition in 1988 Treasure is from Emperor Charles IV in the 1300’s

7 Panagyuriste Treasure BULGARIA Discovered in 1949 by three brothers working at a tile factory Thracian treasure from the 3rd and 4th centuries BCE Treasure consists of over 6,000 kg of pure gold

8 Preslav Treasure BULGARIA Found in a vineyard in 1978 Treasure consisted of Byzantine and Roman artifacts dating from the 3 rd to 7 th centuries BCE

9 Pereshchepina Treasure BULGARIA Discovered in 1912 by a shepherd boy in the village of Mala Pereshchepina The hoard contains over 800 pieces, including jewelry and other artifacts, some dating to 670 BCE

10 Treasure of Nagyszentmiklós ROMANIA A collection of twenty-three 10 th century gold vessels, found in Transylvania in 1791 Scholars debate the cultural meaning of these pieces

11 Pietroasele Treasure ROMANIA Found in 1837 A late 4 th century Gothic treasure Represent a significant period in art and culture

12 Treasure of Gourdon Found in France in 1845 Hoard of Byzantine gold from the 4 th and 5 th centuries

13 Treasure of Nimrud IRAQ Found in 1988 by an Iraqi archeologist Treasure consists of golden jewelry, ornaments and other Assyrian artifacts Disappeared when Kuwait invaded Iraq Rediscovered in 2003 in the basement of the central bank

14 Sri Padmanabha Swamy Temple Treasure INDIA Revealed in 2011 Thought to be the richest temple in the world, valued at over $18 billion! Some estimates say it is worth $40 billion, and the full contents of the temple have yet to be inventoried.

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16 Karun Treasure TURKEY The tomb of a Lydian princess, containing 7 th century artifacts Found by a group of fortune-seekers in 1966 and illegally sold to the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art

17 Treasure of Guarrazar Dug up in an orchard near Spain from Treasure consists of votive crowns and gold crosses offered by the Visigoths as a gift to the Roman Catholic Church in the 7 th century BCE Much of the treasure has been lost or stolen


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