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Sunken Treasure

Archaeologists Stunned By Biblical-Era 'Treasures' Found In Basement

Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

Osnat Lester, a woman living in the town of Poriya Illit along the Sea of Galilee, placed a phone call to the Israel Antiquities Authority after a rel...

The Oranjemund Shipwreck

Peter Neill | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

On April 1, 2008, Tate Kapaandu Shitaka, an excavator operator, inadvertently uncovered two metal tubes, later identified as bronze breech-loading can...

Treasure Hunter Cashes In With Big Find

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.15.2013 | Miami

Captain Greg Bounds is accustomed to dredging up "beer cans, fishing weights, and ... garbage." But on Saturday, he made quite the find when he un...

LOOK: Spanish Shipwreck's Treasure Shown For The First Time

AP | ALAN CLENDENNING | Posted 01.30.2013 | World

MADRID -- Spanish cultural officials allowed a first peek Friday at some of the 16 tons (14.5 metric tons) of shipwreck treasure worth an estimated $5...

Drought Reveals River's Bloody Past

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.17.2012 | World

While record drought is usually not a good thing, it's been a boon to archeologists in Poland. The Vistula River, which flows through Warsaw, has r...

HUGE Treasure Haul From Cargo Ship Sunk During WWII

Posted 07.18.2012 | World

While the SS Gairsoppa may not be worth its weight in gold, the 412-foot British shipwreck is worth a whole lot in silver -- approximately $38 million...

LOOK: Divers Pull Sunken Treasure From 17th Century Shipwreck

AP | ROBIN McDOWELL | Posted 05.31.2012 | World

MENTAWAI ISLANDS, Indonesia — Mamat Evendi straps on his primitive breathing device – a garden hose attached to a compressor on the back o...

Student Finds Sunken Treasure While Helping Clean Lake

Posted 03.31.2012 | Good News

Sixth-grade students at St. Paul's Episcopal School in Oakland, Calif. weren't looking to be thanked when they volunteered to pick up garbage around a...

Titanic A Magnet Topic For Students, Tricky For Educators

AP | LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 03.21.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- Eleven-year-old John Payne has been a student of the Titanic since kindergarten. He has scrupulously researched the ship, built a model o...

Treasure Hunting in the 21st Century

Manuel Garcia Hernandez | Posted 05.09.2012 | College
Manuel Garcia Hernandez

On October 5, 1804, the Santa María de las Mercedes sank, filled with gold and silver coins, worth $500 million. The treasure lay on the ocean floor for over two centuries, until, in 2007, it was discovered and a new battle began.

Last-Ditch Effort To Claim Treasure

AP | DANIEL WOOLLS | Posted 04.28.2012 | World

MADRID (AP) — Spain on Monday rejected Peru's claim to a huge multimillion-dollar undersea treasure recovered from the wreckage of a ship that had l...

Shipwreck Treasure: Trans-Atlantic Voyage Near End

AP | MITCH STACY | Posted 04.25.2012 | World

TAMPA, Fla. — A 17-ton haul of silver coins, lost for two centuries in the wreck of a sunken Spanish galleon, began its journey back to its home...

Thanks For Finding Our $500 Million In Sunken Treasure, We'll Keep That

AP | Posted 04.02.2012 | World

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — An attorney for the Spanish government said a federal judge's ruling Tuesday means Florida deep-sea explorers will have to start ...

Sunken Treasure Worth $18 Million Found In North Atlantic

Posted 12.10.2011 | World

Sunken treasure doesn't only surface in movies. Explorers recently found about $18 million worth of silver onboard a shipwreck in the North Atlanti...

Captain Morgan's Ship Found

Posted 10.08.2011 | Weird News

A 17th century shipwreck found off the coast of Panama is believed to have belonged to famed pirate Henry Morgan. Morgan is perhaps better known t...

500-Year-Old Sunken Treasure Found

AP | DONNA BRYSON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The ship was laden with tons of copper ingots, elephant tusks, gold coins _ and cannons to fend off pirates. But it...