Fifteen men on a dead man’s chest, yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum! The X marks the spot, so get your shovel ready and start digging. Money, gold and jewelry stashed away on some mysterious island usually means trouble. From the mists of time, when mythical gods and legendary heroes roamed the Earth, though the Middle Ages and even the last couple of centuries, we have records of great treasures that seem to have vanished, leaving behind only pies in the sky. Fascinating examples of opulence and decadence, the world knelt to their power and wept at their disappearance. They witnessed the rise and fall of civilizations, and now they are gone. Or are they?
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10. Blackbeard’s Treasure
9. The Amber Room
8. Treasure of Lima
7. Montezuma’s Treasure
6. Leon Trabuco’s Gold
5. Treasure of El Dorado
4. Flor do Mar
3. Ark of the Covenant
2. The Pharaohs’ Missing Treasure
1. Treasure of the Knights Templar
The Amber Room I think would be the most important find from this list, bur sadly is the most likely to be simply destroyed. The Ark or the Grail would obviously be more significant, but we don't really know if they are more than myths.
There's the legend of the Niebelungen Treasure that's supposed to have been dumped into the Rhein river near Worms in Germany about 500 years ago, according to the _Niebelungenlied_ the german national epic (like the Athurian legend for England or whatever)
It's about a guy who kills a dragon and them bathes in its bloos to become invincible, but a leaf falls on his shoulder and so there he's killable and that's what gets him killed obviously and somehow he had a great gold treasure and the guy who kills him throws it in the river. And I think he also deflowers/rapes his wives brothers wife. Have never actually read it tho, only a summary in school and my dad told me about the treasure and dragon parts before that too
More than half of thies either never existed or was found long ago and was never was reported. The only ones that I would believe that will ever be found is the sunken ships. All the others there is nothing left to be found if it ever existed in the first place.
I love your channel but your misspellings and mispronunciations are annoying. I think you mean midst of time, fleur instead of flor, and the ancient people from Israel are Israelites not the modern Israelis.
Blackbeard was a pirate. Pirates didn't bury or hide treasure. They spent it, and mostly looted practical things. In all liklihood there is no tresure and Blackbeard was just trolling in his last words. He was a pirate, after all.
Sadly, amber being basically tree resin, it burns pretty well. In all likeliness, the room was setup by the germans in Koenigsberg castle, which was bombed by the russians with incendiary shells in the latest days of the war... you do the maths. And considering who was at the head of the USSR at the time, it's no wonder no-one really hurried to admit the blunder to the commander in chief...
The Ark of the Covenant is probably exaggerated like everything else in the Old Testament. At least you didn't mention Oak Island, which is a hoax. Everything we "know" about it was fabricated over the years.
Some of the value of these treasures may be underestimated. Treasure salvors working on wrecks of Spanish treasure ships have sometimes found more treasure than was originally estimated. How can this be possible? Apparently most of the crew and passengers smuggles their own stashes aboard ship. This actually sounds logical. If you were in that situation wouldn't you?
The Amber room has been rebuilt in Russia. Catherine the Great's summer home housed it in the past, however, Germany destroyed the palace. However, they have reconstructed the palace as well as the Amber room. I've seen it, it's very beautiful.
Again you're treating the bible as a reliable source instead as a book of fairy tales.I'm losing all respect I had for your channel because I have to doubt how accurate your other informations are.Unsubbed.
The greatest treasure lost is the stolen gold vaults of the Iraqi government during the American transgression. Trillion dollars worth of gold reserve of the oil rich Iraq, which were meant as monetary instrument against the US Dollar, were stolen by the US.
I bet if NASA spend allot of time in the ocean instead of space they could have recovered most of the treasure probably more, but noooo let's spend time on Mars only exploring less than 1% of the ocean.
+TopTenz just wondering, for number 3 you said the babylonians looted Jerusalem in 607 B.C. when the conventional date given is 587 B.C.
Just so you know the date your referring to comes is completely ahistorical. It is a date featured frequently by Jehovah's Witnesses conspicuously in place of the 587 B.C. to legitimize their theology.
Thought that was strange, seeing that was in your video. No one uses that date but them, and its for a very specific reason.
Like a lot of legends, there is a small piece of truth. There was a tribe who was rich because of their salt production. They used gold in ceremonies, being sunk in a lake. So the legend started they were so rich, they threw gold away. This most likely caused the legend
Christ!! Does this guy deliberately mispronounce names? I stopped watching these vids for this very reason, got drawn back by titles like the title of this vid, only to be driven to tears by the rampant, apparently arbitrary pronunciation the host once again inflicts on us...
david keating what rock do you live under? you don't even know the proper lingo. the terms of choice if you don't want to say "the jews" are "zionists" and "the occupation". it's a bit silly to call people invaders when the "invasion" happened between 120 and 50 years ago. although it does of course fit with granting palestinians hereditary refugee status...
I have some suggestions for you. With Christmas coming up, I thought it would be fun to do some TopTenz about different aspects of the holiday season. For example, Christmas songs and their origins, Christmas traditions in different countries, ornaments, stockings, Christmas dinner dishes, cookies, the massive marketing by retailers, odd decorations and their meaning (pickle ornament, leg lamp, etc), Christmas light displays. Heck you could do a 12 days of Christmas about Christmas! Just a thought. Love the channel! :-)
not to sound like a dbag, but can you please in the future check the pronunciation of some words before speaking them incorrectly? conquistadors stood out here, being Spanish the "qui" is said as "key". these videos are usually entertaining and certainly enjoyable.
I don't believe that anyone will ever find Blackbeard's treasure. It is thought that either he hid it so well that it will never be found or that someone found it not too long after the sinking of the Queen Anne. They say that Blackbeard had a trusted silversmith friend that he told of its whereabouts. If that is true then he would more than likely went after it not long after Blackbeard's death. It's a cool story to research.
Ah, the Templar treasure myth... It was assets not actual money. Of course I have no proof of this but consider the amount of money it takes to maintain a castle. (Millions in equivalent money) Then consider they had many scattered over Europe and the Holy Lands. Yes, these European castles generate some income but that is used for upkeep and the rest is sent to maintain the castles in the Holy Lands because they can't support themselves. Then you have the people of the order themselves to maintain, I'm sure you can see where this is going. If you are still unsure what I mean, imagine you win/inherit/somehow gain a mansion worth 1 million dollars. Congratulations, you now have an asset worth 1 million dollars but you have to maintain it and it won't buy you food or pay it's own power bills.
The reason why King Phillip of France persecuted the Knights Templar was that he had borrowed an immense fortune from them and he could not pay his debt. So, rather than pay the gargantuan debt, he decided to hunt down and kill his bankers. That's probably why their treasury was filled with IOU notes.
Not really armrchair douchebag no, It's today the position that most historians have about the subject, that the " tresor " was more a metaphor to describe the immense wealth in land they had than actually a physical pile of gold and jewelry. They also lended quite a big amount of money to several kings, so they also had a wealth in " obligations "
It is interesting that you talk about the value of the Ark of the Covenant to Christianity but barely mention its significance in Judaism and do not mention Islam at all. The precious tablets that it was built to contain are not just important as a gift from GOD but form the historical basis of law and order in much of the world today.
the room was filled with amber furnishings,panels, ornaments, and I believe also furniture although I could be wrong about that last one. these things are what the Germans stole. it is just called the amber room because these thing are what makes it the amber room.
Jay Entrepreneur I'm really confused when you say "Blacks have no history beyond slavery." Do you count DNA evidence? There is plenty of evidence that African Americans generally came from West Africa, although some have East African origins as well. You may not have a genealogy record but there is a DNA record.
+Jacob Mcclendon I dont think the nazis burned it. in my opinion the most likely theory is the fact that the red army destroyed it (probably by accident) when they were aggressively shelling and capturing Königsberg Castle.
I've been trying to be the first poster on the all of the banal, celebrity/gamer/Marvel vs. DC channels, and thus far my furious efforts have resulted in dismal failure. This video has been uploaded for two hours and there are only 34 posts. I foresee a much better chance of success in my quest to be a prolific firster. And on a less idiotic note, nice work on the videos Simon. I think that your channel was the first youtube channel that I subscribed to.
Rather annoyingly, even if the gold coins and such were found, the hunters would be hounded by "proper owners" to get it back....even though they wouldn't have not done ANYTHING to retrieve it themselves...
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