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British Shipwreck With a Fortune in Silver on Board Discovered in Atlantic
Offbeat  (tags: discovery, shipwreck, treasure, ship, merchant steamship, underwater archaeology, SS Gairsoppa )

- 2764 days ago -
The wreck of a British cargo ship containing silver worth £155 million, sunk by a German U-boat during the Second World War, has been discovered in Atlantic. The SS Gairsoppa set sail from India in December 1940 carrying 240 tonnes of silver, iron and tea
Wood of the Gods (If Infected)
Offbeat  (tags: planting trees, Dasho, Bhutan, Keiji Nishoka, aquillaria tree, treasure, rich, agar wood, eaglewood, infected, musky smell, aphrodesiac, fragrances, fungul reaction, poaching, CITES )

- 3292 days ago -
"If one of these trees get infected, Druk Seed Corporation (DSC) will become the richest organisation." This was what late Dasho Keiji Nishoka, who was in Bhutan from 1964 - 1992, said after planting 3,000 aquillaria trees or agar wood in Bhutan for the
1,000-Year Old Tree in Front of Kamakura Shrine Knocked Down By Strong Winds
Offbeat  (tags: giant ginkgo tree, 1, 000-year-old, Japan, Kamakura, Tsurugaoka Hachiman shrine, strong winds, knocked down, treasure )

- 3331 days ago -
KAMAKURA, Kanagawa -- A 1,000-year-old giant ginkgo tree in front ot the main hall of Tsurugaoka Hachiman shrine here has been knocked down, apparently by strong winds.
Dog Leads Miers to Emeralds
Offbeat  (tags: discovery, treasure, interesting, animals )

- 3399 days ago -
Robin Mier was feeling a bit cursed at the beginning of a vacation to see family in West Virginia.
Tons of Silver! Treasure Hunters Spar W Spain Over Sunken Ship
Offbeat  (tags: treasure, shipwrecks )

- 4106 days ago -
The playground legal principle "Finders keepers, losers weepers" is being put to the test in an international dispute over what could be the richest sunken treasure ever found: 17 tons of silver coins brought up from a centuries-old shipwreck.
Man Finds Treasure From Spanish Galleon at New Mexico Flea Market
Offbeat  (tags: Atocha, Spanish ship, treasure, gold, flea market, off-beat, New Mexico, Albuquerque )

- 4112 days ago -
Albuquerque, NM -- A New Mexico man believes he's struck gold at an Albuquerque flea market. Collector Marcus Hudson paid $300 for what at first glance appears to be an old rock.
Captain Kidd Ship Found, Scientists Say
Offbeat  (tags: pirates, treasure, ships, ocean )

- 4148 days ago -
Historians differ on whether Kidd was actually a pirate or a privateer — someone who captured pirates. After his conviction of piracy and murder charges in a sensational London trial, he was left to hang over the River Thames for two years

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