Monday 25 January 2021

One Of The World’s Greatest Treasures Believed Buried In Cocos Island

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(QCOSTARICA) Legend has it incredible amounts of treasure are hidden around the world: gold, silver, pearls, religious artefacts, emeralds from the New World. Even some of King John’s crown jewels, lost in 1216, are rumoured to be among the booty.

Gone are the days of tattered maps with a handy “X” marking the spot.

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Bullion Vault, the world’s largest online gold investment service, has just released an infographic detailing the locations of seven treasure troves yet to be discovered.

The experts at Bullion Vault say the best bets for finding ancient treasure are the UK, Malaysia, Costa Rica, Poland and Taiwan.

According to Bullion Vault, in the Cocos Island (Isla del Coco) of Costa Rica you could find The Treasure of Lima, a buried treasure reputedly removed from Lima, Peru, in 1820 and never recovered. The treasure consists of gold and silver coins and ingots, jewellery, candlesticks and religious items and is estimated to be worth up to US$208 million in today’s money.

History
As the story goes, in 1820 Lima was on the edge of revolt. As a preventative measure, the Viceroy of Lima decided to move the city’s wealth, treasure was valued at between $12 million and $60 million, to Mexico for safekeeping.  A Newfoundlander (“Newfoundland and Labrador” then dominion of the United Kingdom became the tenth province to enter the Canadian Confederation on March 31, 1949), Captain William Thompson, commander of the Mary Dear, in charge of transporting the riches, with his crew turned pirate, headed for Cocos Island, off the coast of present-day Costa Rica, where they allegedly buried the treasure.

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More: $200 Million Dollar Treasure Found Off Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast

However, the Mary Dear was captured, the crew went on trial for piracy and all but Thompson and his first mate were hanged. To save their lives, they agreed to lead the Spanish to the stolen treasure, and escaping into the jungles of Cocos Island. Thompson, the first mate, and the treasure were never seen again.

The Treasure of Lima is among the list of notable treasures that are currently lost or missing.

To find out more, see the full infographic below.

Treasure map infographic
From: BullionVault

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