Below is a list of the Largest
Treasure Finds from around the world,
listed in order of most
Nuestra Senora de
Value - $400 million
In the early 1970s, Mel Fisher
discovered the Spanish shipwreck
Nuestra Senora De Atocha off
the Florida Keys. The treasure includes
24 tons of silver bullion, 125 gold
bars and discs, and 1,200 pounds of
This ship sank during a hurricane in
1622, loaded with Gold and Silver
plundered from south America.
Fisher and his son began searching
for the treasure in 1969, finding the
first of the treasure in 1973, then the
main load in 1975.
Image from the Mel Fisher Museum of
Gold found from Spanish ships.
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Value - $26 million
Howard Carter discovered the tomb of
Tutankhamun - KV62, in November 1922,
in an area of Egypt known as the Valley
of the Kings.
This was where many Egyptian Kings
had been buried, but most had been
robbed centuries back.
The Gold Death Mask is valued about
$2 million, and the Gold Coffin about
$1.7 million in gold alone.
All the objects found in the Tomb
are insured for $26 million.
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Value - £3.3 million
Excavations of Mounds near
Woodbridge, in Suffolk /England began
in 1938, leading to the discovery of
two medieval cemeteries dating to the
500s and 600s.
The burial chambers contained many
objects with Gold such as helmets and
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Value - $500,000
Tillya Tepe is a number of burial
mounds excavated in 1978, in the area
of northern Afghanistan.
The Hoard is made up of 20,600
artifacts such as crowns, ornaments and
The Hoard was discovered in a number
of burial mounds, dating between 90BC
The Gold weighs about 7 Kilos, about
$500,000 in value, but is said to be
priceless as has so much historical
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