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Major Viking Age manor discovered at Birka, Sweden

During spring of 2016 a number of large presumed house terraces were identified by the authors at Korshamn. As a consequence high resolution …

Rare ancient plate set found underwater in Antalya

ANTALYA – Doğan News Agency<p>DHA photo<p>One of the world’s richest plate sets from the Eastern Roman Empire has been discovered off the coast of the …

7 Ships That Disappeared Without a Trace

There’s something ghoulishly fascinating about a mysterious disappearance, and our vast oceans offer seemingly endless space in which to vanish. The …

2,000-Year-Old Antikythera Shipwreck Famous For 'Ancient Computer' Yields New Treasures

...and there may be more discoveries still to come.<p>One of the world's most storied shipwrecks is still yielding new discoveries.<p>More than 60 artifacts were pulled from the famed Antikythera shipwreck during a recent expedition of the vessel, which sank in the Aegean Sea in approximately 65 BC.<p>The …

3,700-year-old scarab seal found by birdwatcher near Haifa

Haifa University announced on Sunday the discovery of a rare 3,700-year-old scarab seal found at Tel Dor, an important ancient port on the coast …

500-year-old shipwreck tied to Vasco da Gama discovered off the coast of Oman

The 500-year-old wreckage of a Portuguese ship piloted by an uncle of famed explorer Vasco da Gama has been found off the coast of Oman, …

Archaeology

Priceless Roman treasure hoards discovered in Britain put on display for first time

Hoards of recently-discovered Roman treasure have gone on display for the first time this weekend.<p>The Cheshire Hoards, which include hundreds of …

Underwater archaeologists explore the wreck of the Erebus

"There was jubilation and high-fiving," Moore said. "We knew within a couple of minutes of seeing the sonar image that we had either the Erebus or …

Small gold items discovered over several years by eight different metal detectorists may all be from a 16th-century hat<p>A very small treasure hoard – a handful of tiny fragments of beautifully worked Tudor gold – has been harvested from a muddy stretch of the Thames foreshore over a period of years …

Archaeology

This Sailor Wants to Sell the Location of Sunken Treasure on eBay

It’s the stuff daydreams are made of: hop off the back of your cruising catamaran, dive down to check the anchor, and—Hey?! Is that a half-buried wartime relic from centuries-gone naval battles for control of St. Kitts? That’s basically how it went for 64-year-old Eric Sanford on a vacation earlier …

Treasure hunter vanishes searching for $2 million in gold

An antiquities dealer who inspired tens of thousands to search the Rocky Mountains for $2 million in hidden treasure now leads an increasingly desperate mission to find one of his fans.<p>Forrest Fenn has been flying out in chartered helicopters or planes, searching remote stretches of the upper Rio …

Colorado Man Disappears Searching for $3 Million Rocky Mountain Treasure

A few years ago, Forrest Fenn, an art collector and antiques dealer in New Mexico, hid a treasure chest filled with $3 million in gold nuggets, …

Disgraced British art dealer's priceless treasure trove discovered hidden in Geneva

Roman and Etruscan antiquities were found in 45 crates belonging to Robin Symes, a high-profile art dealer who was sent to prison<p>A priceless treasure trove of Roman and Etruscan antiquities that was acquired by a disgraced British art dealer has been discovered hidden in a repository in Geneva.<p>The …

Spanish Treasure Galleon San Jose Found Off Colombia's Coast

The San Jose and its estimated $17 billion treasure have been missing for more than 300 years.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>18th Century Shipwreck Found Off Colombia's Coast<p>After more than 300 years resting on the Caribbean floor, a sunken Spanish galleon believed to be carrying as much as $17 billion in treasure …

Official Trailer for Corneliu Porumboiu's 'The Treasure' from Romania

<i>"There's something big here."</i> IFC Films has debuted the new official US trailer for Romanian filmmaker Corneliu Porumboiu's latest feature <b>The …

Million-Dollar Shipwreck Treasure Found Off the Florida Coast

The wreck dates back to the 18th century.<p>A yearly family trip led to a life-changing windfall for one Florida family. <i>Florida Today</i> reports the Schmitt family found $1 million in gold coins and chains from a 300-year-old Spanish shipwreck.<p>The family, subcontractors to a company called 1715 Fleet – …

What's the Total Value of the World's Sunken Treasure?

Three historic shipwrecks have been in the spotlight recently, with cargoes of platinum ingots, gold, and silver estimated at $4.5 billion in total. These huge hauls made us wonder: Just how much money is buried at sea?<p>When the last responders leave the sunken cruise liner <i>Costa Concordia</i>, the …

Archaeology

Philippine Auditors Find Treasures Worth Thousands Stashed Away in a Vault — and They Haven’t Even Appraised Them All Yet

State auditors in Philippines have discovered treasures worth at least $45,000 – and only some of them have been appraised so far.<p>The country’s Commission on Audit recently published a report online stating it had found silver coins, two gold watches, gold pens and some diamond pieces stashed in a …

Asia

How one treasure hunter unearthed ‘every detectorist’s dream’: A priceless trove of Viking jewellery

LONDON — A trove of Viking jewelry and Saxon coins unearthed by an amateur treasure-hunter in a farmer’s field may help rescue an English king from …

Million-Dollar Find: Shipwreck's Golden Treasure Includes Very Rare Coin

Treasure hunters off the Florida coast recently pulled up the haul of a lifetime: nearly $1 million worth of gold coins and elaborate gold chains, as …

Archaeology

Archaeologists just uncovered $17 billion in sunken treasure, but that's not what they're excited about

However, as the San Jose was sailing off of the coast of Colombia, a British warship caught up with her and sent the ship, her vast treasure and the majority of her 600 crew to the bottom of the sea.<p>The actual location of the wreck has remained a mystery until now. On December 4, Colombian …

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End 'Man Behind the Treasure' trailer

Playstation and Naughty Dog have released a new trailer for <b>Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.</b> The 30 second trailer had originally played in front of <b>Star</b> …

Uncharted

Bolivian judge remands CONMEBOL treasurer in custody

In a statement to the press, accused CONMEBOL treasurer Carlos Chavez dismissed the legal case as having "neither head nor tail" and insisted that "absolutely nothing has been proven."

Wine That's Aged Underwater Is the Buried Treasure of the Sea

I spent a day with a handful of French men in diving suits who were tasked with stashing some of the region's finest wine deep in the Mediterranean Sea.<p>It's already hot when I reach the small port of the Saint-Mandrier peninsula in the department of Var at 9 AM. With no sign of wind and waves …

Wine

Paris' Saint-Martin Canal Draining Has Yielded All Sorts Of Treasures

No one would be surprised to hear that there is a load of old rubbish at the bottom of a canal, but when one Paris waterway was drained, there were …

Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA<p>Scores of the city’s Vélib hire bikes are among the items littering the bottom of the canal.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/72ad9c3d8603b5d40021ffc4b30ac807eb79c2ab/0_82_4096_2458/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA<p>An old ghetto blaster awaits its …

France