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The American Odyssey Marine Exploration reported that the expedition had managed to lift nearly 48 tons of silver from a military transport ship that sank in 1941, 300 nautical miles from the city of Galway in Ireland. The ship sank in February 1941, out of 85 crew members only one managed to escape. Since then, it lay at a depth of 4.7 km.
Among gold, diamonds and other treasures that treasure hunters have found in recent years, 48 tons of silver, raised from the seabed off the coast of Ireland, is far from a record.
"Naryshkinskoye silver" in St. Petersburg, 2012
In March 2012 in St. Petersburg, during the restoration of the old mansion Trubetskoy-Naryshkin, workers stumbled upon a walled room filled with silver utensils. On most of the instruments was the family coat of arms of the Naryshkins, and the products themselves were in perfect condition - from 1917 they were waiting for their time, carefully wrapped in newspapers and linen fabric soaked in vinegar, which prevented silver from oxidizing.
$ 22 billion in Indian temple, 2011
In 2011, one of the largest treasures in the history of mankind was discovered in the Indian temple. According to experts, the treasures bricked up in the lower tiers of the Padmanabhaswami temple make up 6% of the total gold and foreign exchange fund of India, or about $ 22 billion.
The keepers of the temple, built in the Indian state of Kerala, began to fill six underground vaults with donations from the XIV century, and in the XVIII century, it was decided to carefully wall up the caches.
One and a half centners of Roman coins, 2010
In 2010, a large treasure of coins of the Roman Empire weighing more than 160 kg was found in Great Britain. Bronze coins were kept in an earthenware jug, which was just under a 30-centimeter layer of earth and was discovered by an amateur treasure hunt. According to experts, a jar with coins was intended to be sacrificed to the gods.
Gold and jewels in Staffordshire, 2009
In 2009, amateur archaeologist Terry Herbert excavated a treasure dating back to the Anglo-Saxon era in Staffordshire. In total, it consisted of five kilograms of gold, about three kilograms of silver and precious stones.
Among the items found were gold brooches, armor and swords, dishes and religious utensils.A treasure hunter stumbled upon the treasure, exploring the territory of his friend’s metal detector with a metal detector. Under the ground were more than 1,500 different items that could belong to the representatives of the Anglo-Saxon elite.
Treasure hidden from Caesar, 2012
One of the largest treasures in history was found this year on the island of Jersey in the English Channel. Amateur archaeologists have discovered a cache, the total weight of the values in which amounted to more than 700 kg. According to scientists, I put more than 2000 years and could be hidden by the tribes of the Celts, fleeing from the troops of Julius Caesar.
Metal products slept so closely for 2000 years that they turned into one huge ingot, the cost of which, according to various estimates, ranges from $ 5 million to $ 17 million.
Millions from the German Library, 2011
A collection of unique coins, the total value of which can reach several million euros, was found among the books of the state library in one of the towns of Lower Bavaria. The cleaning lady found a box containing a collection of Greek, Roman, Byzantine and French coins of the Napoleon Bonaparte era.
According to one of the versions, the collection was hidden in 1803 from the authorities, who withdrew coins and books kept in monasteries in favor of the state.
Gold from the cruiser Edinburgh, 1981
In 1981, the largest deep-sea operation to lift gold from the sunken English cruiser "Edinburgh" was carried out in the Barents Sea. At the end of April 1942, the cruiser left Murmansk for England with 5.5 tons of gold on board, but, being damaged by German warships, was scuttled by order of the captain. Only in 1980, British experts determined the exact location of the vessel, and in September 1981, most of the gold bars were lifted to the surface. Several ingots could not be found.
17 tons of silver at a depth of 2.5 km, 2011
About 17 tons of silver was found aboard a British ship that sank in the Atlantic Ocean. The ship Mantola was wrecked in 1917 as a result of the attack of the German submarine U-81. According to experts, the value of the treasure exceeds $ 19 million.
Treasures of Atocha galleon, 1985
In 1985, after 15 years of searching, the legendary treasures of the Spanish galleon “Atocha” were found, which crashed in 1622 because of a storm off the coast of Florida.
The raised wealth was estimated at more than $ 400 million, among them were 200 gold and about a thousand silver bars, jewelry, gold chains and an entire arsenal of weapons of the 17th century.
Pirate Treasure at Florida Beach, 1984
The treasure was found by one of the most famous treasure hunters, Barry Clifford, just a few hundred meters from Cape Cod Beach on the Florida coast. He discovered the crash site of the pirate galley “Wyda”, from which he raised about five tons of various valuables.
The total price of the found exceeded $ 15 million: before breaking on the coastal reefs, pirates robbed more than fifty ships.
48 tons of silver off the coast of Ireland, July 2012
Recently (2010-2012) about 48 tons of silver were lifted from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean - this is the largest precious metal cargo ever found in the depths of the sea. A treasure worth about $ 38 million was found on board the ship Gersopp off the coast of Ireland. This military transport ship sank in 1941 after the attack of German submarines.
Gold, platinum and diamonds on a “vessel without a name”, 2009
The remains of a British cargo ship sunk by the Nazis during World War II were discovered off the northeast coast of South America. The value of the find lay in the fact that the ship was carrying a large cargo of gold, platinum and diamonds destined to replenish the US treasury.
The name of the vessel was not disclosed, it was conditionally called the Blue Baron. The ship crashed in June 1942.
Half a million gold and silver coins, 2007
In May 2007, the company Odyssey Marine Exploration, specializing in the search for marine treasures, announced the discovery of a sunken ship with 500,000 gold and silver coins on board. Treasures were raised and shipped to the United States, but the company did not say who owned the wreck and where it was found.
Coins and a magic stone in the Caribbean, 2011
In 2011, in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of the Dominican Republic, the American organization of treasure hunters Deep Blue Marine discovered treasures. In the XVI century a shipwreck occurred at this place. Divers found 700 ancient coins, which can cost millions of dollars, ancient statues and an unusual mirror stone, which could be used in shamanic rituals.
Soviet platinum on a British ship, 2012
In February 2012, the famous treasure hunter from the United States, Greg Brooks, discovered the sunken British ship Port Nicholson, which in 1942 never brought platinum bullion from the USSR to New York. The ship was sunk by a German submarine. His cargo was intended for the calculation of the Soviet Union with the US government for the supply by the Allies of ammunition, military equipment and food.