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Legendary sunken treasure discovered in SW China

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posted on Mar, 22 2017 @ 11:05 AM
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Apparently it's major treasure day


While reading a little more about my earlier treasure Thread i stumbled upon this very neat 300 year old treasure find in China so far consisting of over 10.000 gold and silver objects.



The items included a large amount of gold, silver and bronze coins and jewelry as well as iron weapons such as swords, knifes and spears.

Article and more pic's in link below.




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A centuries-old legend that a vast booty of treasure belonging to the leader of a Chinese peasants uprising was lying at the bottom of a river has now been proven true.

After more than 10,000 items of gold and silver were recovered from the bottom of Minjiang River in Sichuan Province, archeologists confirmed Monday the tale of Zhang Xianzhong and his sunken treasure, dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Legend had it that in 1646, peasant leader Zhang Xianzhong was defeated by Ming Dynasty soldiers while attempting to transfer his large haul of treasure southward.

About 1,000 boats loaded with money and assorted valuable were said to have sunk in the skirmish. But for centuries the story remained little more than a rumor with no reliable evidence.




posted on Mar, 22 2017 @ 11:12 AM
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Those dudes on Curse of Oak Island should be so lucky.



posted on Mar, 22 2017 @ 11:32 AM
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a reply to: Mianeye

Cool find
Looking at all the pics shows it was a big operation ... Its neat that the rumors persisted for such a long time too .



posted on Mar, 22 2017 @ 10:34 PM
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Unbelievable. I'd love to be part of that discovery! S and F




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