The most spectacular archaeological find of the 21st century -- billions in gold and jewels uncovered in the secret sanctums of a centuries-old Indian shrine -- will soon be revealed to the public.
Archaeologists opened the underground chambers of the 16th century Shree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, located in Kerala province in southern India. What they found was startling, according to initial reports: Sacks of diamonds and gold, coins dating back hundreds of years, crowns and other antique jewelry, precious gemstones wrapped in silk
Vault B, which is guarded by serpents according to local legend, has yet to be opened
Local lore holds that the temple was opened once before in the 1930s, and deadly serpents emerged from one of the vaults