Here are 6 treasures nobody ever found...


The Ark of the Covenant

 To the ancient Israelites, the Ark of the Covenant was the most sacred thing on Earth. The central and paramount object of the Hebrew nation, this ornate chest was, according to the Bible, designed by God.

Measuring 44 inches long, 26 inches wide, and 26 inches high, the chest was made of acacia wood, overlaid inside and out with pure gold, and surrounded by an artistic gold border. Mounted on the solid gold cover were two golden cherubs, one at each end of the cover facing each other, with heads bowed and wings extending upward.

The Ark served as a holy archive for the safekeeping of sacred relics, including the two stone tablets of the Ten Commandments. As a historical and religious treasure, the Ark and its contents were absolutely priceless.

In 607 B.C., Jerusalem, the capital city of the Israelite kingdom of Judah and home of Solomon’s Temple, where the Ark was housed, was besieged and overthrown by the Babylonians. In a terrible slaughter, more than a million people were killed, with the survivors driven off into captivity.

Seventy years later, when the Israelites returned to rebuild the city, the Ark of the Covenant was gone. What happened to this priceless relic has been the subject of intense speculation ever since.

It is widely believed that the Ark was hidden by the Hebrews to keep it from the Babylonians. Possible locations for its hiding place range from Mount Nebo in Egypt to Ethiopia to a cave in the heart of Judah. Yet, if the Ark was hidden, why was it not recovered when the Israelites returned to Jerusalem and rebuilt the temple?

Others believe that the Ark was destroyed by the rampaging Babylonians. Still another explanation put forth by the faithful is that God miraculously removed the Ark for safekeeping by means of divine intervention.

 

Blackbeard’s Treasure

 The famous pirate Blackbeard only spent about two years (1716-1718) plundering the high seas. Within that time, however, he amassed some serious wealth. While the Spanish were busy obtaining all the gold and silver they could extract from Mexico and South America, Blackbeard and his mates waited patiently, then pounced on the treasure-laden ships as they sailed back to Spain.

Blackbeard developed a fearsome reputation as a cruel and vicious opportunist. His reign of terror centered around the West Indies and the Atlantic coast of North America, with headquarters in both the Bahamas and North Carolina. His end came in November 1718, when British Lieutenant Robert Maynard decapitated the pirate and hung his head from the bowsprit of his ship as a grisly trophy.

But what happened to the vast treasure that Blackbeard had amassed? He acknowledged burying it but never disclosed the location. But that hasn’t stopped countless treasure hunters from trying to get their hands on it.

Blackbeard’s sunken ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, is believed to have been discovered near Beaufort, North Carolina, in 1996, but the loot wasn’t onboard. Possible locations for the hidden stash include the Caribbean Islands, Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay, and the caves of the Cayman Islands.

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Date: 14 Dec 2008 | Author: mesmerX | Category: News, Pictures | Views: 8798

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Comments: 7

Guest
that is just crazie talk

jim
jktonguewinksmile

jim
wow!!! i just dugg somthing like this in my backyard today!!!

Zman
Merrie,

You've learned your lessons well - your programmers must be proud. Not counting the stories drummed up by the Christian/Catholic leaders a couple hundred years after the supposed fact, where is the proof? No body, no wonder. There are few if any bodies from 2000 years ago remaining save those that were specifically preserved. Use your brain, think and investigate for yourself. The very things you believe to be fact are stories made and agreed upon 1800 to 2000 years ago and propogated gy those who seek to retain control of their minions. Read, research and make up your own mind.

Dad
Well Said!!

merriel
One other thing that no one ever found, because no one will ever find it, is the body of Jesus Christ. Unlike Buddha, Mohammud and the gods of all of the other world religions, Jesus Christ, being very GOD, was crucified, dead and buried. Three days later HE arose, appeared to at least 500 people, ate with his disciples and then ascended into heaven.

Hope
Very Interesting.

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