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Cops Help Man Find Buried Treasure Lost in Floods

It was buried six feet underground in his garden

(Newser) - German authorities say an elderly man in Bavaria has recovered his fortune, which he'd hidden at home for safety only to have recent floods make the building uninhabitable, the AP reports. Police in the town of Simbach am Inn said Thursday the 81-year-old initially told them he'd hidden... More »

US Tourist Caught Allegedly Hunting Treasure Beneath Jerusalem

He may have been suffering from 'Jerusalem Syndrome'

(Newser) - A 19-year-old American tourist—who apparently can't wait for Indiana Jones 5 —was arrested after allegedly hunting for "mythical buried treasure" underneath Jerusalem last week, AFP reports. Officials say the suspect hid during closing time at Zedekiah's Cave—aka Solomon's Quarries—beneath the Muslim section... More »

FBI Finds Buried Treasure in Armored Truck Driver's Yard

The driver admitted to stealing more than $1 million from a truck in 2014

(Newser) - The FBI found buried treasure—approximately $600,000—in the backyard of a suburban Los Angeles home this week, Reuters reports. According to the Los Angeles Times , the twenties and hundreds making up the haul were carefully sealed in a large food storage bin a foot underground, between two trees.... More »

Man Slept in Car for Days to Guard Discovered Treasure

UK man with metal detector found 22K Roman coins

(Newser) - Laurence Egerton's metal-detecting excursions often resulted in such "treasures" as old shotgun cartridges and other "rubbish," he says. But last November, the UK builder found something much better—22,000 fourth-century Roman coins, the biggest such cache ever found in Britain. The coins, which date from... More »

1982 Book Could Lead Way to 10 Lost Treasures

If you unearth one of the 10 keys, you can claim a precious gem

(Newser) - In the early 1980s, Byron Preiss buried 12 keys underground in North America that, when found, can be turned in for gems worth $1,000 each. He and a number of collaborators created a book called The Secret: A Treasure Hunt!, published in 1982, that contains a dozen paintings and... More »

'Buried Treasure' Can Now Be Yours

Sale begins of 1,400 gold coins found in California

(Newser) - The "buried treasure" found by a California couple out walking their dog —an estimated $11 million worth of rare gold coins from the 1800s—has started to be auctioned off. Last night at the Old San Francisco Mint, an 1874 $20 double eagle sold for $15,000, the... More »

Couple May Have Buried $2.7M in Coins, Says FBI

Romanians built huge shelter in Washington state

(Newser) - A Romanian couple are being sent back to their homeland to be questioned over alleged tax evasion —and authorities suspect they are leaving $2.7 million in "buried treasure" behind in Washington state. The FBI arrested Radu and Diana Nemes in March and discovered they owned six properties... More »

Source of Buried California Gold: Century-Old Heist?

If the theory is true, it could be bad news for the couple who found the coins

(Newser) - The only thing more mysterious than the identity of the couple who stumbled upon an estimated $10 million in US gold coins while walking their dog on their California property: Where did the gold come from? The San Francisco Chronicle floats a theory with all the intrigue and illegality you... More »

Taxes to Eat Half of Couple's $10M Gold Find

Calif. find will be taxed at the highest rate

(Newser) - The $10 million stash of gold coins a couple in California found while walking their dog is a big bonanza for Uncle Sam, tax experts say. Most of the money they make from selling the coins will be taxed at the highest level, meaning state and federal taxes will eat... More »

Couple Finds $10M in Gold Coins on Dog Walk

The 1800s coins were buried on their property in northern California

(Newser) - That was some dog walk. A couple in California's Sierra Nevada region out for a stroll on their own property unearthed an estimated $10 million in US gold coins from the 1800s, reports the San Francisco Chronicle . It's thought to be the most valuable such hoard ever found... More »

$7.5M Bitcoin Fortune Buried in Landfill

James Howells accidentally tossed a crucial hard drive over the summer

(Newser) - Sitting beneath about four feet of garbage in an area of a Welsh landfill the size of a football field sits a fortune—in the form of a computer hard drive that James Howells threw out this summer while cleaning up his workspace. On it: the cryptographic "private key"... More »

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