10 of The World’s Most Valuable Treasures Worth Millions Yet To Be Rediscovered Again
From time immemorial man has been looting and pillaging the world around and amassing huge fortunes which created and sustained great dynasties and kingdoms. These fortunes were vast amounts of gold, precious metals, jewels etc and they carefully kept it carefully hidden in the treasuries of their kingdom. But as the days went by, many of these treasures were lost in the modern world. While many fortune hunters have been successful in locating famous treasures, a huge amount still remains to be found of which these 10 are the world’s most treasured articles yet to be discovered.
1The Faberge Egg
As the name suggests, this is a bejewelled Easter egg crafted around 1885 and made especially for the Russian Tsars Alexander III and Nicholas II. A set of 8 was presented to the rulers but only one was recovered which sold for a whopping $33 million. The remaining 7 are still at large and waiting to be discovered. Faberge eggs dates back to 1885 in which the house of Romanov namely Alexander III ordered the crafting of these eggs to impress his wife.
7 eggs are still at large
The first egg was completely made of gold and was loved so much by the queen that total order of 52 similar bejewelled eggs were ordered for every year. After the revolution, the Bolsheviks stopped the practice and seized the treasure which was sold to finance their revolution and subsequent government. It is said that 7 eggs are still at large.
2The Amber Room
This royal hall is considered a world wonder as it is completely made of 6 tonnes of Amber and Gold leaf, but just vanished during the World War II. This masterpiece dates back to 1701 and crafted by Andreas Schluter for the town of Charlottenburg. The modern value of this room is speculated something around, $142 million to over $500 million. The room was gifted by Fredrick William I to Peter the Great who had it transferred over a period of ten years to Russia.
It was taken back to Germany by Germans during WWII
During the war, German soldiers disassembled the room and took it back to Koenigsberg in 1941 where it is believed to have been destroyed by allied bombing in 1944. Just 4 pieces of the room was even discovered in 1997.