Which Mythical Lost Treasure Do You Think Is Real? Why?

My fellow 2 on 1 blogger Shackman has suggested this intriguing topic for this Friday post. I bet that he will come up with some great myth but I have to simply share with my readers this article in the Forbes Magazine to say that I don’t think that it is real. I know that it is real.  It was not lost either.  It was just hidden away and faith kept it that way for centuries safe from marauding invaders and colonists.

From childhood, I had been hearing stories about the treasures in the temple and it has taken over seven decades for all that to be proved right.

There are any number of stories like this in indeed but, I doubt that anything can come close to this one for the sheer wealth kept away in vaults. You simply have to google for Indian lost treasures and you will see what I mean.

Another not quite lost treasure but a very interesting clip on one of India’s greatest kingdoms.  Not much known outside a small community of Sikhs and their admirers like me.

And, before you see the clip, please remember to go over to Shackman’s blog to see what he has to say on the topic.

15 thoughts on “Which Mythical Lost Treasure Do You Think Is Real? Why?”

  1. By definition, mythical lost treasures aren’t real, so the answer is – none.

    Of course the biggest lost treasure is all that money that’s salted away in off-shore tax havens by the wealthy. If it was shared out fairly, we’d all be rich.

  2. Nick stole the words right out of my mind. When I see such awful poverty I find wealth one of the greatest obscenities ever in the world.
    Food banks and homeless shelters and battered women’s shelters.
    Those are not myths.


  3. I loved the tale of Ranjinder Singh – fore some reason Sikhs have always fascinated me. I have always thought of them as great warriors and for some reason see them as similar to the Templars. This topic has been ngreat fun.

  4. Trying out using s/phone to reply as I’ll have only this in a few weeks! Agree with Nick on divvying up wealth,,,

  5. I loved watching that documentary. I knew very little of the Sikhs. I actually thought just the opposite of great warriors. I would have said they were more peaceful. fascinating really.
    and I do also agree with Nick and WWW.
    I actually got to see the diamond. I visited London well before this age of terrorism and though it was behind glass and guarded there in the tower of course… still we were able to get quite close. much closer (if at all!) than one could get today! I hate to say… I was more impressed by the words scratched into the walls of the tower by the prisoners awaiting their fates.
    this was a wonderful topic presented by both you and Shack.

  6. I tried to post from my smart phone, but I couldn’t remember the “words” to put in the name bit…so it’s probably in your spam folder. I will copy what I have here, and hope next experiment (getting onto it for holiday…not that I definitely post)

    but I agree with Nick & WWW completely…
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  7. Fascinating! If we get a glut of precious gems and metals in the market will their value be diluted? I’ve read the only reason diamonds are so expensive is because the major controlling family (DeBeers?) strictly controls accessability and distribution. I wonder, too, if gold prices would drop if some of those treasures, other gold around the world, including ornate Catholic Churches in poverty-struck counties were released?
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    1. Leave aside the rest of the world, if just all the gold in households and temples in India were to be lodged say in some form of gold bonds bearing interest, price of gold will crash to the level of other ordinary metals.


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