Treasure

Treasure (from Greek θησαυρός - thēsauros, meaning "treasure store",romanized as thesaurus) is a concentration of riches, often those that originate from ancient history, considered lost and/or forgotten until being rediscovered. Some jurisdictions legally define what constitutes treasure, such as in the British Treasure Act 1996.

The phrase "blood and treasure" or "lives and treasure" has been used to refer to the human and monetary costs associated with massive endeavours such as war that expend both.

Treasure hunting

Searching for hidden treasure is a common theme in legend; treasure hunters do exist, and can seek lost wealth for a living.

Buried treasure

A buried treasure is an important part of the popular beliefs surrounding pirates. According to popular conception, pirates often buried their stolen fortunes in remote places, intending to return for them later (often with the use of treasure maps).

There are three well known stories that helped popularize the myth of buried pirate treasure: "The Gold-Bug" by Edgar Allan Poe, "Wolfert Webber" by Washington Irving and Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. They differ widely in plot and literary treatment but all are derived from the William Kidd legend. Stevenson's Treasure Island was directly influenced by Irving's "Wolfert Webber", Stevenson saying in his preface "It is my debt to Washington Irving that exercises my conscience, and justly so, for I believe plagiarism was rarely carried farther.. the whole inner spirit and a good deal of the material detail of my first chapters.. were the property of Washington Irving."

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At Navi Mumbai's Kharghar, Culinary Secret Revealed: Bombay Diner the Restaurant

Hindustan Times 21 Feb 2024
Navi Mumbai has just welcomed a new gem, and it goes by the name of Bombay Diner ... A Culinary Journey Unveiled ... Explore now! ... Sameer, hails from the culturally royal city of Lucknow. With his deep-rooted expertise and the family's treasure trove of recipes, brings a unique touch to every dish served at Bombay Diner ... A Royal Treatment for Every Guest ... .......
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Letter written by the Queen Mother 101 years ago goes up for auction after it ...

The Daily Mail 20 Feb 2024
Buckingham Palace announced the couple's engagement on January 15, 1923, after his third marriage proposal was finally accepted, following Elizabeth's fears about the impact of royal life. The letter was sent to Mrs Carmicheal of Downfield, Dundee, Scotland, together with a photograph of the royal - but has since been tucked inside a book....
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Berlin Film Festival 2024: Movie Scorecard

Rotten Tomatoes 20 Feb 2024
Berlin Film Festival 2024. Movie Scorecard ... #1. Reinas (2024). 100%. #1. Adjusted Score. 98674%. Critics Consensus. No consensus yet. Synopsis ... [More]. Starring. Abril Gjurinovic, Luana Vega, Jimena Lindo, Gonzalo Molina. Directed By ... #2 ... #2 ... Twenty-six royal treasures of the Kingdom of Dahomey are about to leave Paris to return to their country... Treasure (2024) ... ....
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France should return much more looted African art, film-maker says

The Guardian 18 Feb 2024
In her film Dahomey, which premiered at the Berlin film festival on Sunday, the director, Mati Diop, documents the 2021 journey of 26 treasures ......
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A colossal artistic joke – Flaming June at the Royal Academy review

The Guardian 18 Feb 2024
Royal Academy, London A clever, titillating work offering easy visual ... It is now lending its treasure to the Royal Academy for nearly a year while it remains closed following an earthquake ... It’s easy to see why it was a hit when it was first shown at the Royal Academy in 1895....
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‘Dahomey’ Review: Mati Diop Tracks the Return of African Treasures Plundered by the French in ...

The Hollywood Reporter 18 Feb 2024
In the opening section, treasures including statues, royal thrones and carved doors, made of wood, metal and fibers, are carefully crated and prepared for transportation from the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris to the economic capital of Cotonou in Benin....
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Mati Diop Merges Fact With Fantasy In Berlin Doc ‘Dahomey’

Variety 18 Feb 2024
Launching in competition in Berlin, Mati Diop’s “Dahomey” traces the ......
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Jason Sullivan: 'The Wager' challenges readers with larger questions

The Joplin Globe 16 Feb 2024
In “The Wager ... In 1740, the Royal Navy dispatched a squadron from Portsmouth on a mission to seize the treasure aboard a Spanish galleon ... Bulkeley is a savvy scribe, for he knows his journals need to reinforce the narrative he’s going to relay to the Royal Navy ... It’s about solidifying a narrative that will be told to Royal Navy authorities ... Says Grann....
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Festive Chinese New Year welcome at The Royal Mandaya Hotel

Sun Star 15 Feb 2024
Violeta Escandor, Escandor Group of Companies board treasurer, participates in the traditional “dotting of the eye” ceremony during The Royal Mandaya Hotel’s Chinese New Year celebration on Saturday night, February 10, 2024 ... The Chinese New Year dinner buffet at The Royal Mandaya Hotel was fantastic!....
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‘Sun will shine’ for Ch�teau de Versailles’ new director to keep legacy, grandeur of Sun ...

The Daily Telegraph Australia 15 Feb 2024
... president of the one of the most treasured palaces worldwide, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. His royal appointment has been made official by the French Council of Ministers....
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Skull and Bones: Caradec's Bounty Map Location

Game Rant 14 Feb 2024
... with dispatching the Royal Louis and using Caradec's Bounty Map to locate a treasure....
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Skywatch: Make it a heavenly valentine

Pioneer Press 11 Feb 2024
Once again, Valentine’s Day is upon us. With Valentine’s falling on Wednesday night this year, I know many of you are celebrating in advance this weekend ... (Mike Lynch) ... Some other great celestial Valentine treasures are the constellations Cassiopeia the Queen and Cepheus the King. In February, the royal pair hangs in the north-northwestern sky ... Paul ... ....
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Ghana’s Ashanti king receives looted royal artifacts from U.S. museum

Raw Story 09 Feb 2024
A California museum on Thursday returned seven royal artifacts to Ghana’s traditional Ashanti king to commemorate his silver jubilee in the first planned handovers of Ashanti treasures looted during colonial times ... The Ghana royal treasures from the Fowler Museum, including a gold ......
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