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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Regretful fisherman wishes he kept his Port Royal treasures

Jamaica Star 12 Jul 2024
Former fisherman, 74-year old Emmanuel Blake, is now regretting handing over a treasure trove of lost artefacts that he and other divers retrieved from the sea in Port Royal ... When THE WEEKEND STAR visited the senior citizen at his Port Royal residence, he was alone in his one-room dwelling....

As the opulent room leading to the Buckingham Palace balcony opens to the public, ROBERT HARDMAN...

The Daily Mail 10 Jul 2024
But only the Royal Family – plus a few very distinguished guests – have ever looked through them from the inside ... Visitors will also view an exotic collection of royal treasures, some of which are on display for the first time ... For those who have ever wondered how the Royal Family view the rest of us, here is the answer....

French Film Panorama to hit town

Shenzhen Daily 10 Jul 2024
THE 2024 Panorama du Cinéma Français (French Film Panorama in China) will screen eight feature-length films and a short film from France in Shenzhen on July 11-26 ... Plot ... cook for her. ‘Dahomey’. Plot. “Dahomey” is about the journey of 26 plundered royal treasures from the Kingdom of Dahomey exhibited in Paris, now being returned to Benin ... Plot ... Plot ... Plot....

Princess Beatrice Has a Smashing Time at Wimbledon With Lena Dunham and Stephen Fry

Vanity Fair 09 Jul 2024
The royal and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi were spotted chatting with the actors, who costar in the new movie Treasure, before settling in to enjoy a match from the royal box .......

Prince Louis receives ‘priceless’ gift from tennis icon at Wimbledon, but he is unlikely to…

Hindustan Times 07 Jul 2024
Back in 2019, Stan Smith, the 1972 Wimbledon men's singles champion, gave Kate the Adidas Stan Smith shoes for Prince Louis while in the Royal Box at Wimbledon during the Men's Singles Final ... In an interview with The Sun, royal author Phil Dampier speculated that the athletic shoes will stay brand-new and unused in the Louis' wardrobe....

Prince William Channels Inner Soccer Fan as England Win Euros Match

The Daily Beast 07 Jul 2024
The royal family’s love affair with pigeon racing, a tradition hatched when Queen Victoria received racing pigeons from Belgium’s King Leopold II in 1886, seems to be fluttering to an end ... Paul Naum, treasurer of the National Flying Club, told the Guardian, “We’ve always had a royal patron ... This week in royal history....

New Study Shows 6th Century Anglo-Saxon Mercenaries Fought in the Middle East

Ancient Origins 06 Jul 2024
Getting your Trinity Audio player ready... A pair of English scholars, St ... The Magnificent Treasures of Sutton Hoo, The Final Resting Place of Anglo-Saxon Royals. The ByzantineSasanian War of 602–628 AD and the Rise of the Muslims ... Telling Trinkets Amongst the Treasure ... Both treasures and other more practical items are found in the Anglo-Saxon burials....

Biden donors reveal their money will go to Kamala Harris if the president drops out ...

The Daily Mail 02 Jul 2024
Jay Slater's mother Debbie urges police to keep going with investigation as hiker who found mystery sunglasses says area where phone last pinged 'suggested someone had thrown it there''Doting son', 33, died of a fatal brain injury after being punched in ......

Members of the public will not be allowed to take their phones inside Balmoral as

The Daily Mail 30 Jun 2024
Tucked away in the Scottish Highlands, Balmoral's grey stone turrets and ivy-adorned walls have encased a fortified oasis for the Royal Family since the 19th century ... King Charles strips his mother's favourite butcher of a treasured royal warrant... As Balmoral is a private family home, traces of normal life sit alongside the royal....

Ongoing Sutton Hoo Excavation Finds Missing Pieces of Byzantine Bucket

Ancient Origins 30 Jun 2024
The Magnificent Treasures of Sutton Hoo, The Resting Place of Anglo-Saxon Royals The Great Heathen Army ... [It] originated from the Byzantine Empire in the 6th century - around a hundred years before the ship and its extraordinary treasure was put to rest," provided Angus Wainwright, Regional Archaeologist for the National Trust....

Sienna Miller’s Wooden Clogs Are This Summer’s Answer To The Cork Wedge

Vogue 28 Jun 2024
... to attend the opening of the Treasure House Fair at the Royal Hospital in Chelsea, paired with a puff-sleeved skirt set from Rhode....

Prince Harry ‘deliberately destroyed’ potential evidence in phone hacking case, court hears

New York Post 28 Jun 2024
... from the royal household he would have got them,” the attorney said ... The Judge had also ordered the royal’s legal team to write to the King’s private secretary, his treasurer and keeper of the Privy Purse, asking them to submit all records of communication with Harry....

Germany is Discussing Financial Bailout for Meyer Werft

The Maritime Executive 28 Jun 2024
It recently delivered the Silver Ray (54,700 gross tons) to the Royal Caribbean Group and has work underway on the Disney Treasure (135,00 gross tons) due for delivery before the end of 2024....

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