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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Hidden treasure: where to buy a pregnant dinosaur and a royal commode

The Times/The Sunday Times 24 Jun 2024
It’s an apt term to describe the Treasure House Fair, opening at the Royal Hospital Chelsea this week ... Treasure House on the other hand thrives on “the feeling that it is partly collegiate ... The Treasure House Fair is at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3, from June 27 to July 2; treasurehousefair.com....
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William celebrates 42nd birthday at Taylor Swift gig with his children

Metro UK 22 Jun 2024
18h ago King and Queen arrive at Royal Ascot on Prince William’s birthday 19h ago Prince William’s life in pictures for his 42nd birthday ... June 21, 2024 2.26 pm King and Queen arrive at Royal Ascot on Prince William’s birthday ... Queen Camilla’s face was a picture after the royal’s horse lost yesterday (Picture....
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William celebrates 42nd birthday at Taylor Swift concert with his kids

Metro UK 22 Jun 2024
Royal soldiers play ‘Shake it Off’ outside of Buckingham Palace 23h ago King and Queen arrive at Royal Ascot on Prince William’s birthday 24h ago Prince William’s life in pictures for his 42nd birthday ... Royal soldiers play ‘Shake it Off’ outside of Buckingham Palace ... Queen Camilla’s face was a picture after the royal’s horse lost yesterday (Picture....
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William shows off his ultimate dad moves as he dances to Taylor Swift

Metro UK 22 Jun 2024
Royal soldiers play ‘Shake it Off’ outside of Buckingham Palace 23h ago King and Queen arrive at Royal Ascot on Prince William’s birthday 23h ago Prince William’s life in pictures for his 42nd birthday ... Royal soldiers play ‘Shake it Off’ outside of Buckingham Palace ... Queen Camilla’s face was a picture after the royal’s horse lost yesterday (Picture....
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King Charles gets nostalgic while Kate goes for something more fun on Will’s 42nd birthday

Metro UK 21 Jun 2024
Kensington Royal) ... Royal Family) ... The Prince of Wales sent a personal message to Rob Burrow’s family after his death, which the former rugby league player’s wife has described as ‘heartwarming and sincere’ and ‘something that we will treasure as a family forever’....
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Taylor Swift shows she’s a royal fan in Eras selfie with William, George and Charlotte

Metro UK 21 Jun 2024
Kensington Royal) ... 20h ago King Charles arrives for the fifth day of Royal Ascot in style 24h ago In case you missed it ... Two royal horses have been entered for the final day of Royal Ascot, with Desert Hero expected to start in the Hardwicke Stakes and Treasure in the Golden Gates Stakes ... Charles arrived during the royal procession (Picture....
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Stephen Fry Wants To Return For Red, White & Royal Blue 2 And As A Fan Of The First Film I Hope It Happens

Cinema Blend 21 Jun 2024
Few would have guessed that the role he’s dying to reprise is King James in the sequel to Prime Video’s successful book-to-screen adaptation of Red, White, and Royal Blue ... Fry recently sat down with Variety to discuss his new dramedy Treasure but also took time out to bring up his desire to appear in Red, White, and Royal Blue 2....
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William’s message to Rob Burrow’s family ‘something we will treasure forever’

AOL 21 Jun 2024
“One that really sticks out, the one that is so special to me, was a message, a personal message, as a parent, from his royal highness the Prince of Wales ... and that’s something that we will treasure as a family forever.”....
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Bernini’s stolen sculpture is saved for the nation

The Times/The Sunday Times 21 Jun 2024
The identity of the thief who stole a Gian Lorenzo Bernini sculpture from the Spanish royal collection may never be known ... The authorities declared. World. Europe. Related articles ... Spain’s royal treasures fill new gallery in Madrid ... ....
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The Messy Fight Over Who Owns The $17 Billion Shipwreck Of The San José

IFL Science 21 Jun 2024
On the bottom of the seafloor near Colombia, surrounded by fish and three centuries of sediment, there sits a shipwreck loaded with millions, perhaps billions, of dollars worth of treasure.  ... “These treasure ships were being preyed upon by the British Royal Navy, because they wanted to capture the treasure ships for themselves....
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Dick Van Dyke, 98, looks sprightly as he reunites with Carol Burnett, 91, at her ...

The Daily Mail 20 Jun 2024
At 98, the Mary Poppins alum is only seven years older than the Palm Royale actress, and both national treasures are only an Oscar away from elite EGOT status ... At 98, the Mary Poppins alum (L) is only seven years older than the Palm Royale actress (R), and both national treasures are only an Oscar away from elite EGOT status ... She continued ... ....
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Love through the lens, a dynasty of Japanese printmaking and Leeds’s finest – the week in art

The Observer 14 Jun 2024
This tired and tiresome show suggests the Royal Academy is running out of ways to enliven its annual exhibition. Royal Academy, London, from 18 June until 18 August ... After 30 years of trying, one artist has finally made the Royal Academy show. Treasures of Spanish Renaissance have escaped Madrid....
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Palace of Versailles reopens after fire alert

China Daily 12 Jun 2024
  ... The palace and gardens are now open," said the Palace of Versailles ... One of France's national treasures, the former royal residence welcomes millions of visitors each year ... ....
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