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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Olivier Awards 2024: Hannah Waddingham is hailed a

The Daily Mail 15 Apr 2024
Hannah Waddingham was hailed a 'once-in-a-generation talent' as she took to the Royal Albert Hall to host the Olivier Awards for the second year running ... Viewers raved over Hannah's hosting skills for the ceremony, with one fan describing her as a 'national treasure.' ... 'Hannah Waddingham raising the roof of The Royal Albert Hall....

To millions of tourists, it

The Daily Mail 15 Apr 2024
The Royal Family have a curious way of communicating with each other – they do it through their offices ... George IV (who followed 1820-1830) filled it with treasures from the Brighton Pavilion and Carlton House ... To the extreme right (facing the Palace) is the Chinese Dining Room, decorated with treasures from George IV’s Royal Pavilion at Brighton....

Hillsborough disaster: the 97 people whose lives were cut short

The Observer 15 Apr 2024
Jonathon Owens went to the semi-final with Peter Burkett, one of his close group of friends at work at Royal Life Insurance in Liverpool ... Christine Jones was a senior radiographer at the Royal Preston Hospital, a Sunday school teacher, and treasurer of the Liverpool supporters club in Preston....

What is Queen Camilla's Net Worth in 2024? Everything to Know About Her Fortune

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The source explained how the Ray Mill house is the only place where the Queen consort can “kick off her shoe” when she spends time with her family and friends in an “informal setting.” They continued, “It’s an escape from royal life and it will be treasured even more greatly now.” Camilla’s Total Net Worth....

Pappano says the way opera is looked on with great suspicion ‘drives me nuts’

AOL 11 Apr 2024
“Why be embarrassed about something that is a treasure, the Royal Opera House, the English National Opera, the Welsh National Opera are beacons, they’re internationally recognised and centres of excellence, you know, honing talent.”....

‘Misguided wokeism’ puts people off opera, says top London conductor

The Observer 11 Apr 2024
Antonio Pappano, 64, has been the musical director of the Royal Opera House for more than two decades ... “Why be embarrassed about something that is a treasure?” he said. “The Royal Opera House, the English National Opera, the Welsh National Opera are beacons, they’re internationally recognised and centres of excellence, you know, honing talent.”....

Letters: the real problem with a Labour super-majority

The Spectator 11 Apr 2024
Good trade-off. Sir. I applaud your excellent editorial (‘Trading in Falsehoods’, 6 April) – a succinct and insightful essay on the role of Great Britain in the abolition of slavery and the slave trade ... You rightly point out that the huge cost in treasure and lives incurred by Britain and the Royal Navy in ending the slave trade is largely ignored ... ....

Amid Kate Middleton's cancer diagnosis, know how to send her a get well soon card; lucky ones might get a reply!

Live Mint 09 Apr 2024
... Palace on the back lol hubby thought he was going to have to get his suit out for a garden party (silly him) but he is just as blown away as I am to receive this beautiful, and much-treasured card,' she wrote on X.“Thank you for your kind well wishes to Her Royal Highness....

French auction house to put Vietnamese royal antiques under the hammer

Vietnam News 08 Apr 2024
The highlights of 273 items on auction are the royal insignia of Emperor Khải Định (1885-1925) and the ceremonial sabre of Emperor Hàm Nghi (1871-1944). HÀ NỘI Multiple Vietnamese royal treasures from the Nguyễn dynasty (1802-1945) are scheduled to be auctioned in France on April 26....

Kate Middleton: What is Her Parents' Net Worth?

The Hollywood Gossip 08 Apr 2024
Us Weekly also heard from royal commentator Afua Hagan ... That is only a fraction of the $10 billion or so net worth of the royal family — whose legal privileges, ancient holdings, and historically stolen treasures from around the globe keep the firm financially secure in ways that most can only imagine....

Disabled woman, 50, jailed for killing cyclist, 77, treats friends to a Wetherspoon breakfast as ...

The Daily Mail 06 Apr 2024
Michael Sheen has called for Prince Andrew to be taken out of the Royal Family and for Tom Jones to be brought in as he launched an attack against royal 'wrong 'uns' during a BBC interview ... One area Mr Sheen was grilled on was his opinion of the Royals - as one of the most vocal critics of the monarchy - and, as a Welshman, their role in Wales....

8 most FAMOUS treasures found in Russia

Beijing News 04 Apr 2024
Coins, jewelery and vessels of gold and silver, weapons and armor - all sorts of things have been found in the treasure troves on the territory of Russia. 1.The Big Moscow Treasure ... One of the main "suppliers" of treasures is the Moscow Kremlin. Treasures have been repeatedly found on the territory of the city's oldest settlement ... Ryazan treasure....

Balmoral Castle opens up private room tours for first time ever

Philenews 03 Apr 2024
This exclusive access to Balmoral coincides with another royal first ... While the East Wing remains in use for official functions, visitors can explore a selection of rooms on the principal floor, including the grand corridor adorned with treasures from the Royal Collection....

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