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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Who owns the Benin Bronzes? The answer just got more complicated

Ekathimerini 06 Jun 2023
... treasures ... The oba wants the bronzes displayed in museums in Nigeria and around the world, a representative of the royal family said, but the passing of the treasures into private hands spread anxiety among some museums that are negotiating returns of looted items to Nigeria....

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition review – flashes of brilliance amid the anodyne jumble sale

The Observer 05 Jun 2023
Why do they do it? Walking around the Royal Academy’s summer show – “the world’s largest open ... David Parry/Royal Academy of Arts ... It is a dirty treasure, an unnerving modern masterpiece. The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition is at the Royal Academy, London, from 13 June to 20 August....

How to get into the Royal Hidden Passage in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Eurogamer 02 Jun 2023
Tears of the Kingdom Royal Hidden Passage contains a bunch of hidden treasures, like the Soldier's ......

Regional police welfare body rejects James’ assertion of being first Jamaican to lead group

Jamaica Observer 31 May 2023
... - Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, assistant treasurer – Somorow Quashie – Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force, public relations officer – Tricia Durant-Charles – Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, and protocol officer – Ovanda KempRoyal Bahamas Police Force....

King Tutankhamun's face is seen for the first time in over 3,300 YEARS: Incredible reconstruction ...

The Daily Mail 31 May 2023
The famous 'boy king' was discovered along with dozens of incredible treasures by British archaeologist Howard Carter in November 1922 in Egypt's Valley of Kings ... The tomb - which included four rooms - was filled with more than 5,000 royal treasures, including a dagger made a from meteorite....

Cambodia-China ties "invaluable treasure" for both nations, peoples, says top academician

People Daily 27 May 2023
PHNOM PENH, May 26 (Xinhua) -- The Cambodia-China relations have become an "invaluable treasure" for both countries and peoples over the past 65 years, President of the Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC) Sok Touch said on Friday ... "Cambodia-China relations have become a new driving force in boosting our people's livelihoods," he said ... (Web editor ... ....

Keeping their loved ones close - the personalised jewellery collections of Royal women, from Princess ...

The Daily Mail 25 May 2023
Despite their ready access to some of the most desirable jewels in the world, the royals are also fond of wearing modest accessories - particularly if they have a personal or family connection ... Here The Mail's new Royals section takes a look at the royal tributes with the most heartfelt meaning in the simplest of jewellery....

How the Kansas City Royals see their long-term vision despite major struggles in 2023

The Ponca City News 25 May 2023
The Kansas City Royals have had a road map for success ... Royals general manager JJ Picollo understands this new frontier ... How long will that take? Royals fans have asked this question for years ... The Royals made the ALCS six times and won the 1985 World Series ... Still, the Royals must sustain a winning culture ... Royals seeking influx of talent....

Britain refuses to return remains of Ethiopian prince – media

Russia Today 24 May 2023
The UK royal family says exhuming Alemayehu’s body would disturb the resting places of others buried in the vicinity ... Prince Alemayehu was allegedly abducted and taken to England at the age of seven as an orphan after British soldiers looted his father’s imperial citadel and seized royal treasures following the Battle of Maqdala in 1868....

Dance gets world’s first heavy metal-inspired ballet

The Jordan Times 24 May 2023
Welcome to “Black Sabbath — The Ballet”, the brainchild of Cuban dance superstar Carlos Acosta, artistic director of the Birmingham Royal Ballet. Determined to celebrate the cultural treasures of the UK’s ... It’s like Black Sabbath meets the Birmingham Royal Ballet,” Thomas said....

Absa Bank Seychelles unleashes team spirit with epic team-building event |23 May 2023

Nation 23 May 2023
The Anse Royale auditorium set the stage for an unforgettable Saturday, as 200 plus enthusiastic colleagues embarked on a day of friendly competition, laughter, and newfound connections ... However, the true highlight of the day was an epic treasure hunt that sprawled across the Anse Royale area ... Colleagues sang along to his Absa hit ‘Sitan Fasil’ ... .......

Book on oracle bones published

China Daily 23 May 2023
The Forbidden City, China's imperial palace from 1420 to 1911, which is now officially known as the Palace Museum, is not just famous for its extensive collection of royal relics and its unique architecture but is also a treasure trove of archaic characters ... It was the world's last big collection of oracle bones that had largely remained untouched....

Antiques Roadshow guessed left stunned by huge value of a tiny gold pill box and ...

The Daily Mail 22 May 2023
An Antiques Roadshow guest was left open-mouthed when it was revealed how much some former royal treasures were valued at during Sunday's episode ... An Antiques Roadshow guest was left open-mouthed when it was revealed how much some former royal treasures were valued at during Sunday's episode ... Royal connection ... Royal family....

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