The World's Great Fortunes Lost and FoundBook - 2000
Treasure has always held magical connotations: for many people it conjures up images of hidden hordes being found by characters in fairytales or from bygone times, pirates burying their ill-gotten gains on desert islands, and looters carrying off sacrificial gifts from uncovered tombs. In reality, even today fortunes which have been buried for years are being discovered, whether as a result of years of perseverance or just good luck. The Amber Room and the Titantic are two famous examples of spectacular buried treasure: the former is yet to be found; the latter has been salvaged, revealing a wealth of valuables and the personal belongings of those on board.
Publisher: London : Carlton Books Ltd., c2000
Branch Call Number: 622.19 McI 3558
Characteristics: 192 p. :,photos (chiefly col.)